Preview | Dagenham & Redbridge v Wrexham AFC

Things are looking up for Wrexham at Dagenham. We started horribly at Victoria Road, losing our first two matches there 3-0. In fact we went 450 minutes against The Daggers before finally scoring past them, in injury time at the end of our fifth match against them. Even then, that was an own goal, but significantly it earned us a 1-0 win, which was obviously … Continue reading Preview | Dagenham & Redbridge v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC Need a First Home Win Over Dagenham & Redbridge

Our record against Dagenham and Redbridge has improved dramatically of late as we’ve won our last two away games against them, but now we need to address matters closer to home, as we’ve never beaten The Daggers at The Racecourse. Their first visit to North Wales, in March 2008, ended in a goalless draw, and was seen as a missed opportunity for Brian Little’s side, … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Need a First Home Win Over Dagenham & Redbridge

Wrexham’s Progress Against Pilgrims

That famous victory over Boston in 2007 is one of only two we’ve enjoyed in six matches against them. We first played them in August 2002, and both games that season ended in draws. Our opening encounter, at The Racecourse, was a 1-1 draw despite Lee Trundle opening the scoring for us, and the return match saw Trundle continue his goal scoring form against The … Continue reading Wrexham’s Progress Against Pilgrims

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

The fast-moving, noisy trailers on TV will tell you that football is an exciting, sexy sport, full of triumph, glory, joy and tame indy rock. It isn’t. Football is suffering, anger, disappointment and the occasional fleeting moment of hope, which dissolves when you think it’s actually going to turn into something real. Nothing encapsulates football better than Chesterfield v Wrexham, March 9th, 1997. I can’t … Continue reading I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Keeping Cool in Commentary

I have to admit that I had to work hard to keep my emotions in check while commentating on last Saturday’s match at Southport. It wasn’t the defeat which pushed me close to the edge: heck, if losing pressed my buttons I’d have cracked twenty years ago! It was the contentious decisions of the referee which irked me, but I like to think that I … Continue reading Keeping Cool in Commentary

The Rock of Gibraltar

Wrexham FC has a history of international footballers in its ranks. More often than not, it is to represent the Welsh National team. But Wrexham’s summer signing and rock at the back Dave Artell has been called up to a new international team: Gibraltar. Wrexham’s own Gibraltarian Rock qualifies for the small country through his father, who was born on the island. His grandfather was … Continue reading The Rock of Gibraltar

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford 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. Wrexham seek to revive our glorious FA Cup reputation tonight as we look for only our third FA Cup second round win this millennium! Indeed, this is … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Oxford United

Watch Out For Watson!

The Daily Post are talking about aiming for a treble of wins against Southport this season, and they’re right to be looking at our matches against them as crucial to this season. Despite our impressive run of form aganst them (if we win our next match against them, whenever that might be, we’ll have established the longest run of wins we’ve managed against them in … Continue reading Watch Out For Watson!

Tactically Speaking

So Wrexham, in rare form, are facing up to a side which has looked too good for the division ever since the season began. Neither side concede many goals-Crawley have kept five clean sheets in a row-so don’t expect too much in terms of kitchen sink-throwing, at least until one of the sides finds itself behind with twenty minutes left. My suspicion that we’ll be … Continue reading Tactically Speaking

>The curse of the player of the season trophy!

>Beware the curse of the player of the season trophy! It seems to be something of a poisoned chalice of late. Andy Fleming picks up the bauble before the Rushden game, then goes home because he’s not hanging around! Likewise, Marc Williams won it last season and hasn’t scored since, his most notable achievement since the award being a serious injury! And the season before … Continue reading >The curse of the player of the season trophy!

>The Dark Arts at Crawley

> Steve Evans completes a three-match ban today from even being in the ground while Crawley play! He still has a further ten game touchline ban to come. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow! No doubt it won’t affect Crawley too much. After all, it has seemed of late that he’s passed the abuse baton to his assistant Paul Raynor, who now patrols the … Continue reading >The Dark Arts at Crawley