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 lot has changed since Nuneaton made their first ever trip to The Racecourse last season. Tomorrow they arrive in North Wales having converted themselves from Skrill … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town
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. At last, after five years of waiting, the cross-border derby is back! Tomorrow will see the 147th edition of a rivalry which stretches all the way back … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham v Chester
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 the game we’ve all been waiting for, but a derby which has a momentous feel to it for all the wrong reasons. Neither side goes into … Continue reading Leader Column: Time To Show Character
> So we now have the situation in late February that to everyone with a nose on their face was inevitable in July/August with Chester City suspended from the league awaiting the final cut. The Conference members now have to vote to confirm the expulsion of our oldest and nearest rivals. The problem is by now Chester have played 25 odd games won a few, … Continue reading >Conference Board hold your heads in shame…….
> I can’t help fearing Sunday’s game. Maybe it’s a fatalism born from realism: I’ve suffered so many disappointments and false dawns over the last few years that I expect to be let down by Wrexham. It’s a shame, because I really want to be carried away by Tuesday. In fact, for twenty-four hours or so I was. We absolutely hammered the side the media … Continue reading >Prepare For A Test
> Well tomorrow anyway when Eastbourne Borough and their hardy band of followers travel up from the South coast for the first league game of the season and I for one can’t wait. I always go to the first game of the season with a remarkably optimistic approach when you consider that in over 30 years of following Robins and then Dragons there have been … Continue reading >The big day has at last arrived………..
> and things are certainly starting to move towards that first BSP game on 8th August. Wrexham have been installed as 12/1 to win the BSP this season which could well be worth a punt if Deano continues with his policy of waiting for quality and getting the right man. The news that Mani Assoumani is due to fly in later to day is a … Continue reading >Now we’ve only got four weeks to go………….
> We kick off our campaign to regain Football League status with a home game against Eastbourne Borough. Now not being particularly superstitious we won at home 5-0 twice last season, once on the opening day of the season and once against Eastbourne so surely lightening cannot strike twice or is it three times as the omens point to a good start to the season. … Continue reading >Five weeks tomorrow………
> Drewe Broughton is eager to see his two old sides, Wrexham and Chester, return swiftly to The Football League, and I half agree with him!! Of course Broughton’s record of playing in teams that get relegated is well known. yet he manages to do exactly what we aspire to: he consistently remains in the Football League. I was about to suggest he splits Wrexham … Continue reading >Drewe Love!
> Who can blame Mark Wright for bailing out at Chester? The drama around the football goes from bad to worse and you can understand why Wright is reluctant to spend a year of his career dragged a troubled club through a season in The Conference with a ten point handicap which surely means the best they hope for is an outside chance of a … Continue reading >Man Overboard!
> Did Northwich Victoria inadvertantly save Chester from demotion to the Conference North last week? It looks that way to me. The FA decided last Friday to overturn the Conference’s decision to relegate the Vics a further division as a punishment for an “insolvency event”. (Can you remember the good old days when football fans had never heard that phrase?) And the F.A. were right. … Continue reading >Cheshire Solidarity Saves Chester
> So City are in, thank goodness, with a ten point handicap. Now the fun begins! Continue reading >Conference Nod Chester Through
>Having crowed excitedly about the return of the Wrexham-Chester derby, then suggested our neighbours could be reprieved if Darlington collapse, I’m worried we might lose out on a resumption of cross-border hostilities after all today. The Darlington issue never came to anything; their continued membership of the Football League was nodded through at their AGM yesterday in such a lowkey manner that it didn’t even … Continue reading >Another D Day for Chester