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 … Continue reading Mansfield Town 1 Wrexham 0
There seem to be two issues which are exercising the minds of Wrexham fans at the moment: our lack of goals and whether the penalty area is no country for old men. I was discussing our prospects before the FA Trophy final for the Out of the League podcast, and was asked about the prospect of the three wise men, Dele Adebola, Brett Ormerod and … Continue reading No Substitute For Experience?
It’s been a great season, but I don’t think there’s been a performance to beat that one. Facing the side in the best form in the history of the Conference-if they’d won Mansfield would have set a competition record of 13 consecutive wins-and outplaying them was an achievement of note. Showing the character to come back from the opening ten minutes of the second half, … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Mansfield Town 1
Andy Morrell admits there are some really tough decisions to be made before Sunday’s match. Although there’s been a fairly settled look to the side under him, it’s not all that easy to second guess what side Morrell will put out. That’s not because he likes to make wild, experimental changes to his side. That’s not his style at all, which is a nice contrast … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions
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 fine art of sifting through the players arriving on a non-league manager’s desk during the transfer window is one of the less glamorous but more crucial … Continue reading Thornton, Little, Fowler and the Talent Lottery
Just before Alfreton scored, I had a look at the latest scores, saw that a couple of our rivals were on course to draw, and thought how crucial it was that we should finish the job and ensure we won this match. Ten seconds later we were level. With matters elsewhere going against us, these were two worrying dropped points. Not that we ever really … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Alfreton Town 1
If you’ve a few minutes to while away, I’ve set up a couple of pinterest boards: one on Wrexham FC, the other on the greatest cult hero of them all – Glen Little! Continue reading Pinteresting Developments
Back by popular demand, the author of one blog post, the Old Fart returns to the Wrexham Supporters Blog. As an exile down South Wales for a quarter of a century I don’t go to many games but I did go to the Newport v Wrexham game last Friday. I spent the afternoon in Newport library having caught the bus from Cardiff then made my … Continue reading Return of the Old Fart!
Recently, I bumped into former Red and current Bala Town maestro Mark Jones in town. The 28 year old who had two spells at Wrexham with a year at Rochdale in-between, has been Welsh Premier League football for 3 years now after being released at the end of the 2009-10 season. A legend in his own right for his commitment and utterly unbelievable performances in … Continue reading That Boy Jonah!
Sometimes it’s a good thing that your opponents let in five goals at home three days ago: it shows that they’re useless and ripe for the picking. That’s definitely not the case tonight though. Andy Morrell’s right to anticipate Newport being like “a wounded animal” tonight. They got thumped 5-0 by Forest Green at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day, and will have been hurting … Continue reading Muddy Hell Awaits at Newport
And to show I’ve not been completely inactive, here’s something I wrote for “In Bed With Maradona” on Glen Little. Continue reading In Bed With Maradona – Glen Little
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 Dean Keates playing his 600th career match tonight, it seems appropriate to reflect on how Andy Morrell has looked to develop a balance between youth and … Continue reading You Win Nothing With Kids
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 was glad to see Joe Clarke given a contract until the end of the season as he’s proven himself to be a very useful member of … Continue reading Joe Clarke Gets His Reward