Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Well there I was 16th December 2008 at the Victoria Stadium at kick off time. I must have been the only Wrexham fan there though because of the vagaries of the Cheshire Police we were not allowed to play Northwich yet strangely York City were at only 3 (THREE) days notice. I guess it's academic in the end as FA Trophy replays would take precedence and even if our constabulary friends had allowed the clubs to rearrange for 16th December it would have been postponed due to Northwich v York in the trophy.

As to the match it was pretty dire fayre in front of 393 hardy souls (no wonder Vics as a club is dying on it's feet) in torrential rain. Ingham and Foyle v Crowell and despite Matty being Vics best player the Yorkie boys came out on top and sent Northwich crashing out and looking like certain relegation fodder unless Steve King can work a miracle.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This is more of a rant than a blog - just what planet was Mr Simpson on last night? OK Steve's red card was a given but as for Williamson and their guy what game was he watching?
As a result the paying public witnessed an extra time period where to be honest 9v10 was a complete lottery. The worst tackle of the night was given a yellow card as Mr.Simpson lost the plot.

The officials have a big part to play and this one spoiled the game. Football, however is all about opinions and I'm sure someone somewhere thought he did a good job. They are entitled to their opinion as I am to mine.
What an amazing 120 minutes at The Racecourse last night! The match aside coupled with the Reserve match at Wolves earlier in the day Deano is obviously assessing everyone in his squad prior to the January transfer window. Anthony Williams, Steve Evans, Tom Kearney, Levi Mackin all started against Southport whilst it was interesting to note that Chris Maxwell and Chris Marriott played at Wolves. Maxwell and Marriott have been on loan at Connahs Quay and Cefn Druids respectively and Saunders was obviously running his eye over them at a higher level.

So who will stay and who will go, who will come in and can Dean wheel and deal and put together a squad capable of closing the gap on leaders Burton Albion. Let's face it the Setanta shield was useful for giving fringe players game time but the real business starts again a week on Satrurday when we entertain Ebbsfleet. We must get out of this League but only time will tell


Monday, December 1, 2008

Two matches away from home against Kidderminster and Stevenage, one good performance, one not so good, one win and one loss and it goes to show what a great game association football is as we lost the one we played well in and won the one when we didn't. The difference - that elusive lady luck. At Kiddy we hit the frame of the goal three times and met a goalkeeper in great form and at Stevenage we had a goal allowed when Jon Brown looked offside when he crossed, another one that took a deflection after Jeff Louis could easily have been penalised for backing in, whilst our bar was struck and Gavin Ward was in sensational form to deny the home strikers on several occasions. There are many rational reasons for the above but just in case let's pray Lady Luck stays with us for the rest of the season!!