Progress With Unity Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 40: The Big (Pre-)Wembley Bash

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Here it is, arguably the greatest week in the history of Wigan Athletic football club. At stake: a place in the FA Cup Final and potentially Europe, plus all the meat and potato pies you can stomach! Alright, I fabricated one of those prizes in the name of ‘comedy’, but you have to admit the other two would still be blooming impressive for Little Wigan.

First up is a brief review of the QPR game. Now, football isn’t exactly an extreme sport (though certain tackles involving Latics players in the past month might have temporarily convinced you otherwise), and I’m not equating Shaun Maloney’s last-gasp cracker against QPR to doing a bungee jump off the top of the Life Centre or walking barefoot through a supermarket glass-recycling skip. But the addictive sense of satisfaction we so crave is much the same.

We could not dwell on past glories (inglories?) for long, however, as the capital beckons. Hey, it’s the edition you’ve all been waiting for, so I will not post many lengthy teasers otherwise the surprise will be spoiled. Just download it! :)

Contents: QPR Review (0:00); Exclusive interview special with Ray Mathias (14:05); Wem-ber-lee (19:50); “Just what does Jordi Gomez bring to the team?” (45:12)

Get involved!

Progress With Unity is currently the only Wigan Athletic fan podcast on the web. If you would like to get involved or have any topics you’d like to be discussed please get in touch with Barry at wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk, marking your email PWU Podcast.

PWU iTunes and RSS pages exist should you require their services, and despite what Greg says, please don’t feel guilty about listening to the podcast during the long coach trip down to Wembley. Maybe stick it on your mp3 player and save it for then?

I didn’t want to say it on the podcast, but my bullish 4-0 prediction is based on a dream I had a few days ago. Emmerson Boyce scored the final goal in the last few minutes of the game. I know it sounds stupid but dreams generally are, like that silly idea that Latics might reach the FA Cup semi finals. Tut, what is this madness?

Thanks for listening, and in the words of Mr Mathias, win or lose, try to savour every moment of this weekend.

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