VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Centre Backs

Over the next few days, you can pick the best XI to have represented Wrexham in the National League. Each day there’ll be a poll for a different position – after you’ve voted for each position your XI will be revealed. Who were Wrexham’s best National League Centre Backs? As we’ve played 4-3-3 for most of our time in the division, the side will stick … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Centre Backs

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

We could do with a spot of redemption tomorrow as we have a dreadful record against Dagenham and Redbridge. In three matches we’ve lost two and drawn one, and are yet to score in 270 minutes. Both times we’ve travelled to Victoria Road we’ve lost 3-0 – this season’s defeat would have been much worse were it not for the excellence of Shwan Jalal. At … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

Who’s Your Player of the Season?

Voting opened this week for the Player of the Season and the Young Player, and I can’t recall a more unpredictable year for either trophy. It’s a natural consequence of a season which has lacked stability that no obvious candidates have emerged. Furthermore, when a campaign has split itself into such diverse segments, it’s difficult to work out who to reward.    The players Dean … Continue reading Who’s Your Player of the Season?

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

The last time we faced Tranmere in the league at The Racecourse was a 2-2 draw in October 2015. Ironically there might be as many players who appeared in a white shirt that night in the Wrexham side as there are survivors from Gary Mills’ selection, as Martin Riley played for Rovers whereas only Robbie Evans and Mark Carrington remain with us from the Wrexham … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

It came out of nowhere, but Curtis Tilt’s move to Forest Green, or at least somewhere, soon, was inevitable. Its timing might not be ideal, but for a deal we could hardly stop, it’ll turn out to be a good one for Wrexham. First things first: there was little the club could logically do except accept the offer. A piece of brinkmanship by Forest Green, … Continue reading The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

Building From The Back

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 all know Dean Keates has done a terrific job turning things around. Now it’s time for fine tuning, beginning at the back. Last Saturday’s game showed … Continue reading Building From The Back

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Guiseley

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. Our three matches with Guiseley have been packed with goals – there have been at least four every time we’ve met! The head to head record currently stands … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Guiseley

Dean Keates’ Enablers Lift Wrexham AFC’s Game

Would you agree that John Rooney and Anthony Barry had their best Wrexham games at Chester yesterday? If so, an examination of the reasons for that coincidence offer a clear indication of what Dean Keates is getting so right this month. There are a couple of possibilities. One, and it’s an alluring idea, is that they were motivated by a desire to perform against their … Continue reading Dean Keates’ Enablers Lift Wrexham AFC’s Game

Do Go Chasing Waterfall

So we’ve signed a centre back, “the immovable water feature” as he’ll be known from now on. Obviously we all need to reserve judgement until he’s settled in, but my recollection of his performance against us for Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Trophy semi-final is positive and he’s certainly the right sort of signing for our current situation. Ever since the season started I’d felt … Continue reading Do Go Chasing Waterfall

Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

This is the extended twelve inch remix of 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 I guess it’s time to get on with the rest of our lives. I can’t do it without regret … Continue reading Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

Leader Preview: Luton Town 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. Our recent record against Luton is all a matter of perception. We’ve actually done well against them recently, but the traumatic nature of the defeats we’ve suffered … Continue reading Leader Preview: Luton Town v Wrexham FC

Does Wrexham FC Need a Different Footballing Philosophy to Gain Promotion?

Nicky Laws was obviously delighted, speaking after his Alfreton team had just achieved the double over Wrexham. His post-match interview wasn’t over the top and remained realistic but did he unearth some hidden treasure that may come in handy for the management team at the Racecourse? He stopped short of actually naming the teams he was obviously referring to but he mentioned that to be … Continue reading Does Wrexham FC Need a Different Footballing Philosophy to Gain Promotion?