PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC’s name is built on beating sides from higher divisions. It’s eight years since we last managed that feat, when we defeated Brentford in the second round of the FA Cup. To be fair, since then we’ve not had many chances to cause a shock, and we’ve acquitted ourselves well on the four subsequent occasions we’ve faced Football League opposition. The win at Brentford … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC Must Avoid Dodgy Barnet Performance

After a poor start, our record at Barnet has actually become rather impressive. We lost our first two matches at their old ground, Underhill, the most notorious defeat coming in January 1993. We were pushing for promotion, and The Bees were one of our rivals in what had become a four-horse race. However, we travelled south troubled by an injury to star striker Gary Bennett … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must Avoid Dodgy Barnet Performance

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

A New Weapon in our Quest – Poetry!

Mark Griffiths (Wrexham’s New Eastern Europe Scout), made a mistake in the latest Gazzetta Dello Wrexham, of greater significance than Ed Miliband forgetting to mention the deficit. Watch his opening lines, and you will notice that a huge chunk of his opening gambit is missing. All that viewers get of an intended section of his speech is his superb poem on Wilkin’s intentions to sign … Continue reading A New Weapon in our Quest – Poetry!

Wrexham FC’s Record on Boxing Day

We defend a remarkable Boxing Day record at Haig Avenue tomorrow, as we haven’t lost an away game on the day after Christmas for twenty three years! The last time we missed out on our turkey sandwiches for nothing was in 1991, when we travelled to Edgar Street to face Hereford United. We fell behind within the first ten minutes but Gordon Davies equalised shortly … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s Record on Boxing Day

Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Preview

  The cliche tells us that tactics go out of the window in a derby game. Maybe there’s some truth to that as a player’s ability to stand up to the pressure of the big occasion is given a thorough examination, but it’s ultimately still the same players out there that have been working on their manager’s strategy all week. How the chalkboard affects the … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical 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

Leader 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 is a chance for Wrexham to improve a less than impressive home record against our visitors from North London. We don’t have the best home … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Barnet FC

Leader Preview: Barnet (a)

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 renew acquaintances with Barnet tomorrow, a side we’ve met on and off throughout the last twenty years. However, don’t try to draw too many conclusions from … Continue reading Leader Preview: Barnet (a)

>Stockholm Syndrome

> Matt Crowell’s warning to Wrexham in the Evening Leader is appropriate, but I can’t help feeling I wouldn’t mind him being on our side as we face up to the fight. Is this a strange psychological symptom in me? I can’t help noticing a certain regret as I see our previous players at different clubs-it’s almost like Stockholm Syndrome! I’ve started to hanker after … Continue reading >Stockholm Syndrome