I suggested on Saturday that Alan Alger and Blue Square might get the epic send-off they deserved at Wembley. How wrong I was. That was as horrible a game as I could imagine, and by a huge margin the ugliest match Wrexham have been involved in this season, not because of the result but because tension overtook both sides. When two sides field the same … Continue reading Newport County 2 Wrexham 0
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. Going to Wembley last month was great fun. Now it’s time to get down to business. Don’t get me wrong. I took the FA Trophy final very … Continue reading Time To Get Down To Business
An all-Welsh play-off final is liable to be decided at least in part on heart and passion. But tactically speaking, there’s a huge issue which is sure to have a major influence on the outcome. Newport’s switch to three at the back part way through the season was a bold move and an unusual one by Justin Edinburgh. It leaves his side playing with a … Continue reading So Where Will The Game Be Won?
Alan Algar has written a typically authoritative preview of tomorrow’s game, in which he suggests that the play-off final hasn’t had an epic worthy of the occasion for some time. I’ve a funny feeling that Blue Square’s final match as sponsors of the Conference might give him the game he craves. It would also be the game he and his company deserve. I’ve never seen … Continue reading This Time It’s Serious!
We’re all feeling tense, and with good reason. Sunday is a massive game in Wrexham’s history, and a massive game in the context of our immediate future. That’s not the main reason why I’m developing sweaty palms though. Newport are good. That’s what worries me. It’s not just their ability which worries me; it’s their spirit. A few weeks ago I had a look at … Continue reading Getting To Grips With Newport