Preview: Wrexham v Woking

  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. If the history of a fixture has any influence on how a game will go then watch out for Dean Keates making a dramatic return tomorrow … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham v Woking

Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

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. Depending on your perspective, we either have very little history with Nuneaton, or a surprising amount considering the distance which has been between us for most of … Continue reading Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

Dartford FC v Wrexham FC Preview

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. It’s here at last: the opening day of the season, but unusually for us we’ve got quite a trek to see Kevin Wilkin’s side kick off the … Continue reading Dartford FC v Wrexham FC Preview

A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

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

Forest Green Rovers 1 Wrexham 1

This wasn’t half bad: pity it doesn’t really mean much. Obviously that’s partly because we had nothing to play for, and also because the assumption is that come August our team will look very different from this. So conclusions drawn from a match against a side hit by injury should be tentative, especially as our key moments of incisiveness came when an on-loan teenager provided … Continue reading Forest Green Rovers 1 Wrexham 1

Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Report

  I suppose you could see this coming. Two sides which lack creativity and punch up front scraping their way to a scrappy goalless derby draw. The tension of the occasion gave it an edge which for some obscured the fact that neither goalkeeper had all that much to do. Indeed, that fact that the one decent save either keeper made, a sharp low stop … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Report

Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Preview

  The cliche tells us that tactics go out of the window in a derby game. Maybe there’s some truth to that as a player’s ability to stand up to the pressure of the big occasion is given a thorough examination, but it’s ultimately still the same players out there that have been working on their manager’s strategy all week. How the chalkboard affects the … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Preview

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

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. A lot has changed since Nuneaton made their first ever trip to The Racecourse last season. Tomorrow they arrive in North Wales having converted themselves from Skrill … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

What If?

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 fine margins which determine a team’s fate fascinate me. No matter how you detailed your plans the smallest factor can have a decisive effect on the … Continue reading What If?

Wrexham 1 Macclesfield Town 0

It wasn’t spectacular, it wasn’t flashy, but it was important. Kevin Wilkin’s first win as Wrexham manager answered a few more questions and made the next few weeks a little more straightforward. Although the balance of play was pretty even, once Wrexham got the early goal there was little sense that we’d struggle to hold on. Macclesfield had plenty of possession but looked blunt up front. … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Macclesfield Town 0