PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Alfreton 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. A Wrexham side in turmoil at least has a chance to set things straight tomorrow against a side which has enjoyed its visits to The Racecourse. Our … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Alfreton Town

Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

So who’s the most significant figure in recent Wrexham history? Kevin Wilkin? Dean Keates? Neil Ashton? How about Andy Bishop? His fortunes have perhaps shaped the last couple of years more than anyone else’s. At the start of last season Bishop’s signature represented more than just the completion of a transfer deal. He was the signing on whom Andy Morrell unwittingly staked his job. The … Continue reading Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

Do Go Chasing Waterfall

So we’ve signed a centre back, “the immovable water feature” as he’ll be known from now on. Obviously we all need to reserve judgement until he’s settled in, but my recollection of his performance against us for Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Trophy semi-final is positive and he’s certainly the right sort of signing for our current situation. Ever since the season started I’d felt … Continue reading Do Go Chasing Waterfall

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

A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

The headline fact about this season, of course, is that we came 17th in the fifth tier, therefore suffering the lowest league position in the club’s history. As you might imagine, that means that a lot of our figures this season are the worst since the campaign which saw us relegated to the Conference six years ago. We conceded more goals and lost more games … Continue reading A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

It’s a competitive field for Wrexham’s Young Player of the Year

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. You can still vote for the Player of the Year through The Leader’s website, and at the same time nominate your Young Player of the Year. There’s … Continue reading It’s a competitive field for Wrexham’s Young Player of the Year

Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

This is the extended twelve inch remix of 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 I guess it’s time to get on with the rest of our lives. I can’t do it without regret … Continue reading Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

Crisitunity Knocks!

Lisa Simpson: “Look on the bright side, Dad. Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for ‘crisis’ as they do for ‘opportunity?’” Homer Simpson: “Yes. ‘Crisitunity!’” Homer has it right. The fact that our options are limited this week might just turn out to be a good thing after all. Why bother rotating your squad for the “congested Christmas fixture list” (© Sky … Continue reading Crisitunity Knocks!

Luton Loss Shows Importance of Artell to 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. There were a lot of questions arising from the Luton match, many of them unpalatable ones. I’m not one to leap to harsh judgement as I think … Continue reading Luton Loss Shows Importance of Artell to Wrexham FC