Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

Dean Keates has made it clear that his squad are playing for contracts, and Jordan White has come up with a cunning ploy to appeal to his manager by becoming two players in one! It was logical to drop the big striker into the back four last Saturday when injuries meant Martin Riley was the only central defender available. After all, he’s big and strong, … Continue reading Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

Back to 1992

Welcome to a new beginning, although oddly enough it’s strangely reminiscent of 1992! The parallels between that campaign and the current one are both interesting and encouraging. That year was the launch pad for Brian Flynn’s long spell of success in the Racecourse hot seat, so going back to that future is something to embrace. The 1992-3 season saw us emerge from the grim darkness … Continue reading Back to 1992

My Best Wrexham XI

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) Selecting my favourite Wrexham team from players I’ve seen play is a tricky process. I saw the great side of Arfon Griffiths, but only in the Second … Continue reading My Best Wrexham XI

Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

I suggested yesterday that 4-4-2 wasn’t working for Wrexham. To illustrate the point, let’s have a look at how a 4-4-2 can function effectively and consider why it’s not happening for us. Brian Flynn’s promotion team of 1992-3 was a straight 4-4-2 side and it illustrated the balance required to make the system work. Comparing it to our current side suggests to me that we … Continue reading Flynn’s blueprint shows why Wrexham’s 4-4-2 doesn’t work

Blackburn Following in Carey’s Footsteps

I’m starting to get Chris Blackburn. I wasn’t sure about him at first, but I’ve begun to see his value to the team, and hopefully he’ll follow the pattern of previous players I’ve taken a while to warm to. If he does, he’ll be in pretty illustrious company. I’ve overcome my reservations to end up seeing a player as absolutely key before. I wasn’t sold … Continue reading Blackburn Following in Carey’s Footsteps