Embracing The Strange

or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Scottish Challenge Cup. I quite like the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup. Am I mad? Let’s get one thing straight from the start: having teams from the fifth division of English football (and indeed, from the Welsh, Irish and Northern Irish leagues, not to mention SPL youth sides) is a ludicrous gimmick … Continue reading Embracing The Strange

PODCAST | Will Wrexham AFC’s Youngsters Get Their Chance?

Download the Final Whistle podcast after each game to hear the most in-detail analysis of Wrexham’s games. It’s available from all the usual podcast sources, including Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher and Acast. Continue reading PODCAST | Will Wrexham AFC’s Youngsters Get Their Chance?

Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

Last Saturday’s game against Ayr United was, inevitably, an odd affair, but surprisingly enjoyable nonetheless. It might turn out to be much more significant than you’d expect, too, if it leads to the definitive ditching of our three-at-the-back experiment. In my first column of the season I admitted that I wasn’t keen on the 3-4-2-1 formation we trialed extensively throughout pre-season, and watching us start … Continue reading Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

We welcome Sutton United to The Racecourse for the fourth time today, and we ought to have won all our previous encounters in North Wales 1-0. That was the score last season, when Kieran Kennedy scored the only goal from a 78th minute corner to maintain our push for the play-offs, and it was also the case in September 2016, when Sutton dominated Gary Mills’ … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ayr United 1

Cian Williams became the second youngest player in Wrexham’s history. He is also the youngest Wrexham player to play at The Racecourse in a senior match, usurping Robbie Evans. Wrexham’s first game in Scottish competition. Jake Bickerstaff is the second youngest player to score on his debut for Wrexham, after Bernard Evans (15/9/54 Bradford City (a) 2-2). He’s also the 14th, and oldest, 17-year-old to … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ayr United 1

Withdrawn Roles

I misled everyone before the game on Tuesday, but my enthusiasm in announcing the wrong thing was indicative of how much I wanted it to happen. Upon seeing the team sheet, I noted that Akil Wright had replaced Devonte Redmond and leapt to the incorrect conclusion that we’d switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Wright anchoring the midfield. It was about five minutes into the … Continue reading Withdrawn Roles