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

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

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. Once again we’ve reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, and Torquay promise to present a very particular challenge. Home advantage could be more crucial than usual … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

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. Tomorrow’s match isn’t just a test against the league leaders: it’s a significant milestone for our manager. The game will be Kevin Wilkin’s fiftieth as manager of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

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. As Wrexham look to return to winning ways in the league, at least they can hope to find solace in home advantage because neither side tends to … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

Preview: Torquay United v Wrexham FC

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. We reacquaint ourselves with Torquay United tomorrow hoping to pick off where we left off as we’re currently enjoying our longest unbeaten run against The Gulls. They … Continue reading Preview: Torquay United v Wrexham FC

Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

Leader Preview: Hereford United v Wrexham FC

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. Last season’s 1-0 win at Edgar Street ended something of an unhappy run of league results at Hereford. It was the first time we’d returned from there … Continue reading Leader Preview: Hereford United v Wrexham FC