Flisher, Bodkin and York sounds like a Dickensian firm of lawyers to me (WARNING: a list of three footballers’ names always sounds like a Dickensian law firm to me. Except Sakho, Obeng and Ugarte.) However, Alex Flisher, Matt Bodkin and Wes York were actually the decisive players in this superbly well-contested second round cup tie. So often a cup tie is determined by the superior … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham 3 Maidstone Utd 1
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 never played Welling before, but we have faced a newly promoted side on the opening day of the season recently, and we enjoyed a pleasing outcome. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Welling (h)
> There are sea changes afoot in the Blue Square Premier which are not only important in terms of the quality of our opponents next season, but will certainly make a difference to travelling fans’ pockets. A gradual geographic shift has accelerated this year, and the division looks more northern than ever. Of the six sides which have left the division only one is northern, … Continue reading >The North-South Divide
>You know what? The more I think about it, the more I suspect we’ve just achieved our best result of the season so far. After all, Stevenage are second in the table and unbeaten at home, and we dug in and, with Frank Sinclair, Mani Assoumani and Chris Maxwell once again forming a redoubtable triumvirate at the heart of our defence, kept another clean sheet. … Continue reading >On Reflection
> Well, I’m glad that’s over. And you know what? I hated every minute of it. Especially the last fifteen minutes, when it felt like we couldn’t possibly survive. Still, we did, and there was one aspect of the experience I enjoyed: Steve Edwards and Paul Jones’ commentary was superb and a real pleasure to listen to. Except for when I was accused of missing … Continue reading >Relief!!
> Final whistle please ref!!!!!! We’re hanging on grimly! Continue reading >This is agony!
> I am so disappointed! I can’t get to the Stevenage game, or the Wimbledon match, and Kettering’s a push as I can’t get that far after work! What a nightmare! Bizarre as it might sound, missing out on a Wrexham match is still a punishment rather than a reward! It just feels so wrong to be sitting around when I should be on the … Continue reading >Gutted!
> Well, having got myself excited earlier this season about the thought of Wrexham getting to Wembley in the F.A. Trophy, I wasn’t about to deny myself the experience, so my lad and I went to Wembley yesterday to see what we missed out on. And we missed out on something great! The F.A. Trophy Final. the non-league showpiece, is a real day out for … Continue reading >Pejic Takes Wembley!
>An excellent point made on the Red Passion Messageboard by Drury-red. By the time Stevenage, already well ahead of us in terms of games played, take the field in a league fixture again, we’ll have played four Conference matches, away to Woking and Northwich, then at home to Crawley and Kidderminster. It’s a great opportunity to pull ourselves back up into the frame, despite the … Continue reading >A Crucial Stage
> I know fans are divided over the merits of Levi mackin, but no matter which side of the fence you sit on over that particaular debate, surely you’ve got to feel sorry for the guy? Not for the first time, a chance to establish himself in the side has met with frustration. Brian Little summed up his red card against Stevenage perfectly; it was … Continue reading >Poor Old Levi!
>No Wrexham fan expects us to swan into the Conference and sweep everything before us-two years of awful football have taught us not to have grand aspirations! Ironically, the 5-0 beating of the pre-season title favourites last Saturday has only reinforced that sense of respect for the Blue Square Premier. Stevenage might have defended poorly, but their approach play was superior to virtually anything we … Continue reading >Borough Better Than You Think