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. Traditionally Lincoln is a place we tend to approach with trepidation, but in recent years we’ve done well at Sincil Bank. We came within seven minutes of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Wrexham AFC
Looking ahead to the new 2014/2015 season, the players have returned to pre-season, new additions get to know their team mates whilst pre-season gives the chance for the new (well relatively new) manager and assistant to get a clear first eleven for our first game of the season, away to Dartford. But the first position to determine is undeniably the toughest: who will be the … Continue reading The Wrexham Keeper Conundrum
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
There’s not a great deal to excite us in the remainder of the season, but watching how Kevin Wilkin goes about assessing his options will be interesting. How he deploys his fresh-from-the-box international centre back is one of the main items I’ll be monitoring. Dave Artell’s season has taken a turn which I certainly didn’t foresee. I accept that he divides opinion, and there are … Continue reading Crunch Time for the Rock of Gibraltar
Ŵell that was better, but it still encapsulated how we’re just falling short this season. The positives first. After the defeat at Luton we needed to respond, and we did. To be honest, it was pretty much impossible to not improve on what we did last Saturday, but still, we showed character on a stinking day in an exposed ground and ought to have won … Continue reading Welling United 1 Wrexham 1
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 welcome Woking to The Racecourse hoping to emulate the successful result we managed against them last season. The match took place on the first day of … Continue reading Leader Preview: Woking (h)
How to quantify the unquantifiable? This game just didn’t want to be analysed. It made little logical sense, and just when it looked like it might settle down to a mundane conclusion, the referee provided the most illogical moment of all. Essentially, we were awful for twenty minutes, terrific for thirty, and then the game settled into a turgid spell as a result of Alan … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Braintree Town 3
David Artell summed it up best after the game: have a look on Wrexham Player for the four letter word with which he quantified our performance. It was a shame to see us fail to build on the last two performances, but it was probably a fair indication of where we’re at. Our true position in the great scheme of things is somewhere between the … Continue reading Aldershot Town 2 Wrexham 0
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. My dubious schoolboy French probably wouldn’t get me into too much bother were it not for the fact that I like to imply it’s better than it … Continue reading Chapeau!
The start to this season has been really disappointing for all concerned at Wrexham Football Club, whether you are a supporter, staff, player, board member or manager there has been no hiding away from the fact that something isn’t right. Ultimately the buck stops with manager Andy Morrell but there has been an undercurrent after the past three or four games when the management or … Continue reading Are We Working Hard Enough?
I’ll be honest: that wasn’t great. Andy Morrell hit a lot of nails on the head afterwards, the main one being the lack of a reaction from last Monday’s poor performance. Rather than roar back, determined to show that was an aberration, what we got was a continuation. The first half hour was the same as the lame performance at Sincil Bank: by 1.30 the … Continue reading Wrexham 0 Chester 2
Oh dear. Andy Morrell suggested this was our worst performance under his management, and I’m struggling to come up with an alternative. He also described it as “inept”: it was a day when his vocabulary was a good deal more sophisticated than his team. He did well to find the right word to describe the performance, as it was a tricky one to put into … Continue reading Lincoln City 2 Wrexham 0
Did the club announce it was taking part in a new series of “Britain’s Craziest Ref” while I was on holiday? If so, I can’t wait for tomorrow, because the officials have set the bar really high! Essentially, they started badly and have somehow managed to get worse in each successive match! If I’d known a fortnight ago that I was going to type this … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Hyde 2