PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 98: Meat The Press

Meaty Sausages

PWU: Making Mincemeat of Latichat (c)Cyclonebill

Oh hoh! If you thought Monday Night Football was big, prepare yourself for the meatiest episode of the Progress With Unity Podcast since Bob’s Big Beef Emporium of Mesnes Road supplied us with complimentary sausages.

Kaboom! Get ready for a whole hour of heated Latics debate. Kaboom! Can you handle the nine-man frenzy? Kaboom! With insight from Wigan Observer journalist Greg Farrimond and North American correspondent Vancouver Latic. Kaboom! Oh sorry, that last explosion was just my microwave rejecting the new Bonfire Night themed gunpowder flavour Pot Noodle. I knew I shouldn’t have let them send me a review six-pack in exchange for a mention on this blog.

Tactic fanatics rejoice, for the JWAW-led puns and one-liners are scarce. This is the ‘proper football special’ you’ve been waiting three long years for! Mark the date; download and copy the mp3 to subsequent generations of hard drive, for this is a rare occurrence that will live forever in PWU lore.

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Action packed contents: Well-rehearsed intros (0:00); lengthy Ipswich rant (1:10) including nerdy stat nitpicking, heated tactical discussion (for once), an ode to proper Championship challenges (16:15), the Macca-loney Fallacy and Handbag Report (21:30) and celebrating against your former club (30:00); Huws/Macca injury report (31:40); heavily derailed Bournemouth preview – there’s gold in them thar sands (39:00) including Championship RefWatch (42:03) and Quiz Time with Bamber Boozler AKA Mick (44:30); deforestation – Nottingham Forest preview (48:45) including Paul’s Grant Holt masterplan and inevitable Rosler debate (50:45) and Coyle Whelan-bashing (gasp!) (55:20)

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Wigan v Ipswich teletext report

Ceefax didn’t use my piece for their ‘Ceefax at 40′ match reports competition. I wonder why? (c)illarterate

Here’s a piece of good news (well, news anyway) to cheer you all up: Ceefax, and thus teletext, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. To mark the occasion, I will create a post looking back at some Latics moments through the medium of telly techs… if I can find any, that is. Someone will have to remind me to do it before I go on an early autumn holiday to Prestatyn, though. Hey, this weekend is the first of the ‘cheap, cheerful and chilly’ season!

In my absence, you can check the automated Progress With Unity PWU Twitter, iTunes, RSS and app pages for robotic updates as they happen. Well, an hour afterwards – said robot is in fact a BBC Micro. The very same machine on which I coded the above teletext page, in fact! I can load the BBC Sport website in 1 hour 32 minutes, a world record for 1985.

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