PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC’s name is built on beating sides from higher divisions. It’s eight years since we last managed that feat, when we defeated Brentford in the second round of the FA Cup. To be fair, since then we’ve not had many chances to cause a shock, and we’ve acquitted ourselves well on the four subsequent occasions we’ve faced Football League opposition. The win at Brentford … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

What Beating Boston Taught Us About Life

Boston’s last match at Wrexham left a question in my mind. What’s the point of football? It felt like one of the biggest games in our history, and I suppose it was at the time. Yet ultimately, for all the drama, passion and gravity of the occasion, it stood for absolutely nothing. I felt massive at the time. Nearly thirteen thousand crammed into The Racecourse … Continue reading What Beating Boston Taught Us About Life

PREVIEW: Grimsby 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. Matches against Grimsby seem to have taken on an increased significance since we both dropped down into non league football. Of course we defeated them at Wembley … Continue reading PREVIEW: Grimsby Town v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield 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. If you want excitement tomorrow, you’ll be hoping the game doesn’t follow the example of Macclesfield’s trip to The Racecourse last season. They attracted over four thousand fans to … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield Town

Leader Preview: Grimsby 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. It seems strange to go to Grimsby without Andy Morrell tomorrow, as some his most memorable moments in management came against them. Of course, his first trophy … Continue reading Leader Preview: Grimsby Town v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Macclesfield (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. To describe our record against Macclesfield as feast then famine would be a massive understatement as we’ve followed a run of terrific success over The Silkmen with … Continue reading Leader Preview: Macclesfield (a)

Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Reeling Andy Bishop in was a big coup for Andy Morrell, and his arrival opens up some interesting tactical options. First and foremost, signing Bishop is a vindication of Morrell’s approach to the transfer window. His decision not to be rushed into moves, preferring to sign a player because he’ll improve the squad rather than rush into it simply because people are getting twitchy, was … Continue reading Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Maxwell’s Return Reflects Well On Both Him And Morrell

They say you should never go back, and in general I fully subscribe to that theory. Thank goodness Chris Maxwell doesn’t though: he could be the exception that proves the rule. Generally, going back to the scene of your greatest successes is fraught with danger. Expectations are too high, players are often older and a little over the hill when they rerurn, and it just … Continue reading Maxwell’s Return Reflects Well On Both Him And Morrell

>WELSH CUP MAYHEM!!! MAYHEM!!!! MAYHEM!!!!!

>Watching Sgorio’s Welsh Cup highlights this weekend was quite a ride, with ex-Wrexham players certainly claiming centre stage! The main game-and what a game!-was the Neath-Llanelli derby. For Neath, Anthony Williams was between the sticks and was rather static for the opening goal, while Llewellyn missed a penalty and picked up a yellow for a rather vindictive, needless hack. No surprises so far! To be … Continue reading >WELSH CUP MAYHEM!!! MAYHEM!!!! MAYHEM!!!!!

>Posh’s Odd Recruitment Policy!

> What do Craig Morgan and Chris Llewellyn have in common? They’re both good players, but they both consistently have off days at Peterborough, so the Posh try to sign them! They succeeded with Morgan, of course, who had a absolute nightmare in our 6-1 loss there and was almost as dodgy when we drew 2-2 there the season after, though to be fair he … Continue reading >Posh’s Odd Recruitment Policy!