A Week’s A Long Time In Football

At last, five weeks into his return to The Racecourse, Dean Keates has had a week to work with his players. Our remarkable accumulation of midweek fixtures, due in part to our participation in that Scottish thing, with the unexpected addition of needing two bites of the cherry to see off Chesterfield, has meant Keates and Andy Davies haven’t had a free week to work … Continue reading A Week’s A Long Time In Football

Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

The consensus after the Bromley game was it was an excellent victory but a poor match. The number of misplaced passes and errors was the main reason for drawing that conclusion, and I must admit that, for much of my commentary, I was making exactly that point. But I was wrong, and I realized it as the game wore on. We’re naturally attracted to creative … Continue reading Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

Preview | Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

Historically, home advantage has been key matches between these sides, which is hardly surprising considering the distance between the clubs. However, we’ve enjoyed the upper hand lately: indeed, if we avoid defeat tonight, we’ll match our longest unbeaten run in this fixture, having gone five games without losing to The Gulls. In the midst of that run, we enjoyed our biggest ever win over Torquay, … Continue reading Preview | Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

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