PODCAST | Mick Vinter, Memory and How We Interpret Football

Sadly, Mick VInter passed away last week. Mark Griffiths remembers the predatory striker, and how our understanding of football, and the memories of players and games we’ve seen, are formed by our chlldhood heroes…..and panini stickers. Continue reading PODCAST | Mick Vinter, Memory and How We Interpret Football

PREVIEW: Chester FC 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. I like the idea of clawing our way above Chester in the table because in my mind it would restore the natural scheme of things. The last … Continue reading PREVIEW: Chester FC v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: Barrow AFC 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. A final day trip to Barrow takes us to a venue where we’ve enjoyed a fair amount of success. We’ve won nine times and lost eighteen at … Continue reading PREVIEW: Barrow AFC v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: AFC Telford United v 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. It seems strange to face Telford on the last day of the season as they are our most festive foes. Every league game we’ve ever played against … Continue reading PREVIEW: AFC Telford United v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Forest Green Rovers v 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. So a troubled season comes to an end, and at least we’ve a terrific recent record on the last day of the season, so perhaps we can … Continue reading Leader Preview: Forest Green Rovers v Wrexham FC

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Kidderminster Harriers

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. Clashes with Kidderminster tend to be feisty affairs, and merely adds to the mix. the return of Adrian Cieslewicz We’ve been vulnerable to conceding goals by our ex-players … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Kidderminster Harriers

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

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. We’ve never played Gresley before, but if things go well for him their name could feature prominently when one of our players looks back on his career. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Gresley

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