#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Halifax Town 0

Wrexham’s first win over Halifax in 6 games, ending our longest winless run against them. First time Wrexham have won with ten men since 23rd September 2017 at Tranmere. We’ve had players sent off in 5 subsequent matches. First time Wrexham have scored with ten men since the Tranmere win. Last time Wrexham won at home despite a red card: 10/03/2012 Barrow (h) 2-0 Last … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Halifax Town 0

A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

The headline fact about this season, of course, is that we came 17th in the fifth tier, therefore suffering the lowest league position in the club’s history. As you might imagine, that means that a lot of our figures this season are the worst since the campaign which saw us relegated to the Conference six years ago. We conceded more goals and lost more games … Continue reading A Statistical Review of Wrexham FC’s Season

Nigel Cluff takes the helm at Wrarsenal Tigers

Astonishing events at Wrexham FC on Thursday when Kevin Wilkin took to the stage stating “For two years Matthew, I’m going to be Nigel Clough”. In probably the boldest move ever made by a Wrexham board the club is being transformed into a tribute club, with the exciting new name Wrarsenal Tigers FC and a smattering of talented people giving loving devotions to the biggest … Continue reading Nigel Cluff takes the helm at Wrarsenal Tigers

Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Kidderminster Harriers

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. Clashes with Kidderminster tend to be feisty affairs, and merely adds to the mix. the return of Adrian Cieslewicz We’ve been vulnerable to conceding goals by our ex-players … Continue reading Leader Preview: Wrexham FC v Kidderminster Harriers

Edgar Davids, Alan Partridge and Me

It’s a shame to see that Edgar Davids won’t be coming to The Racecourse with Barnet (although we know that even if he was still their manager that would be no guarantee of him actually being at a game this far north!) Obviously, it’s a shame because it would be interesting to see an international legend in his twilight years. It’s also a shame because … Continue reading Edgar Davids, Alan Partridge and Me

The Red Cards Have to Stop For 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. Our disciplinary record has undoubtedly been a problem this season, but against Halifax it came to a head. Brett Ormerod’s sending off was the main – perhaps … Continue reading The Red Cards Have to Stop For Wrexham FC

The Wrexham FC Season So Far in Stats – Is Middle of the Table about Right?

I started this article thinking I had stumbled on to statistician gold and found the reason why Wrexham’s season has been so – dare I say average? During my visits to the Racecourse this season I have found myself urging the boys in red to “SHOOT” more often, often frustrated by plenty of pretty possession but a seeming unwillingness to go for goal. While I … Continue reading The Wrexham FC Season So Far in Stats – Is Middle of the Table about Right?

The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

You could see how prepared the TV news channels are for the inevitable this month. When the one modern figure who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with history’s greats died in Johannesburg, they were ready to run the hours of video tributes they’d salted away years ago in readiness for the sad event. I feel I ought to have been equally ready to report on today’s unfortunate … Continue reading The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

Crisitunity Knocks!

Lisa Simpson: “Look on the bright side, Dad. Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for ‘crisis’ as they do for ‘opportunity?’” Homer Simpson: “Yes. ‘Crisitunity!’” Homer has it right. The fact that our options are limited this week might just turn out to be a good thing after all. Why bother rotating your squad for the “congested Christmas fixture list” (© Sky … Continue reading Crisitunity Knocks!

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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. A live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report

This was a fascinating match tactically (hence my urge to do a tactical report!) as Gainsborough caused problems by asking a question Wrexham haven’t had to answer for a long time: what do you do against a midfield diamond? Trinity manager Steve Housham’s inital intention wasn’t to play that way though. However, his starting formation, a 4-3-3, malfunctioned badly as Wrexham overwhelmed his side in … Continue reading Wrexham 3 Gainsborough Trinity 1 – Tactical Report