Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season

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

How To Save The National League – And It Won’t Even Hurt

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

Keates’ Bargain Hunt Shows His Eye For A Deal

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

Do Wrexham’s old players always score past us?

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?

Tread Softly John, Because You Tread On My Dreams

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

Kwame Thomas: Our Flexible Friend

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

The Battle of Eastleigh

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

Wrexham’s Debt To Mr. De Marco

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