#WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

Paul Rutherford’s first yellow card since 20/10/18 (Harrogate (a) 0-0 FA Cup Qualifying Round.) His last league booking was on 8/9/18 (Braintree (a) 1-0) Wrexham’s first loss at Rochdale in 7 games (Last away defeat 22/4/92 1-2). Wrexham lose an FA Cup tie to Rochdale for the first time: we had won the previous six ties. Wrexham haven’t scored past Rochdale in 395 minutes – … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC’s name is built on beating sides from higher divisions. It’s eight years since we last managed that feat, when we defeated Brentford in the second round of the FA Cup. To be fair, since then we’ve not had many chances to cause a shock, and we’ve acquitted ourselves well on the four subsequent occasions we’ve faced Football League opposition. The win at Brentford … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

PODCAST | The Lowdown on Rangers Colts

Here’s something a little different! A very generous tweet from Rangers fan Wilf Marshall about the Final Whistle podcast of Saturday’s game got me thinking: perhaps I ought to offer up a Wrexham fan’s perspective of their Colts, as for once we’ve played a massive club whose fans might be interested in how they re seen by an outsider. So here it is: there’s a … Continue reading PODCAST | The Lowdown on Rangers Colts

#WxmAnorak | Rangers Colts 2 Wrexham AFC 0

Wrexham’s second most northerly match (most northerly: Djurgardens, Stockholm). Wrexham failed to score in consecutive games for the first time since January 2019. Wrexham have only scored in the first half in 2 of their last 13 matches. Wrexham’s first defeat in Scottish football! Second time this season that Wrexham have taken over 1,000 fans to an away game (previously, 18/8/19 Notts County) Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Rangers Colts 2 Wrexham AFC 0

PODCAST | Rangers Colts 2 Wrexham AFC 0

Mark Griffiths reflects on a brave performance by Wrexham’s young players in front of a remarkable travelling support. Download the Final Whistle podcast after each game to hear the most in-detail analysis of Wrexham’s games. It’s available from all the usual podcast sources, including Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher and Acast. Continue reading PODCAST | Rangers Colts 2 Wrexham AFC 0

PREVIEW | Rangers Colts v Wrexham AFC

Today’s game will be the second most northerly match in Wrexham’s history. At a latitude of 55 degrees and 51 minutes, Ibrox is marginally further north than Lyngby’s stadium, where Wrexham played in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1990, but is not quite as close to the North Pole as Djurgardens’ ground, the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, where we played in 1975. We won in … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rangers Colts v Wrexham AFC

Never Mind The Tunnocks

We live in remarkable times. Off we head today to Scotland, to represent England against Rangers. But it’s their youth team. Still, we get to play at one of the world’s great football grounds, even if we choose not to give our first team the opportunity. Attitudes towards cup competitions have become increasingly ambivalent in recent years. From the highlight of the season, cup competitions … Continue reading Never Mind The Tunnocks

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Rochdale 0

First Wrexham goalless draw in 50 games, since 22/12/18 Aldershot (a) First Wrexham home goalless draw in 29 games, since 1/12/18 Newport County Wrexham keep consecutive clean sheets for the first time since February 2018. Wrexham have kept three consecutive home clean sheets for the first time since March 2019. Wrexham have kept more clean sheets in 9 games under Dean Keates than they did … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Rochdale 0