Contrasting Emotions

Ryan Colclough celebrates

Talk about a week of contrasting emotions. Saturday was probably the lowest we’ve felt all season. For the first time under Paul Cook it felt like we were out classed and out fought by Bradford. Bradford were one of the few teams this season to come to Robin Park and have a go, and we

Good to be back

Wigan Athletic Blackburn

I don’t know about you but it feels an age since we last played a league game. That frustrating goalless draw with Blackburn may as well have been last season, let alone last month. A lot has happened since then, any potential takeover talk has calmed down and Latics have progressed through one cup and

The Cup runneth over

The Cup runneth over

Before kick-off on Saturday all the talk was of a point against Blackburn being a decent result, and so it came to pass. The first goalless draw in the tenure of Paul Cook as Latics manager and I’m not sure it’s a game anyone will remember fondly. Blackburn came with an intention to get a

We’ve had worse weeks

We’ve had worse weeks

Two games, seven goals scored, two wins. Alright one win came from the bulk of our youth side in the imaginatively named check-a-trade trophy but that’s a decent return by anyone’s standards. We’ve had worse weeks – as the old adage goes. Saturday was excellent from start to finish as is any away day in

What Next?

What Next?

I could start this week’s column talking about the excellent win over Southend last Saturday, or I could even speak about the hard earned point on the road at Gillingham on Tuesday. But rightly or wrongly that all pails in to significance with the news that broke late on Sunday evening, that the tenure of

Burning Revelation!

Burning Revelation!

Another three points but this was no walk over, and there’s no telling how important a win Scunthorpe could turn out to be at the end of the season. Expectations were mixed going in to the match at Glanford Park, though we were on the back of two wins we were heading to the side

More fire to come?

Will Grigg celebrates

It was good to see Latics bounce back from their second defeat of the season with another six points. Last time Latics tasted defeat they bounced back with three wins in a row after the Shrewsbury defeat, I don’t think anyone will be complaining if we get the same reaction to that Peterborough defeat. I

Missing the buzz

Missing the buzz

It’s been a hard watch over the last three matches for myself. That’s partly due to the fact I haven’t actually seen the matches. It’s always hard to miss games, the buzz of going to a match on a Saturday afternoon. The bond you build with your mates and others on the terraces, it’s less

Shrewsbury calling

Nick Powell

So it’s back to the day job on Saturday, and two weeks since our last league match with Portsmouth it feels like an age since we were in competitive action. Of course last time out our winning start to the season came to an end, in a match we really should have won. I still

History repeating

Paul Cook and Paul Jewell

It’s been a while since Latics made a start to the season like this one, un-beaten in the league with three wins out of three. Four out of five if we’re to include the cup win over Blackpool, even the cup defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday hasn’t seemed to dent the confidence and positivity

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