Brian Flynn always looked at the season in ten game periods and with Wrexham having played their tenth league game of the season at Haig Avenue on Tuesday I thought a first review of the season so far was called for. So where are we? Second in the table only trailing pre season favourites Luton Town by goal difference indicates a good start to the campaign for the men in red but being greedy could it have been so much better? An average of two points per game is on target for in excess of 90 points which, as Dean Saunders commented … Continue reading Ten games in……………..
After suffering their first defeat of the fledgling conference season last Saturday at Barrow Dean Saunders men need to get back on track as they welcome York City to The Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday). The best start to a season for over a century will have been wasted if the Reds do not build on it and push on. With no game in midweek to get a bad day at the office in Cumbria out of their system Dean and his squad will have spent the week on the training ground reflecting on what went wrong but hopefully focussing on making … Continue reading Time to stand up and be counted
Two games I have seen this week have once again brought home the number of players that have passed through the revolving door at The Racecourse over the last few years. Firstly although unable to travel to Wembley on Tuesday the appearances of Andrew Crofts, Neil Taylor and Joe Allon confirmed that players can go on to bigger and better things after leaving North Wales. When added to the growing number of ex Reds plying their trade in the Premier League, all who have featured in the last few years that North Wales premier club has been in a decline, … Continue reading The Benefits of a Settled Side
I am not particularly superstitious but as Mike and Marc Williams roll into town today with their Kidderminster Harriers colleagues are the gods stacking up against Dean’s red and white army? Having overcome the challenge of ,what I thought was an average, Fleetwood Town side on Bank Holiday Monday the Reds boss has been awarded the BSB Premier Manager of the Month for August. Historically this has been an award that usually coincides with a dramatic drop in form for the recipients team, carrying a “curse” tag with it. Added to the return of not one but two ex players who … Continue reading Is today the biggest test of the season so far?
Wouldn’t it be nice if that was the case at Wrexham FC where one day runs into another, the club operates smoothly and doesn’t attract asset stripping vultures, the team is playing well and the fans are all happy and concentrating on the next match, forums debating football related issues and not the alleged past criminal activities of x,y and z. But wait – after so many years of torment for the long suffering fans of our great and beloved Wrexham surely Tuesday nights momentous decision has laid the foundations for all of the above to happen. It is going to take an … Continue reading Another day another dollar
It was such a relief to be sitting at The Racecourse last Saturday watching a game and providing the commentary for hospital radio and Wrexham player alongside the legend that is Mark Griffiths or Griff 92 as he is more commonly known!! With the off field drama put to one side for a couple of hours we could focus on the action and to be honest it was a nervous and stuttering start from Saunders men. They played well in parts but on occasions looked disjointed and out of sorts against a lively looking Cambridge United outfit. Andy Morrell took his goal … Continue reading Football at last!!
Well they say seven days is a long time in football but this week just seems to have flown by. We have gone from the high of Glyndwr buying The Racecourse to the low of the conference statement and then back up in the clouds again as we fans showed what the club means to us, and surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the football fraternity, with an unbelievable day on Monday when well in excess of £100,000 was loaned to the club in order that we could comply with the conference’s requirments. I ventured on … Continue reading Where did that week go?
Yma o hyd as another week has flown past in the roller coaster ride that is Wrexham Football Club. If someone had told me 35 odd years ago the highs and lows, the ups and downs that would be involved in following Wrexham would I have gone to that first match at the old Gay Meadow ? Too bloody right I would have done!! It’s in my blood and even if I wanted to I can’t stop now. To me it’s like having a child – even when you can see them making mistakes, even when you just know that there … Continue reading Yma o Hyd
Well as I sit writing this weekly view from the commentary box Wrexham fans are doing everything they can to raise sufficient funds to pay the players, who perhaps understandably, are reluctant to play pre season friendlies in case they get injured and are unable to find a new club should the worst happen. What a shame that a promising pre season has been interrupted by a situation which has been building up for some time now. Who can blame Dean and the players for thinking about themselves at this time as it would appear that their employers are certainly … Continue reading Please Give Generously!
Well this is the first of a weekly blog I intend doing this season which could once again be one of the most momentous in the clubs history for a variety of reasons – both on and off field. It would be nice to be sitting here at the end of May next year with the club safe in terms of its very existence and having just been promoted back to the Football League in fans ownership. As I write this though both seem a very long way off as the Trust board are in depth negotiations with the owners … Continue reading A View From The Commentary Box
and the roller coaster has started. A good three points without playing that well against Eastbourne, the now inevitable loss to Creepy Crawley and a hard earned win against York on Tuesday night. What have we learned from this early sample of BSP football: Firstly the positives- Sam Russell has got better and is looking to be a good signing. Going into the season with two young keepers however highly rated Bouzanis was did concern me. Russell has experience and I though looked very good on Tuesday and as Mark said in commentary on Tuesday his distribution was once compared … Continue reading >Three games in to the new season……..
Another week closer to the big kick off on August 8th and this time next week we will know the fixtures for the BSP in 2009/10 and the real countdown can begin. It looks likely that the BSP will not get the same level of TV exposure it received in 2008/09 with the sad collapse of Setanta. Whatever your thoughts on Thursday night fixtures away at the furthest geographical point possible and the meaningless Shield competetition I can honestly say I enjoyed the fly on the wall coverage. We had Deano’s team talk with all the “great” players, Rebecca’s interview … Continue reading >Six Weeks to go and counting