TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham 3 Maidstone Utd 1

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

Leader Preview: Welling (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’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)

>The North-South Divide

> 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

>A Crucial Stage

>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

>Borough Better Than You Think

>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