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

Wrexham 1 Kidderminster Harriers 2

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

Young Player of the Year: Runners and Riders.

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.

Vote for the Official Player of the Year

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

Morrell Plays It Cool

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