THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

Wrexham’s first home league win since November, against Aldershot. Wrexham’s first league win of 2015.Robbie Evans’ second career goal, and both have been scored against Barnet. Only Gary Bennett and Mark Jones have scored more goals for Wrexham against Barnet than Evans. Kevin Wilkin’s 50th game as Wrexham manager. Andy Coughlin’s third clean sheet in a row. Manny Smith’s 150th league match. Wrexham’s second league double … Continue reading THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Barnet 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. Tomorrow’s match isn’t just a test against the league leaders: it’s a significant milestone for our manager. The game will be Kevin Wilkin’s fiftieth as manager of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay 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. As Wrexham look to return to winning ways in the league, at least they can hope to find solace in home advantage because neither side tends to … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

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

The Best Wrexham XI Ever

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. With one hundred and fifty years to look back on, there’s plenty of evidence when selecting Wrexham’s greatest ever eleven. Plumping for an eleven based on their … Continue reading The Best Wrexham XI Ever

The Thread That Links Us All

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. So, the big day’s nearly here. An occasion to relish. A chance to honour one hundred and fifty years of a passion which perhaps defines our town. … Continue reading The Thread That Links Us All

My Best Wrexham XI

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. Selecting my favourite Wrexham team from players I’ve seen play is a tricky process. I saw the great side of Arfon Griffiths, but only in the Second … Continue reading My Best Wrexham XI

Durrell Links Past With Present

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. Elliott Durrell’s goal last Saturday brought something home to me. It brought home just how important the 150th anniversary match will be in a week. That might … Continue reading Durrell Links Past With Present

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

Leader Preview: Hereford United 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. Last season’s 1-0 win at Edgar Street ended something of an unhappy run of league results at Hereford. It was the first time we’d returned from there … Continue reading Leader Preview: Hereford United v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Barnet 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. Tomorrow’s match is a chance for Wrexham to improve a less than impressive home record against our visitors from North London. We don’t have the best home … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC