Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat
The semi-final victory over Torquay might feel like the key point in our season, but if you really want to see where things turned round, have a look at the goalless draw we played out with The Gulls a month ago. Since that match, everything has changed for the better. That was a moribund match. We played with a stodgy midfield diamond which made us … Continue reading How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay
My clarity of thought has nothing to do with Hudson’s suspension ,but my flash of recognition coincided with it. I’ve realised what our best team is, and I understand what formation they should play. My conclusions have left me looking in the mirror, eating humble pie, and swallowing some pride. Now I’m going to vomit the result right down the page. Firstly we need to … Continue reading I can see clearly now that Blaine has gone
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. So is 4-4-2 the answer? We’ve played that system for four games, winning three and losing one, and all of a sudden we find ourselves three points … Continue reading Have Wrexham Cooked Up The Answer?
I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work
I planned to write this about three weeks ago but lost my nerve. To be fair, my moment of weakness was based on hard evidence: I saw something which made me genuinely think I was wrong. Having gathered further proof, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that I was right all along. 4-4-2 doesn’t work for the current Wrexham squad and the 4-3-3 Andy Morrell … Continue reading 4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC
> Managers are paid to make big decisions, and the choices Brian Little makes over the next couple of weeks are certainly not lacking in gravity; they will decide whether we relinquish our place in the Football League.Little has correctly identified a need for a more cutting edge to add to the organisation he has instilled in the squad, and with a string of huge … Continue reading >Is a Change as Good as a Rest?