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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. A look at how we’ve fared in the third round of the FA Cup will gladden the heart of any Wrexham fan. It’s a clear affirmation of … Continue reading Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round
Nobody can claim that 2014 has been a vintage year on the pitch. Looking through the figures from the last twelve months perhaps reflects this: without consistent performances the statistics lead us toward some rather surprising conclusions. But first the facts: we played 54 games in 2014 and won 38% of them, losing 33%. Appropriately in a mediocre year, that’s pretty much mid-table form: in … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers
Andy Bishop made the 450th appearance of his career against Macclesfield Town, and Neil Ashton made his 350th league appearance. Continue reading Milestones of the day
The headline fact about this season, of course, is that we came 17th in the fifth tier, therefore suffering the lowest league position in the club’s history. As you might imagine, that means that a lot of our figures this season are the worst since the campaign which saw us relegated to the Conference six years ago. We conceded more goals and lost more games … Continue reading A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season
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. The breathing space which the weather and Cambridge’s FA Trophy run has afforded us lately makes this an idea time to step back and take stock of … Continue reading Wrexham FC Mid-Season Statorama
Sometimes you set out to prove something and you find you’re gratifyingly accurate. Sometimes you find you’re devastatingly wrong. And sometimes you discover something surprising. I thought I’d have a look at where Wrexham’s goals are coming from and ended up drawing some a surprising conclusions. My theory was simple. Plenty of attention has been focussed on Andy Bishop this season. His struggle to find … Continue reading The Surprising Truth About Where Wrexham’s Goals Come From
We miss Dean Keates. I know that feels a bit like a statement of the obvious, but the figures bear out the proposal to a massive extent. Having read Julian’s excellent statistical piece yesterday, I felt inspired to crunch the numbers myself, because I suspected the difference the little skipper makes is massive. It was palpable when he returned to the side, having missed our … Continue reading The Numbers Don’t Lie: Wrexham FC need Dean Keates Back!