The Small Elephant in the Room

It has fallen to me to wield the sword of truth, and then turn it on myself. I am willing to sacrifice my massive popularity with Wrexham fans for the greater cause. That greater cause being giving Kevin Wilkin the best of starts by unburdening him from a very difficult decision. He is going to have to make some unpopular decisions, and it helps if at least a few people support him in them. Why can a big physical, part time side beat the mighty Wrexham? Why doesn’t our full time training regime count at the end of games? Why … Continue reading The Small Elephant in the Room

Wilkin is the Strong Silent Type Wrexham FC Need

So Kevin Wilkin it is then! I’d love to make out I had some inside knowledge, but I must say that the board played their cards impressively close to their chests throughout this process. My attempts to put two and two together and assume Micky Mellon was the man after he left Barnsley yesterday merely taught me that speculation is never a wise idea! Wilkin’s credentials are interesting, and Wrexham’s fans have been besotted with the idea of a manager who knows the non-league scene well for some time. Now we’ve made such an appointment for the first time it’ll … Continue reading Wilkin is the Strong Silent Type Wrexham FC Need

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

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) We’ve never played Gresley before, but if things go well for him their name could feature prominently when one of our players looks back on his career. Billy Barr revealed last Saturday that Andy Morrell will be starting tomorrow, which would mean he’s named himself in the first eleven for the first time in seven months, when he lined up at Wembley … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

Mansfield Town 1 Wrexham 0

Football folk don’t generally want to make excuses, so I’ll make them on our behalf this time.  If the ref hadn’t controlled the game (and yes, thats a very poor choice of verb to describe his performance) then a genuinely encouraging performance would have had a tangible reward at the end of it. Oh and we’d have two centre backs for the play-offs. I have to admit that the context of this match is everything. We were dominated for long stretches of the game, created virtually nothing, and had to thank the impressive Andy Coughlin for repelling Mansfield in the … Continue reading Mansfield Town 1 Wrexham 0