Forget Wembley: Grimsby will test a Different Wrexham

Wrexham’s new 4-4-2, impressive at Hereford, moribund against Kidderminster, disastrous at Braintree, will have a thorough examination this afternoon. It’ll be interesting to see if it emerges intact. I’ve seen a couple of Grimsby’s recent matches and their shape will test our formation thoroughly. Johnny Hunt and Mark Carrington will be absolutely crucial to our approach, both when we have the ball and when we … Continue reading Forget Wembley: Grimsby will test a Different Wrexham

Wrexham v Grimsby Town Tactical Report

Even the most one-sided match can contain a moment when the lesser side can snatch the initiative. This was a memorable victory, but one in which either Grimsby’s joint coaches or their team got things badly wrong just when it mattered most. While there can be no question that Wrexham were deserving winners, if The Mariners had held their nerve in the last twenty minutes … Continue reading Wrexham v Grimsby Town Tactical Report

Wrexham 1 Grimsby Town 1 (4-1 on penalties)

Thought I’d better get cracking and write something about this one! No two ways about it: this was an excellent performance and a wonderful day. From the determination of the fans digging themselves out of the snow and getting themselves to Wembley, to the character of the players, there was a lot to make you proud to support Wrexham. And Richard Brodie missed a penalty … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Grimsby Town 1 (4-1 on penalties)

Which Grimsby Will Turn Up Tomorrow?

A strange thing, form. It can evaporate in the blink of an eye. Generally it’s a much slower process to return to where you were, but extreme circumstances can do strange things, and few circumstances are quite as extreme as a non-league side playing at Wembley. Don’t be fooled by their four consecutive defeats: The Mariners are more than capable of hitting the ground running … Continue reading Which Grimsby Will Turn Up Tomorrow?

Tactical Report: 24th September 2011 Grimsby Town 1 Wrexham 3 Blue Square Bet Premier

So Andy Morrell started his managerial career off with a great away win, but don’t expect any tactical innovations from him, at least not yet! This victory was straight from the Dean Saunders manual, and Morrell admitted as much afterwards. How could it be otherwise when he had just one day to prepare his team after the job landed in his lap out of the … Continue reading Tactical Report: 24th September 2011 Grimsby Town 1 Wrexham 3 Blue Square Bet Premier