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

TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

That’s more like it! There were edgy moments – about twenty minutes of them as it looked worryingly like the pattern established at Bromley would be repeated and the side would fail to sustain the penetration of its passing game beyond the opening twenty minutes. However, a barn-storming second half allayed those fears, helped by a subtle bit of tinkering by Gary Mills. Mills opted … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham FC v Torquay United