PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Rochdale

There’s good news and bad news. Our recent record against Rochdale is poor, but we’ve been remarkably successful against them in the FA Cup. We’ve a 100% record against Dale in the FA Cup, having beaten them on all six occasions we’ve drawn them to date. We played them in both 1997 and 1999, with Neil Roberts scoring on both occasions, and also eliminated them … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Rochdale

PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby 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’ve never faced North Ferriby before, but can go into the final knowing we’ve got a great deal more experience than them in cup competitions, and have … Continue reading PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby United

What Mark Hughes Needs to Know To Beat Wrexham FC

The following is an open letter to my good friend*, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes before the FA Cup tie tomorrow. Hi Mark, How’s things? I hate to be a turncoat, but I feel there’s something you need to know about tomorrow’s game, and if you follow my advice it’ll all turn out just fine. There are three things you need to know: firstly, trust … Continue reading What Mark Hughes Needs to Know To Beat Wrexham FC

PREVIEW: Stoke City 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. In terms of the glamour of drawing Premiership team, coming up against Stoke’s terrific; in terms of drawing a side we’ve enjoyed playing in the past, it’s … Continue reading PREVIEW: Stoke City v Wrexham FC

My Best Wrexham XI

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. Selecting my favourite Wrexham team from players I’ve seen play is a tricky process. I saw the great side of Arfon Griffiths, but only in the Second … Continue reading My Best Wrexham XI

Leader Preview: Forest Green Rovers 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. So a troubled season comes to an end, and at least we’ve a terrific recent record on the last day of the season, so perhaps we can … Continue reading Leader Preview: Forest Green Rovers v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford 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. Wrexham seek to revive our glorious FA Cup reputation tonight as we look for only our third FA Cup second round win this millennium! Indeed, this is … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford United

Emad Bouanane: The Ultimate Cult Hero

If you look up “cult hero” in a dictionary, there’s no definition: just a picture of Emad Bouanane. Could anybody, in the long history of this football club, have encapsulated the notion of a cult hero quite as succinctly as Emad? The very fact that I use his first name to describe him rather than call him Bouanane says everything. Like Madonna, Elvis and post-divorce … Continue reading Emad Bouanane: The Ultimate Cult Hero

The Inevitable Ward-Messi Comparison

Last weekend we saw Leo Messi score a cheeky winner for Barcelona at Atletico Madrid, craftily getting the go-ahead from the ref and curling the ball sublimely into the far side of the net as the keeper, Thibaut Courtois, stood on his near post, organising his wall. It was a goal which closed the circle of my weekend’s experiences, as before the Stockport match I’d … Continue reading The Inevitable Ward-Messi Comparison