It’s wonderful to see Wrexham rediscovering our FA Cup form and reminding us all of the remarkable pedigree we’ve enjoyed in this competition. When we drew at Harrogate in this season’s qualifying round, we set a club record for the most games without a win in the FA Cup. Since then we’ve rediscovered our winning ways, and now approach an opportunity to add a cup … Continue reading Wrexham’s Greatest FA Cup XI
At Christmas last year we were handily placed. A terrible Christmas period yes, but the playoffs were in reach. The squad needed freshening, rejuvenating or shooting, take your pick. What is indisputable is that Mills needed funds. Did we have the funds to give him? Well that is an interesting question. Mills did an amazing job in turning our form round. Simon Heslop was an … Continue reading Conservative Accounting Is Costing Us Dear
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
What fortunate timing! Good job we had to ask Stoke to let us keep Dan Bachmann before we play them in the cup. If we’d asked them after our glorious 4-0 victory they might not have been in such a charitable mood! Stoke are the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas! Bachmann’s presence is clearly crucial if we’re to achieve anything this season, and … Continue reading Stoke City: the club that keep on giving
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 had to come to this eventually. Finally I must address the question on everyone’s lips and compare the relative merits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Jon Flatt: the inevitable comparison.
So there I was, chatting to my dad on the phone, telling him that the last thing I want is for Wrexham to go and bring somebody in on loan. Then I hang up, walk downstairs and find out we’ve got Bradley Reid back. As Bart Simpson says, the ironing is delicious. The ironic element of this transaction extends beyond the obvious though. Oddly enough, … Continue reading We’re Glad We’ve Got Brad
So what was the highlight of 2013? I know the answer’s obvious so I feel terribly disloyal in admitting this: for me it was run close by the day we were robbed! CheeseGate took the club on a journey which ended with us making a bit of cash and beating some of the biggest clubs in England! It was a remarkable moment at Kidderminster which … Continue reading How Wrexham Took Over The World
Here are three conundrums to chew over before the game. I’ll try to answer them tonight! Can we cope without Jay Harris? The evidence of the last two games suggests not. The first two matches of his three-match ban were the limpest performances we’ve seen Wrexham put in under Andy Morrell. When the manager suggested players were failing to engage with the challenge of fighting … Continue reading Three Key Questions For Nuneaton
So what conclusions should we draw from that? None, if we’ve got any sense! A friendly kickabout on a hot Summer’s afternoon isn’t going to give you an indication of what we’ll be like on a wet midweek winter’s night in Gateshead (or whatever town Gateshead play in these days.) After all, if you look at our friendly results over the years you’d think we … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Blackburn 1
Dean Saunders’ arrival at Wolves appears to be a fait accompli: it would certainly be interesting to see how he fares at such a big club, and how well he’s learned the lessons of his lengthy stint at Wrexham. Saunders left The Racecourse a very different man to the one who arrived … Continue reading Saunders to Wolves: Smart Move or Howler?