Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Welling United

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. There’s a certain monotony about our home fixtures against Welling United. We’ve welcomed them to The Racecourse twice. Both times were early in the season, both times … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Welling United

Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act

Kevin Wilkin has two keepers who look like they can make a contribution to a promotion push, and an interesting balancing act to perform. Daniel Bachmann made an impressive debut at Dartford. The young Austrian’s kicking was a matter for concern, and British football fans are fixated with how far a keeper can plant the ball down the pitch, so many in the away end … Continue reading Kevin Wilkin’s Juggling Act

The goalkeeping merry-go-round

After a busy pre-season, with Kevin Wilkin and his staff preparing for the new season, there’s been one subject that has failed to go unresolved, the goalkeeper. Our initial thoughts before going into pre-season was that Joslain Mayebi and Andy Coughlin will battle it out for the number one shirt but since then Mayebi has failed to return to training, his contract expired and he is … Continue reading The goalkeeping merry-go-round

The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe

Seeing Vince O’Keefe at Edgar Street when we played Hereford this season was a nice treat. Seeing his son, who plays in midfield for The Bulls, hit the bar, was less pleasant, but let’s focus on the positives. O’Keefe was an interesting keeper: you couldn’t really say he was an unqualified success, but he was between the sticks for one of our finest hours! O’Keefe … Continue reading The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe

Mighty Wallops

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. You wait for years to see a screamer, then two come along at once. Jay Harris absolute screamer against Barrow was one of the best strikes I’ve … Continue reading Mighty Wallops

>Nicholson’s Future Looking Clearer

>After speculating on his future yesterday, I understand we won’t see Stuart Nicholson at The Racecourse next season.It was interesting, apart from the Shrewsbury fan in the Aiston shirt below, to see a lad after the game in a Shrewsbury top with “NICHOLSON” on the back. His parents must have money to burn-“Dad, can I have a shirt with a name on it? I want … Continue reading >Nicholson’s Future Looking Clearer