Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been

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

Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

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) A look at how we’ve fared in the third round of the FA Cup will gladden the heart of any Wrexham fan. It’s a clear affirmation of … Continue reading Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

Walker Flourishes on S4C

I find the rough treatment meted out to ex-players tiresome when they return to their old clubs (except for those special circumstances where they made a mess before departing, of course!) I’d rather look at how an old boy is doing and feel pride that they’re doing okay without us. Carlos Edwards set up a goal last week; John Ruddy continues to carve out a … Continue reading Walker Flourishes on S4C

Ken Roberts: A Foot In Both Camps

It seems appropriate that the return of the Chester derby occurs this weekend, as Sunday is the anniversary of an historic event which revolved around a man who played a significant role in both clubs’ stories. Ken Roberts’ entryas a player in Wrexham’s history is fleeting but notable: sixty two years ago on Sunday he became the youngest player to appear in the Football League … Continue reading Ken Roberts: A Foot In Both Camps