Is it me, or does our squad look thin? There’s has been a very different emphasis in the transfer market this summer to anything we’ve ever seen at Wrexham before – I’m going to stop short of saying our parameters have changed fundamentally until I’ve seen the fruits of our Summer labours – and as a result our squad looks rather unfamiliar. My desire to … Continue reading Extreme Slimming
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
I’ve had enough time to get over the frustration of Tuesday night: I think I hid my devastation about as well as Andy Morrell did! Things might not look too positive right now, but don’t give up hope. After all, in the Conference this has been The Year of the Extraordinary! If you think about it, this season has defied logic, like the Magic Road … Continue reading Wrexham Should Take Hope from the Year of the Extraordinary
Gorgeous, ain’t it? Trophies are great aren’t they? Symbols of glory, the spoils of conquest, unequivocally a source of pride. Well, not necessarily. A couple of weeks ago I made my acquaintance with the most pointless trophy in football. I’d actually seen it sitting about many times this season, hardly in a place of honour, bunged on a shelf at The Racecourse with a variety … Continue reading Second Place Is Nowhere
The agonising wait continues; who knew a rubber stamp could be so difficult to operate? There’s frustration on Red Passion and it’s building into fury. The target this time is the F.A., and I totally understand it. After all, other takeovers seem to be waved through with gay abandon, the number of basket case clubs testimony to the fact that the Fit and Proper Person … Continue reading The Waiting Game
> So Setanta has finally gone under. It was a long and painful death, and I’m afraid this will probably represent the moment where a cold dose of reality hits home. There were suggestions in last Sunday’s Non League Paper that The Confence would be able to find a new broadcaster willing to show the games. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m stunned by the … Continue reading >TV Dream Dies
>The backlog of fixtures could cost us dear. We don’t even know whether it stops here-if there’s a bad winter we might have a number of other games to slot into the midweeks this season, and then there are international call-ups to consider; if the postponement of the Histon game is anything to go by we’ll get plenty of help from the Welsh F.A. to … Continue reading >Where Will The Backlog End?
>An interesting article in the Non League Paper on Sunday illustrated the unsettled nature of the Conference this season. Eleven teams have been top of the table already this season-that’s twice as many as the total for the last two seasons combined! Furthermore, Crawley are the only side to last more than two weeks in the top spot! If ever there was a season where … Continue reading >What an Opportunity
>Poor old Darran Kempson doesn’t sound like he’s having the happiest of times at Forest Green. They lost 3-1 at home to Altrincham on Saturday; he deflected in the first, was guilty of a howler to give away the second and was given a rating of four out of ten by the Non League Paper. Ouch! It must be something of a nightmare for him. … Continue reading >Poor Old Kempson!
> As bold statements of intent, naming a nineteen-year-old as captain is certainly up there! All new managers want to shake things up and organise things their way, but picking Neil Taylor to wear the armband is a bold stroke. I like it, but it begs certain questions. Firstly the positives. Taylor’s a great lad, a very articulate young man and a fine prospect. It … Continue reading >Our Youngest Ever Skipper?
> I felt a little guilty after writing today’s Evening Leader column; I’d questioned the process which led to the appointment of Dean Saunders before he’d even taken charge of a game! I guess my attitude was part of the cynicism which has become inured in Wrexham fans over the last couple of years. We’re used to failure, conditioned to expect new initiatives to crash … Continue reading >Don’t be Mean to Dean!
>I know it’s a touch desperate, but we might go up a place in the Conference without kicking a ball! The season starts here! Alright, I’ll drop the sarcasm, but there could be real upheaval in the table if Mansfield are docked points for fielding an ineligible player in Aaron O’Connor. They gained eight points in the games he played before the matter was addressed, … Continue reading >We Might Go Up A Place!!
> I must register my surprise at what happened last Saturday. Not at the fact that Brian Little left the club; in fact the odd element of that was how the news seemed to shock people. I was under the impression that it was the worst kept secret in football; as I understand it he hadn’t seen the players since that awful night against Rushden, … Continue reading >Foyled