They must have used one heck of a selfie stick for this photo.
Question: How long does it take to get to Mars?
Answer: After a low scoring draw with Bradford, a thumping victory over Swindon, a last minute winner against Rochdale, a boring 0-0 with Coventry, a gutbusting thriller at the Pirelli Stadium, a premature promotion party at Blackpool and a tense final day win to secure automatic promotion on goal difference.
Then, the arrival of eight new players plus one high profile £5m sale to balance the books. A shaky start to a new Championship season with Jussi Jaaskelainen’s place under threat from new signing Roy ’53 Years Young’ Carroll…
“Well, I wish you’d just told me that in the first place.”
Contents: Blastoff intros (0:00); angry Colchester review (2:00) including league position means nothing [except when you're second] (7:00), chopper envy (12:00), disappointing Davies (16:00) and ragin’ RefWatch (19:00); Supporters Club Dinner for Alex Cribley (21:00) and Cod help us all (22:30); bashful Bratford preview (24:00) with 2 points a game (30:30), pedantic predictions (35:00), Si’s Oddschecker (38:30) and yellow card amnesty (40:30)
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It’s wonderful to see that Northern Ireland boss Mikey O’Neill is still a Latic at heart. Instead of calling up Billboard Grigg for the forthcoming friendly with Wales and Slovenia, he’s invited Billy Mckay to warm his various slinter-ridden benches. The difference? Well, one Latic is in the middle of a very long and somewhat anonymous loan spell at Dundee United, the other is in the middle of a scoring streak that could push Wigan Athletic to automatic promotion from League One.
Not to sound biased or selfish or anything.
…Wait, what do you mean it’s because Grigg has a niggling hamstring injury?!
(Only kidding… I think.)
Bonus Game: Where’s Sharpy?
Can you see him, huh?
To be continued in this week’s Wigan Evening Post 12th Man… perhaps.