Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1

This is the 1,000th post on this blog, and I’m pleased to say it’s not going to be as difficult to write as I feared it might have been! After last Tuesday’s events an unpleasant air has lingered over The Racecourse. Dissatisfaction threatened to spill over into something more substantial, but this was a positive performance underpinned by decisive decision-making from Andy Morrell. It was … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1

Leader Preview: Cambridge (h)

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 Andy  Morrell’s birthday tomorrow, and he’ll hope Cambridge will arrive bearing gifts. We’re already enjoying our best run of results against Cambridge since the sides first … Continue reading Leader Preview: Cambridge (h)

Leader Preview: Welling (h)

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 never played Welling before, but we have faced a newly promoted side on the opening day of the season recently, and we enjoyed a pleasing outcome. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Welling (h)

The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe

Seeing Vince O’Keefe at Edgar Street when we played Hereford this season was a nice treat. Seeing his son, who plays in midfield for The Bulls, hit the bar, was less pleasant, but let’s focus on the positives. O’Keefe was an interesting keeper: you couldn’t really say he was an unqualified success, but he was between the sticks for one of our finest hours! O’Keefe … Continue reading The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe

Better Than Messi

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. For a brief, tantalising moment, Danny Wright was Europe’s top scorer this year. With the Telford game on New Year’s Day the first professional match on the … Continue reading Better Than Messi

Tactical Report: 31st March 2012 Cambridge United 1 Wrexham1 Blue Square Premier

The post match comments from Andy Morrell and Stephen Wright summed this performance up. Wrexham underperformed massively, looking like they had little in the tank for the match, and should have been very happy with the point. It was a match where too many small factors weighed against them, tipping the balance in Cambridge’s favour. The first key factor was the suspensions Wrexham suffered. In recent weeks, … Continue reading Tactical Report: 31st March 2012 Cambridge United 1 Wrexham1 Blue Square Premier

Tactical Report: 15th October 2011 Wrexham 4 Stockport County 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

You have to fear for Stockport County and Dietmar Hamann after seeing this performance. Admittedly, Wrexham showed why they’re top of the table with their best performance of the season, and if they’d scored six or seven The Hatters would have been in no position to complain. However, County certainly played a major role in their own downfall. Admittedly, Wrexham prepared well for them, and … Continue reading Tactical Report: 15th October 2011 Wrexham 4 Stockport County 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 13th August 2011 Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1 Blue Square Bet Premier

The best laid plans of mice and men and all that! Dean Saunders, in a sticky situation, played his hand pretty cleverly in this match, but was let down by that most frustrating managerial variable: players. That’s not to knock the team, which looked rusty after an incomplete pre-season but competed ferociously. However, individual errors meant that while Saunders got his tactics right, he didn’t … Continue reading Tactical Report: 13th August 2011 Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1 Blue Square Bet Premier