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

Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

So who’s the most significant figure in recent Wrexham history? Kevin Wilkin? Dean Keates? Neil Ashton? How about Andy Bishop? His fortunes have perhaps shaped the last couple of years more than anyone else’s. At the start of last season Bishop’s signature represented more than just the completion of a transfer deal. He was the signing on whom Andy Morrell unwittingly staked his job. The … Continue reading Andy Bishop: Wrexham FC’s History Man

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford 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. We’ve a score to settle with Dartford tomorrow. While our away record against them is good, with an opening day victory under our belts this season and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Dartford FC

What If?

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. The fine margins which determine a team’s fate fascinate me. No matter how you detailed your plans the smallest factor can have a decisive effect on the … Continue reading What If?

Crunch Time for the Rock of Gibraltar

There’s not a great deal to excite us in the remainder of the season, but watching how Kevin Wilkin goes about assessing his options will be interesting. How he deploys his fresh-from-the-box international centre back is one of the main items I’ll be monitoring. Dave Artell’s season has taken a turn which I certainly didn’t foresee. I accept that he divides opinion, and there are … Continue reading Crunch Time for the Rock of Gibraltar

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

Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

This is the extended twelve inch remix of 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 I guess it’s time to get on with the rest of our lives. I can’t do it without regret … Continue reading Morrell’s critics failed to convince me

Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

Here’s something I wrote last week for WSC Daily. It’ll be very interested to see if Andy Carroll gets the same level of justice this week that Wrexham’s Steven Wright got last October. If he doesn’t the silent discrepancy in the disciplinary system will be exposed once more. Carroll’s red card against Swansea yesterday was very harsh, and if justice is done his suspension will … Continue reading Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Who knew the old man still had it in him? Only Billy Barr, it would seem! It was like April 2003 all over again: Andy Morrell was harrying centre-backs into melt-down, Wrexham were winning and all was well with the world. Even the goal celebration music was from the same era. The forced introduction of Andy Morrell in the eighteenth minute, after Brett Ormerod went … Continue reading Wrexham FC 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

A remarkable match, no two ways about it. A ghost goal, two goals conceded straight from strong penalty shouts at the other end, a straight red card: it was plenty to distract you from the fact that this was a very good game of football between two of the better sides in the division. Admittedly, Wrexham’s record suggests I’m exaggerating their qualities, but to be … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

Leader Preview: Woking (h)

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 welcome Woking to The Racecourse hoping to emulate the successful result we managed against them last season. The match took place on the first day of … Continue reading Leader Preview: Woking (h)

The Law is an Ass

So Stephen Wright gets a three game ban for allowing himself to be smacked in the mouth by a celebrity. And it wasn’t even Cheryl Cole, poor bloke. Naturally anger is directed at the FAW disciplinary committee which returned the verdict, but such fury is misplaced. They can’t help the rules they have to play by. It’s a remarkably similar situation to the one which … Continue reading The Law is an Ass