I Love the Smell of Realism in the Morning

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. There seems to be a slight lack of the usual pre-season excitement among Wrexham fans at the moment, and I sort of like it that way! I … Continue reading I Love the Smell of Realism in the Morning

Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth

Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth

Young Player of the Year: Runners and Riders.

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. You can still vote for the player of the season at the Leader’s website, and while you’re at it you can also decide who you’d like to … Continue reading Young Player of the Year: Runners and Riders.

Vote for the Official Player of the Year

Voting has opened on the official Player of the Season award. You can go to the Evening Leader website here to place your vote for both Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season. Voting closes at noon April 17th. If you want some inspiration, or merely a wallow in nostalgia, here‘s all the past winners of both awards. Obviously, anyone is eligible … Continue reading Vote for the Official Player of the Year

The Home Front

Here’s the extended 12″ version of my column from last week’s Leader, because my initial version was just a tad over the word limit! 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. How strange to be in second place in the table … Continue reading The Home Front

Muddy Hell Awaits at Newport

Sometimes it’s a good thing that your opponents let in five goals at home three days ago: it shows that they’re useless and ripe for the picking. That’s definitely not the case tonight though. Andy Morrell’s right to anticipate Newport being like “a wounded animal” tonight. They got thumped 5-0 by Forest Green at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day, and will have been hurting … Continue reading Muddy Hell Awaits at Newport

Put Your Faith In The System

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. Like Brendan Rodgers and an illiterate plumber, I’ve faith in systems. If you’re organised and do things right, you’ve got a good chance that things will turn … Continue reading Put Your Faith In The System