Hoop Dreams: How JJ is Crucial to Wrexham AFC

When we consider Bryan Hughes’ time as manager of Wrexham, it’s impossible not to acknowledge his misfortune with injuries. Manny Smith was never fit enough to play for him, player of the season Rob Lainton has yet to take the pitch this time around and, having missed half the season, JJ Hooper became available for selection two days after Hughes had departed. Hooper’s absence has … Continue reading Hoop Dreams: How JJ is Crucial to Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0

Wrexham missed a penalty for the first time since 14/4/17 (Anthony Barry Maidstone (h) 1-3). Wrexham had scored their previous 8 penalties. Wrexham have already been awarded more penalties than in all of last season. Paul Rutherford’s last goal: 29/12/18 Solihull Moors (h) 1-0 Wrexham’s first win and clean sheet since 13/8/19 against Halifax Town. Wrexham’s smallest league attendance of the season – 3,627. Brian … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0

Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

Things can spiral quickly out of control. Even when you feel that you know the best course of action, circumstances can change dramatically. Bryan Hughes discovered that to his cost on Wednesday. As is often the case in these situations, Hughes has been a victim of both misfortune and his own mistakes. The bank holiday defeat at Hartlepool encapsulates perfectly both elements of his downfall. … Continue reading Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

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

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Sutton United 1

Craig Eastmond is the first opposition player to be sent off at The Racecourse since January (Myles Judd Leyton Orient 0-1), and the first to be sent off in a home league game since December 2018 (Tom Walker Salford 5-1) Wrexham were awarded a penalty at The Racecourse for the first time since Chris Holroyd scored against Tranmere in January 2018. The latest in a … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Sutton United 1

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

Who’s our Number 9? The answer to this depends on injuries to a large extent, of course. Working on the assumption that this is too early for JJ Hooper, Jason Oswell is surely first in line. If he’s not fit, and Leighton McIntosh isn’t either, it boils down to Bobby Grant or Mark Harris. Harris played through the middle for the Wales Under-21s last week, … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Stockport County

How will we respond to Hartlepool? The performance at Victoria Park wasn’t good. However, neither was bad enough to trigger the sort of online backlash which followed it. Teams lose games; teams that make six changes from their strongest eleven usually lose games. Outcomes like that need to spark a reaction though, and Bryan Hughes is confident his players will deliver in the hot atmosphere … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Stockport County

Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

I was feeling more positive about this season than I’d expected to until Monday. That certainly gave me cause to reassess things The performance at Hartlepool was poor. Frankly, the clearest indication of that was the low quality of the home side’s performance. The excellent Liam Noble aside, they didn’t look too clever. Okay, so Gime Toure scored two as well but the striker, who … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths