Tactical Report: 9th October 2011 Hayes & Yeading United 0 Wrexham 2 Blue Square Bet Premier

It’s hard not to warm to Hayes & Yeading. They play football the right way, passing and probing, on a part-time budget with miniscule crowds to fund their squad building, and they obliging roll over to let us tickle their tummies and take the points away when we venture onto their patch (or the patch they’re currently renting!) Apologies for the patronising tone, and the … Continue reading Tactical Report: 9th October 2011 Hayes & Yeading United 0 Wrexham 2 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 10th September 2011 Barrow 3 Wrexham 1 Blue Square Bet Premier

Wrexham finallly came unstuck in their eighth game of the season, and there’s no doubt that their Fowler-centric approach was less effective than it has been in any other game this season, but while the reasons for that are worth analysing, don’t let that, the absence of Mark Creighton or criticism of the referee, blind you from the one basic factor which shaped this game: … Continue reading Tactical Report: 10th September 2011 Barrow 3 Wrexham 1 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 27th August 2011 Alfreton Town 1 Wrexham 4 Blue Square Bet Premier

You can get too fixated by the other side, and although, to be fair, there was a gulf in quality between the two sets of players in this match, You rather suspected that Alfreton boss Nicky Law’s attempts to smother the opposition merely inhibited and confused his own team by the end. Oddly, during the August Bank Holiday weekend last season Wrexham experienced an uncannily … Continue reading Tactical Report: 27th August 2011 Alfreton Town 1 Wrexham 4 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 13rd August 2011 Wrexham 3 Tamworth 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactics came to the fore in this match, with the crowd’s reaction to Dean Saunders’ approach sparking post-match debate on Red Passion. The manager was quick to lay bare his approach after the match as well, and to be honest the dissent over what was seen as negative passing is baffling: Wrexham stuck to his gameplan and as a result earned an emphatic win over awkward … Continue reading Tactical Report: 13rd August 2011 Wrexham 3 Tamworth 0 Blue Square Bet Premier

Tactical Report: 13th August 2011 Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1 Blue Square Bet Premier

The best laid plans of mice and men and all that! Dean Saunders, in a sticky situation, played his hand pretty cleverly in this match, but was let down by that most frustrating managerial variable: players. That’s not to knock the team, which looked rusty after an incomplete pre-season but competed ferociously. However, individual errors meant that while Saunders got his tactics right, he didn’t … Continue reading Tactical Report: 13th August 2011 Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1 Blue Square Bet Premier