Let’s go back in time to Monday 24th February 2014: “Following discussions between the Board and Andy it was mutually agreed to allow him to leave to pursue other opportunities, leaving Wrexham FC to plan for the future… Andy Morrell commented: “I feel it is in the best interests of both Wrexham FC and me to make a change now, so that we can all … Continue reading A Compromising Position
Meredith Belbin is an academic who has researched teamwork and produced a widely recognised model describing how people behave in teams. The model helps in understanding what is needed for a team to work. Our football team isn’t working well, what are the reasons? Are our backroom team working well? Is that affecting team performance? Can Belbin’s model tell us anything? I went to the … Continue reading Role Reversal
Things have come to a head. Opinions are hardening, and theories about our failure abound. So whose got the backbone for the fight? Do you think your views are in the majority? Great, then have the courage of your convictions and act, but beware, the rules have changed. Wrexham, and all other clubs, go through periods of failure. It’s not worth defending the current on-field … Continue reading Show Some Backbone
WARNING!! _ Do not watch the clip below. I mean it, it’s worse than the horror show that we shall henceforth obliquely refer to as ; “The thing that happened in January”. As I write this Andy Morrell’s Tamworth have won eleven games in a row. He must be the greatest manager ever, the stats are staring us in the face. Tamworth have gone … Continue reading The Psychic Octopus II – This time it’s miffed!!
The Wrexham Leader this week had an article on our next Chester game being a ‘bubble’ match. The issue is simple; the police believe that the fans of the two sides cannot be trusted to behave lawfully. I have thought long and hard about how to escape from the bubble. My conclusion is that the escape route is a long, hard road. Two seasons ago … Continue reading How to ‘Bubble’ the ‘Risk’ Element
Mark Griffiths (Wrexham’s New Eastern Europe Scout), made a mistake in the latest Gazzetta Dello Wrexham, of greater significance than Ed Miliband forgetting to mention the deficit. Watch his opening lines, and you will notice that a huge chunk of his opening gambit is missing. All that viewers get of an intended section of his speech is his superb poem on Wilkin’s intentions to sign … Continue reading A New Weapon in our Quest – Poetry!
Nostradamus made vague and unproveable prophecies that were stolen from other people, whose prose he copied without shame. My desire is to follow in his footsteps. I shall apply my gift to the future of Wrexham Football Club, as is the tradition at this time of year. For all fans who prefer the excitement of the unknown, look away now! Kevin Wilkin’s future can be … Continue reading Son of Nostradamus
I chewed through three plastic seats behind the goal on Saturday. I’m still simmering now, but I’m just about capable of typing without launching the computer out of the window. A mistake has been made, the consequence of which are ; trivially, my teeth marks on the clubs property; seriously, a defeat against Dartford; and gravely, a dent to all our hopes of promotion. Looking … Continue reading A Mistake
The FA Trophy cost us promotion two seasons ago, and this season it is in danger of seriously impeding our progress in the league. If we were to win the Trophy this year; our players would be exhausted, our coffers would have a measly temporary boost, and our chances of promotion severely dented. Bah humbug!! One of the best days of my life was the … Continue reading The FA Trophy is a Tacky Bauble
We’ve got £300,000 to spend at Christmas, so what are we going to buy? That’s after we’ve got Manny Smith and Louis Moult on long term contracts and a 6ft 4inch rangy, skilful, hard tackling, midfield wizard of course. Perhaps a pair of slippers each, so we can be cosy during our inexorable rise up the table to promotion. I’m wildly estimating receipts from playing … Continue reading My Alternative Christmas List
This isn’t a match report, it’s an emotions report. For any Maidstone fan, or any Wrexham fan who missed Saturday’s game, they missed a trip to the Theatre of Joy. Listen to the podcast if you weren’t there, not to Mark Griffiths’ words, but to get a sense of how he felt about the game. Bloody brilliant!! My first positive emotion came from the way … Continue reading Joy ,Joy, Joy
Wrexham’s merchandising is now a beautifully oiled machine. Why not take a look at the online shop or visit the real shops at the ground or Eagles Meadow. It hasn’t always been this good you know. See below a few of the products you probably never wanted, that thankfully got strangled at birth. Mickey Thomas Monopoly – (Mickey was so thrilled with this idea he agreed … Continue reading Wrexham’s fantastical compendium of festive fun failures
After Saturdays game : Conclusion No.1 – The referee was a disgrace, why did I forget to take my baseball bat/sniper rifle/rocket launcher. I won’t make that mistake again. Conclusion No. 2 – Our rotten form continues. Whose fault is it? Whoever’s fault it is they need to be punished. It’s the talentless team, the clueless manager and/or the inept board. Yes! Punishments need doling … Continue reading Good owners get to conclusion No. 3