The Admirable Carrington

The usual noun applied to a player who has spent a long time at one club is “servant”. Players who stick around for a while are “great servants”, they’ve “served” their club well. It seems a belittling description: the player is portrayed as something subservient. Talented strikers, whose flashy exploits earn them a move to bigger things, are “stars”. Loyalty earns you a rather less … Continue reading The Admirable Carrington

PREVIEW: Braintree Town v Wrexham AFC

Dean Keates takes his side to Braintree looking to follow up his first away win as manager, at Solihull Moors last Saturday. If he can repeat the feat it’ll be the first time we won back-to-back away games since December 2015 when the 4-2 win at Tranmere was actually our fourth in succession on the road. After a decent start, our record at Braintree has … Continue reading PREVIEW: Braintree Town v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers

Nobody can claim that 2014 has been a vintage year on the pitch. Looking through the figures from the last twelve months perhaps reflects this: without consistent performances the statistics lead us toward some rather surprising conclusions. But first the facts: we played 54 games in 2014 and won 38% of them, losing 33%. Appropriately in a mediocre year, that’s pretty much mid-table form: in … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers

Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

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. Taking a moment to consider Wrexham’s record against Braintree Town is a sobering indication of how far the club has fallen in recent years. Braintree’s progress in … Continue reading Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

Preview: Alfreton 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. We’ve been to Alfreton three times, and in general have enjoyed playing them on their own patch more than when they’ve come to Wrexham. Our first visit … Continue reading Preview: Alfreton Town v Wrexham FC

So who gets my vote?

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. The voting opened this week for the official player of the year through The Leader’s website and it’s interesting how the choices tend to wax and wane … Continue reading So who gets my vote?

Crunch Time for the Rock of Gibraltar

There’s not a great deal to excite us in the remainder of the season, but watching how Kevin Wilkin goes about assessing his options will be interesting. How he deploys his fresh-from-the-box international centre back is one of the main items I’ll be monitoring. Dave Artell’s season has taken a turn which I certainly didn’t foresee. I accept that he divides opinion, and there are … Continue reading Crunch Time for the Rock of Gibraltar

Billy Barr’s Gift to Kevin WIlkin

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. With attention naturally focussed on the future, I hope we don’t forget to look back as well, as we’ve lost a couple of good servants over the … Continue reading Billy Barr’s Gift to Kevin WIlkin

Wrexham 2 Hereford United 0

Well, that was impressive! Billy Barr will no doubt be a little frustrated that this performance came after the decision seems to have been made about the identity of the next manager as this would have complemented his application nicely. Admittedly Hereford are the team one would want to be playing right now (although between our two matches they’ve drawn all three games, including away … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Hereford United 0

4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC

I planned to write this about three weeks ago but lost my nerve. To be fair, my moment of weakness was based on hard evidence: I saw something which made me genuinely think I was wrong. Having gathered further proof, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that I was right all along. 4-4-2 doesn’t work for the current Wrexham squad and the 4-3-3 Andy Morrell … Continue reading 4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC