Fight of our lives

Fight of our lives

I said ahead of Sunday’s match with table topping Norwich that I wanted to see fight from Paul Cook and fight from his players. We had that and more on Sunday, Paul Cook stated at the end of the match that he had wanted Norwich to know they had been in a game and that

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 We start with some ridiculously out of date football chat, but that’s never stopped us before.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

Where do we go from here?

Paul Cook

Where do we go from here? It isn’t losing against Hull that’s the problem, it’s the manner of the loss that most certainly is. Latics have given away a startling number of points from winning positions away from home this season, nineteen at the last count. The fact we haven’t won away from home since

Got to change some time

Paul Cook

Saturday followed a well worn path for Wigan Athletic at home. If not the best of the play they certainly had the best of the chances. Reece James spectacular effort, Chey Dunkley’s bullet header and effort that came back off the upright along with the one on one that Gavin Massey really should have converted.

How are your nerves?

How are your nerves?

Eight left to go – how are your nerves? That win over Bolton certainly gave us a bit of breathing space but if we don’t follow it up with a positive result against Brentford it puts us right back in the mire again. The aforementioned Bees have had a mixed bag of a season,  under

Strides forward

Gavin Massey

If ever a victory was needed Saturday was it, relegation wouldn’t have been confirmed if we had failed to beat Bolton but the damage wrought by a defeat to our nearest rivals could well have been terminal. Terminal for our survival prospects and rightly or wrongly terminal for Paul Cook’s future as Wigan Athletic manager.

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

Turning the tide?

Paul Cook

It’s difficult to describe how disappointing the last few days have been, following the home draws against Stoke and Middlesbrough Paul Cook’s side had the ideal opportunity in games against Derby, Reading and Blackburn to put some clear distance between them and the bottom three and actually go a long way to sealing Championship survival

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

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