Donation to The Brick Wigan

Donation to The Brick Wigan

In amongst many of the daft yet noble ideas I have, you may recall that a month or two ago, the Dave Whelan statue outside the Dave Whelan Stadium was vandalised, by someone who presumably has no concept whatsoever as to what Dave Whelan has done for the town from a sporting perspective. Fed up

The Pie at Night return

The Pie at Night return

The Pie at Night return, sounding slightly more inebriated than last time as we do the second half of a double header in the marvellous Wigan Central. We start with some ridiculously out of date football chat, but that’s never stopped us before. There’s some Easter chat, which inevitably moves on to chippy chat before

The long walk

The long walk

Last Sunday, I drove to Leeds and back and went in loads of pubs. I didn’t even have a drink in any of them, which is something of a miracle for me, I just drove over hill after hill for 58 miles. Next Wednesday marks the start of a mammoth walk from Wigan (well Euxton)

Am I bovvered?

Am I bovvered?

Indeed. Where do we go from here? It depends on your point of view and general leaning in life I suppose. But if you’re looking to me for words of wisdom then look elsewhere (nothing new there!) as I simply don’t know. I have continued to put my weight behind Paul Cook when others have

The art of falling over

The art of falling over

Oh look who’s back, and not before time. Jimmy, Alan, Chris and Martin spend a few hours in Wigan Central back after some diverse travails involving Abba nights, Ska punk, the British Pie Awards and racing against bus station speed cameras. Recorded on a mobile phone because Al forgot the mike (sorry for the noise

A brief statement from #TeamCook

A brief statement from #TeamCook

Good afternoon from the rapidly diminishing camp known as Team Cook. I’ve never been afraid of being contrary, and not just for the sake of it either. There is considerable angst being poured out towards the fine manager of Wigan Athletic right now, and here begins a brief and potentially shortlived case for the defence.

The Winner takes it all on Saturday

The Winner takes it all on Saturday

The loser’s standing small, or so the song goes…..and it remains to be seen how Saturday’s crunch encounter will end up. Either way, this is your last chance to celebrate the night or drown your sorrows via the medium of song and dance as All About Abba, featuring exiled Wiganer, Penky come to Wigan Cricket

A slightly underwhelmed 12th Man

A slightly underwhelmed 12th Man

Is it possible to be just whelmed? At Saturday’s game, I was mostly underwhelmed, never overwhelmed but by the end I just felt distinctly whelmed. Even the most dour of games can sometimes be injected into life with a thrilling finish, yet even that fell short somewhat.  Quite why we played so poorly against the

Crack the whip Cookie!

Crack the whip Cookie!

Horse racing can be a cruel sport, so forgive the analogy but we’re over two-thirds of the way around the course, the pack is slowly starting to spread out and it’s getting close to the time when Paul Cook needs to get the whip out and give it a crack. Saturday’s home game against Ipswich

Mamma Pier!!

Mamma Pier!!

Ever wonder what Latics fans get up to in their spare time? Well, one in particular is part of an ABBA tribute band called “All About Abba” and they are holding a one-off gig in Wigan on Saturday, March 16, 2019 (after the Bolton Wanderers home game). There will be two musical sets – one

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