Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

What fortunate timing! Good job we had to  ask Stoke to let us keep Dan Bachmann before we play them in the cup. If we’d asked them after our glorious 4-0 victory they might not have been in such a charitable mood! Stoke are the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas! Bachmann’s presence is clearly crucial if we’re to achieve anything this season, and … Continue reading Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford 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. We’ve a score to settle with Dartford tomorrow. While our away record against them is good, with an opening day victory under our belts this season and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford FC

Bouncing Back

I’m not prone to melodramatic statements or over reactions, but having had a bit of time to absorb the performance at Braintree I’m finding it hard to escape the conclusion that it was a low point. Ever since we dropped into the Conference Wrexham fans have talked about how far we’ve fallen. When you’ve seen us lock horns with European giants, watched Arfon Griffiths’ side … Continue reading Bouncing Back

Preview: Wrexham v Woking

  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. If the history of a fixture has any influence on how a game will go then watch out for Dean Keates making a dramatic return tomorrow … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham v Woking

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

Alfreton Town 2 Wrexham 3

It was a battle out there. Maybe victories carved out of adverse circumstances, irrespective of their quality, are the most precious of all. Wrexham certainly showed the togetherness assistant boss Gary Mills tweeted about a couple of hours after the final whistle. Togetherness is priceless! #WXM150 pic.twitter.com/i6FPfRq4PY — Gary Mills (@GaryMills10) August 23, 2014 They had to, because frankly Alfreton were a nasty bunch. Please … Continue reading Alfreton Town 2 Wrexham 3

Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act

Kevin Wilkin has two keepers who look like they can make a contribution to a promotion push, and an interesting balancing act to perform. Daniel Bachmann made an impressive debut at Dartford. The young Austrian’s kicking was a matter for concern, and British football fans are fixated with how far a keeper can plant the ball down the pitch, so many in the away end … Continue reading Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act

The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Nuneaton Town

Positives: A win to get over last Tuesday. Elliot Durrell’s best Wrexham performance. Louis Moult’s quality finish. Theo Bailey-Jones, Joe Clarke and Blaine Hudson all received online criticism for their performances against Gateshead; they all responded with strong showings. A first clean sheet since the Chester derby. The back four, which has come under criticism in the opening two games, looked very solid: Andy Coughlin … Continue reading The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Nuneaton Town

Dartford 1 Wrexham 2

That was good. Not earth shatteringly, unbridled optimism generating, devastatingly sexily good. But good, all the same. It wasn’t grounds to rush to the bookies and put the house on promotion, but it was enough to suggest we could get somewhere this season, without necessarily looking like we were anywhere near the finished article. Kevin Wilkin wasn’t thrilled afterwards; in fact he was quick to … Continue reading Dartford 1 Wrexham 2

The goalkeeping merry-go-round

After a busy pre-season, with Kevin Wilkin and his staff preparing for the new season, there’s been one subject that has failed to go unresolved, the goalkeeper. Our initial thoughts before going into pre-season was that Joslain Mayebi and Andy Coughlin will battle it out for the number one shirt but since then Mayebi has failed to return to training, his contract expired and he is … Continue reading The goalkeeping merry-go-round