PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 161: Eggroller derby

Egg sausage roll

Oh, wrong egg roll… blech!

Why is it that Walsall don’t play at all over Easter weekend? You’d think they might have one game at least, but their next scheduled game is against Sheffield United on 2 April.

Are they entering an egg rolling competition… or maybe an egg roll competition on The Great British Egg-Off?

Perhaps they’re going to see a theatrical version of The Walking Dead starring Darren Deadman as all the zombies…?

Or is it that time of year when the whole of Walsall takes time off to prune its exquisitely trimmed lawns? You know, like how Wigan has a borough-wide holiday for National Pie Week.

(I have to say Walsall’s lack of domestic action could also be due to players on international duty. But that’s boring, so let’s not.)

Whatever the reason, bottle-necking fixtures in April can only lead to heartache. The good news is that the Saddlers, like Latics, are now mathematically safe from relegation… but wouldn’t the Playoffs be just as bad?

Yes… yes, they would.

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Contents: Egg-stravagant Easter intros (0:00); Bradford review with stand-in Statman Baz (1:30), Si’s polyphonic Off The Terrace report (3:00), Craig Davies: Player of the Hour (5:00), Haris Vuckic: Player of the Day (9:40), Neil Warnock: Player of Latics Player HD (14:00), Rob’s corner coronary (16:50) and 30 Point Watch (20:00); Swindon Fun Bus preview (21:00) including McCann he make a comeback? (24:00), roll up for Captain Caldwell’s Defensive Merry-Go-Round (29:00) and Walsall’s Easter break (34:00); sit-down Rochdale preview (39:00) with Keith Hill Appreciation Society (42:00), crunch time on Grant Holt’s nuts (44:00) and Si’s Oddschecker (45:00); PWU Extra Time: Yanic on the naughty seat (46:40)

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Extreme paper aeroplane
Just what was written on those little bits of paper Gary Caldwell was passing to the Wigan Athletic players on Saturday?

“I would have sent you a text but someone half-inched me iPhone.”

“Fold here to make the world’s best paper aeroplane.”

“Simon Says give Yanic the ball.”

“Toilets out of order.”

My apologies, I think the last one blew onto the pitch from the DW concourse…

(Author’s note: Hmm… this subject deserves further exploration.)

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