I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

The fast-moving, noisy trailers on TV will tell you that football is an exciting, sexy sport, full of triumph, glory, joy and tame indy rock. It isn’t. Football is suffering, anger, disappointment and the occasional fleeting moment of hope, which dissolves when you think it’s actually going to turn into something real. Nothing encapsulates football better than Chesterfield v Wrexham, March 9th, 1997. I can’t … Continue reading I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

It’s counter-intuitive to think it, but is it possible that losing our twenty-goal strike combination might actually help us today? My heart says I’m being stupid. Andy Bishop and Louis Moult account for 43% of our goals this season, so losing them would surely compromise our chances of puling off something remarkable this afternoon. But my brain tells me that we can’t go into this … Continue reading Could Key Injuries Help Wrexham FC at Stoke City?

Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

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. A look at how we’ve fared in the third round of the FA Cup will gladden the heart of any Wrexham fan. It’s a clear affirmation of … Continue reading Wrexham FC in the FA Cup 3rd Round

Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

Here’s something I wrote last week for WSC Daily. It’ll be very interested to see if Andy Carroll gets the same level of justice this week that Wrexham’s Steven Wright got last October. If he doesn’t the silent discrepancy in the disciplinary system will be exposed once more. Carroll’s red card against Swansea yesterday was very harsh, and if justice is done his suspension will … Continue reading Will West Ham’s Andy Carroll Get the Same Justice as Stephen Wright ?

The Quiet Promise of Kyle Parle

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. Our homegrown talent has been attracting plenty of interest lately, but it’s an unassuming young man sneaking up on the blind side who has caught my eye. … Continue reading The Quiet Promise of Kyle Parle

Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

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. A live game on TV for a club of Wrexham’s size is an event, a chance to grab the attention of a wider audience and, most crucially, … Continue reading Leader Column: Wrexham on TV

What to Expect From Alfreton

Short answer: trouble! Alfreton are decent, stand two points off the play-offs and always seem to get results at The Racecourse, so we’re in for a rough ride if we’re to avoid a repeat of last season’s first round fiasco. Have a look at Alfreton’s squad list and you’ll see why they’re on the verge of the play-offs. They’ve got plenty of options with wide … Continue reading What to Expect From Alfreton

Leader Preview: Welling (h)

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. We’ve never played Welling before, but we have faced a newly promoted side on the opening day of the season recently, and we enjoyed a pleasing outcome. … Continue reading Leader Preview: Welling (h)