At a loose end after the Dartford games was called off, I’ve filled my time by making a Pinterest board of all the past Wrexham Players of the Season and Young Players of the Season. Enjoy! Continue reading Players of Seasons Past
I am not particularly superstitious but as Mike and Marc Williams roll into town today with their Kidderminster Harriers colleagues are the gods stacking up against Dean’s red and white army? Having overcome the challenge of ,what I thought was an average, Fleetwood Town side on Bank Holiday Monday the Reds boss has been awarded the BSB Premier Manager of the Month for August. Historically this … Continue reading Is today the biggest test of the season so far?
I’ve already said that circumstances suggest Marc Williams won’t be offered a new contract as a Christmas present. His involvement in the squad since his return suggests I might be wrong; I certainly hope so! The question now is, if offered would he sign it? That might seem like an odd question as it seems to be the accepted wisdom that Williams is desperate for … Continue reading Is Marc Playing For A Contract?
>In itself, the loss of Ashley Westwood doesn’t fill me with dread. In context, though, it’s a worry. Westwood is sound, but not irreplaceable. I thought he finished the season playing as well as he ever did for us, but the fact is he’s a solid Conference centre back in his mid-thirties, so hardly impossible to replace. However, when you factor in the number of … Continue reading Westwood Loss Part of a Worrying Bigger Picture
>So the long-awaited retained list is out, and inevitably there are surprises and outgoing players that some of us will be sorry to see go. Of course Saunders promised he’s cut the squad back to the bone. Indeed, he said last Saturday that he’d have to release players he didn’t want to let go. Bearing that in mind, I have to add a qualifying statement … Continue reading >Time to Say Goodbye
There was something Dean Saunders said after the Gateshead match that didn’t quite stack up for me. For only the second time this season he picked an unchanged side, despite the fact that we’d played on a tiring pitch two days earlier. He then explained that part of the reason for our poor performance was the number of players who weren’t fully fit: Mangan and … Continue reading Personae Non Grata
>Our current slide is a bit worrying, isn’t it? Going into a tailspin doesn’t have to have disastrous consequences as long as you pull out of it quickly, but that’s something we’ve signally failed to do. Our aspirations have changed dramatically from being a hot tip to get into the play-offs to something approaching outside bets: I think that’s how you’d describe a side who … Continue reading >Decline and Fall
>Driving back from Stevenage my Dad and I began to muse over the odd nature of the last couple of years, and the consequences for this season. There have to be repercussions from the massive turnover we’ve experienced this time around, with the side currently undergoing its third major reshuffle in the course of a calendar year (hold tight for another in January!) To illustrate … Continue reading >Player of the Season So Far!
>Fab fact of the day: of the ten goals we’ve scored so far under Dean Saunders, six have come from the Williams brothers! Proof of his motivational abilities, as he inspires both of them to achieve the best scoring streaks of their careers? Or something rather more basic? It’s hard to score if you’re not on the pitch, and neither Williams brother made a start … Continue reading >Saunders Makes At Least One Family Happy!
>It was difficult not to feel a bit sorry for Mike Williams last Saturday! Dean Saunders’ great line about not having to pay the concussed defender his winnings after their side-bet on him scoring got the headlines, but it must be pretty frustrating to score the first goal of your career and not remember it afterwards. I’ll have to find out if he remembers now. … Continue reading >Mike’s Day to Remember!
> I’m still coming to terms with what happened yesterday. A lot of people have asked me if it was as bad as it sounded, and the only possible answer is a resounding yes! The total lack of creativity in midfield is a huge concern, although to be fair the blame should be laid squarely on Little’s door; he set them up to play that … Continue reading >Give Murtagh A Go!