The manager might change (or come back) but the refereeing remains constant. We had another bizarre performance from an official on Tuesday and the late equaliser we conceded came from a very poor decision. Managers often twist the truth post-match to suit their interpretation of events, but Dean Keates’ explanation of the throw-in decision is the only possible one which is supported by the facts. … Continue reading Soft Signals and Hard Lessons
A failure to defend long straight balls over the top, a massively poor, decisively influential referee and a performance which was encouraging but unrewarded. Just another day at the office for Wrexham this season. It’s tricky to know how to feel about this match. Having seen a couple of Macclesfield’s recent games, I figured beforehand that this would be a terrific test, and having conceded … Continue reading Macclesfield Town 3 Wrexham 2
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. I’m getting sick of the Conference. There are a lot of good clubs and an awful lot of nice people in the division. I’ve enjoyed some of … Continue reading Leader Column: Conference Refs
> I bemoaned last week that football can’t be a level playing field at all levels, but something I’ve heard about subsequently has made me think again. Altrincham player James Smith has been banned for three games by the F.A. for using his elbow on Mansfield’s Jake Speight in an off-the-ball incident. None of the officials saw the incident so how, I hear you ask, … Continue reading Video Killed the Altrincham Star
> I’ve enjoyed the non league experience this season, which is a good thing as it looks like I’ll be getting a second dose next season. Opposing clubs have been an absolute delight, their demeanour on and off the pitch regularly being a pleasant change from what one finds at a lot of our usual Football League opponents. Until Crawley. I can honestly say, in … Continue reading >Truly Badly Crawley
> There was a post on Red Passion after we played at Peterborough earlier this month which made a very good point. As Darren Ferguson made his rather pathetic attack on us, there was a danger that some of the mud would stick. We weren’t a voilent bunch of thugs, Steve Evans certainly didn’t taking a running jump and butt their goalkeeper, who of course … Continue reading >Oh great!
>Hate to say it, but one of the first things I’ve done in prearation for tomorrow’s game is look at who the referee is. After all, if last week was anything to go by, he’ll be the most important man on the pitch. It’s Ray Olivier, who hasn’t done much to upset us really-in fact he has been so keen to ingratiate himself that he … Continue reading >So who robs us this week?