Cheer up, Wigan! Reasons to look on the bright side

Nando's is set to come to Robin Park
Nando's is set to come to Robin Park

It’s certainly been an interesting week.

Our major political parties are in total disarray and absolutely nobody has any idea what to do or what is around the corner for Great Britain.

Warriors are 80 minutes away from Wembley

Warriors are 80 minutes away from Wembley

There’s no Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition has faced a major backlash from his own MPs – including two from Wigan – and has endured the ignominy of a no-confidence vote against him.

Meanwhile, our neighbours in Scotland are angling for a second referendum which will almost inevitably lead to the break up of the United Kingdom.

It all sounds pretty grim, doesn’t it?

But it’s not all bad news. Here are 10 reasons to be cheerful:

New Latics signing Dan Burn

New Latics signing Dan Burn

1- Wigan Warriors are 80 minutes away from Wembley! After a fantastic display at the weekend, the Cherry and Whites are now in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

2- More than 63 per cent of Wiganers who voted in the EU referendum are happy with the overall result with the national picture reflecting the local one. More than 100,000 people wanted Britain to leave and they have got just that.

3- Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t ruled our returning as Harry Potter. Ok, it’s not news that will get EVERYONE jumping around their living rooms but for Potter nuts, it’s certainly something to smile about.

4- The football season isn’t too far away and Latics are already making great inroads on new signings, snapping up Alex Gilbey and Dan Burn.

Daniel Radcliffe hasn't ruled out returning as Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe hasn't ruled out returning as Harry Potter

With a positive atmosphere surrounding the club, hopes are high that they can make their Championship return a successful one. Oh, and Bolton Wanderers got relegated meaning they are back below Latics and natural order is resumed.

5- Wimbledon is back meaning more sport on the television! There’s also the hope that we’ll be celebrating a second Andy Murray victory... while we can still call him British.

7- Nando’s is coming to Wigan! Again, maybe not something everybody will enjoy but it’s fair to say a lot of Wiganers have been waiting for their share of Portuguese chicken, saving them a journey to Horwich.

8- The Olympics is around the corner, with hopefully a bagfull of gold medals. London 2012 certainly brought the nation together. Can Rio 2016 do the same?

9- We can enjoy the remainder of the Euro 16 fixtures without them being spoiled by woeful England performances.

10- We still have a lot of the summer left to enjoy and, hopefully, another batch of sunny weather!