I Can’t Shake The Feeling

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. The job is half done. Wrexham’s performance in the first leg was terrific, and showed that we have the ability to earn a third trip to Wembley … Continue reading I Can’t Shake The Feeling

THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

Wrexham’s first home league win since November, against Aldershot. Wrexham’s first league win of 2015.Robbie Evans’ second career goal, and both have been scored against Barnet. Only Gary Bennett and Mark Jones have scored more goals for Wrexham against Barnet than Evans. Kevin Wilkin’s 50th game as Wrexham manager. Andy Coughlin’s third clean sheet in a row. Manny Smith’s 150th league match. Wrexham’s second league double … Continue reading THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

Wilkin in!

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. So it would seem the great Get Wilkin Out Scare has begun to run out of steam. It was a squall which told us a lot about … Continue reading Wilkin in!

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

Are Diamonds Forever?

The January reshaping has been done, interesting new faces have been introduced, and now we see what Kevin Wilkin can achieve with them. January felt like a transitional month to me. We settled into a diamond formation which, I suspect, is not how Wilkin will want to proceed once the new men are bedded in.  Admittedly we have a lot of central midfielders to choose … Continue reading Are Diamonds Forever?

Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

So who’s the most significant figure in recent Wrexham history? Kevin Wilkin? Dean Keates? Neil Ashton? How about Andy Bishop? His fortunes have perhaps shaped the last couple of years more than anyone else’s. At the start of last season Bishop’s signature represented more than just the completion of a transfer deal. He was the signing on whom Andy Morrell unwittingly staked his job. The … Continue reading Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

Role Reversal

Meredith Belbin is an academic who has researched teamwork and produced a widely recognised model describing how people behave in teams. The model helps in understanding what is needed for a team to work. Our football team isn’t working well, what are the reasons? Are our backroom team working well? Is that affecting team performance? Can Belbin’s model tell us anything? I went to the … Continue reading Role Reversal

Storer Ends Kevin Wilkin’s Frustrating Month

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. So Kyle Storer is our second transfer window arrival. It was a relief to hear he’d signed as up until then Kevin Wilkin had had a particularly … Continue reading Storer Ends Kevin Wilkin’s Frustrating Month