History was made on Tuesday night. For the first time, Wrexham fans cheered a Chester goal! What could make such a remarkable thing come to pass? The short answer is that if both cross-border rivals won their FA Cup replays we’d clash in a barn-storming first round tie. The long answer is considerably more nuanced. When you get what you desire, it can mean you … Continue reading I hear you’re a Chester fan now
It felt like a bit of a surprise on Tuesday when we changed our formation. The surprise was that it didn’t work. We didn’t earn ourselves an equaliser, and we failed to mount late pressure on Notts County’s wobbly defence, despite having carved a number of good opportunities out throughout the match. That was disappointing, because we’ve regularly fought back successfully after switching shape. There’s … Continue reading In Case of Emergency
The only bad news to come out of last Saturday’s joyous spanking of Torquay United was the injury to Jacob Mendy. The left back went off half way through the first half with what looked like an unpleasant muscular injury. It was a terrible shame, as he has started to illustrate with a flourish why Phil Parkinson thought he would improve his already impressive squad. … Continue reading Parkinson’s Wrexham Take Wing
The long-awaited “Welcome to Wrexham” premiered in the USA yesterday: here’s a selection of the rave reviews it got: ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ Review: Two Actors and Soccer Lovers, One Goal – Wall Street Journal How two Hollywood stars plan to save a team, and a town, ‘desperate for a lifeline’ – LA Times Welcome to Wrexham: How Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney plan to revive … Continue reading “Welcome to Wrexham”‘s Here! Read the Reviews
So, how are we feeling? It’s difficult to imagine a greater sense of excitement at the start of the season. Perhaps it’s more of a sense of expectation, and any long-suffering Wrexham fan would agree that expectation is not a word we’d normally use. Sure, I’ve felt hopeful on the eve of a new campaign. As recently as last Summer I looked at the likes … Continue reading New Season, New Sensations
A local rivalry re-sparks today, albeit in a friendly game. But is there such a thing as a friendly when Wrexham play Macclesfield? This new iteration of Macclesfield has a lot in common with Wrexham. Okay, on the surface they have their own reality show, the highly entertaining “Robbie Savage: Making Macclesfield“. Yes, they have a well known figure at the helm. But the similarities … Continue reading Back to Macc
It’s home kit reveal day, which seems to have become as important as the football to a lot of fans these days. On Friday I’ll go through the reasons why the club did well to get the Red One out today, but for now let’s stick to the basics. Is it lovely? I often find that the things I like most take a bit of … Continue reading Red Fashion
Can Wrexham still win the title? We still believe, but circumstances have pushed that belief further into the realms of hope than we’d like. This has been an incredible season, and since the fixtures were announced we knew it was all leading up to this epic encounter with ancient rivals Stockport County. What we didn’t realise at the time was that a quirk in the … Continue reading Keeping The Dream Alive
The most boring, and yet also the most understandable, question that I’m asked is “Why did they buy Wrexham?”
As you might imagine, I get asked it quite a lot! Continue reading Why Wrexham?
It’s that time of year where the birds start to sing, the trees start to bloom and managers start to reconsider their attitude to the FA Trophy. We’re reaching the point of the competition where managers who were previously reluctant to commit to playing a full-strength team start wondering if it’s worth going all-in and trying to win the darn thing. That means we could … Continue reading The Trophy of Champions
I have the utmost sympathy with referees. It’s a heck of a tough job, they get abuse nobody deserves, and they only get one shot at seeing an incident before making a decision. I’m tempted to have a good gripe about them, because an extremely harsh red card on Tuesday completely turned our match against Yeovil. However, as I’ve thought about it, I’ve realised there … Continue reading Oh, Referee!
Having reflected on negative behaviour last week, I thought I’d redress the balance by reminding everybody of the positivity that can be created when a football club’s fans rally together. Of course, we all know of the excellent work done by the WST, the Racecourse Foundation, the Disabled Supporters Association and our Disability Liaison Officer for a number of years. Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds … Continue reading And Now The Good News
Well done Wrexham AFC. Faced with an uncomfortable situation on Saturday, we were firm and clear in our message. We will not tolerate behaviour which is not worthy of the club. Last Saturday was a wonderful day, with Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds rounding off a tumultuous, historic week by finally getting to attend a game at The Racecourse. It was an occasion we’ve been … Continue reading They shout loudest, but represent nobody