Wigan Athletic are at it again. The FA Cup holders are going back to Wembley for the fourth time in a year, following a stunning 2-1 quarter final win at Manchester City. The Latics are only the fourth away side to win at the Etihad Stadium this season… after Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Chelsea. Incredible. We discuss another magic Cup performance with Paul Kendrick, football correspondent for the Wigan Evening Post and Observer – plus ask, can they actually retain the thing? We also assess the job Uwe Rosler has done since taking over from Owen Coyle and analyse their promotion prospects in the Championship.
It’s a different story elsewhere in the North West, as beleaguered Blackpool’s torrid run continues. Following a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday, Barry Ferguson’s side are now eighteen games, three months and one hundred days without a victory. We speak to Chris Walker from Blackpool blog ‘Measured Progress’, about the growing discontent amongst Tangerines fans and the club’s alarming drop towards relegation.
Elsewhere, there’s Sheffield United’s amazing run to Wembley to discuss, plus huge wins for Burnley and Wolves. There’s also Billy Davies making yet more friends, an upset at Accy and chickens on the pitch at Ewood. All that plus Sam Pocock tells us more about his club Carlisle United…
(N.B. This show was recorded before the sacking of Chris Powell was announced by Charlton).
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