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

Wrexham 2 Mansfield Town 1

It’s been a great season, but I don’t think there’s been a performance to beat that one. Facing the side in the best form in the history of the Conference-if they’d won Mansfield would have set a competition record of 13 consecutive wins-and outplaying them was an achievement of note. Showing the character to come back from the opening ten minutes of the second half, … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Mansfield Town 1

A Great Night, But Mansfield Lurk Ominously

It’s in our hands now, kids! A crucial win at Gateshead, which sends the club with no home into the relegation zone, and a surprise slip-up by Grimsby at Braintree leaves the title’s destiny in our control. It’s a good feeling, and while the theoretical dream of winning every game from now to the end of the season will remain in the realms of fantasy, … Continue reading A Great Night, But Mansfield Lurk Ominously

Better Than Messi

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. For a brief, tantalising moment, Danny Wright was Europe’s top scorer this year. With the Telford game on New Year’s Day the first professional match on the … Continue reading Better Than Messi

Tactical Report: 20th April 2012 Mansfield Town 2 Wrexham0 Blue Square Premier

Joslain Mayebi’s howler might have stolen the headlines, but it was an irrelevance. There were much more fundamental reasons why this was a harrowing evening for Wrexham. Their lack of shape, depth and creativity when they had the ball was a huge issue, lending a great deal of weight to a rather worrying conclusion: that they are almost wholly reliant for cohesion in possession on … Continue reading Tactical Report: 20th April 2012 Mansfield Town 2 Wrexham0 Blue Square Premier