Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

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. Taking a moment to consider Wrexham’s record against Braintree Town is a sobering indication of how far the club has fallen in recent years. Braintree’s progress in … Continue reading Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

Casual sexism creeping in at The Racecourse; should we be surprised?

Originally posted on The Joe Clarke Project:
I have played and watched football my entire life, but it’s something of a lose-lose situation when you’re a women. You’re either having to defend your femininity to the archetypal “lads lad” (are they threatened when a girl plays better than them?); or you’re having to defend your love of the game to those very same lads (because… Continue reading Casual sexism creeping in at The Racecourse; should we be surprised?

Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

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. Depending on your perspective, we either have very little history with Nuneaton, or a surprising amount considering the distance which has been between us for most of … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

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

Wrexham 0 Kidderminster Harriers 0

I was spitting feathers for the last quarter of an hour of this match, and a good while afterwards, which isn’t like me. That’s the thing about miscarriages of justice: they wind folk up. Andy Bishop’s second red card against Kidderminster this season was similar in some ways to what happened at Aggborough, as he was wound up once more by a very provocative Harriers … Continue reading Wrexham 0 Kidderminster Harriers 0

The Forgotten Man

In a season where disappointing signings has been a key factors to a some what disappointing campaign, I take a look at a player who’s seemed to have faded out of the team, after having so much promise.  Theo Bailey-Jones joined Wrexham after a successful trial with the reds last term and some good performances with the reserves. The young ex-Manchester City trainee looked to … Continue reading The Forgotten Man

Poll Results: who is Wrexham’s first choice striker?

To be honest, the results of the poll I set up asking who you’d select as Wrexham’s first choice striker threw up the winner I expected, and that in itself illustrates something a little worrying about our season. Despite having scored the third most goals per game in the Skrill Premier, being the fifth highest scorers of a division in which just seven sides have … Continue reading Poll Results: who is Wrexham’s first choice striker?

Leader Preview: Braintree Town FC v Wrexham FC

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. After the controversy of our 3-2 home defeat to Braintree last September, hopefully we can gain revenge at The Amlin Stadium, where we’ve never lost. The results … Continue reading Leader Preview: Braintree Town FC v Wrexham FC

Things Are Looking Up For The Reds

January, a new start for Wrexham as they aimed to change their poor season which began a whole six months ago. A disappointing mid-table position with some saying relegation was a possibility which, though I couldn’t see it myself, looked like a plausible opinion. But surely not? Surely the Wrexham that won the FA Trophy and were in the Play-Off final no longer than 10 … Continue reading Things Are Looking Up For The Reds

The Strikers Dilemma

One thing Wrexham have been lacking this season is an out and out goalscorer. As it stands, Andy Bishop and Rob Ogleby are the leading scorers with seven goals each. However, four of Bishop’s goals came in two games against Gateshead and five of Ogleby’s came against Hyde. The problem is Wrexham don’t play Gateshead and Hyde every week. Adrian Cieslewicz has obviously been sold … Continue reading The Strikers Dilemma

The Surprising Truth About Where Wrexham’s Goals Come From

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

Leader Column: The Lingering Cheesy Suspicion

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. I can’t believe the Adrian Cieslewicz debate is over But before I go on, here’s a little teaser. Believe it or not, Cieslewicz was our longest-serving player. … Continue reading Leader Column: The Lingering Cheesy Suspicion