PREVIEW: Stoke City 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. In terms of the glamour of drawing Premiership team, coming up against Stoke’s terrific; in terms of drawing a side we’ve enjoyed playing in the past, it’s … Continue reading PREVIEW: Stoke City v Wrexham FC

My Best Wrexham XI

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. Selecting my favourite Wrexham team from players I’ve seen play is a tricky process. I saw the great side of Arfon Griffiths, but only in the Second … Continue reading My Best Wrexham XI

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

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: Wrexham FC v Halifax 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. Halifax arrive in fine fettle, and they’ll be encouraged by happy memories of North Wales. It’s thirteen years since The Shaymen came to The Racecourse, and their … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Halifax Town

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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 live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

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 played Gresley before, but if things go well for him their name could feature prominently when one of our players looks back on his career. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Reeling Andy Bishop in was a big coup for Andy Morrell, and his arrival opens up some interesting tactical options. First and foremost, signing Bishop is a vindication of Morrell’s approach to the transfer window. His decision not to be rushed into moves, preferring to sign a player because he’ll improve the squad rather than rush into it simply because people are getting twitchy, was … Continue reading Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Into The Unknown

Wrexham go into the second leg of the play-offs faced with a quite simple task: to get to Wembley for the first time, they’ll have to do something they’ve never done before. They’ve never overturned a two goal deficit in the second leg of a two-legged tie. Not that there are many examples of them facing that situation; it has only happened twice, bizarrely both … Continue reading Into The Unknown