Dartford FC v Wrexham FC Preview

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. It’s here at last: the opening day of the season, but unusually for us we’ve got quite a trek to see Kevin Wilkin’s side kick off the … Continue reading Dartford FC v Wrexham FC Preview

A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

The headline fact about this season, of course, is that we came 17th in the fifth tier, therefore suffering the lowest league position in the club’s history. As you might imagine, that means that a lot of our figures this season are the worst since the campaign which saw us relegated to the Conference six years ago. We conceded more goals and lost more games … Continue reading A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

Andy Morrell wins the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy

Andy Morrell is the winner of the 2012-13 Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy. His terrific volley against Forest Green Rovers was the overwhelming winner in our online poll with 45%. In second place was the long range strike against Aldershot by last season’s winner, Jay Harris, with 30%, while Dean Keates came third with his free kick at Barnet. Continue reading Andy Morrell wins the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy

Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Preview

  The cliche tells us that tactics go out of the window in a derby game. Maybe there’s some truth to that as a player’s ability to stand up to the pressure of the big occasion is given a thorough examination, but it’s ultimately still the same players out there that have been working on their manager’s strategy all week. How the chalkboard affects the … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Tactical Preview

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

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. A lot has changed since Nuneaton made their first ever trip to The Racecourse last season. Tomorrow they arrive in North Wales having converted themselves from Skrill … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Nuneaton Town

Leader Preview: Woking FC 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. Woking’s Kingfield Stadium, while homely, is hardly a venue you’d associate with major football landmarks, but tomorrow’s match will see it play host to a significant event … Continue reading Leader Preview: Woking FC v Wrexham FC

Billy Barr’s Gift to Kevin WIlkin

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. With attention naturally focussed on the future, I hope we don’t forget to look back as well, as we’ve lost a couple of good servants over the … Continue reading Billy Barr’s Gift to Kevin WIlkin

Wrexham 2 Hereford United 0

Well, that was impressive! Billy Barr will no doubt be a little frustrated that this performance came after the decision seems to have been made about the identity of the next manager as this would have complemented his application nicely. Admittedly Hereford are the team one would want to be playing right now (although between our two matches they’ve drawn all three games, including away … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Hereford United 0

Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work