PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

Tomorrow’s game represents an unwanted piece of club history for Tranmere Rovers as they line up for their first match in a competition no-one with a pedigree in the Football League wants to take part in. In Wrexham they’ll face a side which has a good pedigree in the FA Trophy. With a win in the trophy in 2013 and another visit to Wembley last … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

Kevin’s Big Day

Each manager needs his defining moment. On the anniversary of Wrexham’s victory over Arsenal, could Kevin Wilkin be on the verge of his? Wrexham Football Club has, over its one hundred and fifty years of existence, earned a terrific reputation as a giant-killing club. If a manager wants to be commemorated in the clubs proud hall of fame, some exploits in a cup would go … Continue reading Kevin’s Big Day

Preview: Wrexham FC v Maidstone United

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. Since dropping out of the Football League we’ve done pretty well in the FA Cup. This is the fourth time in seven seasons that we’ve got as … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham FC v Maidstone United

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

Who Kevin Wilkin Needs To Follow To Get Off To A Good Start

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. So Wrexham have a new man in situe in the manager’s office. It’ll be interesting to see how Kevin Wilkin fares in his first match. Wilkin will … Continue reading Who Kevin Wilkin Needs To Follow To Get Off To A Good Start

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

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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. A live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

Leader Preview: Aldershot (a)

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’s time to renew acquaintances with Aldershot twenty-two years after the sides last clashed. That match, in March 1991, saw us fall behind early on and never … Continue reading Leader Preview: Aldershot (a)

Kidderminster Harriers 1 Wrexham 3 (aggregate: 2-5)

150 years without a trip to Wembley, and then two come along at once.What a time it is to be a Wrexham fan. This was a victory for character as much as anything else: the character Dean Saunders looked to introduce to the club with the experienced players he brought in; the character Andy Morrell has instilled by continuing the process and creating a very … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 1 Wrexham 3 (aggregate: 2-5)

Emad Bouanane: The Ultimate Cult Hero

If you look up “cult hero” in a dictionary, there’s no definition: just a picture of Emad Bouanane. Could anybody, in the long history of this football club, have encapsulated the notion of a cult hero quite as succinctly as Emad? The very fact that I use his first name to describe him rather than call him Bouanane says everything. Like Madonna, Elvis and post-divorce … Continue reading Emad Bouanane: The Ultimate Cult Hero

Mark McGregor, As Quietly Impressive As Ever

While Andy Morrell is naturally at the forefront of our minds, there’s another player who gave terrific service in a Wrexham shirt on the verge of a genuine achievement in the early days of his managerial career. Mark McGregor was one of the best young discoveries of Brian Flynn’s long reign at The Racecourse, and he could pull off an impressive coup in the Welsh … Continue reading Mark McGregor, As Quietly Impressive As Ever