It’s a new season and, here at the Pie at Night, we’re approaching it with a new sense of enthusiasm and vigour. In reality what that means is we’re going to be trying to stay out of the pub (and Booths food hall) for long enough to keep you up to date with our thoughts […]
Transfer deadline day is a strange thing, it was an absolute gift to Sky, when Uefa created it in 2003. What for so long had been a relatively mundane affair as clubs completed their business ahead of the start of April. Very rarely would anyone make signings that late in the season. Unless to cover […]
If you’ve been paying attention then you’ll know that we struggle with our timings when recording podcasts. We could make them shorter, but we don’t want you to miss out on anything. But, if we’d done that with episode 41, you’d have still been listening to it, and so an idea was born. What about […]
You could forgive any Latics fans doing Dry January for reaching for a celebratory tipple an hour early on January 31st after what was an almost flawless transfer window but let’s first of all say – Nick Powell: WHAT A GUY!!! I don’t know everything about Nick Powell and some of what I do know isn’t relevant […]
Let’s be upfront. We didn’t go to the game, most of you didn’t go to the game, and so instead of a pretend match report, let’s have a look at the things that made us go “hmmm…” this weekend.
If you’re one of the 400-odd hardy souls who’ve braved the trip to the soul coast then welcome to you your handy post-match guide to the week on the Pie at Night. For the rest of you, here’s something to fill and hour or so before you’re forced to get off the couch and do […]
We’re supposed to do these regular things, but half the time we forget/can’t be bothered/have better things to do. No more though. 2018 (or at least the first week of it) is going to see us making more of an effort to entertain you, Dear Reader. Earlier today, Chris went out and spoke to John […]
So the window is slammed shut once more, although I always struggle with that metaphor. What sort of window is open continuously for 4 months a year, then stays closed for 4 months, then opens again for a month in the freezing winter and then stays shut again for another 4 months? Not to mention, […]
Welcome to the thirtieth episode of The Pie at Night, in which Jimmy, Alan and Ian offer a welcome return to Chris and brave payday in the Royal Oak to try and record a podcast, and survive. Amongst the prosecco fueled crowd, the lads get underway by tasting the squirrel pie that Jimmy told […]
It’s been a while, it feels like ages, but the Pie at Night is back with a podcast recorded, cleverly, just before a game, just to make sure we end up looking like idiots. Ravaged by the three pronged evils of taking your kids to the game, man-flu and having to drive from Yorkshire, the […]
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.
There are two things I usually do this time of year. One, write an article where I pretend I’ve only just realised that the football season has started and two, try and sum up where the transfer window has taken Latics. So, here goes… September? It’s September already? How did that happen, how are […]