Walker Flourishes on S4C

I find the rough treatment meted out to ex-players tiresome when they return to their old clubs (except for those special circumstances where they made a mess before departing, of course!) I’d rather look at how an old boy is doing and feel pride that they’re doing okay without us. Carlos Edwards set up a goal last week; John Ruddy continues to carve out a … Continue reading Walker Flourishes on S4C

Wrexham 1 Kidderminster Harriers 2

Hmmm, not sure how to feel after that. On the one hand, defeat is fairly inconsequential. I’m not convinced that who you play in the play-offs matters enormously, nor whether you get any advantage from playing the home leg second, unless it goes into extra time. I’d rather establish a first leg advantage, no matter how narrow, than chase a deficit in the second game: … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Kidderminster Harriers 2

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.

Wrexham 2 Mansfield Town 1

It’s been a great season, but I don’t think there’s been a performance to beat that one. Facing the side in the best form in the history of the Conference-if they’d won Mansfield would have set a competition record of 13 consecutive wins-and outplaying them was an achievement of note. Showing the character to come back from the opening ten minutes of the second half, … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Mansfield Town 1

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

Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report

This was a fascinating match tactically (hence my urge to do a tactical report!) as Gainsborough caused problems by asking a question Wrexham haven’t had to answer for a long time: what do you do against a midfield diamond? Trinity manager Steve Housham’s inital intention wasn’t to play that way though. However, his starting formation, a 4-3-3, malfunctioned badly as Wrexham overwhelmed his side in … Continue reading Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report

Anyone But Luton Please!

This is an edited, updated, revised and sexed-up version of my column from last week’s Leader because things have moved on swiftly since last Friday! 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. What do I want from tomorrow’s FA Trophy draw? … Continue reading Anyone But Luton Please!

Declan Walker Lives Up To The Hype

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. The form of Declan Walker this season gives me great hope for the future, and a slight sense of regret about our past. It seems we’ve been … Continue reading Declan Walker Lives Up To The Hype