Phil Parkinson illustrated on Tuesday that a little lateral thinking can work wonders. As everyone obsessed over our need for more creativity from midfield, the win over Grimsby suggested that Parkinson had come up with a solution by looking at the question from a different direction. Rather than look for midfield invention, he’s simply shifted the onus to other parts of the pitch. Before going … Continue reading Can Ollie Palmer Be Our Creative Solution?
We all know the cliché: the first day of the season is a time of excitement where anything is possible. It’s truer than ever for us. This is it. The journey begins here. You can’t guarantee success in football, but we seem to be doing as much as is possible to give ourselves a real shot at it. Last Saturday’s friendly win over Curzon Ashton … Continue reading The Journey Begins Here
Jordan Davies is the winner of the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy for 2020-21. He thwarted Luke Young’s attempt to take the trophy for an unprecedented third occasion in the final with his brilliant volley which sealed his hat trick at Halifax. Continue reading Boom! Jordan Davies Wins Goal of the Season
It’s the day of the final, and the two players we expected have got through to the final of the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy. Luke Young, the winner in each of the last two seasons, has made it with his opening day free kick against Boreham Wood. Against him is Jordan Davies, for his spectacular strike to wrap up his hat trick … Continue reading Vote Now For The Goal Of The Season
There have been seasons when the player of the season picks himself. Think of last season, when Luke Young was clearly head and shoulders above everyone else in a grim campaign. This season is the exact opposite. It’s a reflection of the contrast with last season that there is a remarkably wide field of contenders for the trophy. In fact, of the 29 players we’ve … Continue reading Who’s Your Wrexham AFC Player of the Year?
With five goals in the last seven games, I think it’s fair to say that Jordan Davies is in form. He’s clearly a quality player – you don’t get cherry-picked from the National League by a Premier League team’s academy without having something in your locker! We’ve been seeing his quality all season, but it’s in the last month that he’s really started to hurt … Continue reading Flash Jordan
In November 1955, a packed Racecourse hosted the most notorious game in its long history. On Tuesday, behind closed doors, we staged a remake. The pitch-side altercation between Wrexham and Eastleigh in midweek was remarkable. It certainly wasn’t the clichéd “handbags” that sexist commentators like to describe with a blithe lack of awareness. It brought back memories of that brutal Welsh international, played 66 years … Continue reading The Battle of Eastleigh
Last Saturday was an interesting glimpse into the evolution of the 3-5-2 Dean Keates has reverted to. There were some interesting alterations, some forced to an extent by injury, which made the new formation look more fluent than it had done previously. The combination of Adi Yussuf and Jordan Ponticelli up front was a revelation. This was the first time they started together in the … Continue reading 3-5-2 Starts To Add Up
Last Saturday wasn’t great. Losing to a lower division team on penalties with a heavily-rotated team isn’t all that of a shock: it’s not as if the FA Trophy was ever a priority, after all. However, we have enough squad depth to be able to make 9 changes from the previous game and still come through. Still, there were things to learn from the game. … Continue reading Davies and Jarvis Benefit from the Power of Three
The main negative from pre-season so far is also the main reason why I felt so positive after the hammering we doled out to Kidderminster. For me at the moment, it’s all about Ponticelli. I was utterly thrilled when we signed Jordan Ponticelli on a two-year deal this season. He showed at the back end of last season that he’s the sort of striker who … Continue reading No Ponti, No Party?