How Manny Smith Illustrates Gary Mills’ Failings

It seems odd to say it, but looking at Gateshead’s side is almost like seeing how this season could have been for Wrexham. After all, they started the season with the same number of players from Gary Mills’ 2015-16 squad as we did! I’ll get repetitive stain injury soon from going on about the damage Mills did to us this season, but it’s fair to … Continue reading How Manny Smith Illustrates Gary Mills’ Failings

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Gateshead

Our recent record against Gateshead is poor, but despite enjoying just one win in our last seven clashes, there have been highlights amongst that disappointing run. The solitary victory, for example, was a memorable one as we enjoyed a 4-0 victory two seasons ago which contained that famous goal from Dom Vose, who slalomed through the Heed defence before scoring. We also enjoyed a victory … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Gateshead

Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

Written by Gruffudd ab Owain Back in the summer, I wrote an article concerning the transfer rumours at the time called ‘Rumours Raining on Racecourse’. Welcome to volume 2! At the time Gary Mills was in charge of the club and three attackers were linked with Wrexham. John Rooney, Matt Rhead and Jordan Lussey were the ones amid speculation back in the close-season. Rooney has … Continue reading Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

Gary Mills and the Spirit of Brian Clough

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. I suggested at the start of the season that watching the team building process this season would be fascinating. Little did I know just how interesting it … Continue reading Gary Mills and the Spirit of Brian Clough

So What did Last Saturday Actually Mean?

I’m confused. Going into last weekend’s excellent win over Barrow I was concerned by the direction this season was taking. Three points later and I’m looking at a league table which has us one point off the play-offs and wondering if I was right to be concerned in the first place. A closer examination of the table only makes it more pleasing. Three of the … Continue reading So What did Last Saturday Actually Mean?

Wrexham v The New Boys

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. There’s no history to report on between Wrexham and Eastleigh as the Hampshire side have never played at this level before so our paths haven’t crossed. Facing … Continue reading Wrexham v The New Boys

Getting the best out of Connor

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 scored in our last two games, but a question still vexes me. Are we getting the best out of Connor Jennings, and if not, … Continue reading Getting the best out of Connor

Is Hudson The New Tallman?

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. There were encouraging signs last Saturday as we sought to put the 3-0 defeat to Gateshead out of our systems. Louis Moult gave a fine display of … Continue reading Is Hudson The New Tallman?

The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Nuneaton Town

Positives: A win to get over last Tuesday. Elliot Durrell’s best Wrexham performance. Louis Moult’s quality finish. Theo Bailey-Jones, Joe Clarke and Blaine Hudson all received online criticism for their performances against Gateshead; they all responded with strong showings. A first clean sheet since the Chester derby. The back four, which has come under criticism in the opening two games, looked very solid: Andy Coughlin … Continue reading The Balance Sheet: Wrexham v Nuneaton Town

Crunch Time Already

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. The Conference seems a tricky division to anticipate. I suppose it’s because teams change so swiftly, either cracking under the financial pressure or finding the rarity of … Continue reading Crunch Time Already