PODCAST | Mick Vinter, Memory and How We Interpret Football

Sadly, Mick VInter passed away last week. Mark Griffiths remembers the predatory striker, and how our understanding of football, and the memories of players and games we’ve seen, are formed by our chlldhood heroes…..and panini stickers. Continue reading PODCAST | Mick Vinter, Memory and How We Interpret Football

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

Wrexham need to get back to winning ways in the league after seeing their interest in the FA Cup end so disappointingly last Saturday. The defeat to Gainsborough Trinity ended a run of seven unbeaten cup ties at The Racecourse, and that last defeat was to a Football League club: Oxford United beat us 2-1 in December 2013 in the FA Cup despite Joe Clarke … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

Do Go Chasing Waterfall

So we’ve signed a centre back, “the immovable water feature” as he’ll be known from now on. Obviously we all need to reserve judgement until he’s settled in, but my recollection of his performance against us for Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Trophy semi-final is positive and he’s certainly the right sort of signing for our current situation. Ever since the season started I’d felt … Continue reading Do Go Chasing Waterfall

Things Are Looking Up For The Reds

January, a new start for Wrexham as they aimed to change their poor season which began a whole six months ago. A disappointing mid-table position with some saying relegation was a possibility which, though I couldn’t see it myself, looked like a plausible opinion. But surely not? Surely the Wrexham that won the FA Trophy and were in the Play-Off final no longer than 10 … Continue reading Things Are Looking Up For The Reds

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

Leader Preview: Hyde (h)

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. Andy Morrell goes into tomorrow’s FA Cup tie looking to build on a terrifically impressive record in cup matches. The last time he lost a cup tie … Continue reading Leader Preview: Hyde (h)

We Urgently Need To Find A Solution To The Cieslewicz Conundrum

Having spoken out to The Leader about his frustration at being omitted from the sixteen for our last two games, it appears the complex relationship between Adrian Cieslewicz and Wrexham might have reached a crucial point. Without knowing all the behind-the-scenes detail it’s really difficult to know where to stand on this. I have to admit to being particularly torn as I’m pulled between two … Continue reading We Urgently Need To Find A Solution To The Cieslewicz Conundrum

Keep Your Eyes On The Real Prize

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. He might have seemed like a killjoy in the midst of all that jubilation at Gainsborough a fortnight ago, but Scrooge Morrell was right to demand we … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes On The Real Prize

Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report

This was a fascinating match tactically (hence my urge to do a tactical report!) as Gainsborough caused problems by asking a question Wrexham haven’t had to answer for a long time: what do you do against a midfield diamond? Trinity manager Steve Housham’s inital intention wasn’t to play that way though. However, his starting formation, a 4-3-3, malfunctioned badly as Wrexham overwhelmed his side in … Continue reading Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report