You Know What Jason Oswell Needs? The Welsh Premier Cup

Here’s a radical thought: could a striker, brought in expressly to address a lack of goals in a team, be considered a success despite failing to find the net in his first 315 minutes on the pitch for his new club? I’d argue that after a slow start, Jason Oswell is starting to look like he has something useful to contribute, despite his lack of … Continue reading You Know What Jason Oswell Needs? The Welsh Premier Cup

Wrexham’s Progress Against Pilgrims

That famous victory over Boston in 2007 is one of only two we’ve enjoyed in six matches against them. We first played them in August 2002, and both games that season ended in draws. Our opening encounter, at The Racecourse, was a 1-1 draw despite Lee Trundle opening the scoring for us, and the return match saw Trundle continue his goal scoring form against The … Continue reading Wrexham’s Progress Against Pilgrims

A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

We’ve played Newport County before in the FA Cup, but it didn’t go well. The first time we ever met our South Walian rivals was in the sixth qualifying round of the cup, in December 1921. An impressive crowd of 8,693 saw us draw 0-0 at The Racecourse, and we lost the replay 3-0. Apart from two Welsh Cup wins over Newport in the mid-1920s, … Continue reading A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Macclesfield Town

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. Things have taken a turn for the better against The Silkmen recently. Two years ago I’d have started off by writing about how badly we’re been faring … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Macclesfield Town

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield Town

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. If you want excitement tomorrow, you’ll be hoping the game doesn’t follow the example of Macclesfield’s trip to The Racecourse last season. They attracted over four thousand fans to … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Macclesfield Town

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford United

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. Wrexham seek to revive our glorious FA Cup reputation tonight as we look for only our third FA Cup second round win this millennium! Indeed, this is … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford United

Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Reeling Andy Bishop in was a big coup for Andy Morrell, and his arrival opens up some interesting tactical options. First and foremost, signing Bishop is a vindication of Morrell’s approach to the transfer window. His decision not to be rushed into moves, preferring to sign a player because he’ll improve the squad rather than rush into it simply because people are getting twitchy, was … Continue reading Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell

Let’s Keep The Momentum Rolling

Wrexham are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten run against Newport County. Let’s hope they keep it going for one more game! We haven’t lost in six matches against our South Walian opponents. In fact, if Wrexham avoid defeat we’ll equal the longest unbeaten run we’ve ever enjoyed against Newport by going five games without losing to County. Overall, in forty-one matches we’ve tended to have … Continue reading Let’s Keep The Momentum Rolling

Financial Unfair Play’s Why Fleetwood Leave Us Cold

So why do we all resent Fleetwood so much? Because, let’s be honest: we really really do! Want proof? Have a look at Red Passion, where the forums are full of annoyance at the Cod Squad (Army seems too large a unit by far!); the always entertaining Friday column by Andy Gilpin also articulated the depth of feeling amongst supporters; and if we’re to judge … Continue reading Financial Unfair Play’s Why Fleetwood Leave Us Cold

The Benefits of a Settled Side

Two games I have seen this week have once again brought home the number of players that have passed through the revolving door at The Racecourse over the last few years. Firstly although unable to travel to Wembley on Tuesday the appearances of Andrew Crofts, Neil Taylor and Joe Allon confirmed that players can go on to bigger and better things after leaving North Wales. … Continue reading The Benefits of a Settled Side

>The Mystery of Trundle

> If anyone can explain the enigma of Lee Trundle I’d love to hear it. I’ve watched football long enough to understand that players can enjoy a sudden upturn of fortunes with a change of club; a guy who looks like a total donkey can dramatically flourish and look like a different man. However, what has ahppened to Trundle is subtly, perplexingly different. Yesterday Trundle … Continue reading >The Mystery of Trundle