50/50 for Wrexham at this point of the FA Trophy

Our record in the second round of the FA Trophy is rather mixed. In 10 previous seasons in the competition, we’ve reached this stage six times, and on three of those we’ve gone through to the next round. We’ve never lost at home in the second round, but having said that, we’ve never beaten a side from the same division as us at this stage … Continue reading 50/50 for Wrexham at this point of the FA Trophy

Who’s Your Player of the Season?

Voting opened this week for the Player of the Season and the Young Player, and I can’t recall a more unpredictable year for either trophy. It’s a natural consequence of a season which has lacked stability that no obvious candidates have emerged. Furthermore, when a campaign has split itself into such diverse segments, it’s difficult to work out who to reward.    The players Dean … Continue reading Who’s Your Player of the Season?

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

Our recent from against Torquay is solid, with five wins and just two defeats in our last twelve clashes. We won the last two times The Gulls travelled to North Wales. Last season we trailled at the break in our first home game of the season, but goals from Dom Vose, Connor Jennings and James Grey sealed a 3-1 win. Six months earlier we beat … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

It came out of nowhere, but Curtis Tilt’s move to Forest Green, or at least somewhere, soon, was inevitable. Its timing might not be ideal, but for a deal we could hardly stop, it’ll turn out to be a good one for Wrexham. First things first: there was little the club could logically do except accept the offer. A piece of brinkmanship by Forest Green, … Continue reading The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

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. What an odd series of transfers we’ve had over the last two years. I accept that in the Conference money is tight and committing to long term … Continue reading Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

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. Let’s get the unpleasantness out of the way first. Defeat tomorrow would mean we’d have lost five games on the bounce, and you have to go back … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

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. It’s time to head back down to Devon again tomorrow, and hopefully this time the weather will mean it’s not a long, fruitless journey! Of course we … Continue reading PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

It’s a long trip to Torquay, but at least we’ll have memories of what happened there last season to keep us going! Our last trip to Plainmoor was the most memorable we’ve made, of course. We travelled there for the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-final with a place at Wembley at stake and a 2-1 first leg lead in our pocket. There was … Continue reading PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

Robbie Evans Completes The Puzzle

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. How ironic that, after all the Summer recruitment, it turned out that a player who was already on our books was the final part of the jigsaw. … Continue reading Robbie Evans Completes The Puzzle

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – I Hope!

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. Do things feel different to you? They do to me. I don’t want to go too far down that old clichéd road which ends with platitudes about … Continue reading You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – I Hope!

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Welling United

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. There’s a certain monotony about our home fixtures against Welling United. We’ve welcomed them to The Racecourse twice. Both times were early in the season, both times … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Welling United