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
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
Hmmm, not sure how to feel after that. On the one hand, defeat is fairly inconsequential. I’m not convinced that who you play in the play-offs matters enormously, nor whether you get any advantage from playing the home leg second, unless it goes into extra time. I’d rather establish a first leg advantage, no matter how narrow, than chase a deficit in the second game: … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Kidderminster Harriers 2
Almost exactly a year since Wrexham ran out 1-0 winners down in Newport last season, that same youthful look to the Wrexham came up trumps for the Reds once again. A 1-0 win against 13th placed Cambridge United courtesy of Jay Colbeck’s second goal of the season. With seven changes to the team that slumped to a poor defeat at Woking at the weekend, there … Continue reading A New Breed of Dragon
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. You can still vote for the player of the season at the Leader’s website, and while you’re at it you can also decide who you’d like to … Continue reading Young Player of the Year: Runners and Riders.
Voting has opened on the official Player of the Season award. You can go to the Evening Leader website here to place your vote for both Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season. Voting closes at noon April 17th. If you want some inspiration, or merely a wallow in nostalgia, here‘s all the past winners of both awards. Obviously, anyone is eligible … Continue reading Vote for the Official Player of the Year
Transfer deadline day. Crazy isn’t it? The noise around whether we could reel in new players was particularly strange this time, because it’s a watershed which really hardly affects clubs at our level. After all, we’re shopping at bargain basement prices these days, and are hardly likely to pull a QPR and suddenly bring in a shedload of players permanently. It’s when the emergency loan … Continue reading Morrell Plays It Cool
Jake Speight intrigues me. I’ve not really been totally convinced by him this season, but analysis of what he’s actually contributed to Wrexham’s cause this season suggests he might just be our most effective player. His form has been erratic and he was left out of the side for a while by Andy Morrell prior to the Brentford victory. It was an understandable call at … Continue reading Speight Expectations