Wrexham AFC Must Spend Liverpool FC’s Danny Ward Windfall Carefully

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. It’s natural to get excited over new signings, and the Danny Ward windfall has got fans pondering the potential for a Summer splurge by Gary Mills, but … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must Spend Liverpool FC’s Danny Ward Windfall Carefully

Who is Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Year?

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. VOTE HERE FOR THE PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARDS Voting for the Supporters Association’s player of the year awards closes in six days, and like the American … Continue reading Who is Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Year?

Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

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. What an odd series of transfers we’ve had over the last two years. I accept that in the Conference money is tight and committing to long term … Continue reading Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

Mills Makes Sense

“An experiment is a failure only when it also fails adequately to test the hypothesis in question, when the data it produces don’t prove anything one way or another.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Gary Mills has been experimenting, he’s been forced to. His actions have been logical, measured and not lead by the jerking … Continue reading Mills Makes Sense

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking 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. Wrexham need to turn things around tomorrow. Last Saturday’s defeat at Southport wasn’t just the first time they’ve done the double over us since 1962. It was … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking FC

Half Season Review

Wrexham FC the flat track bullies of 2015! That’s my double edged accolade for the first half of this season. Giving us a dry pitch, a tactically inept opposition manager and a team low on confidence and we provided the stuffing for the turkeys before Christmas. Bad weather, a pressing team with determination, and some nous equalled an entirely different destination for the Saxo. Progress … Continue reading Half Season Review

TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

That’s more like it! There were edgy moments – about twenty minutes of them as it looked worryingly like the pattern established at Bromley would be repeated and the side would fail to sustain the penetration of its passing game beyond the opening twenty minutes. However, a barn-storming second half allayed those fears, helped by a subtle bit of tinkering by Gary Mills. Mills opted … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1

So, what went wrong? This was certainly a stark defeat, if only because its nature was startling. For the opening quarter of the game, Wrexham’s game plan worked a treat, then a salvo of three goals turned everything on its head and the second half saw Gary Mills’ team dominate possession without looking penetrative. So how did this state of affairs come to pass? First … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1

This Is Good

We drew with an under strength Macclesfield. We made Wade Fairhurst, a striker rescued from a lower division, look like a world-beater, and our passing was nothing to write home about. So what’s good? I saw in this performance the makings of a well organised, well balanced, competitive team. Wilkin looks relaxed and cheery, I’m not surprised, he recognises when things are coming together nicely. … Continue reading This Is Good

Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Macclesfield Town

Positives: Connor Jennings gave an impressive all-round performance. The crowd: good numbers and great support. The game itself: a terrifically entertaining affair and likely to be repeated regularly at The Racecourse if we keep playing like this. A good forty-five minutes for Robbie Evans. More dead ball wizardry from Elliott Durrell. Blaine Hudson is starting to look very threatening from set pieces. Another muscular performance … Continue reading Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Macclesfield Town