Ever have one of those days when you just turn up and everything falls majestically into place? No, neither do we! With one of us running late, two others badly prepared (what, we’re meant to prepare for this thing?) and Jimmy only doing 2 pages of notes instead of his usual 5, we can only […]
We needed a guarantee and instead we went for the gamble – that line can probably sum up the decision to appoint Warren Joyce back in October. Nearly five months later that gamble has back fired spectacularly and once again Wigan Athletic are staring relegation square in the face. There are many similarities to the […]
I wasn’t overly distraught over Warren Joyce being relieved of his duties. I felt very sorry for him, both because it wasn’t working out and I don’t like to see anybody lose their job.
I started writing this article over the weekend, fuelled by another inept performance at home against a side who should have been dispatched if they had been attacked with any sort of conviction. The events of yesterday have changed the tone slightly of this piece now, but still leaves many thoughts running through my head. […]
Can booking a podcast recording between two “must win” games ever be a good idea? Episode 20 of the Pie at Night Podcast sees the intrepid Mafiosi do just that and, well… as someone once said, if you can’t get what you want, but have a go anyway, you might get what you need (although […]
I believe that stability is good for a football club; that maintaining a core squad that you build on over time is a good thing; that sacking managers often achieves nothing other than a short term boost followed by instability; that being a chairman that sacks managers is a dangerous habit to fall into and […]
It’s never too late! The one thing I can safely say during Warren Joyce’s tenure is that results and performances have been all over the place. This, therefore, can be construed as a good thing too! It arguably means that in our next game we could perform completely differently.
Well, Tuesday night was a turn up for the books? Or a turn up for the BUX if you prefer! (You can use that next time he scores, Mr Kendrick) I have perhaps been guilty of lacking a bit of faith in performances away from home. It’s been evident all season that we struggle to […]
If you work for Wigan Athletic, don’t even think of asking for annual leave on 31st January. Ever. I can’t decide whether it’s great planning or terrible planning that we always seem to have so many ins and outs on deadline day but we can certainly have no complaints that it’s boring.
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 […]