Remember the furore over League 3 a while back? Well, thankfully that went away didn’t it! Except it didn’t, did it? It seems that the crafty bigwigs at the FA have used the distraction of a major European tournament to quietly slip in a few changes to another football competition. And it’s worked a treat. […]
It’s the festival that brought you Davros (and his Deep Space Deviants) well before they were a twinkle in Simon Cowell’s scowl. The festival that, for the last two years has taken the best of Wigan music for a two day cavalcade of fun in the lakes and it’s back for 2016.
I think it’s fair to say that everything is going well at Wigan Athletic right now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cast our eye back over years gone by when some real dross wore the famous blue and white. So it came to pass that we launched a new feature on the Pie At […]
As Euro 2016 begins, my mind is taken back to the summer of 2000. This summer was to be my first, and only, experience of a major football tournament as I, along with a mate, decided to apply for tickets in the ballot for Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium and see where it got […]
Well, hello there and welcome to the issue we just about managed to sneak in at the end. A last minute winner if you like, to make you whoop with joy and invade our pitch (pages). Like the last issue of last season, we’ve got sand on the cover but in very different circumstances. Just […]
Passion or bitterness? You will struggle to find a dictionary definition of either, at least not in a football sense yet for many years, we – as in Wigan Athletic fans – have been dubbed the “bitter blues” by people who either don’t support a football team, or in most cases, choose to instead support […]
The statistics place him as the second leading goal scorer and the joint leader in assists for a side that won the divisional title. In this case the stats don’t lie – Michael Jacobs played a key role in the 2015-16 season for Wigan Athletic. “Crackers” scored 10 league goals and made 8 assists, an […]
It’s not like me to be contrary for the sake of it but Sunday was for me the most frustrated I have been all season. You’re champions lads, so play like champions! Seriously, in my eyes, Sunday was our first game in the Championship – a chance for the team to show what they can […]
Such a perfect day. I may well have drank Sangria, albeit not in the park. Talk about a season that slowly gained momentum until it turned into an absolutely deafening crescendo. A crescendo consisting mainly of deliriously happy Latics fans singing “Will Grigg’s on Fire” in the pubs of Blackpool and Wigan until the early […]
Wednesday May 4 1949. A date unfamiliar to many football fans outside of Italy. A day that changed the course of Italian football forever and had a monumental effect on one team in particular.