Rumour Balls: Wigan pounce for Ponce
December 16th, 2009
Transfers & Rumours
Waldo Ponce has the best name in football. Hard FACT
Ebony and ivory, side by side on Paul Scharner’s head, oh Lord…
November 30th, 2009
The worst hairstyle in Premier League history?
Photos: Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic – Or, why wasn’t Jermain Defoe in my fantasy team?
November 23rd, 2009
Wigan on the wrong end of a freakish ten-goal thriller
In photos: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
August 19th, 2009
Sheesh, how frustrating football is. You beat Aston Villa away then go and lose to Wolves at home. Or, you lose at home to West Ham then go to an in-form Wigan and come away with three points. Funny. Old. Game. Anyway, terrific win for Wolves, reality check for Wigan and Roberto Martinez. Andy Keogh’s […]
Cheer up Villa fans, Titus Bramble isn’t that bad
July 2nd, 2009
The terrible rumour that Villa fans awoke to this morning claimed that Martin O’Neill is about to sign Titus Bramble. Reports in today’s Daily Star say that O’Neill will offer Wigan Athletic around Â£3.5m, plus teenage midfielder Barry Bannan for the much-maligned centre-back. As you might expect, plenty of Villa fans are not best pleased […]
Will new Man Utd signing Antonio Valencia be an Old Trafford hero or a Fergie flop?
July 1st, 2009
Valencia is a good player with pace, skill and, crucially, solid Premier League experience at Wigan. And at 23, he’s younger than Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who he replaces – not directly -Â at United. But will Valencia turn out to be a Kanchelskis or a Kleberson? Check out some video evidence and vote after the […]
Six Premier League players who faded badly in 2008/09
May 26th, 2009
Who didn’t last the course? Deco (Chelsea) It all started as planned: Deco scored a screamer on his Chelsea debut, at home to Pompey in the August sunshine, but it was quickly downhill after that. The Ronnie Corbett-faced Brazilian has been unlucky with a string of niggling injuries, but in no way can he be […]
Football fashion crimes: Paul Scharner’s red glasses
August 26th, 2008
Kits & fashion
Aside from the fact that his head and/or hair is a very odd shape, the most striking thing about Wigan Athletic’s Paul Scharner prior to watching his side lose against Chelsea was his Elton John hand-me-down specs.
Dumb football: Paul Scharner’s minimum fee release clause
August 4th, 2008
Paul Scharner is a fairly happy chappy. So happy, in fact, that he has just penned a new two-year deal at Wigan Athletic. But niggling away at the back of the big Austrian’s mind is the idea that there is something bigger out there for him: that there is more to life than popping up with the occasional goal for the Latics.
Dumb Football: Steve Bruce has signed the No.1 striker in the world
July 17th, 2008
Wigan sign FIFA’s top-rated striker. Who is he? Steve Bruce claims to have signed the best striker in the world, on loan for Â£1m. Find out the identity of this world-class star after the jump…
Euro 2008/Premier League Matchmaker: 20 new players for the Premier League
July 2nd, 2008
Finding the Lonely Hearts of Euro 2008 the perfect home in the Premier League
Arsenal – Artur Boruc
Poland’s keeper was in top form during the competition and a move to a top four club could be enough to tempt him away from Celtic. The Gunners – with Jens Lehmann on his way out – could be interested.
Top six transfer rumours, 28 May: Miguel Veloso to Bolton, and other gossip
May 28th, 2008
Meg loves Mig 4eva?
1. Miguel Veloso to Bolton
Gary Megson is hoping to jump the queue to sign Manchester United target Veloso. The Sporting Lisbon midfielder would cost Â£16 million. [The Sun]
Premier League end-of-season report card – part 2
May 13th, 2008
Like some wise old schoolmaster, Pies grades each Premier League team based on their 07/08 campaign. Here’s part two: Man City (9th) Started brilliantly, finished with a whimper. Overall though, Sven-Goran Eriksson did a good job of restoring pride to the sky-blue half of Manchester. A couple of his signings were notable successes – Elano […]
Daily Vote – will Steve Bruce & Wigan Athletic go easy on Man Utd?
May 6th, 2008
Wigan boss urged by Chelsea to “really, really try” against United Seems that Sir Alex Ferguson has no shortage of go-to guys in a crisis. Alan Curbishley (lurking on the right of this photo) ordered his West Ham team to roll over and let United scratch their tummies – “Lads, me and Alex are in […]
Shit Lookalikes – Roger Daltrey and Michael Brown
April 28th, 2008
Out here in the fields, Michael Brown fights for his meals. He gets his back into his living. Or something like that. Cheers to Chringle for this one. The boy’s back on form. More shit lookalikes
The 20 most valuable players in the Premier League
February 4th, 2008
Football is a team game, but it’s amazing how much of an effect one individual can have on his ten team-mates. Witness Jimmy Bullard’s match-winning performance for Fulham against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon. His return from a long-term injury has lifted everyone at the club; it’s no coincidence that Fulham struggled in Bullard’s absence.
Liverpool 1-1 Wigan: Liverpool lack the genius to win the league this season, and Titus Bramble scores again!
January 3rd, 2008
Liverpool are a well-organised, powerful, athletic, talented team â€“ but they don’t half play some dull football. I have no doubt that Rafa Benitez makes sure that his players eat the right shape of pasta, but football is about more than pure science. It’s about genius, it’s about inspiration, it’s about impossible-to-define moments of magic that win you games.
Is Steve Bruce about to leave Birmingham for Wigan?
November 14th, 2007
Transfers & Rumours
Premier League strugglers Wigan are looking to get a Brucey bonus by tempting Birmingham manager, Steve Bruce, to rescue the club from relegation.
Wigan sack Chris Hutchings – can anyone keep them up?
November 5th, 2007
He was the bookieâ€™s favourite to go next so itâ€™s no great surprise that Wigan have shown Chris Hutchings his P45 after the clubâ€™s sixth defeat in a row against Chelsea on Saturday.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 6-7 October October 8th, 2007 Arsenal
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 29-30 September October 1st, 2007 Arsenal
Shit Lookalike: Chris Hutchings and Adolf Hitler
September 24th, 2007
We are not comparing Wigan boss Chris Hutchings to one of history’s greatest monsters in any capacity other than this mildly amusing pose, although JJB Stadium regulars mights testify that the pair share a philosophy on torture!
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 22-23 September September 24th, 2007 Arsenal
Five reasons why Emile Heskey should partner Owen for England
September 6th, 2007
According to his Wigan teammate, Chris Kirkland â€“ Emile Heskey is â€˜Englandâ€™s Didier Drogba,â€™ and he doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s a big man who spends more time on the floor than on the ball.
Shit Lookalike: Emile Heskey and Michael Clarke Duncan
September 6th, 2007
Is Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile, how Heskey would look if he ever broke out a smile?