Friday, 28 April 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #206: Cardiff review, Reading preview

Don't believe all you read on unsanitary small time Internet weblogs - Blackburn and Bristol certainly aren't about to be deducted 10 points each for irregularities involving the illegal acquisition of mint flavour Penguin biscuits. Such stories are sent from alternate universes where Gaz Caldwell and Boycey didn't lift the FA Cup in 2013.

...Yeah, in that reality, Angelo Henriquez jumped in front to snatch it from their grasp before running 200 miles back to Old Trafford... on foot. Some say the trophy is still hidden under a Manchester bridge where Angie 'put it for safe keeping' and forgot to collect it the next morning.

But that's also a reality in which Latics are still sitting mid-table in the Premier League. So which universe is it gonna be? Choose now!

This week's surprise special guest: Paul Kendrick from the Wigan Post!


0:00 Chucklevision intros with bonus bin complaints
3:00 Cardiff review with bonus Statman super rant!
8:00 Intermission: A Critical Review with bonus striker gripes
14:00 More Cardiff chatter with bonus King Joyce praise
17:00 Paul Kendrick QnA: Players afraid of being flogged off? Barra' moving 'upstairs'?
22:00 ...Which club serves the best press room food? With bonus pie ramble (of course)
24:00 ...WISH FM news: Ed Jones saves the day! With bonus Grant Holt jibes
27:00 ...Paul's greatest ever Tweet & who would you like Latics to sign?
33:00 Youth players released & equal rights contracts
36:00 Not-at-all-token Reading preview with bonus FA Cup 2013 references
42:00 Joseph's Goal Legends game: Jesus is a Wiganer again!
45:00 More Paul Kendrick QnA: Best and worst person you've interviewed?
48:00 ...Asking the difficult questions & defending against keyboard warriors
53:00 Shameless plug: All Gone Latics zine on sale vs Leeds & at the Legends game

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #205: Barnsley and Brighton reviews, Cardiff preview

It's that time of the year, dear flavour text reader. From this point onwards, Wigan Athletic could descend into that pit of rabid social media keyboard warriors at a moment's notice. A mere victim of circumstance, the unfortunate Jakob Haugaard has already been tossed in there with his peanut butter gloves and shredded contract cash.

This is almost like commentating on the fireball that's about to strike earth. "And here it comes, the final blow to all humanity, just as the Mayans predicted all those years ago. To everyone listening, I'd like to say... screw you, you ungrateful swines! You never leave any comments on my Facebook posts or..."



0:00 'End of Days' intros
1:30 Barnsley review: Nick Powell, the hero Wigan needs but does not deserve
6:00 Hau My Gaard, it's the Battle of the Crap Keepers
11:00 Barnsley in detention & an honorary mention (for the ref)
14:00 Goalie solution: 'put Deep Heat in Haugaard's pants'
16:00 Win-win-win to survive?
20:00 Cardiff preview: Statman gives up!
23:00 Protracted predictions & Si's Blue, Blue(bird) Oddschecker
35:00 Progress With Unity Player of the Season voting now open
36:00 Half Time Game: 2nd winner of the season & new game = It's A Knockout?

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #204: Rotherham review, Barnsley and Brighton previews

Aww, isn't it May yet? This season ought to have ended a whole month ago - not sure I can bear another four weeks of increasingly dubious defensive screw-ups. King Joyce's brickhouse backlines (pictured) might have been excessive, but at least they worked... sort of.

Mind you, with goals like these, who needs defenders? Now, if only these Powell, Gilbey and Obertan chaps played for Wigan...


0:00 Intros from the top rope
0:30 Latics v Rovrum v Warrington: Fake Stats
5:00 WCW Horseplay LIVE from Robin Park: Powell v Price
10:00 Haugaardgate: a contractual selection
14:00 40+ players this season: are they all to blame?
18:50 Sharpy interview with Wigan Today: what's it got to do with him?
23:00 Barrunsley preview: "still 22nd to play for"
28:00 Four wins needed? 49 points to stay up?
30:00 Si's optimistic Oddschecker
33:00 Brighton preview: fake stats / steak fats
41:00 Up the cup winning Tics: Dev Squad glory

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #203: Newcastle and Ipswich reviews, Rotherham preview

Which is worse: strikerless matches or matchless strikers? Speaking of which, has anyone seen Mikey Mandron of late? My guess is that he's on holiday in Greenland, Grimsby or quite possibly Gibraltar.

Didn't matter on Tuesday night anyway, as it was the defenders that mucked up first and foremost. Should've put Danny Burn up front where he belongs, says your small time flavour text writer. Also, get Kings Coyle and Joyce back...

(I'll cut off his text here, dear reader - flavour text man is evidently under the influence of social media. -- Ed.)


0:00 Greasy intros
2:00 Statless Newcastle review with Simon's Tripadvisor report
6:00 Apologetic Warnock (=new Twitter account idea?)
12:00 Shoutouts to King 'Coach' Joyce
14:00 Seamless Ipswich review with a sigh and a Si: 'it's over'
18:00 Next striker: Mandron? Lang? AN Other?
23:00 King St getting ready for a party... in 12 months' time
25:00 Next manager: Jewell? Caldwell? Barry Worthington?
28:00 Weepy Rotherham preview
32:00 Si's Oddschecker: Straw Clutching Special & Mick backs against Wigan shock!
36:00 Sayonara Matt Jackson & Nick Powell's long comeback