Is Jon Nolan About to Break the Loan Jinx?

Two matches is a very small sample size so perhaps I should guard against getting carried away. However, our last two matches suggest that Jon Nolan has the capability to become that most rare of things – a successful loan signing. In fact, the current crop of loanees are shaping up quite well. James Caton looked sharp when he came on against Shrewsbury, and the … Continue reading Is Jon Nolan About to Break the Loan Jinx?

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Gateshead FC

It’s a big day for Gary Mills tomorrow as he faces his old side. Mills spent two seasons at Gateshead, taking charge of 103 games, and he had a variable record in this fixture. Two seasons ago his encounters with Wrexham turned out to be a wash out. When we met at the Gateshead International Stadium in September 2013 the visitors took a decisive grip … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Gateshead FC

BALANCE SHEET: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

Positives: The switch to 4-4-2 at half time which opened up the match and made victory possible. Superb character was shown to fight back from an unthreatening first half performance. Dan Bachmann’s string of excellent saves. Five out of five in the shoot-out. Possibly Manny Smith’s best performance of the season – and that’s saying something! Another superb Connor Jennings goal. Steve Tomassen’s solidity at … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Stockport County

POSITIVES An emphatically dominant performance, especially in the second half. Two goals and three assists for Wes York. Louis Moult helped himself to three goals over the course of one and a half matches in the tie. Mark Carrington was highly impressive when switched into midfield. Steve Tomassen’s effervescent cameo. Andy Bishop’s superb assist for Louis Moult’s second goal. The Moult-Bishop partnership showed promising signs. … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Stockport County

Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

What fortunate timing! Good job we had to  ask Stoke to let us keep Dan Bachmann before we play them in the cup. If we’d asked them after our glorious 4-0 victory they might not have been in such a charitable mood! Stoke are the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas! Bachmann’s presence is clearly crucial if we’re to achieve anything this season, and … Continue reading Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

Jamie’s Man of the Match against Eastleigh

It was certainly a fantastic victory over Eastleigh at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday, so someone out of the 11 squad should be named man of the match! It was great to be amongst Mark Griffiths and Alex Taylor in the commentary box throughout the 90 minutes witnessing the Dragons forget their Derby defeat to thrash Eastleigh by three goals. I was the summariser behind … Continue reading Jamie’s Man of the Match against Eastleigh

Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Eastleigh

Positives Elliott Durrell scored! Andy Bishop scored! Dean Keates returned, lasted ninety minutes, and gave the midfield some authority. We made a side which have invested heavily and are aiming for promotion look rather pedestrian. Dan Bachmann’s domination of the penalty area. Mark Carrington’s polished return to the team. We actually took our chances when we were on top, unlike last Monday! Negatives Although not … Continue reading Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Eastleigh

Wrexham 1 Woking 2

A game in which too many small factors turned against Wrexham; you can cope with that sometimes, but Woking were too well drilled not to capitalise on their marginal gains. The flow of events against Wrexham went from a borderline disallowed equaliser (above), which was beyond their control, to a badly-mistimed Andy Bishop header in injury time which certainly wasn’t. Then there was a big … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Woking 2

Dartford 1 Wrexham 2

That was good. Not earth shatteringly, unbridled optimism generating, devastatingly sexily good. But good, all the same. It wasn’t grounds to rush to the bookies and put the house on promotion, but it was enough to suggest we could get somewhere this season, without necessarily looking like we were anywhere near the finished article. Kevin Wilkin wasn’t thrilled afterwards; in fact he was quick to … Continue reading Dartford 1 Wrexham 2