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

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

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

Window Dressing

Window Dressing

So the window is slammed shut once more, although I always struggle with that metaphor. What sort of window is open continuously for 4 months a year, then stays closed for 4 months, then opens again for a month in the freezing winter and then stays shut again for another 4 months? Not to mention, hardly anything trickles through the window for months and then on the last day we try to cram everything through it.

New Attitude

Nick Powell

The contrast between last season’s Wigan Athletic and this is vast and in many ways unbelievable. There are positivity levels flowing through the club that haven’t been present since the march to promotion in the spring of 2016. Credit must go to Paul Cook and his staff for their ability to build that positive environment

Get it right – this time

Get it right – this time

So here we go again, just two short years since our first game back in the third tier we’re back again. Ready for another attempt at League One and as Joe Fagin sang in Auf Wiedersehen Pet ‘Get it right this time’. It’s been a summer of change in the corridors of power at the

12th Man: Beginning of the end?

Wigan Athletic - Defying the odds

Beginning of the end? Its two weeks since Latics last took to the pitch and two weeks since Graham Barrow’s first match in charge. There were promising signs from Graham’s first game in charge, for much of the game against Villa Latics were the better side. There was attacking play in abundance, certainly compared to

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping

May is finally out, so it’s time to get casting those clouts, which may (or may not, I never understood it) mean that it’s ok to start poncing about in shorts and t-shirts.  That’s where This Northern Shirt comes in, what better way to impress anyone on your holidays, at the Euros or just down the pub than with some Latics based apparel?

Euro Trashed

Euro Trashed

There’s got to be some perks to this job hobby, right? So it came to pass that The Pie at Night podcast went on the road to the Northern Beer Temple on Wigan Lane for Episode 3 of an as yet undetermined series. An evening of reflection and Euro 2016 previewing was planned until we hatched a further idea. To have our OWN European Championships featuring a selection of beers from around the continent. Yes that would be a good idea wouldn’t it?

Euro Trashed

Euro Trashed

There’s got to be some perks to this job hobby, right? So it came to pass that The Pie at Night podcast went on the road to the Northern Beer Temple on Wigan Lane for Episode 3 of an as yet undetermined series. An evening of reflection and Euro 2016 previewing was planned until we

Firing Bullets – The Wheels on The Bus

Firing Bullets – The Wheels on The Bus

Who doesn’t love a three-all draw? Especially one with a last minute equaliser, eh? Me neither, but whilst we’d probably all prefer ten, exceedingly dull but never in doubt, 1-0 wins to see us to the end of the season that would give us nothing to talk about. That would be a shame given that I’m just getting back into stride with this blogging malarkey.

Anyway, just in case Latics do manage to turn the rest of the season into a borefest, I’d better get on with shooting from the hip, lip, err… keyboard…

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