In this most turbulent of season, with so much still to be decided, one thing seems clear to me: Dean Keates has more than earned the right to construct a side over the Summer with the increased cash which our new owners will make available. His side has shown resilience and resourcefulness in the face of a multitude of challenges, and Keates has reshaped it … Continue reading Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season
If only there was a magic wand which could be waved, which would save the most vulnerable clubs from COVID oblivion, and make football fans have just a little bit more faith in the greedy clubs who came so close to destroying the game we love last week. A wondrous solution that, incredibly wouldn’t leave anybody out of pocket. Well, there is! For once, there … Continue reading How To Save The National League – And It Won’t Even Hurt
We’ve got quite a conclusion to the season on our hands, and the good news is that we control our own fate. However, although they say take one game at a time, I can’t help but look forward to the last game of the season, and suspect the form of our opponents leading up to that match will be almost as important as our own … Continue reading Come On You Daggers – Up To A Point
With five goals in the last seven games, I think it’s fair to say that Jordan Davies is in form. He’s clearly a quality player – you don’t get cherry-picked from the National League by a Premier League team’s academy without having something in your locker! We’ve been seeing his quality all season, but it’s in the last month that he’s really started to hurt … Continue reading Flash Jordan
A couple of weeks ago we were horrified at how quickly things had gone wrong; suddenly we’re loving life again. Losing key players and three games on the trot cost us our outside chance of staying in the title race, and has probably meant that qualifying for a home semi-final in the play-offs is beyond our reach. However, the last two matches have made light … Continue reading Keates’ Bargain Hunt Shows His Eye For A Deal
Mark Griffiths and Chay Long discuss the Super League and its relevance to Wrexham, the big win at Woking and the players we should never have let go. And here’s the video version! Continue reading 30 Dragonheart | Stuff Yer Super League!
If you’re a Wrexham fan you’ll have been brought up to believe a lot of “truths” about the club: we always lose on TV, and on artificial pitches; in the Good Old Days we always got five-figure crowds for home games; we don’t really want to go up (that’s a bizarrely persistent one!); and we always do badly against sides at the bottom of the … Continue reading Do Wrexham’s old players always score past us?
If Wrexham fans, or supporters of any side at the middle chunk of the pyramid, think the ESL has nothing directly to do with them, they’re completely wrong. It’s a project devoted to robbing us of the ability to dream. I’m very happy to be a Wrexham fan at the moment. As the European “Super” League furore rages, it’s nice to feel smug about the … Continue reading Tread Softly John, Because You Tread On My Dreams
Can we talk about how we talk about football? We try to pigeon hole everything in our lives. Our desire to label and categorise means every film must have a genre, every band must fit into a musical category, and every footballer has to fulfil a cliché. Short goalkeepers are “good shot-stoppers”, when in truth every keeper needs to be that; hard-working midfielders aren’t expected … Continue reading Kwame Thomas: Our Flexible Friend
So what position are we in the league? If you think you know, think again: nobody knows how many points we have, and the rest of the National League are in the same position. This farcical state of affairs is due to Dover Athletic’s decision to stop playing, and the National League’s inability, two months later, to decide what to do about it. The current … Continue reading The Game That Never Was
In November 1955, a packed Racecourse hosted the most notorious game in its long history. On Tuesday, behind closed doors, we staged a remake. The pitch-side altercation between Wrexham and Eastleigh in midweek was remarkable. It certainly wasn’t the clichéd “handbags” that sexist commentators like to describe with a blithe lack of awareness. It brought back memories of that brutal Welsh international, played 66 years … Continue reading The Battle of Eastleigh
An impressive array of established football figures have been attached to the McElhenney and Reynolds project over the last few months, but if we’re able to make it back into the Football League, an unexpectedly important contributor to our ongoing success might be Nick De Marco. De Marco is the most prominent football lawyer in the country at the moment, and last month he enjoyed … Continue reading Wrexham’s Debt To Mr. De Marco