If Bryan Hughes is successful in getting the players he wants to sign new contracts for next season, we’ll have a remarkable array of talent at centre back to choose from. Shaun Pearson, Manny Smith, Jake Lawlor and Kieran Kennedy would all be available for selection, but despite the fact that he’d have to get past such stiff opposition to earn a spot in the … Continue reading Keep Tharme And Carry On
So, what do we have to do to convince Carl Darlington to take the job? Because frankly, I left Blundell Park wanting to see a lot more of the same! There was an uncomfortable feeling all season that Wrexham’s squad could be doing a lot better if better decisions had been made from the bench, not to mention a notion that there was no coincidence … Continue reading Where did it all go wrong?
A comment Kevin Wilkin made after the 6-1 victory over Stockport intrigued me. Naturally attention was focussed on his opinion of the beating we’d doled out to The Hatters and the comedy capers as Joe Clarke went in goal, but it was his judgement of Steve Tomassen which really made my ears prick up. It was just the one sentence, but it revealed a lot: … Continue reading Is It Tomassen Time?
So we’ve signed a centre back, “the immovable water feature” as he’ll be known from now on. Obviously we all need to reserve judgement until he’s settled in, but my recollection of his performance against us for Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Trophy semi-final is positive and he’s certainly the right sort of signing for our current situation. Ever since the season started I’d felt … Continue reading Do Go Chasing Waterfall
So Mark Carrington’s appeal came to nothing and now we’ll begin to see whether the thinness of our squad is going to be an insurmountable obstacle this season. The appeal was built on sound foundations as the accuracy of the referee’s description of the foul in his report is often what’s under scrutiny rather than the challenge itself. However, if we ignore the cynicism of Adam … Continue reading Carrington’s Suspension Tests Wrexham’s Resources
Is it me, or does our squad look thin? There’s has been a very different emphasis in the transfer market this summer to anything we’ve ever seen at Wrexham before – I’m going to stop short of saying our parameters have changed fundamentally until I’ve seen the fruits of our Summer labours – and as a result our squad looks rather unfamiliar. My desire to … Continue reading Extreme Slimming
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. Our recent record against Luton is all a matter of perception. We’ve actually done well against them recently, but the traumatic nature of the defeats we’ve suffered … Continue reading Leader Preview: Luton Town 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. 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
Where would we be without Andy Coughlin, Steve Tomassen and Leon Clowes? Be honest: that’s not a sentence you’d have expected to see a month ago. Maybe not even twenty four hours ago. But the kids stood up to be counted in this match, and offered a reason to believe Wrexham might be heading for salvation this season after all, despite their grim start. I … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Woking 0
Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth