5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

Can we play three at the back without Pearson? With Shaun Pearson suspended, will Brian Flynn persist with three at the back? You suspect he will, but losing the skipper tears a big hole in the heart of our defence. But who replaces the big man? Michael Chambers is the obvious call, although Doug Tharme might feel it’s about time he got his opportunity. Tharme … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC

Is JJ Hooper ready to start? Returning earlier than expected, JJ Hooper made a real impact off the bench. He set up the winning goal and his movement enlivened Wrexham’s attacking play. But surely it’s asking too much to hope he could get through 90 minutes 3 days later? Does Carra continue as a centre back? We all know that Mark Carrington can do everything. … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v 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

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

Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been

When he was released by Brian Flynn in 1998, few words were spared for Jonathan Cross, which was not awfully surprising.  Cross was never particularly popular with the fans, or, it was claimed in some quarters, the players.  However, his story is one of missed opportunity – if circumstances had been slightly different he might have gone on to play a significant role for the … Continue reading Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been

Continuity and Common Sense in Wrexham’s Retained List

Ultimately there were few surprises in Wrexham’s retained list, and that’s how it should be. There was no need to rip the squad up and start again, even though there was a frustrated sense that we needed to do something to force some creativity into a stolid side. After all, we finished just five points off top, and a point short of being a home … Continue reading Continuity and Common Sense in Wrexham’s Retained List

Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

Dean Keates has made it clear that his squad are playing for contracts, and Jordan White has come up with a cunning ploy to appeal to his manager by becoming two players in one! It was logical to drop the big striker into the back four last Saturday when injuries meant Martin Riley was the only central defender available. After all, he’s big and strong, … Continue reading Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

Back to 1992

Welcome to a new beginning, although oddly enough it’s strangely reminiscent of 1992! The parallels between that campaign and the current one are both interesting and encouraging. That year was the launch pad for Brian Flynn’s long spell of success in the Racecourse hot seat, so going back to that future is something to embrace. The 1992-3 season saw us emerge from the grim darkness … Continue reading Back to 1992

Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. What an odd series of transfers we’ve had over the last two years. I accept that in the Conference money is tight and committing to long term … Continue reading Simon Heslop: National League Signing of the Year

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers

Tomorrow’s game represents an unwanted piece of club history for Tranmere Rovers as they line up for their first match in a competition no-one with a pedigree in the Football League wants to take part in. In Wrexham they’ll face a side which has a good pedigree in the FA Trophy. With a win in the trophy in 2013 and another visit to Wembley last … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Tranmere Rovers