How to beat Gateshead, the Conference Barcelona

Pep Guardiola famously travelled miles to spend a whole night sat at the feet of his guru, Marcelo Bielsa, discussing whether to take the job as first teamcoach at Barcelona. Gary Mills didn’t make such a pilgrimage, but he is plainly a disciple of Bielsisme. Gateshead’s football is alien to the fifth level of English football. In fact, it’s alien to the fifth level of anything, … Continue reading How to beat Gateshead, the Conference Barcelona

The Forgotten Miracle

With the Stoke game upon us it’s natural to look back at great giant-killings in our long history, and we’ve seen plenty of coverage of our 1992 victory over Arsenal as a consequence. A remarkable FA Cup third round victory from ten years earlier seems to have been neglected though. Have we really forgotten the day we beat Brian Clough’s greatest side on their own … Continue reading The Forgotten Miracle

Heeere’s Johnny!

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 Johnny Hunt returns to Wrexham. He’s an interesting and welcome signing. Hunt is a good player who will augment our squad but I’m fascinated by how … Continue reading Heeere’s Johnny!

Dartford FC 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. It’s here at last: the opening day of the season, but unusually for us we’ve got quite a trek to see Kevin Wilkin’s side kick off the … Continue reading Dartford FC v Wrexham FC Preview

The Wrexham Keeper Conundrum

Looking ahead to the new 2014/2015 season, the players have returned to pre-season, new additions get to know their team mates whilst pre-season gives the chance for the new (well relatively new) manager and assistant to get a clear first eleven for our first game of the season, away to Dartford. But the first position to determine is undeniably the toughest: who will be the … Continue reading The Wrexham Keeper Conundrum

Nobody Mention This Season

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. Look on the bright side. It’ll all be over tomorrow and we can pretend it never happened. This season has been a huge disappointment from start to … Continue reading Nobody Mention This Season

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Salisbury City

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 welcome Salisbury to The Racecourse tomorrow still seeking our first home win over them. They’ve come up to North Wales twice, and both times they’ve recorded … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Salisbury City

Coughlin and Tomassen, Wrexham’s Unexpected Bonuses

A crop of promising youth players will always get fans excited. Thoughts turn to the Busby Babes and Fergie’s Fledglings, and supporters start to ponder how far these wonder kids can take the club and what alliterative gems will describe them. Some hot prospects are easy to spot: we’ve had Rob Evans and Bradley Reid come through this season and it was obvious that both … Continue reading Coughlin and Tomassen, Wrexham’s Unexpected Bonuses

Cambridge United 0 Wrexham 0

After the Dartford frustration, this is more like it. A first away clean sheet since the Gateshead win in September (and scarily only our second away clean sheet of the season!) and a first away goalless draw in over a year, since we visited Forest Green 27 away games ago last February, are positive outcomes when you’re visiting a side challenging for the title. Defensive … Continue reading Cambridge United 0 Wrexham 0

Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

A remarkable match, no two ways about it. A ghost goal, two goals conceded straight from strong penalty shouts at the other end, a straight red card: it was plenty to distract you from the fact that this was a very good game of football between two of the better sides in the division. Admittedly, Wrexham’s record suggests I’m exaggerating their qualities, but to be … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

Leader Column: It’s The Height Difference That Gets You In The End

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) www.leaderlive.co.uk. My dad’s always worried when the opposition are bigger than us. This season, I reckon he’s got a point. But the facts don’t really seem to bear me out, … Continue reading Leader Column: It’s The Height Difference That Gets You In The End