A theory about Rob Ogleby is current among the Wrexham Player commentary team. Basically, it goes like this: he’s the sort of striker with the potential to suddenly hit form, turn a corner and, given a run in the side, become a twenty goal a season striker. In the wake of the Christmas fixtures I have to admit that another possibility has come to me: … Continue reading Ogleby: The New Armstrong
Better late than never I suppose! My review of the 2012/13 season comes a bit later than Mark Griffiths’ but I personally blame A-levels! A tremendous season in terms of emotion and action for Wrexham, but also the most heartbreaking since that game at Hereford back in 2008 where Wrexham condemned to the league they very nearly escaped at the third attempt at Wembley. I’ll … Continue reading A tale of screamers, elation, despair…. and Aggborough Pies!
Andy Morrell went through plenty of options up front, including himself. But did the forward line fire? Strikers Danny Wright The leader of the line and a major loss once he was injured against Braintree, Wright kicked on from a decent first season with the club and added a cutting edge to his play. Previously he’d appeared an honest tryer with a bit of pace … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Five
The defence stood up to scrutiny last season, but how did the engine room fare? Midfielders Dean Keates Once again, the skipper ran through the pain barrier for the club and he remains a totemic figure in the centre of the pitch. At the heart of everything, he sets the passing tempo and leads from the front, playing with a fire which complements Jay Harris’ … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Four
The loss of Mark Creighton so early in the season, coming hot on the heels of Nat Knight-Percival’s departure, might have devastated our defence, but the heart of the back four has held firm as a result of some stirling efforts. Centre Backs Martin Riley My player of the season Riley has been consistency personified. So much so that the rush of blood to the … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Three
Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth
It’s a sign that you’re disappearing up your own backside when you start replying to your own blog post! Yesterday’s comments by Danny Wright on his departure to Forest Green certainly stirred up a hornet’s nest! The club have now responded, which is wise in the circumstances. Normally I’d rather a club wasn’t drawn into a “he said she said” sort of dispute, but if … Continue reading The Danny Wright Saga: The Board Speaks Out!
Once again it’s been a year when our defence has racked up some impressive stats, but how have they done individually? Full Backs Stephen Wright After his short stint with us at the end of last season it was difficult to work out whether Wright had been a success or not. He was clearly very experienced and combative, but there were times when, exposed to … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Two
As I write a storm is brewing over Wrexham FC. Or, more accurately, the WST. Danny Wright has just tweeted his justification for leaving The Racecourse, and it makes for uncomfortable reading: So what to make of that? One has to immediately say that a popular player who leaves a club might feel the need to justify his decision, and any such account will be … Continue reading Wright Opens Up Sores As He Attacks The Trust
Well, it’s been emotional! But now the dust has settled, how did we actually do? As Andy Morrell and Billy Barr contemplate their players’ futures, here’s an end of term report. Goalkeepers Chris Maxwell Made a real impact when he returned with his confident organisation of the back four, fast reflexes and speed off the line. Despite not having played since he left us, and … Continue reading End of Term Report Part One
So, Danny Wright’s gone. It’ll be interesting to see if he could have played the transfer a little more craftily. The nature of his decision is transparent. Moving from a club which has been in the play-offs for the last three years to one which averaged an attendance of 1,179 last season, below the division’s average, and a lowest home crowd of less than 600, … Continue reading Do The Wright Thing
I suggested on Saturday that Alan Alger and Blue Square might get the epic send-off they deserved at Wembley. How wrong I was. That was as horrible a game as I could imagine, and by a huge margin the ugliest match Wrexham have been involved in this season, not because of the result but because tension overtook both sides. When two sides field the same … Continue reading Newport County 2 Wrexham 0
Here’s the Newport podcast featuring Andy Morrell. Continue reading Newport Podcast