I’m sick of being loved

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. Ninth of August 1997. Wrexham travel to Fulham on the opening day of the season and put in a superb performance. Our passing is crisp, we carve … Continue reading I’m sick of being loved

Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

Dietmar, Griff and Silent Chris

Ah, the joys of the post-match ritual! Hurriedly stuffing my commentary equipment into my bags and rushing down to the press room/reception/once and future club shop to try to get there before the manager turns up! Trying, and usually failing, to avoid the results on the TV in the corner as I like to be surprised by Match of the Day. Lurking in the corridor … Continue reading Dietmar, Griff and Silent Chris