Wrexham Can’t Afford a Repeat at Ebbsfleet

We suffered a dispiriting beating at Ebbsfleet last season. When we went there, our promotion push was unravelling spectacularly after the departure of Dean Keates, while the home side were putting together an excellent run of form as they tried to make a late run into the play-offs. We held out until half time, but once we went behind thinks deteriorated swiftly, and we ended … Continue reading Wrexham Can’t Afford a Repeat at Ebbsfleet

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Gateshead 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’ve faced Gateshead sixty times over the years but our experience against them in cup competitions is limited. We could do worse than repeat the last of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Gateshead FC

The Wrexham Keeper Conundrum

Looking ahead to the new 2014/2015 season, the players have returned to pre-season, new additions get to know their team mates whilst pre-season gives the chance for the new (well relatively new) manager and assistant to get a clear first eleven for our first game of the season, away to Dartford. But the first position to determine is undeniably the toughest: who will be the … Continue reading The Wrexham Keeper Conundrum

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield 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. If you want excitement tomorrow, you’ll be hoping the game doesn’t follow the example of Macclesfield’s trip to The Racecourse last season. They attracted over four thousand fans to … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield Town

The Beast Is Back!

It was the best possible news. Mark Creighton’s celebratory tweet, revealing that the scan he had on his knee revealed no problems was a huge boost for him…and Wrexham FC. There was a clear implication in Andy Morrell’s comments before the scan that the main problem was that Creighton’s “peace of mind” was troubled by the niggle in his knee. That’s perfectly understandable: he went … Continue reading The Beast Is Back!

David Artell: Stealth Bomber

Stealth isn’t a word I’d particularly associate with David Artell. Brutal, powerful, almost beastly (in the best possible way – we like our beasts in these parts!) But stealthy? Yet somehow he achieves a state of stealthiness on occasions. When it comes to an unexpected, well-timed arrival in the box, he’s the Conference equivalent of Frank Lampard! Admittedly he doesn’t arrive subtly, shaking off markers … Continue reading David Artell: Stealth Bomber

What’s in a Name?

Sometimes, when commentating, certain awkward situations crop up. There was one in the centre of Ebbsfleet’s midfield last night. Some names roll off the commentator’s tongue; there’s music in them. Dammy Shitta isn’t really one of them. The problem is that you don’t want to offend, but it’s surely more offensive to alter a person’s name because it happens to sound like a profanity than … Continue reading What’s in a Name?

Wrexham 4 Ebbsfleet United1

That was just what the doctor ordered! After the disappointment of Saturday, sticking with the same team is a gamble: if the players respond by putting things right you get a massive boost for the squad; if they turn in another under-powered performance your morale is damaged. The outcome was undoubtedly in the first category. The Alfreton game wasn’t a disaster – they’re an organised … Continue reading Wrexham 4 Ebbsfleet United1

Not a Bear In Sight – Policing Wrexham Games

As the news filtered around the internet, it seemed almost like someone was having a joke. Wrexham’s away match at Dartford was to be moved from 3pm on a Saturday to 7.45pm on a Friday night on “police advice”. The decision was baffling. Over 200 miles separate the two clubs and their first ever match-up; a 2 – 2 draw at the Racecourse; had played … Continue reading Not a Bear In Sight – Policing Wrexham Games

>Big Moves afoot at Ebbsfleet.

>Bearing in mind what I said earlier about Michael Gash: £80,000 offer for Michael Gash and Darius CharlesA football club, which wishes to remain anonymous, has made an offer of £80,000 for both Michael Gash and Darius Charles. Should members accept this offer, £40,000 would be paid immediately on completion and a further £40,000 on 1 January 2010. In addition:- Ebbsfleet United would receive 20% … Continue reading >Big Moves afoot at Ebbsfleet.