Is it me, or does our squad look thin? There’s has been a very different emphasis in the transfer market this summer to anything we’ve ever seen at Wrexham before – I’m going to stop short of saying our parameters have changed fundamentally until I’ve seen the fruits of our Summer labours – and as a result our squad looks rather unfamiliar. My desire to … Continue reading Extreme Slimming
I find the rough treatment meted out to ex-players tiresome when they return to their old clubs (except for those special circumstances where they made a mess before departing, of course!) I’d rather look at how an old boy is doing and feel pride that they’re doing okay without us. Carlos Edwards set up a goal last week; John Ruddy continues to carve out a … Continue reading Walker Flourishes on S4C
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
So what conclusions should we draw from that? None, if we’ve got any sense! A friendly kickabout on a hot Summer’s afternoon isn’t going to give you an indication of what we’ll be like on a wet midweek winter’s night in Gateshead (or whatever town Gateshead play in these days.) After all, if you look at our friendly results over the years you’d think we … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Blackburn 1
Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth
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. Fancy popping north of the border to see Wrexham playing one of the biggest clubs in Europe in the league? You might get the chance to do … Continue reading Our Friends In The North
We’re back in the Welsh Cup! Wow! A return to muddy nights sliding down a terrace in shin-high slime in Newtown. To playing in front of an empty Racecourse. To playing the likes of Pontlottyn Blast Furnace and Abergavenny Thursdays. And I’m genuinely looking forward to it desperately. Why am I so keen to take a step back into our past, and contest a competition … Continue reading Going Back to our Roots
> I clearly have no journalistic instinct whatsoever. If I did, I surely would have picked up on the torment of the man sitting directly behind me at Newport last Sunday. For that man was John Toshack, who would announce a couple of hours later that his time as Wales manager was drawing to an end. I’m afraid I picked up nothing of the inner … Continue reading Saunders For Wales?
>Fair play to the bloke! After missing two penalties in the Neath-Llanelli derby last weekend, Chris Llewellyn made amends yesterday by scoring both goals for Neath as they came from behind to win 2-1! Continue reading >Llewellyn’s soap opera continues!
> We might be struggling to score goals, but the players we farm out to the League of Wales seem to be finding the net pretty easily. Steve Abbott got another two for TNS at the weekend, to continue his successful start for them, while Obi Anoruo hit the net for Newtown as well. Abbot has hit five goals in his six games for TNS … Continue reading >Prolific Wrexham Strikers Shocker!
> And there’s more! Josh Johnson has had his first call-up to the full Trinidad squad! Going to Rhyl looks to have really done something for him; wonder if he’s one who we ought to have held onto? With Neil Roberts, Danny Williams and Jamie Reed at Belle Vue too, there might be a few on the coast who feel that way. Mind you, if … Continue reading >Johnson Gets a Call-up