When he was released by Brian Flynn in 1998, few words were spared for Jonathan Cross, which was not awfully surprising. Cross was never particularly popular with the fans, or, it was claimed in some quarters, the players. However, his story is one of missed opportunity – if circumstances had been slightly different he might have gone on to play a significant role for the … Continue reading Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been
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
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 the weather taking a turn for the apocalyptic, I’m looking forward to my favourite part of the season: when everything becomes random and Freak Football takes … Continue reading Freak Football Rules!
We defend a remarkable Boxing Day record at Haig Avenue tomorrow, as we haven’t lost an away game on the day after Christmas for twenty three years! The last time we missed out on our turkey sandwiches for nothing was in 1991, when we travelled to Edgar Street to face Hereford United. We fell behind within the first ten minutes but Gordon Davies equalised shortly … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s Record on Boxing Day
The headline fact about this season, of course, is that we came 17th in the fifth tier, therefore suffering the lowest league position in the club’s history. As you might imagine, that means that a lot of our figures this season are the worst since the campaign which saw us relegated to the Conference six years ago. We conceded more goals and lost more games … Continue reading A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season
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. We welcome Salisbury to The Racecourse tomorrow still seeking our first home win over them. They’ve come up to North Wales twice, and both times they’ve recorded … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Salisbury City
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 attention naturally focussed on the future, I hope we don’t forget to look back as well, as we’ve lost a couple of good servants over the … Continue reading Billy Barr’s Gift to Kevin WIlkin
Well, that was impressive! Billy Barr will no doubt be a little frustrated that this performance came after the decision seems to have been made about the identity of the next manager as this would have complemented his application nicely. Admittedly Hereford are the team one would want to be playing right now (although between our two matches they’ve drawn all three games, including away … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Hereford United 0
Here’s the Hereford podcast featuring Billy Barr. Continue reading Wrexham FC v Hereford United Podcast
I planned to write this about three weeks ago but lost my nerve. To be fair, my moment of weakness was based on hard evidence: I saw something which made me genuinely think I was wrong. Having gathered further proof, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that I was right all along. 4-4-2 doesn’t work for the current Wrexham squad and the 4-3-3 Andy Morrell … Continue reading 4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC
Whoever takes over the Racecourse hotseat will have one very obvious major task to crack on with: convincing Mark Carrington to sign a new contract. Whatever shape the new Wrexham side takes, clearly it will benefit if he’s a part of it. What part is difficult to say. Carrington gives the lie to the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” by looking equally … Continue reading Carrington’s The Key for Wrexham FC
I was planning to write about how we’ve stuck to 4-3-3 despite the howls of protest from some quarters because we don’t have the players to play 4-4-2. After last Saturday’s game I had to abort that idea! Thanks Mister Barr! The thing which threw me was the deployment of Mark Carrington on the right of midfield. An obvious ploy, with hindsight: after all, he’s … Continue reading Is Billy Our Man?
You may have looked at the various media outlets the club has on Friday evening to see for the first time the hashtag #awaydaylive and wondered what’s this all about? It’s simply a concept that has been months in planning and in waiting. Saturday’s test run was just the start of the experience. The idea of #awaydaylive was born while I was sat in a … Continue reading #awaydaylive explained