VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Midfield

Over the next few days, you can pick the best XI to have represented Wrexham in the National League. Each day there’ll be a poll for a different position – after you’ve voted for each position your XI will be revealed. Who will you pick in Wrexham’s best National League Midfield? As we’ve played 4-3-3 for most of our time in the division, the side … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Midfield

Half Season Review

Wrexham FC the flat track bullies of 2015! That’s my double edged accolade for the first half of this season. Giving us a dry pitch, a tactically inept opposition manager and a team low on confidence and we provided the stuffing for the turkeys before Christmas. Bad weather, a pressing team with determination, and some nous equalled an entirely different destination for the Saxo. Progress … Continue reading Half Season Review

PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Wrexham AFC

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. Traditionally Lincoln is a place we tend to approach with trepidation, but in recent years we’ve done well at Sincil Bank. We came within seven minutes of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Wrexham AFC

Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

This is the extended twelve inch remix of 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. So I guess it’s time to get on with the rest of our lives. I can’t do it without regret … Continue reading Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

Welling United 1 Wrexham 1

Ŵell that was better, but it still encapsulated how we’re just falling short this season. The positives first. After the defeat at Luton we needed to respond, and we did. To be honest, it was pretty much impossible to not improve on what we did last Saturday, but still, we showed character on a stinking day in an exposed ground and ought to have won … Continue reading Welling United 1 Wrexham 1

The Qualifying Round Is Never A Formality For Wrexham FC!

Tomorrow we play at a stage of the FA Cup which, for so long was none of our concern, but the qualifying round presents a considerable obstacle to Wrexham Football Club. Hyde will be pleased to hear it’s not just the quality of the opposition that’s an issue; we’ve always struggled to get past the preliminaries of the cup and into the real thing. It’s … Continue reading The Qualifying Round Is Never A Formality For Wrexham FC!

Leader Preview: Tamworth (a)

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 good news as we travel to Tamworth is that our record there has improved lately. The bad news is that we’ve yet to go there and … Continue reading Leader Preview: Tamworth (a)

Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth

Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth

Morrell Upgrades Saunders’ 4-3-3

The Hereford game was interesting on a tactical level. It showed an important progression over the course of Andy Morrell’s time as manager. The general shape of the game showed a tactical progression we’ve made under Morrell. While he’s maintained the 4-3-3 we established under Dean Saunders, an issue we used to have under his predecessor doesn’t tend to be as pronounced. Morrell was wise … Continue reading Morrell Upgrades Saunders’ 4-3-3

Joe Clarke Gets His Reward

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

Tactical Report: 7th May 2012 Wrexham 2 Luton Town 1 (Agg: 2-3) Blue Square Premier Play Off Semi-final 2nd

Wrexham’s record breaking season ended cruelly on Bank Holiday Monday, and the main focus has understandably been on the terrific heart shown by the players. However, the match also answered a tactical key question I’ve posed recently: whether Andy Morrell and Billy Barr have a Plan B when things go wrong. The evidence of the Luton game is that they most certainly do, and it’s pretty … Continue reading Tactical Report: 7th May 2012 Wrexham 2 Luton Town 1 (Agg: 2-3) Blue Square Premier Play Off Semi-final 2nd