Wrexham Can’t Afford a Repeat at Ebbsfleet

We suffered a dispiriting beating at Ebbsfleet last season. When we went there, our promotion push was unravelling spectacularly after the departure of Dean Keates, while the home side were putting together an excellent run of form as they tried to make a late run into the play-offs. We held out until half time, but once we went behind thinks deteriorated swiftly, and we ended … Continue reading Wrexham Can’t Afford a Repeat at Ebbsfleet

Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham’s defence look to equal a club record today, a fact which speaks volumes about the solid foundations Dean Keates left behind. It also reflects well on Bryan Hughes if he is to be the man to get the record over the line. Keates constructed a formidable defensive unit, which set a club record for most league clean sheets last season. Today we can match … Continue reading Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

We travel to London hoping our newfound goal threat will end a barren run against Leyton Orient. We haven’t scored past them in three matches, our longest goalless run in this fixture. We also haven’t beaten them in six matches, which represents our worst sequence of winless games against The Os. However, our last victory over them was a memorable one: in April 2003, Andy … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

You Know What Jason Oswell Needs? The Welsh Premier Cup

Here’s a radical thought: could a striker, brought in expressly to address a lack of goals in a team, be considered a success despite failing to find the net in his first 315 minutes on the pitch for his new club? I’d argue that after a slow start, Jason Oswell is starting to look like he has something useful to contribute, despite his lack of … Continue reading You Know What Jason Oswell Needs? The Welsh Premier Cup

How Bryan Hughes is Changing Wrexham AFC

Before the Dagenham game I decided to look out for what Bryan Hughes had done to change Wrexham’s strategy. I soon realized that this intention only showed how stupid I am. With hardly any time to work with the team before the game, Hughes had very little opportunity to implement any philosophy he might want to impose on the side. There was no real scope … Continue reading How Bryan Hughes is Changing Wrexham AFC

It’s Bryan With a Why

Can appointing  managers more often than Theresa May tries to reopen a negotiation be a good thing? It certainly doesn’t look good, and doesn’t reflect well on our long-term planning, something which we appeared to be getting right since the departure of Gary Mills. However, there’s also a possibility that this latest drama could be a good thing. Like the discovery of penicillin, we might … Continue reading It’s Bryan With a Why

Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?

Struggling for form, we face a tough task today, If we lose, it’ll be our longest losing run since January 2016; a failure to score would see us fail to hit the net in five consecutive games for the first time since April 2009. Furthermore, AFC Fylde have the squad quality and financial backing to be serious promotion contenders, and our record against such sides … Continue reading Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?

A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

We’ve played Newport County before in the FA Cup, but it didn’t go well. The first time we ever met our South Walian rivals was in the sixth qualifying round of the cup, in December 1921. An impressive crowd of 8,693 saw us draw 0-0 at The Racecourse, and we lost the replay 3-0. Apart from two Welsh Cup wins over Newport in the mid-1920s, … Continue reading A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County

Wrexham’s Greatest FA Cup XI

It’s wonderful to see Wrexham rediscovering our FA Cup form and reminding us all of the remarkable pedigree we’ve enjoyed in this competition. When we drew at Harrogate in this season’s qualifying round, we set a club record for the most games without a win in the FA Cup. Since then we’ve rediscovered our winning ways, and now approach an opportunity to add a cup … Continue reading Wrexham’s Greatest FA Cup XI

The Admirable Carrington

The usual noun applied to a player who has spent a long time at one club is “servant”. Players who stick around for a while are “great servants”, they’ve “served” their club well. It seems a belittling description: the player is portrayed as something subservient. Talented strikers, whose flashy exploits earn them a move to bigger things, are “stars”. Loyalty earns you a rather less … Continue reading The Admirable Carrington

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Bromley

If we win today we’ll have won four consecutive matches for the first time since August 2015, and we have a perfect home record against Bromley, although we’ll also lack our secret weapon against them, as we can no longer call upon the services of Ntumba Massanka! Massanka’s scoring record against Bromley is remarkable, with four goals in two substitute appearances. That record is made … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Bromley