PODCAST | How To Get Ahead in Sports Journalism

Rich Fay, who has succeeded in getting a job in football journalism, talks to Mark Griffiths, who failed to do so! Rich, who started out as part of Wrexham AFC’s media team, now covers Manchester United for the Manchester Evening News. He talks about how to get a start in football journalism, and some of his memories of covering Wrexham and Manchester United. Download the … Continue reading PODCAST | How To Get Ahead in Sports Journalism

Rooney’s Big Gamble

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. So John Rooney got that move of a lifetime. He might get a sudden, inexplicable urge to find a new agent soon, too. Guiseley earned plenty of … Continue reading Rooney’s Big Gamble

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

How to beat Gateshead, the Conference Barcelona

Pep Guardiola famously travelled miles to spend a whole night sat at the feet of his guru, Marcelo Bielsa, discussing whether to take the job as first teamcoach at Barcelona. Gary Mills didn’t make such a pilgrimage, but he is plainly a disciple of Bielsisme. Gateshead’s football is alien to the fifth level of English football. In fact, it’s alien to the fifth level of anything, … Continue reading How to beat Gateshead, the Conference Barcelona

Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

It’s counter-intuitive to think it, but is it possible that losing our twenty-goal strike combination might actually help us today? My heart says I’m being stupid. Andy Bishop and Louis Moult account for 43% of our goals this season, so losing them would surely compromise our chances of puling off something remarkable this afternoon. But my brain tells me that we can’t go into this … Continue reading Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

The Thread That Links Us All

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. So, the big day’s nearly here. An occasion to relish. A chance to honour one hundred and fifty years of a passion which perhaps defines our town. … Continue reading The Thread That Links Us All