It feels odd to be preaching patience at the end of January, but this bizarre season, twisted out of shape by forces beyond anyone’s control, throws convention out of the window. Dean Keates is still fine-tuning his side, and Tuesday’s game was an interesting indicator of his progress, up against a side which plays in a very similar manner, and looks to have clicked. Our … Continue reading Promotion Requires Patience
With the signing of Devonte Redmond, Paul Edwards’ son, today, I thought it might be interesting to compile an XI of Wrexham players whose fathers also represented the club. It wasn’t easy – Redmond is joining a very select band – and frankly this side wouldn’t function very well if it could somehow be put on the pitch: Wrexham players don’t seem to pass attacking … Continue reading The Wrexham AFC Bring Your Son To Work XI
I’m surprised to be thinking this, but three at the back might be the answer Gary Mills is looking for. The second half fightback against Eastleigh with such a formation encouraged many to see it as an option, but that was an aberration which didn’t convince me we should pursue that shape further. It was kitchen sink tactics: two down after a poor first half, … Continue reading Is Three at the Back the Answer?
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 you want excitement tomorrow, you’ll be hoping the game doesn’t follow the example of Macclesfield’s trip to The Racecourse last season. They attracted over four thousand fans to … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield 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. Luton might be coming to town tonight, but the focus is firmly on Wrexham. After three seasons of uninterrupted success, our recent run of poor results has … Continue reading Leader: Luton Preview
One swallow doesn’t make a Summer but it was great to see Chris Maxwell’s second Wrexham debut find him at his best. Excellent reflexes, an air of authority and a return to that nice habit of keeping clean sheets which we’d mastered for so long but have let slip of late, all led to a sense that the trip to Forest Green ended with us … Continue reading Maxwell Needs To Keep It Clean
> Chris Maxwell plays his fiftieth game for Wrexham tomorrow, and in doing so highlights a remarkable achievement.On the statistical section of wrexhamfan.co.uk I’ve got a record of the most efficient goalkeepers in the club’s history, sorted by how often they concede goals. In order to ensure the figures aren’t corrupted by keepers who made just a handful of appearances, I set the cut-off point … Continue reading Is Maxwell The Greatest?