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 […]
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 […]
Five points, three games and three games unbeaten. Many will think last week could have gone a lot better others will think that we’ve finally turned the corner after a poor autumn. Either way I think there’s a lot to be positive about going forward. Hopefully we’ve started December as we mean to go on. […]
Considering the last two games were seen as must win for Warren Joyce and Wigan Athletic things couldn’t have gone much worse. From flirting with relegation when Joyce arrived to it looking a near certainty unless something changes quickly. The knives looked to be out for the manager after the Rotherham game. Although the aforementioned […]
Well, that didn’t quite go to plan did it? The theory was that once we’d got the tough games against Villa and Newcastle out of the way that we’d yield some points against Ipswich and Rotherham. But that notion has failed in disastrous circumstances so we are left to search for another narrative. And the […]
I sat down to write a preview for the Derby and Huddersfield games earlier and got about 750 words in before I realised that I’d basically just said “I’ve not got a clue”. I’ve not got a clue why Latics are in the position they’re in, I’ve not got a clue why Warren Joyce is […]
…Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun We’ve no centre forwards and we keep losing nil one…. But it’ll take more than that to stop the resolve of the Pie At Night crew who are in festive mood and getting ready for their Christmas bash.
Five minutes in and the over-riding thought of Warren Joyce’s first ‘proper game’ at the DW Stadium (it’s only right, for so many reasons, that we wipe the Reading game from our minds) is that at least we’re not 2-0 down (I said “only fair”, we were 2-0 down after 5 minutes, that sort of […]
Nothing too fancy for this weekend’s perfect hat-trick, just three tracks with a tenuous link to today’s opponents and some last-minute clues to our Art of Football competition. You’ll be pleased to know I haven’t got time to waffle on, so let’s get on with the music… Left Foot: Future Islands – A Dream of […]
I’ve spoken so much about turning points this season that we must have done a nine point turn over the course of the opening months of the season. Was Monday a turning point? It certainly felt like it. Warren Joyce’s first victory as Latics manager wasn’t pretty but my was it needed. If we had […]
There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Not that this is a practice I have ever performed, nor would I recommend any readers do so unless they happen to be employed as a taxidermist.
But as the game isn’t until Monday you’ll have to make do with another Pie At Night; where we’ve got FA Cup Fever and gone early for some reason. There’s a bit of love for Bobby Campbell, in an eerie sense given this episode was recorded before he passed away.