Back on the road

Author: No Comments Share:

Back to the grind it is then, I don’t have an issue with International football but it certainly ruins the rhythm of a season.

None more so than this season where a month long break is quickly approaching. It also doesn’t help when you’re heading in to that international break on the back of a defeat like Leam Richardson’s side were after that disappointing defeat to Reading earlier this month.

Still as I wrote last week that shouldn’t detract from what has been a more than decent start to the season for Latics as they look to consolidate in the Championship.

The key now is to start turning dominance in to wins, away from home we’ve managed to do that and perhaps it has something to do with the way we set up away from home.

Where sides have to come at us we seem confident in being able to soak up that pressure and then get chances on the break which for the last few away games we’ve certainly managed that.

Back at home that’s a far more difficult game to play and it shows, with the results so far. Another consideration as to why our away form may be so strong is the fantastic support we’ve received on the road so far this season.

Three consecutive away wins at Birmingham, Luton and Huddersfield had sold out or close to sold out away ends and that support can really make a difference.

Without wanting to dig too deep in to the realities surrounding our support at home the partisan atmosphere we can generate away from home simply isn’t there, maybe it doesn’t have an effect.

There’s been times when our away form has been poor in the not too distant past but it does make you wonder if it’s a contributing factor to our excellent form on the road.

That journey on the road continues this weekend as another sold out away following heads down to South Yorkshire.

Rotherham won’t be an easy match by any stretch of the imagination they pushed us hard for the title last year and it looked like a lot of the season that the title would be heading to the White Rose county.

So it was surprising to see Paul Warne and all of his staff depart Rotherham last week, does that make our job easier this weekend?

Who knows but I’m sure losing a respected figure like Paul Warne will have some effect on Rotherham at some point this season, especially as their first choice Mark Bonner has elected to stay with Cambridge United rather than making the move North.

From our point of view it’s more evolution than revolution and if we can show a bit more bravery at Rotherham than we did against Reading we’ll be in good shape.

We promise you that it’s easier to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t have to rely on us to remind you when a new episode comes out.

Apple sorts can find it on iTunes here –

If you prefer a different podcast app then just search for “The Pie at Night Podcast”.

You can also find us on Stitcher, here –

If you’re that way out, you can find and subscribe to our RSS feed here –

And if you just want to take pot luck then you can find all our episodes on our Soundcloud page

Previous Article


Next Article

It’s getting better (all the time)

You may also like

Leave a Reply