Adventures in National League Commentary

I’d like to open with a promise. I will genuinely do my best to make no mention in this column of Chester conceding eight goals last Saturday. I have to admit that I’m not confident I’ll manage it. We return to Eastleigh today, the scene of one of my most enjoyable commentating experiences. It came on the last day of the 2016-17 season, a grim … Continue reading Adventures in National League Commentary

The Pies Have It!

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. I’ve seen the future and it’s pie-shaped. It’s not just that I enjoyed the new club pie on Saturday; it’s the symbolism behind it which I found … Continue reading The Pies Have It!

So What did Last Saturday Actually Mean?

I’m confused. Going into last weekend’s excellent win over Barrow I was concerned by the direction this season was taking. Three points later and I’m looking at a league table which has us one point off the play-offs and wondering if I was right to be concerned in the first place. A closer examination of the table only makes it more pleasing. Three of the … Continue reading So What did Last Saturday Actually Mean?

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – I Hope!

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. Do things feel different to you? They do to me. I don’t want to go too far down that old clichéd road which ends with platitudes about … Continue reading You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – I Hope!

PREVIEW:Torquay 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. With the FA Trophy semi-final balanced on a knife edge, let’s hope history repeats itself. Six times in our history Wrexham have won the first game of … Continue reading PREVIEW:Torquay United v Wrexham FC

Counting the Cost of Wrexham’s Red Cards

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 is a truth universally acknowledged that a team must be within reach of the play-offs when Ant and Dec announce the winner of “I’m a Celebrity … Continue reading Counting the Cost of Wrexham’s Red Cards

4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC

I planned to write this about three weeks ago but lost my nerve. To be fair, my moment of weakness was based on hard evidence: I saw something which made me genuinely think I was wrong. Having gathered further proof, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that I was right all along. 4-4-2 doesn’t work for the current Wrexham squad and the 4-3-3 Andy Morrell … Continue reading 4-4-2 Isn’t Working For Wrexham FC