Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds made their Wrexham debuts on Tuesday, and were treated to the quintessential Wrexham experience of recent years: heroic failure. Andy Davies asked a great question on #askwxm during the commentary: which match video should be given to the owners to enjoy the sensation of being a Wrexham fan. Naturally we focussed on the positives: the 1997 FA Cup run and … Continue reading Welcome to Wrexham!
Each manager needs his defining moment. On the anniversary of Wrexham’s victory over Arsenal, could Kevin Wilkin be on the verge of his? Wrexham Football Club has, over its one hundred and fifty years of existence, earned a terrific reputation as a giant-killing club. If a manager wants to be commemorated in the clubs proud hall of fame, some exploits in a cup would go … Continue reading Kevin’s Big Day
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. I can’t believe the Adrian Cieslewicz debate is over But before I go on, here’s a little teaser. Believe it or not, Cieslewicz was our longest-serving player. … Continue reading Leader Column: The Lingering Cheesy Suspicion
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. The good news as we travel to Tamworth is that our record there has improved lately. The bad news is that we’ve yet to go there and … Continue reading Leader Preview: Tamworth (a)
He’s a mercurial match-winner, but lately his appearances have been rationed, to the intense frustration of some. A quick look through his highlights, even for this season, shows you just how devastating he can be with his pace and abilty to hit a shot from outside the box. He often shakes things up when he comes off the bench. But will Adrian Cieslewicz get a … Continue reading Is It Time For Grimsby To Smell The Cheese?
If the example Wrexham fans have set in recent weeks is anything to go by then, one thing is certain tomorrow; they will rise up and give Dean Keates a superb welcome. It’s been very easy to feel proud of being a Wrexham fan lately, in so many ways. We’ve successfully taken over the club, enjoyed that wonderful mutual appreciation with Brighton, and raised a … Continue reading Stand Up If You Love Dean Keates
I was proud to be a Wrexham fan on Wednesday, and that pride cushioned the blow of defeat considerably. But I’m already more proud today. Today Wrexham’s fans, despite the fact that our season has been overshadowed by an over-arching concern about our cashflow, and we’ve had to dig into our pockets to keep the club going, will collect for our opponents Kettering in a … Continue reading The Brotherhood of Fans
So let’s get this straight. If you host an FA Cup tie which is covered live by one of the two main broadcasters, you get £62,000. Yet if our match against Brighton had been played on Tuesday it would have been shown live by ESPN, and they’d have paid us both nothing! The weather saved us from feeling rather cheated! I don’t think any blame … Continue reading Sour FA
It was a famous night in FA Cup history as, on the night of the postponed FA Cup tie between Wrexham and Brighton, the two sides met in a fake minute-by-minute classic on twitter. Relive every breath-taking moment here, and don’t forget to show it to your grandchildren*: Welcome 2the fake minute-by-minute!We’ll keep u abreast of events from The Racecourse if frost hadn’t intervened! #fakembm … Continue reading Fake Minute-by-Minute: Wrexham v Brighton
What a strange mixture of emotions I’m feeling leading up to the cup replay on Tuesday. On the one hand, there’s no side I’d begrudge victory to less than Brighton, on the other a victory over our twinned club would lead to a windfall which might make a huge difference to Wrexham’s future. It’s a friendly played for remarkably high stakes. In many ways it’s … Continue reading Do Us A Favour!
What a magnificent performance by Wrexham, and what a fascinating insight into how good their defensive unit is. While a jocular Andy Morrell was exaggerating when he said his side didn’t touch the ball in the last half hour, there was an element of truth to his comment. Briighton penned his side back, but they were still forced to resort to long range shots as the defence … Continue reading Tactical Report: 7th January 2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 3rd Round
It’s a long time since I’ve so excited about a game as far in advance as this! In fact, to be honest, I’ve felt excited about the Brighton match from the moment the game came out of the bag! (If I’d been this guy, maybe I’d have even been excited before the draw was made!) Of course, part of my excitement is because I’m … Continue reading The Only Way is Sussex