Oh come on, even the most optimistic of fans like to indulge in a spot of self-pity once in a while! Your stand-in host, Stuttering Bob (AKA that annoying Jesus weblog bloke), is on hand to lend a nervous uncertainty to proceedings and cite a variety of unresearched pseudo-facts. Delightful!
Don’t get me wrong, this week’s edition of the Progress With Unity Podcast is a compelling listen, even if I do say so myself. The presence of a fresh voice, belonging to Mick, adds plenty of spice to an already steaming Lancashire hotpot of debate. Excitingly, there is also first-hand reaction to new plans for Wigan Athletic’s planned Christopher Park academy (27:18) courtesy our very own newspaper correspondent.
Lest we forget, there is the mouth-watering prospect of a proper, old-fashioned FA Cup tie this coming weekend – weather permitting, of course. In fact, take this as an early appeal for supporters, from Macclesfield and Wigan, to get down to Moss Rose (see, I remembered the name this time) with salt shakers, heated teapots, buckets and spades to ensure the game goes ahead!
Contents: Sunderland post-mortem (0:00); Macclesfield preview (22:00); the Wigan Athletic Academy (27:18); Stoke preview (40:00)
Before I head off to check the train timetables, there is just enough space for me to remind you of the usual Progress With Unity Twitter, iTunes and RSS pages. There is not enough space, however, for me to make an inadvisable joke involving Danny Shittu and Mauro Boselli, so I won’t.
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