How Wrexham’s Youthful Initiative Builds The Town’s Future

Tomorrow will be an uplifting experience whatever happens on the pitch, with 1,300 tickets sold for the Grassroots Youth Football Day. Hundreds of kids will have an important formative experience. Such initiatives epitomise the concept of a community club in action. Obviously there’s a potential benefit to the club. If some of them enjoy the experience and want to keep coming, we’ve created some new … Continue reading How Wrexham’s Youthful Initiative Builds The Town’s Future

Dean Keates and Jorge Sampaoli: separated at birth.

Another match, another milestone. The win at Solihull was Dean Keates’ first away victory, and it reinforced a notion that he has achieved something incredibly difficult: he has turned the attitude of a failing squad 180 degrees. In that sense, it’s tempting to draw comparisons between this win, achieved in front of barely a thousand in the fifth tier, and the biggest win in European … Continue reading Dean Keates and Jorge Sampaoli: separated at birth.

Diamonds Are a Fan’s Best Friend

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. Could it be that the great tactical philosopher Marilyn Monroe had Wrexham’s 2015-16 season in mind when she declared “a passing approach can be quite continental, but … Continue reading Diamonds Are a Fan’s Best Friend