Who is Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Year?

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. VOTE HERE FOR THE PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARDS Voting for the Supporters Association’s player of the year awards closes in six days, and like the American … Continue reading Who is Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Year?

PREVIEW: Grimsby Town v Wrexham AFC

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. Gary Mills’ men head east in search of history tomorrow. If they can keep another clean sheet, their seventh in a row, they would equal the club … Continue reading PREVIEW: Grimsby Town v Wrexham AFC

Diamonds Are a Fan’s Best Friend

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. Could it be that the great tactical philosopher Marilyn Monroe had Wrexham’s 2015-16 season in mind when she declared “a passing approach can be quite continental, but … Continue reading Diamonds Are a Fan’s Best Friend

To Impossible Standards

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 been seven games and six weeks since we last shut out the opposition, and it’s killing us. In the classic Seattle sit-com “Frasier”, it is suggested … Continue reading To Impossible Standards

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking 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. Wrexham need to turn things around tomorrow. Last Saturday’s defeat at Southport wasn’t just the first time they’ve done the double over us since 1962. It was … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking FC

Ross White Solves the Manny Smith Conundrum

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. Christmas came early last Saturday, but it wasn’t just the result which made victory at Tranmere so sweet. Gary Mills might have found a solution to an … Continue reading Ross White Solves the Manny Smith Conundrum

Is Three at the Back the Answer?

I’m surprised to be thinking this, but three at the back might be the answer Gary Mills is looking for. The second half fightback against Eastleigh with such a formation encouraged many to see it as an option, but that was an aberration which didn’t convince me we should pursue that shape further. It was kitchen sink tactics: two down after a poor first half, … Continue reading Is Three at the Back the Answer?

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

Wrexham need to get back to winning ways in the league after seeing their interest in the FA Cup end so disappointingly last Saturday. The defeat to Gainsborough Trinity ended a run of seven unbeaten cup ties at The Racecourse, and that last defeat was to a Football League club: Oxford United beat us 2-1 in December 2013 in the FA Cup despite Joe Clarke … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

That’s more like it! There were edgy moments – about twenty minutes of them as it looked worryingly like the pattern established at Bromley would be repeated and the side would fail to sustain the penetration of its passing game beyond the opening twenty minutes. However, a barn-storming second half allayed those fears, helped by a subtle bit of tinkering by Gary Mills. Mills opted … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1

So, what went wrong? This was certainly a stark defeat, if only because its nature was startling. For the opening quarter of the game, Wrexham’s game plan worked a treat, then a salvo of three goals turned everything on its head and the second half saw Gary Mills’ team dominate possession without looking penetrative. So how did this state of affairs come to pass? First … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Bromley FC 3 Wrexham FC 1