So Sad We Couldn’t Unleash Tollitt

As Dean Keates looks to clear space in his squad, Ben Tollit’s departure was inevitable. It was also a massive missed opportunity, embodying the tale of a season where players’ confidence has been shredded. I’m a fan of Tollitt, who showed last season that he has the ability to excel in the National League. However, Dean Keates didn’t inherit the man who had frightened defenders … Continue reading So Sad We Couldn’t Unleash Tollitt

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

Wrexham scored 3 goals in the league for the first time since 6/4/19 (Braintree (h) 3-1) Wrexham scored 2 goals in a half for the first time since the opening day of the season. Having only scored in the first half in 2 of their last 14 matches, Wrexham scored twice in the first half for the first time since 26/12/18 (Salford (h) 5-1). Last … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

#WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

Paul Rutherford’s first yellow card since 20/10/18 (Harrogate (a) 0-0 FA Cup Qualifying Round.) His last league booking was on 8/9/18 (Braintree (a) 1-0) Wrexham’s first loss at Rochdale in 7 games (Last away defeat 22/4/92 1-2). Wrexham lose an FA Cup tie to Rochdale for the first time: we had won the previous six ties. Wrexham haven’t scored past Rochdale in 395 minutes – … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC’s name is built on beating sides from higher divisions. It’s eight years since we last managed that feat, when we defeated Brentford in the second round of the FA Cup. To be fair, since then we’ve not had many chances to cause a shock, and we’ve acquitted ourselves well on the four subsequent occasions we’ve faced Football League opposition. The win at Brentford … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rochdale v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW | Rangers Colts v Wrexham AFC

Today’s game will be the second most northerly match in Wrexham’s history. At a latitude of 55 degrees and 51 minutes, Ibrox is marginally further north than Lyngby’s stadium, where Wrexham played in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1990, but is not quite as close to the North Pole as Djurgardens’ ground, the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, where we played in 1975. We won in … Continue reading PREVIEW | Rangers Colts v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

The consensus after the Bromley game was it was an excellent victory but a poor match. The number of misplaced passes and errors was the main reason for drawing that conclusion, and I must admit that, for much of my commentary, I was making exactly that point. But I was wrong, and I realized it as the game wore on. We’re naturally attracted to creative … Continue reading Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Where will the goals come from? Not an original question, but a pertinent one after last Tuesday. The chances Wrexham spurned at Torquay were worrying. No longer were we fretting over the ability to create opportunities: instead, the problem was our lack of bite in the box. However, with getting JJ Hooper on the pitch seeming to be a difficult task, it’s hard to see … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 4 St Mirren Colts 1

Last time Wrexham scored 3 goals: 6/4/19 Braintree (h) 3-1 Last time Wrexham scored 4 goals: 26/12/18 Salford City (h) 5-1 Wrexham have been awarded a penalty in their last 4 home games. Wrexham score a penalty after missing their last two. Last time Wrexham scored 4 goals in a half: 15/9/18 Ebbsfleet (h) 4-1 Ben Tollitt’s last goal: 16/3/19 Maidstone United (h) Kyle Robinson-Murray … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 4 St Mirren Colts 1

Will Brian Flynn Turn The Clock Back?

Who would have thought Brian Flynn would return to the Wrexham bench (or his seat in the directors’ box, I suppose!) Being a caretaker manager is a complicated affair. Is he just keeping the seat warm for the next incumbent, or will he try something different? It’s hard, in a way, to define what “something different” is at the moment as we’ve used four distinct … Continue reading Will Brian Flynn Turn The Clock Back?

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

Will it still be three at the back? Whether Tuesday’s change of formation was a success is a matter of opinion. On the one hand, it was two goalkeeping errors which led to us losing at Fylde, not the formation. On the other hand, we were badly exposed when the home side changed their formation at half time, and were overrun for the last half … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

The 2 Games That Sealed Bryan Hughes’ Fate

I wasn’t looking forward to next Saturday. If the atmosphere was ugly a fortnight ago, what would it have been like against Ebbsfleet, having lost twice against sides that leap-frogged us to get out of the bottom four, leaving us in the relegation mire in the process? Both defeats were galling too: at Aldershot we missed chances and conceded in the 94th minute, having collapsed … Continue reading The 2 Games That Sealed Bryan Hughes’ Fate

5 Questions Before AFC Fylde v Wrexham AFC

What happens if we lose? It’s the fundamental question of the night. Defeat would surely mean an horrendous atmosphere next Saturday would be inevitable if the status quo remained. The club wanted to do the right thing by backing Hughes last week, but circumstances are in danger of spiralling out of control. Will Lawlor return? With the side leaking goals, and Jake Lawlor finally available … Continue reading 5 Questions Before AFC Fylde v Wrexham AFC