Decisions, Decisions

As we all play the annual game of guessing which players the Wrexham manager will retain for next season, there’s an interesting contrast between two players which will exercise his mind. Paul Rutherford and Iffy Allen perform in similar areas of the pitch, but their approaches are direct opposites. Superficially, they seem fairly similar. Both are lightweight, quick and happy on the wing or behind … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions

Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

Written by Gruffudd ab Owain Back in the summer, I wrote an article concerning the transfer rumours at the time called ‘Rumours Raining on Racecourse’. Welcome to volume 2! At the time Gary Mills was in charge of the club and three attackers were linked with Wrexham. John Rooney, Matt Rhead and Jordan Lussey were the ones amid speculation back in the close-season. Rooney has … Continue reading Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

If only Nottingham Forest put McDonagh’s progress first!

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. So the necessary reshuffle in our squad has begun. The fact that Dean Keates first moved to free up space in his forward line told us that … Continue reading If only Nottingham Forest put McDonagh’s progress first!

Kevin’s Big Day

Each manager needs his defining moment. On the anniversary of Wrexham’s victory over Arsenal, could Kevin Wilkin be on the verge of his? Wrexham Football Club has, over its one hundred and fifty years of existence, earned a terrific reputation as a giant-killing club. If a manager wants to be commemorated in the clubs proud hall of fame, some exploits in a cup would go … Continue reading Kevin’s Big Day

Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

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. In some respects it’s hard to predict what will happen on Sunday. We don’t know what sort of line-up Mark Hughes will select or the tactical approach … Continue reading Wes York is Wrexham’s Main Hope at Stoke

Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

What fortunate timing! Good job we had to  ask Stoke to let us keep Dan Bachmann before we play them in the cup. If we’d asked them after our glorious 4-0 victory they might not have been in such a charitable mood! Stoke are the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas! Bachmann’s presence is clearly crucial if we’re to achieve anything this season, and … Continue reading Stoke City: the club that keep on giving

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Jon Flatt: the inevitable comparison.

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 had to come to this eventually. Finally I must address the question on everyone’s lips and compare the relative merits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Jon Flatt: the inevitable comparison.