Reading Archive

Reading 1 Wigan 0: Hasta la pasta, gravy

In this post-fact world, it is difficult to know who you can trust. So trust nobody, not even yourself. Latics lifting the FA Cup in 2013? Quite clearly a hoax manufactured by cigar-chomping TV

Wigan 0 Reading 3: Car Park King trumps ‘New Manager Bonus’

Move over, Burger King – this is the age of the Car Park King. That may sound like the punchline to a teatime-friendly Richard Whiteley ‘joke’ (mostly because it is). But the modern practice

PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 116: Chicken run

Well, fancy that. I thought the Kentucky Derby was that queue for fried chicken in Wigan town centre of a lunchtime, but apparently it’s also a ball-rolling game at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. And no,

Reading 0-1 Wigan: The Great Pancake Race

So I just looked at my calendar and apparently today has been designated Pancake Day. Well, if you really want me to give up the silly jokes for Lent, I shall make it my

PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 92: Aliens stole my two points

Grazing livestock cover their ears as an ominous, eardrum-thumping drone fills the meadow at PWU Farm. It is the unmistakable hallmark of a winless week, a large airborne vehicle of extraterrestrial origin ready to

Wigan 2-2 Reading: Macs Capacity

I wasn’t in a great mood yesterday afternoon. “What? No, go away. I’m still watching the cricket… or at least, footage of men in macs draining a sodden outfield. Blasted northern weather. Sigh, suppose

PWU Wigan Athletic Podcast No. 91: Back to school

If this is the ‘Back to School’ edition, I’d like more of the same for the rest of the season, please! Free toys, games and packets of cheesy corn snacks are on the menu