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

Job done

Job done

Job done – that will no doubt be the overriding feeling as Wigan Athletic take to the pitch at the DW for the final time this Sunday. It’s been quite the turnaround over the last month, Latics looked to be staring down the barrel following the last minute defeat against Hull but truly turned it

Words won’t do justice

Words won’t do justice

How do you put the last couple of weeks in to words? Words won’t really do the events of April any justice. Following the Hull game where Latics were so cruelly robbed of a valuable point on the road Paul Cook’s side were truly looking down the barrel. The turn around from that night has

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 We start with some ridiculously out of date football chat, but that’s never stopped us before.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

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