Last Saturday wasn’t great. Losing to a lower division team on penalties with a heavily-rotated team isn’t all that of a shock: it’s not as if the FA Trophy was ever a priority, after all. However, we have enough squad depth to be able to make 9 changes from the previous game and still come through. Still, there were things to learn from the game. … Continue reading Davies and Jarvis Benefit from the Power of Three
The main negative from pre-season so far is also the main reason why I felt so positive after the hammering we doled out to Kidderminster. For me at the moment, it’s all about Ponticelli. I was utterly thrilled when we signed Jordan Ponticelli on a two-year deal this season. He showed at the back end of last season that he’s the sort of striker who … Continue reading No Ponti, No Party?
I’m sure you won’t need to be reminded of what happened the last time Eastleigh visited The Racecourse. A traumatic home defeat in the National League play-offs ended our season in controversial circumstances, as we conceded the only goal in extra time after a hotly-contested decision to disallow a Kieran Kennedy goal which would have won the game in normal time. Ironically, that defeat came … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Eastleigh
There’s an obvious question to ask before today’s match with Eastleigh: is Andrew Boyce playing? Boyce has pulled off a remarkable, unwanted feat in this fixture, as he was sent off in each of our last two matches against The Spitfires! Last season he walked in the 67th minute of our 1-1 draw at Eastleigh, receiving a yellow card for a late tackle on Sam … Continue reading Watch out for the Wrexham – Eastleigh teamsheet
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. Prepare yourself for action tomorrow as Altrincham’s recent visits to The Racecourse have been characterised by a series of red cards. Last season ended nine against ten … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Altrincham 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. Traditionally Lincoln is a place we tend to approach with trepidation, but in recent years we’ve done well at Sincil Bank. We came within seven minutes of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Wrexham AFC
The January reshaping has been done, interesting new faces have been introduced, and now we see what Kevin Wilkin can achieve with them. January felt like a transitional month to me. We settled into a diamond formation which, I suspect, is not how Wilkin will want to proceed once the new men are bedded in. Admittedly we have a lot of central midfielders to choose … Continue reading Are Diamonds Forever?
Positives: The second half. Our second goal! Ross White’s contribution, both defensively and bringing the ball out from the back. Louis Moult looked a level above anything else on the pitch. The overlapping of Neil Ashton and Mark Carrington in the second half stretched Stockport. Dean Keates back on the bench! As always, the work rate of Connor Jennings. In the midst of chaos, Jay … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Stockport County v Wrexham FC
Nobody can claim that 2014 has been a vintage year on the pitch. Looking through the figures from the last twelve months perhaps reflects this: without consistent performances the statistics lead us toward some rather surprising conclusions. But first the facts: we played 54 games in 2014 and won 38% of them, losing 33%. Appropriately in a mediocre year, that’s pretty much mid-table form: in … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s 2014 in Numbers
Here are the youtube teaser highlights: full highlights are available on Wrexham Player. Continue reading Wrexham FC v Altrincham FC Highlights
We drew with an under strength Macclesfield. We made Wade Fairhurst, a striker rescued from a lower division, look like a world-beater, and our passing was nothing to write home about. So what’s good? I saw in this performance the makings of a well organised, well balanced, competitive team. Wilkin looks relaxed and cheery, I’m not surprised, he recognises when things are coming together nicely. … Continue reading This Is Good
What a terrific game! It’s disappointing Wrexham didn’t win it considering the opportunities we had to score and the fact that we played nearly forty five minutes with an extra man when you take added time into account, but on the other hand, when you’re a goal down with five minutes left you should be grateful for what you can get. Admittedly, one point from … Continue reading Halifax Town 2 Wrexham 2