PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Lincoln City

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. Having suffered five consecutive defeats for the first time in eight years, we desperately need to turn things around tomorrow. Indeed, we haven’t won a league game … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Lincoln City

How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

The semi-final victory over Torquay might feel like the key point in our season, but if you really want to see where things turned round, have a look at the goalless draw we played out with The Gulls a month ago. Since that match, everything has changed for the better. That was a moribund match. We played with a stodgy midfield diamond which made us … Continue reading How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

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?

BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

Positives First clean sheet since Boxing Day. After a shaky start we were very compact when we didn’t have the ball. Luke Waterfall and Manny Smith’s best game together yet. An impressive performance by Steve Tomassen, who is looking solid at right back. Promising debuts from Kyle Storer and Kieron Morris. The hard work Andy Bishop and Louis Moult put in when we didn’t have … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

This is only the 7th time we’ve failed to score in 38 games against Torquay. Only the second goalless draw between Wrexham and Torquay (the previous one was in April 1989 at Plainmoor) Steve Tomassen’s 75th career appearance. Wrexham’s first goalless draw in 13 games. Just 4 of Torquay’s side and 5 of Wrexham’s started when the sides met on October. Kyle Storer and Kieron Morris’ Wrexham … Continue reading THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

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

Wrexham 0 Kidderminster Harriers 0

I was spitting feathers for the last quarter of an hour of this match, and a good while afterwards, which isn’t like me. That’s the thing about miscarriages of justice: they wind folk up. Andy Bishop’s second red card against Kidderminster this season was similar in some ways to what happened at Aggborough, as he was wound up once more by a very provocative Harriers … Continue reading Wrexham 0 Kidderminster Harriers 0

Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

A remarkable match, no two ways about it. A ghost goal, two goals conceded straight from strong penalty shouts at the other end, a straight red card: it was plenty to distract you from the fact that this was a very good game of football between two of the better sides in the division. Admittedly, Wrexham’s record suggests I’m exaggerating their qualities, but to be … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1