Sheer Poetry from shinner1978: Diolch Diego.

Here’s a fine tribute to Diego Maradona, which expresses how he is linked not just to Argentinians and Neapolitans, but all of us, far more eloquently than I could. Read more here. We all have moments that we cherish as Football fans, snapshots that stay with you.Falcao’s dummy against Italy in 1982 is a classic, or the George Best goal in America where he destroys … Continue reading Sheer Poetry from shinner1978: Diolch Diego.

¡Si Señor, Firmino’s Song Was Wrexham’s Long Before!

Si Señor, give the ball to Bobby he will score! It’s one of the best chants of the season, Liverpool’s tribute to Roberto Firmino, and has become one of the most evocative anthems of their superb season. But did Wrexham come up with it first? Well, maybe not, but that photo of The Kop from the 1985 World Cup qualifier between Wales and Spain at … Continue reading ¡Si Señor, Firmino’s Song Was Wrexham’s Long Before!

Are Diamonds Forever?

The January reshaping has been done, interesting new faces have been introduced, and now we see what Kevin Wilkin can achieve with them. January felt like a transitional month to me. We settled into a diamond formation which, I suspect, is not how Wilkin will want to proceed once the new men are bedded in.  Admittedly we have a lot of central midfielders to choose … Continue reading Are Diamonds Forever?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Jon Flatt: the inevitable comparison.

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 had to come to this eventually. Finally I must address the question on everyone’s lips and compare the relative merits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Jon Flatt: the inevitable comparison.

Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work