I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

The fast-moving, noisy trailers on TV will tell you that football is an exciting, sexy sport, full of triumph, glory, joy and tame indy rock. It isn’t. Football is suffering, anger, disappointment and the occasional fleeting moment of hope, which dissolves when you think it’s actually going to turn into something real. Nothing encapsulates football better than Chesterfield v Wrexham, March 9th, 1997. I can’t … Continue reading I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

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

PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby United

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 never faced North Ferriby before, but can go into the final knowing we’ve got a great deal more experience than them in cup competitions, and have … Continue reading PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby United

Wrexham FC’s Biggest Attendances

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. Wrexham’s players will get a chance to perform in front of a big crowd tomorrow, but we won’t be challenging the biggest attendances in the club’s history. … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s Biggest Attendances

Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

It’s counter-intuitive to think it, but is it possible that losing our twenty-goal strike combination might actually help us today? My heart says I’m being stupid. Andy Bishop and Louis Moult account for 43% of our goals this season, so losing them would surely compromise our chances of puling off something remarkable this afternoon. But my brain tells me that we can’t go into this … Continue reading Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

Kevin’s Big Day

Each manager needs his defining moment. On the anniversary of Wrexham’s victory over Arsenal, could Kevin Wilkin be on the verge of his? Wrexham Football Club has, over its one hundred and fifty years of existence, earned a terrific reputation as a giant-killing club. If a manager wants to be commemorated in the clubs proud hall of fame, some exploits in a cup would go … Continue reading Kevin’s Big Day

What Mark Hughes Needs to Know To Beat Wrexham FC

The following is an open letter to my good friend*, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes before the FA Cup tie tomorrow. Hi Mark, How’s things? I hate to be a turncoat, but I feel there’s something you need to know about tomorrow’s game, and if you follow my advice it’ll all turn out just fine. There are three things you need to know: firstly, trust … Continue reading What Mark Hughes Needs to Know To Beat Wrexham FC

Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

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 look at how we’ve fared in the third round of the FA Cup will gladden the heart of any Wrexham fan. It’s a clear affirmation of … Continue reading Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

PREVIEW: Stoke City 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. In terms of the glamour of drawing Premiership team, coming up against Stoke’s terrific; in terms of drawing a side we’ve enjoyed playing in the past, it’s … Continue reading PREVIEW: Stoke City v Wrexham FC