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12th Man - 4 Point Haul From Those 4 Games Not That Bad

12th Man - 4 Point Haul From Those 4 Games Not That Bad




Four points from four games, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich, Fulham and Wolves, not a bad haul when you break it down like that, the next four Preston, QPR, Forest and Blackburn should leave us with a clear picture of our chances to get ourselves out of the mire.

Those four games brought two narrow defeats, a creditable draw and last gasp victory, we may still be in the bottom three but there is hope, Burton, Bristol City and QPR are all firmly fixed on the radar and we have achievable targets to get ourselves out of trouble.

A far cry from the start of January when, following the defeat to Huddersfield, it felt like there was no way out, but Warren Joyce has got the form of the Latics turned around and we have a belief and spirit that can see us turn the spring into the season of hope that it always appears to be for the club.

The back line has been excellent of late and it is right that Joyce is heaping praise on Connolly, Buxton, Burn and Warnock, Dan Burn in particular has been on top of his game whilst Stephen Warnock always lays his body on the line for the cause.

We move onto a derby game on Saturday, Preston will have a large following and there should be a good atmosphere at the DW, we owe them after the game at Deepdale in September when a flukey deflection gave them all the points despite the Latics dominating the vast majority of the game.

The games are coming thick and fast with QPR away on Tuesday, who knows come 10pm that evening we could be as high as 18th in the table, but that is really getting ahead of ourselves, in the words of the pro's let's take it one game at a time.

Up the tics!


Check out the latest PWU Podcast - Max n Perks The Road To Nowhere

We're kinda buzzing this week, a win is a win

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.

The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday February 17 2017
Time: 11:23AM

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