PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

Wrexham need to get back to winning ways in the league after seeing their interest in the FA Cup end so disappointingly last Saturday. The defeat to Gainsborough Trinity ended a run of seven unbeaten cup ties at The Racecourse, and that last defeat was to a Football League club: Oxford United beat us 2-1 in December 2013 in the FA Cup despite Joe Clarke … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

That Whole James Gray – Zinedine Zidane Thing

It looks like James Gray has unwittingly sparked one of the more unexpected debates at the start of this season. I can’t say it occurred to me to question his role in the current side until it was publicly doubted, and to be honest I can’t see why a perceived lack of goals is an issue. After all, he has a strike rate of a … Continue reading That Whole James Gray – Zinedine Zidane Thing

TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1

So, what went wrong? This was certainly a stark defeat, if only because its nature was startling. For the opening quarter of the game, Wrexham’s game plan worked a treat, then a salvo of three goals turned everything on its head and the second half saw Gary Mills’ team dominate possession without looking penetrative. So how did this state of affairs come to pass? First … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1

PREVIEW: AFC Telford United 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 face Telford on the last day of the season as they are our most festive foes. Every league game we’ve ever played against … Continue reading PREVIEW: AFC Telford United v Wrexham FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Braintree Town

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. We need to buck a trend tomorrow as our home results against Braintree have steadily deteriorated. We won our first clash emphatically, drew the next one and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Braintree Town

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Alfreton Town

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. A Wrexham side in turmoil at least has a chance to set things straight tomorrow against a side which has enjoyed its visits to The Racecourse. Our … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Alfreton Town

How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

The semi-final victory over Torquay might feel like the key point in our season, but if you really want to see where things turned round, have a look at the goalless draw we played out with The Gulls a month ago. Since that match, everything has changed for the better. That was a moribund match. We played with a stodgy midfield diamond which made us … Continue reading How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

PREVIEW: Gateshead FC 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. Gateshead away might be a tough match to negotiate if we want to keep our dreams of Wembley alive, but in recent years we’ve enjoyed the trip … Continue reading PREVIEW: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

So who’s the most significant figure in recent Wrexham history? Kevin Wilkin? Dean Keates? Neil Ashton? How about Andy Bishop? His fortunes have perhaps shaped the last couple of years more than anyone else’s. At the start of last season Bishop’s signature represented more than just the completion of a transfer deal. He was the signing on whom Andy Morrell unwittingly staked his job. The … Continue reading Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v AFC Telford United

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. We have a perfect record against Telford, having met them five times and won on each occasion. Considering our close proximity it’s perhaps surprising to find that … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v AFC Telford United

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford 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. We’ve a score to settle with Dartford tomorrow. While our away record against them is good, with an opening day victory under our belts this season and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford FC

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