STMI Guide: Wrexham Heed The Red Passion

Andy Morrell has finally got Andy Bishop from Bury FC, the big mover and shaker he has been after for years (ex-Imp Grimes tries to fill his boots) along with fleet of foot Bailey-Jones formerly of Man City yet latterly of Irlam FC.  So just the two in and two out, but then ‘why mend what ain’t broke’ as the soccer sages would say?

Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


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Manager Andy Morrell
Formation 4-3-3 att
STMI Forecast Play-offs
Position 2012/13 5th in BSP
Average Gate 3526
Away following 363

Ground guide  Away ticket prices  RED PASSION

Danny Wright’s departure saddened Morrell, his fabulous goal in the semi at Gainsborough was a joy to behold as awestruck neutrals followed the trajectory as it curled into the top corner.  Defender Martin Riley has also gone to the promoted Stags, yet will it really affect the style and smile of the best footballing side in the Conference? In full flow, with Keates conducting and the irrepressible Hunt and Harris having a go, they do put on a show. Then again they concede.

Morrell is looking for a centre-back and, with target Tame playing poker with a contract offer, he could well look elsewhere. That said he has the strength in depth with the  fringe players and youths seeing valuable loan time at Welsh Premier League neighbours.  The flamboyant 4-3-3 does leave them open against certain formations and the more physical sides, but Morrell has stuck to his guns and a football philosophy that is poetry in motion for this level.  With Keates at the heart what else would one expect.?

Wrexham’s defeat to Newport in an all-Welsh Play-off final after defeating form team Kidderminster was tough to take.  The Dragons won the FA Trophy, the whole set-up is Football-League standard, including a generous budget that surely cannot go on forever? If any side deserve to go up on football alone, it is the Dragons, who have stayed true in every game I have seen them play. They do not so much breathe fire, more poetic plumes, yet at vital times they crashed and burned at the boots of the BSP bruisers. Hopefully Skrill, with a little less ‘R’ might just be the new dawn they need to finally get over the play-off line.

IN Player From Pos Fee
20th June T Bailey-Jones Irlam FC Winger Free
11th July Andy Bishop Bury For Free
Loans none
OUT Player To Pos Fee
1st July Danny Wright Forest Green R For Free
4th June Martin Riley Mansfield Def Free
Released Chris Westwood Alfreton Def
Released Declan Walker
Released Jamie Morton

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Dragon’s Squad 2013/14

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1 Joslain Mayebi, 13 Andy Coughlin,

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2 Stephen Wright, 3 Neil Ashton, 5 Mark Creighton, 16 Johnny Hunt, 20 Leon Clowes, 24 Kyle Parle, 30 Steve Tomassen, 34 Anthony Stephens,

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4 Kevin Thornton, 7 Adrian Cieslewicz, 8 Jay Harris, 12 Dean Keates, 14 Joe Clarke, 22 Bradley Reid, 23 Jonathan Royle, 25 Theo Bailey-Jones, 28 Rob Evans,

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9 Andy Bishop, 10 Brett Ormerod, 11 Andy Morrell, 15 Robert Ogleby, 18 Jay Colbeck, 19 Nick Rushton,

Posted on August 9, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Wrexhamfan and commented:
    Always liked this blog, but after reading”If any side deserve to go up on football alone, it is the Dragons” it’s definitely a favourite!

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