Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

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 some respects it’s hard to predict what will happen on Sunday. We don’t know what sort of line-up Mark Hughes will select or the tactical approach … Continue reading Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

The Forgotten Miracle

With the Stoke game upon us it’s natural to look back at great giant-killings in our long history, and we’ve seen plenty of coverage of our 1992 victory over Arsenal as a consequence. A remarkable FA Cup third round victory from ten years earlier seems to have been neglected though. Have we really forgotten the day we beat Brian Clough’s greatest side on their own … Continue reading The Forgotten Miracle

The FA Trophy is a Tacky Bauble

The FA Trophy cost us promotion two seasons ago, and this season it is in danger of seriously impeding our progress in the league. If we were to win the Trophy this year; our players would be exhausted, our coffers would have a measly temporary boost, and our chances of promotion severely dented. Bah humbug!! One of the best days of my life was the … Continue reading The FA Trophy is a Tacky Bauble

TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham 3 Maidstone Utd 1

Flisher, Bodkin and York sounds like a Dickensian firm of lawyers to me (WARNING: a list of three footballers’ names always sounds like a Dickensian law firm to me. Except Sakho, Obeng and Ugarte.) However, Alex Flisher, Matt Bodkin and Wes York were actually the decisive players in this superbly well-contested second round cup tie. So often a cup tie is determined by the superior … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham 3 Maidstone Utd 1

The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Maidstone

Positives: We’re through to the third round! Lots of creativity in midfield – Clarke, Carrington and Harris all played defence-splitting passes to put strikers clear on goal. The energy and movement of Connor Jennings. Jon Flatt’s string of sharp saves. James Pearson’s first career assist. Wes York’s pace allowed us to get in behind Maidstone’s defence regularly. Andy Bishop maintained his fine scoring record in … Continue reading The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Maidstone

Preview: Wrexham FC v Maidstone 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. Since dropping out of the Football League we’ve done pretty well in the FA Cup. This is the fourth time in seven seasons that we’ve got as … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham FC v Maidstone United

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

Wrexham 1 Oxford United 2

  Last week I was suggesting that cup ties are decided by the quality of finishing, with the higher league sides often second best but prevailing because they take their chances. when I wrote that, Gresley were the victims and Wrexham were the beneficiaries. Well, now we know how it feels to be on the other end of the deal. Wrexham were plainly the better … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Oxford United 2

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford 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. Wrexham seek to revive our glorious FA Cup reputation tonight as we look for only our third FA Cup second round win this millennium! Indeed, this is … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford United

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