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 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

Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers

Nobody can claim that 2014 has been a vintage year on the pitch. Looking through the figures from the last twelve months perhaps reflects this: without consistent performances the statistics lead us toward some rather surprising conclusions. But first the facts: we played 54 games in 2014 and won 38% of them, losing 33%. Appropriately in a mediocre year, that’s pretty much mid-table form: in … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers

PREVIEW: Southport 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. We travel to Haig Avenue knowing we’ve always had a good record there, and recent results have only enhanced that fact! Last season we enjoyed a last-gasp … Continue reading PREVIEW: Southport FC v Wrexham FC

The Rock of Gibraltar

Wrexham FC has a history of international footballers in its ranks. More often than not, it is to represent the Welsh National team. But Wrexham’s summer signing and rock at the back Dave Artell has been called up to a new international team: Gibraltar. Wrexham’s own Gibraltarian Rock qualifies for the small country through his father, who was born on the island. His grandfather was … Continue reading The Rock of Gibraltar

Leader Column: Carrington Justifies Morrell’s Transfer Tactics

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 As we ponder the strength of our midfield, the injuries suffered by our defenders and the struggle to find the right blend up front, it’s easy to … Continue reading Leader Column: Carrington Justifies Morrell’s Transfer Tactics

The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

You could see how prepared the TV news channels are for the inevitable this month. When the one modern figure who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with history’s greats died in Johannesburg, they were ready to run the hours of video tributes they’d salted away years ago in readiness for the sad event. I feel I ought to have been equally ready to report on today’s unfortunate … Continue reading The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Who knew the old man still had it in him? Only Billy Barr, it would seem! It was like April 2003 all over again: Andy Morrell was harrying centre-backs into melt-down, Wrexham were winning and all was well with the world. Even the goal celebration music was from the same era. The forced introduction of Andy Morrell in the eighteenth minute, after Brett Ormerod went … Continue reading Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Wrexham 3 Gateshead 2

This was a win which owed much to the quality of Wrexham’s play and was absolutely fascinating tactically. However, ultimately it was down to the Wrexham team’s grit and character. Four times they were massively tested mentally: on each of those occasions they rose brilliantly to the challenge. Perhaps I should say five times as there was a trying moment before the game. Andy Coughlin … Continue reading Wrexham 3 Gateshead 2

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Alfreton Town FA Cup 1st Round

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 put the past behind us tomorrow, as last year Alfreton put us out of the FA Cup at exactly this point in the competition. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Alfreton Town FA Cup 1st Round