PREVIEW: Can Wrexham FC Maintain Their First Day Record?

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. Opening day fixtures in Kent are a bit like buses. You don’t have one for ages and then two turn up at once! Last season we broke … Continue reading PREVIEW: Can Wrexham FC Maintain Their First Day Record?

Wilkin in!

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 it would seem the great Get Wilkin Out Scare has begun to run out of steam. It was a squall which told us a lot about … Continue reading Wilkin in!

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

Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

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 some respects it’s hard to predict what will happen on Sunday. We don’t know what sort of line-up Mark Hughes will select or the tactical approach … Continue reading Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

No Clarke, No York: New Vision?

Joe Clarke and Wes York, two players who have started every league game this season, both omitted from the starting line-up this afternoon. A new plan from Kevin Wilkin or merely an admission that his old one hasn’t worked? Certainly the lesson of our visit to Southport earlier this month suggests that the loss of Clarke’s physical presence in the middle of the pitch might … Continue reading No Clarke, No York: New Vision?

A Mistake

I chewed through three plastic seats behind the goal on Saturday. I’m still simmering now, but I’m just about capable of typing without launching the computer out of the window. A mistake has been made, the consequence of which are ; trivially, my teeth marks on the clubs property; seriously, a defeat against Dartford; and gravely, a dent to all our hopes of promotion. Looking … Continue reading A Mistake

Balance Sheet: Wrexham FC v Dartford FC

Positives: Connor Jennings’ movement between the lines. Joe Clarke’s attempts in the first half to drive the team forwards. Louis Moult returning to the scoresheet. Negatives: Jennings got into good positions but failed to make the most of them. The ease with which Dartford scored their goals. An over reaction to being a goal down which ended in Elliott Durrell playing in the centre of … Continue reading Balance Sheet: Wrexham FC v Dartford FC

PLACE YOUR BETS: Who gets sent off today?

There must be something in the air! Referees just love sending players off at The Racecourse! I don’t know why: perhaps the ground was built on the site of an ancient linesman burial ground. Perhaps referees just like showing off in a big stadium. Whisper it, but it might even be because Conference refs are shocking! But for whatever reason, those loveable little critters just … Continue reading PLACE YOUR BETS: Who gets sent off today?

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

Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act

Kevin Wilkin has two keepers who look like they can make a contribution to a promotion push, and an interesting balancing act to perform. Daniel Bachmann made an impressive debut at Dartford. The young Austrian’s kicking was a matter for concern, and British football fans are fixated with how far a keeper can plant the ball down the pitch, so many in the away end … Continue reading Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act