PREVIEW: Lincoln City 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. Traditionally Lincoln is a place we tend to approach with trepidation, but in recent years we’ve done well at Sincil Bank. We came within seven minutes of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay 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. Once again we’ve reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, and Torquay promise to present a very particular challenge. Home advantage could be more crucial than usual … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay 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. As Wrexham look to return to winning ways in the league, at least they can hope to find solace in home advantage because neither side tends to … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

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

Leader Preview: Barnet (a)

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. We renew acquaintances with Barnet tomorrow, a side we’ve met on and off throughout the last twenty years. However, don’t try to draw too many conclusions from … Continue reading Leader Preview: Barnet (a)

>Premature Taxi For Spender

>It’s hard not to feel sorry for released players, so this time of year is particularly taxing for a soft-hearted soul like me. I’ve got a particular sympathy for Simon Spender though, whose long time at The Racecourse has been ended. I can’t help feeling that in this case the baby might have been thrown out with the bathwater. Dean Saunders had to undertake a … Continue reading >Premature Taxi For Spender

>Big Spender

> Brian Little would be entitled to ask his defenders what U.E.F.A. coaching courses call “The Carpenters Question”, namely “why do butterflies suddenly appear every time the ball’s near?”While there are clearly problems all over the pitch, there’s a pressing need to address defensive matters: no team leaks goals regularly and gets results. Our defence is made up of players who have achieved plenty at … Continue reading >Big Spender