Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

Just a quick word of warning before I begin. What I’m about to write could easily sound like an argument against data analysis in football, but it’s nothing of the sort. Intelligent, through analysis can only help in the preparation of any team, and I look forward to the day when the football dinosaur is extinct: I’m sure I’ve already mentioned Gary Mills’ reluctance (or … Continue reading Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Joe Allen has to be in and for me and very controversial, Saunders or Ricketts as manager — andy conde (@AuctioneerAndy) May 27, 2019 It was Andy Conde who put the thought in my mind, You’ve chosen your National League XI, now who would you like to manage them? We’ve run through the full range of managers trying to get out of this league: experienced … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Something Special For Contrived, Extended Metaphor Fans

As we face Maidenhead today, which is the constituency of Theresa May, it seems appropriate to discuss the issue which is dominating all our lives. Wrexit. Wrexham have been in the National League for a long time now, and it now feels like our natural place. Some have enjoyed the fresh fields of the National League, the exotic new locations we’ve visited and tantalisingly different … Continue reading Something Special For Contrived, Extended Metaphor Fans

Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Grounds For Optimism

It’s the final game of the season tomorrow, and there’s nothing riding on it. I couldn’t be more excited. The reason for my enthusiasm is that each passing day takes us closer to next season. This season hasn’t been fun. If we don’t improve our league position tomorrow, we’ll end up in the second lowest final position in our history. Defeat would leave us with … Continue reading Grounds For Optimism

York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Let me tell you about last Easter weekend. It’s an uplifting tale, not quite “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, but up there in terms of feel good stories. It’s the story of how every little thing turned out alright – our own redemption song. Clearly there was a need for redemption for the entire squad after seven games without a win, culminating in a home defeat … Continue reading York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Nobody Puts Leo in the Corner

My co-commentator James Harrison has a habit of hitting the nail on the head, and last Monday he made a succinct point which, in the space of one sentence, summed up the beauty of that win over York better than ninety minutes of my ranting had. I’d been unable to resist the temptation to couch the whole broadcast in the context of a rebellion against … Continue reading Nobody Puts Leo in the Corner

PREVIEW: Bromley v Wrexham AFC

We’ve been to Bromley once before, and it was horrible! It was the opening day of last season, and Gary Mills’ newly assembled side went into the match against their newly-promoted opponents on a wave of optimism. In front of a considerable away following, basking in hope and August sunshine, they started superbly too. The possession football we’d been promised was evident as we dominated … Continue reading PREVIEW: Bromley v Wrexham AFC

Keates Lands a Big Signing

Want another reason to donate to the Build The Budget campaign? Would it help if I was to reveal to you that Dean Keates has already made a key signing which will ensure that your money will be spent wisely in the Summer? There’s a lot of justified optimism around the club, and it’s clear that Keates, a man who understands the need for thorough … Continue reading Keates Lands a Big Signing