From Famine To Feast

Alex Taylor asked on #askwxm about penalties before the Dagenham game, as at that point we hadn’t had one this season. which was a stroke of genius, because he made it inevitable that we’d be awarded a penalty in that match!   One for @m_griffiths92 #askwxm for Saturday’s game… what’s the longest we’ve gone without being awarded a penalty? We’re on for going the whole … Continue reading From Famine To Feast

Paul Rutherford – Sam Ricketts’ Unexpected New Signing

After Sam Wedgbury’s rather unnecessary departure last Summer, it was important that we found a player capable of adding that non-stop energy to the centre of our midfield. Who knew that the right man was in our squad already? It’s good to see Paul Rutherford back in the squad again after his early season injury. Rutherford, after all, has always been the most solid and … Continue reading Paul Rutherford – Sam Ricketts’ Unexpected New Signing

Adventures in National League Commentary

I’d like to open with a promise. I will genuinely do my best to make no mention in this column of Chester conceding eight goals last Saturday. I have to admit that I’m not confident I’ll manage it. We return to Eastleigh today, the scene of one of my most enjoyable commentating experiences. It came on the last day of the 2016-17 season, a grim … Continue reading Adventures in National League Commentary

PREVIEW Eastleigh v Wrexham AFC

Each of the four games we’ve played at Eastleigh has ended in a draw, although we’ve constantly come closer and closer to emerging with all three points, and never came as close as we did last season. Our first visit, in March 2015, saw us take the lead twice through fine strikes from Louis Moult and Neil Ashton, only to see The Spitfires manage two … Continue reading PREVIEW Eastleigh v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

For the fourth season in a row we are away for our last match of the season, and Dean Keates will hope to bring back memories of our most recent victory in our final game, when his penalty helped earn victory at Telford two years ago in his final professional match. With no victory over Eastleigh since our first meeting in September 2014, we travel … Continue reading PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

Testing The Wrexham AFC Old Wives Tales

Ever since I’ve been a kid there have been certain clichés which people trot out about Wrexham. One of my personal favourites is that they don’t want to get promoted, a gripe against a perceived lack of ambition which has always been a load of nonsense (apart, perhaps, for a certain period in our history when it’s quite conceivable that there were people in the … Continue reading Testing The Wrexham AFC Old Wives Tales

Forest Green Rovers – A serious threat to the environment

What a super chirpy little club Forest Green Rovers are. Not only are they eccentric champions of the little guy, they serve Vegan food, thus protecting our cute lambs and piggy wiggys from being minced, chomped and abused by the less enlightened. They’re getting some great press for team success and their caring, supposedly forward thinking sustainable approach. Well here’s some bad press : they … Continue reading Forest Green Rovers – A serious threat to the environment

PREVIEW: Boreham Wood 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. The trip to Boreham Wood is a journey into the unknown as we’ve never faced the Meadow Park side. Let’s hope we do better than the last … Continue reading PREVIEW: Boreham Wood FC v Wrexham FC

Jamie’s Man of the Match against Eastleigh

It was certainly a fantastic victory over Eastleigh at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday, so someone out of the 11 squad should be named man of the match! It was great to be amongst Mark Griffiths and Alex Taylor in the commentary box throughout the 90 minutes witnessing the Dragons forget their Derby defeat to thrash Eastleigh by three goals. I was the summariser behind … Continue reading Jamie’s Man of the Match against Eastleigh

Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Eastleigh

Positives Elliott Durrell scored! Andy Bishop scored! Dean Keates returned, lasted ninety minutes, and gave the midfield some authority. We made a side which have invested heavily and are aiming for promotion look rather pedestrian. Dan Bachmann’s domination of the penalty area. Mark Carrington’s polished return to the team. We actually took our chances when we were on top, unlike last Monday! Negatives Although not … Continue reading Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Eastleigh