PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast #99: The 99PWU Challenge

99 Flake ice cream

For the record, it’s named a 99 after the year Wigan won the Auto Windscreens Shield (c)Distillated

Now before you break open the ice cream flavoured champagne, I must remind you that there is a 99% margin for error in my makeshift numbering system. But for argument’s sake, let’s call this PWU99 to avoid the embarrassment of explaining why I inexplicably missed out five unnumbered episodes in the last two-and-a-half years.

In honour of the latest PWU landmark, you are duty bound to donate 99 imaginary pence (IPence) to the Progress With Unity On Audio CD fund. We’ve already collected I£4,906,763 but need a further I£3,400,045 before 5th October, otherwise our IKickstarter will be a dismal failure.

However, we’re reasonably confident of success and are already arranging an IParty for the 100th episode, during which we will sit in front of the Beech Hill Book Cycle inbox waiting for a telegram from Queen of Podcasts Lily Savage. Then we will all move to Barbados and seek refuge in Mr Whelan’s back garden (actually three golf courses) before Apple representatives ransack PWU HQ to fund their upcoming court case against us. Apparently they hate other people unnecessarily putting the letter I before product names.

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Contents: Intros – meeting roll call (0:00); Bournemouth bluster (0:45) including rumour busting, Cooking With Mick (3:55) and the bench paradox (10:58); Forest fulminations (14:35) including RefWatch (15:55), tactic chitchat (19:30) and McManaman red card? (25:30); Carson v Al Habsi (35:00); wandering Wolves preview (38:00) including time to give Macca a rest? (42:40) and ‘boring’ scoreline predictions (47:00); rare listener feedback! (50:50)

Get involved!

Progress With Unity is currently the only Wigan Athletic fan podcast on the web. If you wish 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.

Tweet us your questions and comments: @PWUPodcast

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Studio

No, you can’t ask the audience… unless you speak Spanish. (c)Idea SV

Thankfully, Tuesday night’s draw means I don’t have to post that picture of Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman on the set of a certain BBC game show. Buuuut we don’t want to give you that! Instead, have a photo of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire El Salvador complete with authentic Playstation 1 cardboard cutout audience.

If you would like to be a contestant on Progress With Unity, contact us via PWU Twitter, iTunes, RSS and app pages. But we shall now take a break, so tune in this time next week to find out if JWAW wins the jackpot of one million grains of salt (99% margin for error) freshly ‘acquired’ from the cellars of a certain local fish and chip establishment.

And that is indeed my final answer. Hopefully, by the time we next appear on air I will have convinced Apple’s lawyers that we did not infringe their copyrights as we used an upper case rather than a lower case letter I.

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