The Admirable Carrington

The usual noun applied to a player who has spent a long time at one club is “servant”. Players who stick around for a while are “great servants”, they’ve “served” their club well. It seems a belittling description: the player is portrayed as something subservient. Talented strikers, whose flashy exploits earn them a move to bigger things, are “stars”. Loyalty earns you a rather less … Continue reading The Admirable Carrington

John Neal: One of Wrexham’s True Greats

All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. John Neal’s spell as manager of Wrexham between September 1968 and June 1977 marked a crucial era in the club’s history. Indeed, you could reasonably call him the father of the modern club, as it was he who established a reputation for developing youthful talent which would stand the club in good stead throughout the 1970s, while his … Continue reading John Neal: One of Wrexham’s True Greats

An Emotional Appeal: Rockin’ Robin’s costume

We need your help finding the Rockin’ Robin costume! So here I am writing about Rockin’ Robin… A cult figure at the club who made many generations enjoy their day out at The Racecourse, a young me included! Take nothing away from Wrex – He’s done an “okay job” but has never developed a real character and has presided over a dark period of the … Continue reading An Emotional Appeal: Rockin’ Robin’s costume

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

It always takes a brave man to walk away from something you love and Andy Morrell is that man. Andy had left the club earlier this morning is going to be missed by all who are involved with the club. His decision to leave is probably for the best as he was loosing support from fans, Andy has always been spoken highly around Wrexham until … Continue reading Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

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

Ken Roberts: A Foot In Both Camps

It seems appropriate that the return of the Chester derby occurs this weekend, as Sunday is the anniversary of an historic event which revolved around a man who played a significant role in both clubs’ stories. Ken Roberts’ entryas a player in Wrexham’s history is fleeting but notable: sixty two years ago on Sunday he became the youngest player to appear in the Football League … Continue reading Ken Roberts: A Foot In Both Camps

The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe

Seeing Vince O’Keefe at Edgar Street when we played Hereford this season was a nice treat. Seeing his son, who plays in midfield for The Bulls, hit the bar, was less pleasant, but let’s focus on the positives. O’Keefe was an interesting keeper: you couldn’t really say he was an unqualified success, but he was between the sticks for one of our finest hours! O’Keefe … Continue reading The Well Hidden Legacy of Vince O’Keefe