Edgar Davids, Alan Partridge and Me

It’s a shame to see that Edgar Davids won’t be coming to The Racecourse with Barnet (although we know that even if he was still their manager that would be no guarantee of him actually being at a game this far north!) Obviously, it’s a shame because it would be interesting to see an international legend in his twilight years. It’s also a shame because … Continue reading Edgar Davids, Alan Partridge and Me

Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

Here’s something I wrote last week for WSC Daily. It’ll be very interested to see if Andy Carroll gets the same level of justice this week that Wrexham’s Steven Wright got last October. If he doesn’t the silent discrepancy in the disciplinary system will be exposed once more. Carroll’s red card against Swansea yesterday was very harsh, and if justice is done his suspension will … Continue reading Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

The Red Cards Have to Stop For 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. Our disciplinary record has undoubtedly been a problem this season, but against Halifax it came to a head. Brett Ormerod’s sending off was the main – perhaps … Continue reading The Red Cards Have to Stop For Wrexham FC

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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. A live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

The Law is an Ass

So Stephen Wright gets a three game ban for allowing himself to be smacked in the mouth by a celebrity. And it wasn’t even Cheryl Cole, poor bloke. Naturally anger is directed at the FAW disciplinary committee which returned the verdict, but such fury is misplaced. They can’t help the rules they have to play by. It’s a remarkably similar situation to the one which … Continue reading The Law is an Ass

The Inevitable Dean Saunders-Edgar Davids Comparison

My immediate reaction to Edgar Davids being manager of Barnet? It’s absurd. My considered reaction to it? It might actually be a smart move if the London club pay attention to our Dean Saunders experience. On the surface, Davids’ appointment is open to ridicule. He picks and chooses which away games he attends, wears the Number One shirt and supposedly the players have to call … Continue reading The Inevitable Dean Saunders-Edgar Davids Comparison