“While Wrexham basks in glory, not all that glitters is gold”: A Depressing, Damaging Fantasy

I have just, with great reluctance, tendered my resignation as a director of Calon FM. It was not something I did lightly, as I love community broadcasting and there are many excellent people who work tirelessly as volunteers to support the station. However, the article written in Nation Cymru by Allan Longshadow, one of the station managers, makes my position completely untenable. I appreciate the … Continue reading “While Wrexham basks in glory, not all that glitters is gold”: A Depressing, Damaging Fantasy

DRAGONHEART64 | Russell Penn, Giant-Killer

Mark Griffiths and Bill Long chat about the FA Trophy, transfer priorities and Dior Angus’ contract extension. They also chat to man of the moment Russell Penn, manager of giant-killers Kidderminster Harriers, about his time at The Racecourse, managing Mark Carrington and his cup exploits. 00:00:12 Dior Angus and the transfer window 00:11:32 Russell Penn interview 00:36:24 Folkestone Invicta and Chester As always, DragonHeart is … Continue reading DRAGONHEART64 | Russell Penn, Giant-Killer

DRAGONHEART63 | Ghostly Goals and Hair-Raising Feats

Chay Long and Mark Griffiths analyse the Nots County game and then chat to Hereford manager Josh Gowling about the effect COVID is having on non-league football, being on the receiving end of Adrian Cieslewicz’s ghost goal, and how preparation, open-mindedness and attention to detail helps managers make an impact on their club. Then, we look at two great cup upsets whose anniversaries were this … Continue reading DRAGONHEART63 | Ghostly Goals and Hair-Raising Feats

DRAGONHEART58 | Getting Shirty

Chay Long and Mark Griffiths discuss a busy week, including the Wealdstone and Halifax Town games, the peculiar difference between our home and away form, and the upcoming clash with Bromley. 00:01:12 Wealdstone review and why is our home form so different from our away form? 00:14:16 Halifax Review 00:39:32 Bromley Preview. As always, DragonHeart is available as both a podcast and a video. Continue reading DRAGONHEART58 | Getting Shirty

Tileless Jones Shines on the Road

Managers generally don’t like picking individuals out after a good performance and I can see why. If the whole team has done its bit, why single someone out at everybody else’s expense? There were certainly plenty of fantastic performers in a Wrexham shirt last week: to have five different scorers in an away game is remarkable; to follow that up four days later with six … Continue reading Tileless Jones Shines on the Road

And Now The Good News

Having reflected on negative behaviour last week, I thought I’d redress the balance by reminding everybody of the positivity that can be created when a football club’s fans rally together. Of course, we all know of the excellent work done by the WST, the Racecourse Foundation, the Disabled Supporters Association and our Disability Liaison Officer for a number of years. Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds … Continue reading And Now The Good News