The highlight of Bryan Hughes’ first match as Wrexham manager wasn’t the win, the goal, or our dominant second half performance. It was a superb video posted by a fan, documenting his son’s experience of his first football match. It illustrated the brilliant work done by our club, the value a football club brings to the lives of the community around it, and why rash … Continue reading How Fan Ownership Lets Us Shine
On the BBC’s iconic World Football Phone-in, the experts are often asked by British fans whether there’s an equivalent to their favourite team that they should root for in another country. Newcastle fans are given a list of big clubs that put a fervent fanbase through hell; Manchester City fans tend to be sent in the direction of Paris St. Germain; Shrewsbury fans get directed … Continue reading Schalke 04: A Wrexham Fan’s Natural “Other Club”?
Tomorrow will be an uplifting experience whatever happens on the pitch, with 1,300 tickets sold for the Grassroots Youth Football Day. Hundreds of kids will have an important formative experience. Such initiatives epitomise the concept of a community club in action. Obviously there’s a potential benefit to the club. If some of them enjoy the experience and want to keep coming, we’ve created some new … Continue reading How Wrexham’s Youthful Initiative Builds The Town’s Future
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What a super chirpy little club Forest Green Rovers are. Not only are they eccentric champions of the little guy, they serve Vegan food, thus protecting our cute lambs and piggy wiggys from being minced, chomped and abused by the less enlightened. They’re getting some great press for team success and their caring, supposedly forward thinking sustainable approach. Well here’s some bad press : they … Continue reading Forest Green Rovers – A serious threat to the environment
Congy Red is a consistently fascinating contributor to this blog, and his post earlier this evening about the bubble match and appropriate behaviour by supporters of a Trust-owned club inspired me to ponder the matter too. He’s right to demand high standards of behaviour from Wrexham fans, and he clearly knows they won’t disappoint him either. Once those behind the concept of the bubble understand what he does, … Continue reading How to ‘Bubble’ the ‘Risk’ Element: A Reply
Wrexham have been extremely fortunate that previous and prospective custodians of our club, have been people of exemplary character. They’re the sort of people you would exclaim to; ‘Yes!, I will buy that second-car with the weld mark round the middle from you, and while I’m at it, do you do Payment Protection Insurance?” Many clubs have not been as fortunate as us, and it … Continue reading They’re Altogether Ooky
Before home games I normally drop my Grandparents off at Cashconverters, which provides me with just enough money to get a seat behind the goal. It’s quite a cosy shop, or so my Grandparents tell me when I pick them up on payday. On the way to the ground it gives me a great thrill when Mark Griffiths (International Goalkeeper, etc ,etc , etc) waves … Continue reading What Do We Want…When Do We Want It?
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 post on Red Passion last week really got me thinking. It was calling for fans to start supporting local businesses that sponsor the club, and it … Continue reading Support The Sponsors, Support the Club
So why do we all resent Fleetwood so much? Because, let’s be honest: we really really do! Want proof? Have a look at Red Passion, where the forums are full of annoyance at the Cod Squad (Army seems too large a unit by far!); the always entertaining Friday column by Andy Gilpin also articulated the depth of feeling amongst supporters; and if we’re to judge … Continue reading Financial Unfair Play’s Why Fleetwood Leave Us Cold