Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

Last Saturday’s game against Ayr United was, inevitably, an odd affair, but surprisingly enjoyable nonetheless. It might turn out to be much more significant than you’d expect, too, if it leads to the definitive ditching of our three-at-the-back experiment. In my first column of the season I admitted that I wasn’t keen on the 3-4-2-1 formation we trialed extensively throughout pre-season, and watching us start … Continue reading Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

We welcome Sutton United to The Racecourse for the fourth time today, and we ought to have won all our previous encounters in North Wales 1-0. That was the score last season, when Kieran Kennedy scored the only goal from a 78th minute corner to maintain our push for the play-offs, and it was also the case in September 2016, when Sutton dominated Gary Mills’ … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

Withdrawn Roles

I misled everyone before the game on Tuesday, but my enthusiasm in announcing the wrong thing was indicative of how much I wanted it to happen. Upon seeing the team sheet, I noted that Akil Wright had replaced Devonte Redmond and leapt to the incorrect conclusion that we’d switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Wright anchoring the midfield. It was about five minutes into the … Continue reading Withdrawn Roles

Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

I was feeling more positive about this season than I’d expected to until Monday. That certainly gave me cause to reassess things The performance at Hartlepool was poor. Frankly, the clearest indication of that was the low quality of the home side’s performance. The excellent Liam Noble aside, they didn’t look too clever. Okay, so Gime Toure scored two as well but the striker, who … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

Wrexham AFC’s Season Is In Devonté Redmond’s Hands

I can’t tell you how happy I was to see Devonté Redmond nail that superb goal at Meadow Lane last Sunday. I was happy to see the amazing army of travelling fans rewarded for their efforts (after all, we got one point out of eighteen from the occasions last season when we took over 900 fans away, scoring just 2 goals in 6 games in the … Continue reading Wrexham AFC’s Season Is In Devonté Redmond’s Hands

Keep The Christian Faith

In a frustrating start to the season, where we’ve dropped late points in both our away games, there is at least the consolation that, even without last season’s player of the season, we haven’t fallen to pieces. I know we had to wait until last Tuesday to keep our first clean sheet of the season, and Rob Lainton won last season’s award for his calm … Continue reading Keep The Christian Faith

New Season, No Certainties

The start of a new season is always portrayed as a time of great optimism. It’s actually a time of great uncertainty. Anyone who looks for too many clues from pre-season games is mistaken. The coaching staff know what they want to see from their team, but the rest of us don’t. We’re not privy to the training sessions, we don’t know what instructions were … Continue reading New Season, No Certainties

Hope Springs Eternal In The League of Bottlers!

Feeling down after last weekend? Worried that history’s repeating itself? Fear not! You’ll feel better when you learn to embrace the flaky nature of all the other promotion contenders. Welcome to the League of Bottlers! Last Tuesday’s results illustrated just how incapable any of the sides at the top of the table are of striking out and winning this darned league. Someone will do it, … Continue reading Hope Springs Eternal In The League of Bottlers!

Wrexham AFC Must End Braintree’s Racecourse Run

Despite their status as a yo-yo club, bouncing between the National League and the National League South, Braintree Town have an impressive record at The Racecourse. In fact, they arrive today looking to secure a third consecutive win in North Wales, and have an impressive record of three wins in six games in our back yard. They beat us 1-0 at home in November 2016, … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must End Braintree’s Racecourse Run

Lights, Camera, Wrexham

Remember the days when a Wrexham game on television was a precious, rare experience? An occasion which merited changing into your best clothes as if you’d just managed your team to the cup final on Football Manager? In this age of multi-channel options and the fragmentation of sports rights, with an increasing number of subscription sports channels looking to fill their schedules with content, seeing … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Wrexham

PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Four times we’ve undertaken the long trip to Dover, the most distant domestic opponents in our history, and have only returned unbeaten once. That happy occasion was in February 2017, and even then the point we earned came about in rather fortunate circumstances. We were trailing 1-0 with ten minutes left when a deflection in the goalmouth hit Jordan White on the backside and ricocheted … Continue reading PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC