Thursday, 16 February 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #196: Fulham and Wolves reviews, Preston and QPR previews


Evenings suck. I have no idea why anyone would record a podcast after 7PM, let alone host a football match. It's dark, cold and everyone has gone home to watch repeats of Hammydale or Botheration Street.

PWU (or at least your flavour text writer) is wholly in favour of the Wigan Post's decision to drop 'evening' from its name. Not due to the above, but because this local publication now appears to be named after the South Stand goalpost Charles N'Zogbia struck as he netted the winner against Arsenal that time.

See, I told you it was a football paper all along!

Timecodes

0:00 Raucous Valentine's intros
2:00 Fulham review: "possession-based football is dead"
9:00 Coulda Woulda Shoulda Corner: What if Jacobs was Superman?
16:00 Wolves review: 85 minutes you'll never get back
18:00 A Bogle in progress & making Man United look average
23:00 The relegation run-in: "Everyone below 14th at risk"
27:00 Preston preview: Cup Final time again & profitable ball boying
29:00 Bogle standard (hehey) predictions and Si's Oddschecker (31:00)
36:00 Phantom scouts representing Latics in Europe
38:00 QPR preview: Rob's life of crime & quick predictions
45:00 Max & Paddy Perkins' Road to Nowhere

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #195: Sheff Wed and Norwich reviews, Fulham and Wolves previews


Despite the fact some football might have been happening, I am going to hijack this PWU flavour text in the name of pastries once more. Ohh yessss, it's time to pander to those well-worn stale-otypes!

Wigan-Norwich pastry review 2017

Good: Free [brand name removed] pasties outside the East Stand. There were plenty remaining when your flavour text writer arrived at 7.30pm.

Bad: No pasties (or anything at all) left at half time in the concourse. Apparently the caterers were fired on the spot.

Solution: Re-open Sharpy's as a gourmet pasty restaurant. C'mon Dave, ya know it'll be worth it!

Timecodes

0:00 Non-intros
1:30 Sheff Wed review with approximate stats
6:00 Beaten by the Shin of God AKA Jake Fred Buxton
10:30 Return of the Snake: Latics-Norwich review
12:00 No red cards? An ode to sh*thousing
14:50 Norwich Off The Terrace with not Simon
19:00 Dan Burn: The Awesome Truth & Jakob Haugaard: The Awful Truth
29:50 PWU Reader Q&A: Will Latics stay up?
39:00 Fake News: Local Paper Bloopers #19837
40:00 Fulham preview with a quick shoutout for Dan from Fulham fansite Hammyend
44:00 Reverse psychology Fulham predictions
51:00 Wolves preview & speed dating predictions (52:00)
54:00 The DW pitch is ready to explode & obligatory pastry chat

Fartwatch: 24:00


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #194: Man United review, Sheff Wed & Norwich previews


That's it, lads, show's over! Now that afternoon at the Theatre of Broken Dreams has been forgotten like those 1,001 astounding ideas we think up just before we fall asleep, you can also forget about Wigan Athletic for another four months.

...Or maybe not - you Sly Sporks Snooze guys will be back on Friday evening, won't you? Well, I hope you have your Wigan Pier and Wigan Casino stock footage ready. Oh, and don't forget Uncle Joe's, Heinz spaghetti shapes and meat and tater pies!

Never mind, just roll that tape labelled 'Transfer Window Nonsense', would you? Yeah, I know it's the same one we play twice every year but with the player names digitally altered. You do realise we're on a budget here?

*Lights up a cigarette

Timecodes

0:00 Exciting intros with the Ghost of Yanic
2:30 One million dollars (well, pounds): Man U v Latics review
7:00 "Does this performance stand us in good stead?"
9:20 PWU's Transfer Deadline Day punfest
11:00 Outgoings: The best for Flores, Gomez's marriage proposal, ALF Schwarzenegger
14:00 Exactly what you're here for - Yanic vs. The Fans
17:00 Incomings: golfing Obertan, grinning Mandron, Omar is a Wigan-ah
22:00 Can we go on signing an average of 12 players per window?
32:00 Back on the telly: Sheff Weds preview including Return of the Mac
36:00 Teletext predictions and Si's Oddschecker (38:00)
40:00 Norwich preview: a warning from the officials & more Yanic bashing
43:00 Sore Yanic-related predictions

Fartwatch: 29:40 (with ghost whisper)


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Progress With Unity Podcast #193: Brentford review, Man United preview


Mummy, take them away! Why do the wide eyed men with cameras follow everything vaguely associated with the words 'Manchester' and 'United'? And while we're at it, why did they ban bad language at farting Salford Media City?

Those loud-mouthed and bushy-eyebrowed Wigan Athletic podcast men can stay as long as they promise never to film their episodes, or indeed utter the words 'screwed' or 'blast'. They should use more gentlemanly language!

Are the cameras gone? Good, now my boss won't know I'm bunking off work to write this flavour text.

Timecodes

0:00 Gassy intros
1:00 Brentford review: the Sam Morsy Super Show & shocking stats
6:30 The substitute war: won by the Bees
9:00 "Caldwell has a lot to answer for" & duck assessment
15:00 Misplaced hype: Sawyers, Hogan, Connolly?
17:00 The End of Graham Barrow?! A transfer window update
21:00 Bogle update & dud signings
24:00 Man United 'Blaze of Non-Glory' FA Cup preview: won 1, lost 17
27:00 Si's FA Cup 'Final' Oddschecker & predictions
36:00 11 years since Highbury '06 & Flores on loan?

Fartwatch: 13:20, 30:00