Statistical Comparison: Keates v Mills

Apologies for harping on about it: I swear there’ll come a point where I’ll stop banging on about how Gary Mills was bad and Dean Keates is working a miracle. But I haven’t got to that point yet. Sorry. Here, on the day Mills’ two previous sides clash, is another riff on the theme. Having…

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Gateshead

Our recent record against Gateshead is poor, but despite enjoying just one win in our last seven clashes, there have been highlights amongst that disappointing run. The solitary victory, for example, was a memorable one as we enjoyed a 4-0 victory two seasons ago which contained that famous goal from Dom Vose, who slalomed through…

Why You Should Help Wrexham AFC Build The Budget

CONTRIBUTE TO BUILD THE BUDGET HERE So how much have you given to “Build The Budget?” A personal question, I know, but if football isn’t personal, what is? Following your team has, since those early days or organised football in the late 1800s, been much more than the distraction from the worries of life that…

PREVIEW: Braintree Town v Wrexham AFC

Dean Keates takes his side to Braintree looking to follow up his first away win as manager, at Solihull Moors last Saturday. If he can repeat the feat it’ll be the first time we won back-to-back away games since December 2015 when the 4-2 win at Tranmere was actually our fourth in succession on the…

Dean Keates and Jorge Sampaoli: separated at birth.

Another match, another milestone. The win at Solihull was Dean Keates’ first away victory, and it reinforced a notion that he has achieved something incredibly difficult: he has turned the attitude of a failing squad 180 degrees. In that sense, it’s tempting to draw comparisons between this win, achieved in front of barely a thousand…

Building From The Back

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. We all know Dean Keates has done a terrific job turning things around. Now it’s time for…