The FA Cup: Suitable headwear for post-match parties
I have not been too well of late. Yesterday I was hallucinating that Wigan Athletic won the FA Cup so I think a trip to the doctor for stronger medication is in order. I am still unsure whether all that really did happen and that I will wake up tomorrow morning to news that Latics actually lost to Macclesfield.
I am not a pie eater, but I chewed my celebratory steak pie with pride last night, and not *just* because it was free. Wigan Athletic have produced some of their very best performances in this competition, and yesterday was no exception to the established standard. There was a bit of luck, a bit of quality and of course the goal just when it was needed – dare I say, the perfect end to a perfect cup run?
You may have already seen this stuff, but it’s definitely worth posting up here. Please enjoy this wonderful selection of videos courtesy the FA.
In this age of technology, Sky Sports and ESPN aren’t the only ones covering Premier League games. In fact, I’d suggest some of the fan-made videos uploaded to the Internet, whilst not exactly of the best quality, offer an insight the big stations’ HD and 3D cameras don’t, and that’s the fan’s eye view.
Following Latics’ exciting comeback against West Ham at the weekend, many supporters took to YouTube to share their own piece of memorabilia from what could be an historic game, certainly one of the most memorable of recent times.
To start us off, here’s a superb view of Charlie’s first goal courtesy a West Ham fan who had the foresight to whip out his phone:
The special ‘Meet the Players’ event held at the club shop last Thursday was only supposed to involve Maynor Figueroa and Hendry Thomas, but most of the Latics first team were also there to do some PR stuff.
I kept hearing the media dudes talking to Graham Lovett about Boyce and The Gaffer, plus I sneaked a peak through the DW corner gates and noticed there were some interviews going on in the West Stand. The usual Thursday afternoon media circus, maybe?
Anyway, it was about half an hour after the stated 1PM that Latics’ Honduran twosome appeared. Presumably they’d been inside the Players Lounge/The West Stand Bar doing some telly work – there was plenty of media presence so I think that’s what was going on.
For Latics fans old and new, a day that will live long in the memory is May 8 2005, the day Little Wigan reached the Promised Land: The Premier League.
A couple of years ago, I started work on a short video to commemorate the Latics’ promotion. Don’t ask me why it took so long, but over the weekend I got the chance to put some finishing touches to it and have finally got it online.