A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

We’ve played Newport County before in the FA Cup, but it didn’t go well. The first time we ever met our South Walian rivals was in the sixth qualifying round of the cup, in December 1921. An impressive crowd of 8,693 saw us draw 0-0 at The Racecourse, and we lost the replay 3-0. Apart from two Welsh Cup wins over Newport in the mid-1920s, … Continue reading A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

Tomorrow’s game represents an unwanted piece of club history for Tranmere Rovers as they line up for their first match in a competition no-one with a pedigree in the Football League wants to take part in. In Wrexham they’ll face a side which has a good pedigree in the FA Trophy. With a win in the trophy in 2013 and another visit to Wembley last … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

Is Three at the Back the Answer?

I’m surprised to be thinking this, but three at the back might be the answer Gary Mills is looking for. The second half fightback against Eastleigh with such a formation encouraged many to see it as an option, but that was an aberration which didn’t convince me we should pursue that shape further. It was kitchen sink tactics: two down after a poor first half, … Continue reading Is Three at the Back the Answer?

PREVIEW: Stockport County 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. Stockport are one of our most regular opponents, having faced us one hundred and seventeen times since our first meeting in 1891. The Hatters have had comfortably … Continue reading PREVIEW: Stockport County v Wrexham FC

Is Hudson The New Tallman?

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. There were encouraging signs last Saturday as we sought to put the 3-0 defeat to Gateshead out of our systems. Louis Moult gave a fine display of … Continue reading Is Hudson The New Tallman?

Let’s Keep The Momentum Rolling

Wrexham are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten run against Newport County. Let’s hope they keep it going for one more game! We haven’t lost in six matches against our South Walian opponents. In fact, if Wrexham avoid defeat we’ll equal the longest unbeaten run we’ve ever enjoyed against Newport by going five games without losing to County. Overall, in forty-one matches we’ve tended to have … Continue reading Let’s Keep The Momentum Rolling

So Where Will The Game Be Won?

An all-Welsh play-off final is liable to be decided at least in part on heart and passion. But tactically speaking, there’s a huge issue which is sure to have a major influence on the outcome. Newport’s switch to three at the back part way through the season was a bold move and an unusual one by Justin Edinburgh. It leaves his side playing with a … Continue reading So Where Will The Game Be Won?