Managing Expectations

It’s the consistent message coming out of the club, and a vital idea we have to grasp. In a time of great excitement, we need to manage our expectations. In the Zoom meeting for WST members, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney talked about considerably elevating our status. I’m really happy to hear that our potential owners are ambitious, but part of my satisfaction is based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Wrexham and Immigration: Keates Gets It; Atherton Doesn’t

Dean Keates isn’t from Wrexham, but he hit the nail on the head when he talked about the town on the Summer. Asked about his recruitment, he said he wanted to sign players who are “honest hard-working people” to match “the DNA of this community”. Perhaps our MP, Sarah Atherton, ought to sit down with Keates so he can tell her a few things about … Continue reading Wrexham and Immigration: Keates Gets It; Atherton Doesn’t

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

The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

You could see how prepared the TV news channels are for the inevitable this month. When the one modern figure who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with history’s greats died in Johannesburg, they were ready to run the hours of video tributes they’d salted away years ago in readiness for the sad event. I feel I ought to have been equally ready to report on today’s unfortunate … Continue reading The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

Morrell Upgrades Saunders’ 4-3-3

The Hereford game was interesting on a tactical level. It showed an important progression over the course of Andy Morrell’s time as manager. The general shape of the game showed a tactical progression we’ve made under Morrell. While he’s maintained the 4-3-3 we established under Dean Saunders, an issue we used to have under his predecessor doesn’t tend to be as pronounced. Morrell was wise … Continue reading Morrell Upgrades Saunders’ 4-3-3

Tactical Report: 5th November 2011 York City 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

What would Sky have called today if they covered the Conference? Summit Saturday? Second played fourth at Kenilworth Road as Fleetwood travelled to Luton, but having seen the quality of this game, they would have to be something special to deny either of these sides a spot at the top of the table. A match between the third and first placed sides only ended goalless … Continue reading Tactical Report: 5th November 2011 York City 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

Unleashing The Beast!

As smart moves go, signing Mark Creighton was right up there. Not only because he’s a proper lower division centre back, but because he seems to have unleashed Marvin Andrews’ inner beast! It tickled me, when I was talking to Creighton after his debut at York, to hear him say that normally he’s the centre back attacking the ball, but for the first thirty minutes … Continue reading Unleashing The Beast!