Crisitunity Knocks!

Lisa Simpson: “Look on the bright side, Dad. Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for ‘crisis’ as they do for ‘opportunity?’” Homer Simpson: “Yes. ‘Crisitunity!’” Homer has it right. The fact that our options are limited this week might just turn out to be a good thing after all. Why bother rotating your squad for the “congested Christmas fixture list” (© Sky … Continue reading Crisitunity Knocks!

How Wrexham Took Over The World

So what was the highlight of 2013? I know the answer’s obvious so I feel terribly disloyal in admitting this: for me it was run close by the day we were robbed! CheeseGate took the club on a journey which ended with us making a bit of cash and beating some of the biggest clubs in England! It was a remarkable moment at Kidderminster which … Continue reading How Wrexham Took Over The World

Leader Preview: Luton Town v Wrexham

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. Tomorrow’s FA Trophy tie is a tricky one to anticipate with both managers likely to rotate their squads. Andy Morrell needs to be careful as Wrexham’s pattern … Continue reading Leader Preview: Luton Town v Wrexham

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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 live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

Wrexham 2 Gresley 1

I’ve been watching Wrexham for decades and I’ve seen this scenario played out many times. It’s usually been Wrexham on the other end of it though. Perennial underdogs, legendary giant-killers, our achievements are known throughout the game. But apart from the shocks there were also the near misses. The times when we tilted at a bigger side and emerged proud but defeated. This time we … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Gresley 1

Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Who knew the old man still had it in him? Only Billy Barr, it would seem! It was like April 2003 all over again: Andy Morrell was harrying centre-backs into melt-down, Wrexham were winning and all was well with the world. Even the goal celebration music was from the same era. The forced introduction of Andy Morrell in the eighteenth minute, after Brett Ormerod went … Continue reading Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC V Forest Green Rovers

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 circumstances of Danny Wright’s departure in the Summer, not to mention the arrival at the New Lawn of another former Wrexham striker in Andy Mangan, has … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC V Forest Green Rovers

Time For A Bit of Calm

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. We lose our heads rather too easily when it comes to football. The treatment Amy Fearn received from some quarters on Saturday was despicable. I accept that … Continue reading Time For A Bit of Calm

Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

A remarkable match, no two ways about it. A ghost goal, two goals conceded straight from strong penalty shouts at the other end, a straight red card: it was plenty to distract you from the fact that this was a very good game of football between two of the better sides in the division. Admittedly, Wrexham’s record suggests I’m exaggerating their qualities, but to be … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1