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

Win at all costs

Leon Clarke and Michael Jacobs

I spoke last week about it being a crucial week for Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic – two games against play-off chasing sides and our only game in hand on the chasing pack below us. Sadly it was a week that didn’t deliver much. One point from two games where we really could have done with

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

How crucial is crucial?

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

As crucial games go this Saturday is certainly up there – after last week’s disappointing draw with rock bottom Ipswich it feels like the visit of Middlesbrough has taken on a whole new level of importance. Let’s tackle last week’s match, after a warm weather training trip to Dubai and a morale boosting win over

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

Getting tight at the bottom

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

I think we can describe that as a successful week can’t we? Two points were four probably should have been the result. Either way Latics are now unbeaten in three matches, unbeaten at home since January and have a much stronger looking side than we had at the start of the year thanks to signings

Looking up

Looking up

It’s amazing the difference a week can make for a football club. Last Friday will go down as one of the most dramatic we’ve had as a club as the fallout following Will Grigg’s move to Sunderland was fully laid bare. We’ll be discussing whether it was the right call for years to come –

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