Commentating for the club, and essentially being your own boss, is liberating. It was very different when I covered Wrexham’s games for Marcher Sound in the 1990s! You get nothing for free, of course, and a regular issue at the station was whether they’d be able to get the funding to cover the matches. There was a sliding scale of payments which applied to all … Continue reading The Drunken History of Wrexham AFC
Last weekend we saw Leo Messi score a cheeky winner for Barcelona at Atletico Madrid, craftily getting the go-ahead from the ref and curling the ball sublimely into the far side of the net as the keeper, Thibaut Courtois, stood on his near post, organising his wall. It was a goal which closed the circle of my weekend’s experiences, as before the Stockport match I’d … Continue reading The Inevitable Ward-Messi Comparison
Part of me feels a little ashamed to quote Martin Luther King as a title of a blog on football, but the closing line of the “I Have a Dream” speech just sums up perfectly how I feel right now. Wrexham fans have tolerated a decade of suffering, and constant crises which have regularly left them with that worryingly familiar sickened feeling that you get … Continue reading Free At Last
As we stagger edgily towards the play-offs, Dean Saunders makes a fair point as he complains that, unlike other managers at the sharp end of the Conference, he’s handicapped by his inability to bring in new players. Just have a quick look at the Non League Paper from a couple of weeks ago for proof of the benefits of freshening up the squad: AFC Wimbledon’s … Continue reading Dead End Up Front
How wonderfully serendipitous that, when Wrexham FC stands at the crossroads. we should find ourselves going to AFC Wimbledon! As Stephanie Booth makes encouraging noises about a community-led venture, we were offered a wonderful glimpse at how well such a venture can turn out. First and foremost, AFC Wimbledon are tenants. But, unlike the norm in that situation, they appear from this distance to be … Continue reading We Should All Be Wombles
> So where do you stand on Jamie McCluskey? And more importantly, how does Dean Saunders see him? He’s hardly had a proper run to show what he can do; admittedly the injuries he keeps picking up don’t help, nor his finishing; let’s just say he hasn’t found his feet in front of goal yet! Both those factors could count against him when he looks … Continue reading >McCluskey’s Catch-22
> I am so disappointed! I can’t get to the Stevenage game, or the Wimbledon match, and Kettering’s a push as I can’t get that far after work! What a nightmare! Bizarre as it might sound, missing out on a Wrexham match is still a punishment rather than a reward! It just feels so wrong to be sitting around when I should be on the … Continue reading >Gutted!
>Well the Red Dragonss return to competitive action tomorrow after the enforced lay off caused by the international break. We sit in 18th position in the BSP (our lowest position since at least 1921) 3 points off the relegation zone and 14 points off the play offs albeit with three games in hand over our rivals. When you take in to account that the three … Continue reading >A fresh start?
>I can’t believe that, through an airy word in Prime Minister’s Question Time, AFC Wimbledon’s punishment for fielding an ineligible player for a good chunk of the season has been reduced to almost nothing. More pressingly, I don’t like the possible ramifications on the Accrington case. Blair said the rules should be reviewed as the punishment seemed harsh. Why the hell didn’t he say that … Continue reading >Thanks Mister Blair