Bobby Grant Returns

Jurgen Klopp has been suggesting recently that the return to fitness of Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is like Liverpool having two new signings. Well, Bobby Grant wasn’t even injured, but he seems like a new man for Wrexham. I’ll admit to conflicting feelings about Grant by the end of last season. He seemed to become a scapegoat for some fans as our promotion push … Continue reading Bobby Grant Returns

Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

Just a quick word of warning before I begin. What I’m about to write could easily sound like an argument against data analysis in football, but it’s nothing of the sort. Intelligent, through analysis can only help in the preparation of any team, and I look forward to the day when the football dinosaur is extinct: I’m sure I’ve already mentioned Gary Mills’ reluctance (or … Continue reading Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

New Season, No Certainties

The start of a new season is always portrayed as a time of great optimism. It’s actually a time of great uncertainty. Anyone who looks for too many clues from pre-season games is mistaken. The coaching staff know what they want to see from their team, but the rest of us don’t. We’re not privy to the training sessions, we don’t know what instructions were … Continue reading New Season, No Certainties

5 Questions Before the Wrexham AFC – Barrow AFC Match

Will 3 at the back work? We might not see it today, but the three-man defence we’ve unveiled in our pre-season friendlies is a departure for Bryan Hughes. Clearly it’s intended to address our lack of attacking verve in recent seasons, allowing us to get more men forwards, and he’s recruited players to suit that system. But we looked very open when we switched to … Continue reading 5 Questions Before the Wrexham AFC – Barrow AFC Match

VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Joe Allen has to be in and for me and very controversial, Saunders or Ricketts as manager — andy conde (@AuctioneerAndy) May 27, 2019 It was Andy Conde who put the thought in my mind, You’ve chosen your National League XI, now who would you like to manage them? We’ve run through the full range of managers trying to get out of this league: experienced … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

In Italy they call they have a phrase for it. Il Bomber. No matter what else you do, you need a Bomber to achieve your objective. Powerful, destructive, decisive, he’s the striker that delivers the end product, the goals to confirm your strategy. It’s the thing Wrexham lacked last season. Which brings me to the man Sam Ricketts brought in to be our Bomber. When … Continue reading Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

The Unsolved Case of Nicky Deverdics

The departure of Nicky Deverdics this week came as no surprise to anybody, However, there’s a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that his time at The Racecourse could have panned out very differently. When Dean Keates brought him in, there was a sense of excitement. That process of injecting creativity into a side built around a strong defence had apparently found its … Continue reading The Unsolved Case of Nicky Deverdics

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

#WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

First time in Wrexham’s history that there have been three permanent managers in one season. Bryan Hughes is Wexham’s 32nd permanent manager. Graham Barrow was manager of Wrexham for the shortest time (64 days). Sam Ricketts was manager of Wrexahm for the third shortest time (108 days). Sam Ricketts achieved 4th highest number of points from 1st ten league games by a Wrexham manager.  Bryan … Continue reading #WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

Has Hughes Solved Wrexham’s Attacking Puzzle?

Wrexham got back to winning ways last Saturday, which was absolutely essential if we are to build some momentum as we challenge for promotion. However, it was how we went about our business which, ultimately, might prove to be as important as the result. I’m in danger of coming down with a Repetitive Strain Injury from typing the phrase “we need to address our lack … Continue reading Has Hughes Solved Wrexham’s Attacking Puzzle?

Wrexham Must Find An Alternative To Kitchen Sink Dramas

There’s an unnerving sense of déjà vu creeping into the end of Wrexham’s season. A lack of creativity and finishing power once again threatens to derail our promotion push. This isn’t something you can blame Bryan Hughes for. The squad he inherited was formed by one manager and adapted by another before landing in his lap. All he can do is look for cosmetic alterations … Continue reading Wrexham Must Find An Alternative To Kitchen Sink Dramas