Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

No More Madness at Maidstone Please!

Let’s hope there’s no repeat today of our last trip to Maidstone, when the referee took centre stage. Sam Allison’s erratic performance had a massive influence on a day when almost everything went wrong for Wrexham. Our problems began before the match when Chris Dunn injured himself in the pre-match warm-up, so Christian Dibble was dramatically thrust into his Wrexham debut. Despite the disruption, we … Continue reading No More Madness at Maidstone Please!

Defending is Dead: Long Live Defending.

Some things never change. Last season our defence was superb, setting a club record for most league clean sheets in a season, and the statistics tell us that this season we could be even better when it comes to shutting out our opponents. Incredibly, we kept seven clean sheets in our first ten matches of the season. That’s the second best tally in our history, … Continue reading Defending is Dead: Long Live Defending.

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Borehamwood

Until last season, our record against Borehamwood had a very pleasing symmetry to it. We’d played them five times, and won each encounter. Furthermore, they’d only managed one goal against us, and that was a penalty, as we racked up four 1-0 wins. Last April that all changed in a bad tempered and controversial match. Manny Smith was harshly judged to have pushed his man … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Borehamwood

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

We’re unbeaten in seven matches against Maidstone United. We lost there the first time we played them, back in 1989, and since then have beaten them four times and managed three draws. We’ve enjoyed two emphatic home wins over The Stones. Their last trip to The Racecourse was an FA Cup second round tie in December 2014, when a rare Manny Smith goal gave us … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

How Manny Smith Illustrates Gary Mills’ Failings

It seems odd to say it, but looking at Gateshead’s side is almost like seeing how this season could have been for Wrexham. After all, they started the season with the same number of players from Gary Mills’ 2015-16 squad as we did! I’ll get repetitive stain injury soon from going on about the damage Mills did to us this season, but it’s fair to … Continue reading How Manny Smith Illustrates Gary Mills’ Failings

Wrexham AFC Must Spend Liverpool FC’s Danny Ward Windfall Carefully

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. It’s natural to get excited over new signings, and the Danny Ward windfall has got fans pondering the potential for a Summer splurge by Gary Mills, but … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must Spend Liverpool FC’s Danny Ward Windfall Carefully

PREVIEW Tranmere Rovers v Wrexham AFC

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. The stakes are high at Prenton Park tomorrow, but at least we go into the match knowing that our last trip to Tranmere saw us equal our … Continue reading PREVIEW Tranmere Rovers v Wrexham AFC

Who is Wrexham AFC’s 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. VOTE HERE FOR THE PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARDS Voting for the Supporters Association’s player of the year awards closes in six days, and like the American … Continue reading Who is Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Year?

How Ryan O’Reilly Epitomises Wrexham AFC’s Progress

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 a graphic illustration of the difference Gary Mills has made at The Racecourse, take a look at the last five seconds of last Saturday’s … Continue reading How Ryan O’Reilly Epitomises Wrexham AFC’s Progress

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