Well, Edgar Davids obviously enjoyed the media attention, picked himself from the start and certainly hogged the headlines at the end. What he did to Stephen Wright would have got a boxer disqualified. Not that I’m going to try and occupy the moral high ground too much: after all, this game saw two of the more merited red cards you’re ever liable to see thanks … Continue reading Barnet 1 Wrexham 1
David Artell summed it up best after the game: have a look on Wrexham Player for the four letter word with which he quantified our performance. It was a shame to see us fail to build on the last two performances, but it was probably a fair indication of where we’re at. Our true position in the great scheme of things is somewhere between the … Continue reading Aldershot Town 2 Wrexham 0
The start to this season has been really disappointing for all concerned at Wrexham Football Club, whether you are a supporter, staff, player, board member or manager there has been no hiding away from the fact that something isn’t right. Ultimately the buck stops with manager Andy Morrell but there has been an undercurrent after the past three or four games when the management or … Continue reading Are We Working Hard Enough?
Here are three conundrums to chew over before the game. I’ll try to answer them tonight! Can we cope without Jay Harris? The evidence of the last two games suggests not. The first two matches of his three-match ban were the limpest performances we’ve seen Wrexham put in under Andy Morrell. When the manager suggested players were failing to engage with the challenge of fighting … Continue reading Three Key Questions For Nuneaton
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. Don’t panic! It feel natural but it would be premature to do so. Let’s not kid ourselves: the last fortnight has been grim. The performance at Lincoln … Continue reading Leader Column: Don’t Panic!
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 hundred per cent record against Hyde, although our two wins at The Racecourse came a century and a quarter apart! In only our second season … Continue reading Leader Preview: Hyde (h)
It was the best possible news. Mark Creighton’s celebratory tweet, revealing that the scan he had on his knee revealed no problems was a huge boost for him…and Wrexham FC. There was a clear implication in Andy Morrell’s comments before the scan that the main problem was that Creighton’s “peace of mind” was troubled by the niggle in his knee. That’s perfectly understandable: he went … Continue reading The Beast Is Back!
Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? The worrying feeling I get after two games of our season isn’t anything to do with our defence, the danger injuries pose to our thin squad or the fact that we’ve already dropped three points. It’s the sense that the referees look even worse than they consistently have been since we dropped into the Conference. I feel guilty … Continue reading Halifax Town 3 Wrexham 2
Well, it wasn’t easy, but we got there! Welling impressed me in the first half, and when we went in at the break we needed to up our game, a situation which seemed to happen too often during the pre-season. We needed Andy Morrell and Billy Barr to sit the side down and remind them of what we were about and how we approach games … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Welling United 1
So David Artell might be coming back to The Racecourse. That’s news I’d offer a qualified welcome to. Signing Artell is a good move per se. He illustrated last season that he’s a strong stopper and a genuine leader, not to mention the sort of bloke who looks to referee the match himself remaining constantly in the officials’ ears (bearing in mind the erratic, impressionable … Continue reading Will Artell Be Our Fourth of a Kind?
Ever since we dropped into the Conference this part of the year has seemed particularly fraught and crucial. Talk of a retained list seems irrelevant: the issue isn’t who we want to keep, but who we can manage to hang onto. Danny Wright has departed already, and the likes of Martin Riley and Dean Keates are surely crucial to the spine of next season’s side. … Continue reading Morrell’s Balancing Act Between Quality and Strength in Depth
Once again it’s been a year when our defence has racked up some impressive stats, but how have they done individually? Full Backs Stephen Wright After his short stint with us at the end of last season it was difficult to work out whether Wright had been a success or not. He was clearly very experienced and combative, but there were times when, exposed to … Continue reading End of Term Report Part Two
150 years without a trip to Wembley, and then two come along at once.What a time it is to be a Wrexham fan. This was a victory for character as much as anything else: the character Dean Saunders looked to introduce to the club with the experienced players he brought in; the character Andy Morrell has instilled by continuing the process and creating a very … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 1 Wrexham 3 (aggregate: 2-5)