Bobby Grant Returns

Jurgen Klopp has been suggesting recently that the return to fitness of Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is like Liverpool having two new signings. Well, Bobby Grant wasn’t even injured, but he seems like a new man for Wrexham. I’ll admit to conflicting feelings about Grant by the end of last season. He seemed to become a scapegoat for some fans as our promotion push … Continue reading Bobby Grant Returns

Wrexham FC’s Biggest Attendances

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’s players will get a chance to perform in front of a big crowd tomorrow, but we won’t be challenging the biggest attendances in the club’s history. … Continue reading Wrexham FC’s Biggest Attendances

Murakami-fuelled Commentary Madness

I’m looking forward to today’s match. Really looking forward to it. Really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY looking forward to it. But I need to calm down first. The reason for my heightened state is simple. My wife caught an early train to London this morning to get to the front of the queue for a Haruki Murakami book signing. Murakami can best be described as a cult … Continue reading Murakami-fuelled Commentary Madness

The goalkeeping merry-go-round

After a busy pre-season, with Kevin Wilkin and his staff preparing for the new season, there’s been one subject that has failed to go unresolved, the goalkeeper. Our initial thoughts before going into pre-season was that Joslain Mayebi and Andy Coughlin will battle it out for the number one shirt but since then Mayebi has failed to return to training, his contract expired and he is … Continue reading The goalkeeping merry-go-round

Ceci N’est Pas Un Carton Rouge

I’m sure Lathaniel Rowe-Turner is a lovely bloke. He’s probably good to his mum, gives lots of money to worthy causes, and generally lives up to the fact that he has been blessed with a name which seems most suited to a generously benevolent character in a Charles Dickens novel. He took the Dickensian desire to mix the festive season with horror a bit far … Continue reading Ceci N’est Pas Un Carton Rouge

Summertime And The Football Is Easy

You know it’s July when the nation has its annual two weeks caring about tennis, the Americans “celebrate the independence of their nation by blowing up a small part of it” and football fans all over the country get excited by the prospect of a Cameroonian triallist they’ve never seen or heard of before. In reality, of course, games like today’s against Blackburn are merely … Continue reading Summertime And The Football Is Easy

Artell, Suarez and the Fine Art of Discipline

It’s been a good week for indignation. What a shame that the pointless fury of the nation has been directed against a bite in a football match rather than matters more appropriate for such ire, such as the refusal of police officers to testify at the Hillsborough inquiry. Instead the media has scrolled through the emotions from horror at what Luis Suarez did, through righteous … Continue reading Artell, Suarez and the Fine Art of Discipline

Wrexham Should Take Hope from the Year of the Extraordinary

I’ve had enough time to get over the frustration of Tuesday night: I think I hid my devastation about as well as Andy Morrell did! Things might not look too positive right now, but don’t give up hope. After all, in the Conference this has been The Year of the Extraordinary! If you think about it, this season has defied logic, like the Magic Road … Continue reading Wrexham Should Take Hope from the Year of the Extraordinary

>So Where’s Bouzanis?

> I’m positive the squad numbers announced last week had Dean Bouzanis at number 1, but he’s disappeared from the list on the club website now. I’ve been looking for cached versions of the club site’s page, but can’t find any. However, judging by what was posted on Red Passion on the day the squad numbers were announced, I think my recollection’s accurate!So what’s going … Continue reading >So Where’s Bouzanis?

>Nicholson’s Last Hurrah

> http://www.wrexhamafc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/PressGang/0,,10311~1287662,00.html Stuart Nicholson leaves us after two more games. Is he part of Brian Little’s future plans? He has nothing lined up after West Brom let him go last week, and plainly he’d like to stay. That’s not awfully surprising; he doesn’t look full of goals at League Two level, although to be fair to him, he has brought certain qualities to the side. … Continue reading >Nicholson’s Last Hurrah

>Lee Jones Injured

> http://www.cefndruidsafc.co.uk/news.html It’s such a shame that a player like Lee Jones, who had terrific potential and ability, was constantly hobbled by injuries. When fit he was quick enough to get behind defenders and a very sharp finisher to the extent that Liverpool were willing to take a punt on him. Things could have turned out so differently for him, and I hope his latest … Continue reading >Lee Jones Injured