Leader Column: Conference Refs

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

Wrexham 2 Braintree Town 3

How to quantify the unquantifiable? This game just didn’t want to be analysed. It made little logical sense, and just when it looked like it might settle down to a mundane conclusion, the referee provided the most illogical moment of all. Essentially, we were awful for twenty minutes, terrific for thirty, and then the game settled into a turgid spell as a result of Alan … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Braintree Town 3

Tactical Report: 26th November 2011 Braintree Town 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

This was a game which laid bare both Wrexham’s strengths and the area they need to address if they are to consolidate their challenge for the title. Very hard to break down, they have to make sure they strike the correct balance between defensive shape and creative flair. To focus on the positives, the record-breaking seventh consecutive league clean sheet was never really in doubt. … Continue reading Tactical Report: 26th November 2011 Braintree Town 0 Wrexham 0 Blue Square Bet Premier