Wrexham’s National League XI | Did We Pick The Right Side?

So this is the Wrexham side you voted for as our best eleven from the National League years.  I was planning to write about the side I picked and why it’s different from the one which the polls returned, but actually, I only disagree over one position, and even then I’m a little reluctant about it! The one difference I voted for was in attack. … Continue reading Wrexham’s National League XI | Did We Pick The Right Side?

RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s National League XI

So who did you vote into Wrexham’s National League XI? You’ve had your say, and after over 1,500 votes, here is your decision. GOALKEEPER Chris Maxwell  48% Rob Lainton     42% Joslain Mayebi   4% A two-horse race, but Chris Maxwell’s two successful seasons edged out last season’s player of the season. Considering the level of support Joslain Mayebi received when he was competing for the … Continue reading RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s National League XI

VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Right Back

Over the next few days, you can pick the best XI to have represented Wrexham in the National League. Each day there’ll be a poll for a different position – after you’ve voted for each position your XI will be revealed. So who’s your choice as Wrexham’s best National League Right Back? Here’s the poll, and the National League appearance stats of the shortlisted players. … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Right Back

Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

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. Taking a moment to consider Wrexham’s record against Braintree Town is a sobering indication of how far the club has fallen in recent years. Braintree’s progress in … Continue reading Braintree v Wrexham FC Preview

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

Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

This is the extended twelve inch remix of 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. So I guess it’s time to get on with the rest of our lives. I can’t do it without regret … Continue reading Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

A Promising Start For the New Boys

After three weeks without a fixture, Wrexham faced Hayes & Yeading as the reds looked to reassert themselves in the title race. As well as the excitement of a first game in three weeks, there was the prospect of seeing some new faces in the side. With the loss of Curtis Obeng to Swansea City, Andy Morrell acted quickly in bringing in Danny Alfei, a … Continue reading A Promising Start For the New Boys

Curtis Obeng – The Man Who Revealed Dean Saunders’ Kryptonite

Curtis Obeng is a fine, developing full back who has frankly got a move to the place where his talent ought to be. I can’t help thinking that it’s a transfer which owes a lot to Wrexham’s change of management this season though. Dean Saunders deserves great praise for what he achieved at The Racecourse, but his handling of Obeng illustrates the one great failing … Continue reading Curtis Obeng – The Man Who Revealed Dean Saunders’ Kryptonite

Tactical Report: 7th January 2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 3rd Round

What a magnificent performance by Wrexham, and what a fascinating insight into how good their defensive unit is. While a jocular Andy Morrell was exaggerating when he said his side didn’t touch the ball in the last half hour, there was an element of truth to his comment. Briighton penned his side back, but they were still forced to resort to long range shots as the defence … Continue reading Tactical Report: 7th January 2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 3rd Round

Tactical Report: 26th December 2011 AFC Telford United 0 Wrexham 2 Blue Square Bet Premier

Spirit, resolve and set pieces saw Wrexham through this typical derby match. It was a game in which you’d hardly describe them as fluent, but they showed the mental toughness and appetite for a scrap they might need to stay above Fleetwood Town. It was also a game which offered a clear illustration of Wrexham’s strengths and weaknesses. With Lee Fowler’s future up in the … Continue reading Tactical Report: 26th December 2011 AFC Telford United 0 Wrexham 2 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 3rd December 2011 Brentford 0 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 2nd Round

This was a magnificent performance by Wrexham, in which they were able to show off all the attributes which make them serious title contenders in the Conference. In a match which split into three clear parts, they played some of the best football they’ve managed all season in a first half which they totally dominated through their massive superiority in midfield and energy when they … Continue reading Tactical Report: 3rd December 2011 Brentford 0 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 2nd Round

Tactical Report: 26th November 2011 Braintree Town 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

This was a game which laid bare both Wrexham’s strengths and the area they need to address if they are to consolidate their challenge for the title. Very hard to break down, they have to make sure they strike the correct balance between defensive shape and creative flair. To focus on the positives, the record-breaking seventh consecutive league clean sheet was never really in doubt. … Continue reading Tactical Report: 26th November 2011 Braintree Town 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier