PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

This is the fourth time we’ve faced Chesterfield this season, and surely the most important. We suffered one of our most disappointing defeats of the season at The Racecourse last October, when we dominated The Spireites for half an hour, only to collapse completely after an unnecessary own goal by Michael Chambers. We were offered a swift opportunity for revenge though, as four days later … Continue reading PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Stockport County

It’s good to see local rivals Stockport County back at The Racecourse after spending an unthinkable six seasons in the Conference North. They are one of our most regular opponents, having met us 119 times stretching back to 1891, and in a week which saw the sad demise of Bury it’s good to welcome an old adversary back. We have an excellent recent record against … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Stockport County

Club Record On The Line For Wrexham AFC

Wrexham’s defence can equal a club record today. as they seek 26th clean sheet of the season. That would match the club record achieved in the 1973-4 season when Brian Lloyd was between the sticks. Rob Lainton has already taken one club record from Lloyd: last Saturday he kept his 20th league clean sheet of the season, overtaking the 19 Lloyd achieved 45 years ago. … Continue reading Club Record On The Line For Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield: An Unhappy Affair

We beat Chesterfield 6-1 in our first meeting back in 1921, with two players scoring a hat trick, but since then things haven’t gone our way in this fixture. Ted Regan and Bill Cotton were fighting over the match ball on that occasion, but we only won one of our next nine games against Chesterfield. The die was cast. With 114 clashes under our belt, … Continue reading Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield: An Unhappy Affair

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

The fast-moving, noisy trailers on TV will tell you that football is an exciting, sexy sport, full of triumph, glory, joy and tame indy rock. It isn’t. Football is suffering, anger, disappointment and the occasional fleeting moment of hope, which dissolves when you think it’s actually going to turn into something real. Nothing encapsulates football better than Chesterfield v Wrexham, March 9th, 1997. I can’t … Continue reading I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby 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. We’ve never faced North Ferriby before, but can go into the final knowing we’ve got a great deal more experience than them in cup competitions, and have … Continue reading PREVIEW: FA Trophy final – Wrexham FC v North Ferriby United

PREVIEW: Stockport County 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. Stockport are one of our most regular opponents, having faced us one hundred and seventeen times since our first meeting in 1891. The Hatters have had comfortably … Continue reading PREVIEW: Stockport County v Wrexham FC

Chester 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 time to regain the upper hand in the cross-border derby as Chester have had the better of things lately. We’ve won just once in the last … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Preview

Leader Preview: Chester FC 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. It’s time to head to our most deadly of rivals for the cross-border derby, and historically we’ve done well when we’ve made the short journey north. Chester … Continue reading Leader Preview: Chester FC v Wrexham FC

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