Time For Wrexham To Play To The Crowd

My Dad reckons that whenever Wrexham get a decent crowd in, we always underperform. This has an unfortunate knock-on effect as floating voters see us lose and decide they’re not going to come back any time soon. Last Saturday followed his predicted pattern, as we attracted our biggest home crowd of the season, but lost our top of the table match with Leyton Orient. However, … Continue reading Time For Wrexham To Play To The Crowd

York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Let me tell you about last Easter weekend. It’s an uplifting tale, not quite “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, but up there in terms of feel good stories. It’s the story of how every little thing turned out alright – our own redemption song. Clearly there was a need for redemption for the entire squad after seven games without a win, culminating in a home defeat … Continue reading York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Nobody Puts Leo in the Corner

My co-commentator James Harrison has a habit of hitting the nail on the head, and last Monday he made a succinct point which, in the space of one sentence, summed up the beauty of that win over York better than ninety minutes of my ranting had. I’d been unable to resist the temptation to couch the whole broadcast in the context of a rebellion against … Continue reading Nobody Puts Leo in the Corner

Statistical Comparison: Keates v Mills

Apologies for harping on about it: I swear there’ll come a point where I’ll stop banging on about how Gary Mills was bad and Dean Keates is working a miracle. But I haven’t got to that point yet. Sorry. Here, on the day Mills’ two previous sides clash, is another riff on the theme. Having said that, at least I’m going to base my arguments … Continue reading Statistical Comparison: Keates v Mills

Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

Written by Gruffudd ab Owain Back in the summer, I wrote an article concerning the transfer rumours at the time called ‘Rumours Raining on Racecourse’. Welcome to volume 2! At the time Gary Mills was in charge of the club and three attackers were linked with Wrexham. John Rooney, Matt Rhead and Jordan Lussey were the ones amid speculation back in the close-season. Rooney has … Continue reading Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two

Stats Don’t Lie: Wrexham are on the way up!

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. Want a reason to be optimistic? Look no further. I declare that we’re heading in the right direction, and if you don’t want to rely on my … Continue reading Stats Don’t Lie: Wrexham are on the way up!

PREVIEW: Grimsby Town 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. Gary Mills’ men head east in search of history tomorrow. If they can keep another clean sheet, their seventh in a row, they would equal the club … Continue reading PREVIEW: Grimsby Town v Wrexham AFC

Gary Mills and the Spirit of Brian Clough

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. I suggested at the start of the season that watching the team building process this season would be fascinating. Little did I know just how interesting it … Continue reading Gary Mills and the Spirit of Brian Clough

It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay

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. So how is the team shaping up after pre-season? In the words of Whitney Houston: it’s not right, but it’s okay. Of course, drawing conclusions from pre-season … Continue reading It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay

The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

You could see how prepared the TV news channels are for the inevitable this month. When the one modern figure who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with history’s greats died in Johannesburg, they were ready to run the hours of video tributes they’d salted away years ago in readiness for the sad event. I feel I ought to have been equally ready to report on today’s unfortunate … Continue reading The One Battle The Beast Couldn’t Win

The Qualifying Round Is Never A Formality For Wrexham FC!

Tomorrow we play at a stage of the FA Cup which, for so long was none of our concern, but the qualifying round presents a considerable obstacle to Wrexham Football Club. Hyde will be pleased to hear it’s not just the quality of the opposition that’s an issue; we’ve always struggled to get past the preliminaries of the cup and into the real thing. It’s … Continue reading The Qualifying Round Is Never A Formality For Wrexham FC!