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
Once again it’s been a year when our defence has racked up some impressive stats, but how have they done individually? Full Backs Stephen Wright After his short stint with us at the end of last season it was difficult to work out whether Wright had been a success or not. He was clearly very experienced and combative, but there were times when, exposed to … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Two
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
Almost exactly a year since Wrexham ran out 1-0 winners down in Newport last season, that same youthful look to the Wrexham came up trumps for the Reds once again. A 1-0 win against 13th placed Cambridge United courtesy of Jay Colbeck’s second goal of the season. With seven changes to the team that slumped to a poor defeat at Woking at the weekend, there … Continue reading A New Breed of Dragon
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
I admit it, pre-season meant nothing. At least not to us fans. This is the one genuine time of the year when a manager genuinely is the only person who can fully assess what has just been happening on the pitch. After all, he’s the only one who actually knows what he was asking for from the players, and what he specifically was hoping to … Continue reading >Full Back or Half Empty?