Malky Mackay was joined by his right hand man David Kerslake and Jonathan Jackson to field questions from the fansite and fanzine representatives, and… well, I could sit here and transcribe them all, but I get the feeling you’d rather listen to the whole thing for yourself. Luckily, I ‘borrowed’ a microphone from the PWU Studio to capture the whole thing on digital tape. If indeed such a thing exists.
In attendance: Simon Gregory (Supporters Club), Jimmy T (Mudhutter and TNS), Jason Taylor (Cockney Latic), Paul Farrington (wiganer.net), Dan Farrimond (Jesus Was A Wiganer and PWU Podcast), Liam Sephton (All Gone Latics) and Barry Worthington (Vital Latics)
0:00 How do we get more out of the squad?
4:50 One or two strikers?
7:06 Characters with leadership quality in the squad.
10:20 Silent training sessions.
11:30 Grant Holt.
13:00 Who are your main strikers?
14:40 Short term (this season) and 16:30 medium term (next season) goals (with Jonathan Jackson)
19:50 Outperforming the Burnley and Blackburn academies – it’s ‘not sexy’
22:30 The magic of the FA Cup.
24:20 Formation/tactical setup – Malky’s footballing philosophy.
29:45 Most impressive players so far?
31:50 Championship experience: similar situation to Watford?
34:30 The future of Tim Chow and Fraser Fyvie – youth setup.
37:10 Biggest changes at the club thus far?
41:00 The fight for goalkeeping #1.
42:30 Pre-match rituals and switching dugouts.
45:50 What about the Wigan job appealed to you?
47:36 David Sharpe (Mr Whelan’s grandson) and his role at the club.
49:30 January transfer window plans – 51:50: any areas in particular to strengthen?
52:25 Malky’s Clough/Taylor relationship with David Kerslake, and his coaching staff.
58:00 Do Malky and David work together on team selection?
59:20 Enough pace in defence, particularly at centre back?
1:00:00 How hard is it to be out of work as a football manager, and what do you do to ‘keep your eye in’?
1:02:30 What can we achieve this season?
1:03:30 Plans for Maynor Figueroa in January?
1:05:02 Thoughts on two up front – strike partnerships.
1:06:44 Roger Espinoza’s short term future.
1:07:42 Recruiting from Scotland/abroad.
1:10:00 Will Thomas Rogne be leaving?
1:10:25 Big plans to win back the FA Cup?
1:10:50 Shaun Maloney – should we believe everything in the media?
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Thanks to Barry W for providing the first 25 seconds as he was quicker on the draw with his recorder than I was.