What Would Mike Do?

I’m generally reluctant to criticize opposing players. What we see as a cynical foul when we’re the victims is a great piece of professionalism when executed by one of our own, and we should bear that in mind when we judge others. However, the behavior of Mike Fondop has gone well beyond the pale this season, especially when you consider the source of his inspiration. … Continue reading What Would Mike Do?

#WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

Last time Wrexham were leading as late as the 72nd minute but lost: 10/8/19 Dover (h) 1-2 4th time this season that Wrexham have conceded in 90th minute or injury time (three were the winning goal, the other was an equaliser). Wrexham have scored twice in the 90th minute or later – both consolation goals in a defeat. Jordan Ponticelli’s first goal since 14/4/18 (Crawley … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

This is the fourth time we’ve faced Chesterfield this season, and surely the most important. We suffered one of our most disappointing defeats of the season at The Racecourse last October, when we dominated The Spireites for half an hour, only to collapse completely after an unnecessary own goal by Michael Chambers. We were offered a swift opportunity for revenge though, as four days later … Continue reading PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

The Mathematics of Survival

I’m sure you don’t need me to convince you that tomorrow’s game is massive. However, the way the maths stacks up, it could be pivotal to the rest of our season. Chesterfield are our reference point in the table at the moment. Our first priority has to be to pull away from the threat of relegation, and currently that means putting distance between us and … Continue reading The Mathematics of Survival

I Love It When I’m Wrong

They say sorry is the hardest word. I think floccinaucinihilipilification is the hardest word, but I accept admitting you’re wrong’s not easy either. It’s time for me to eat humble pie and explain why, after Tuesday’s FA Cup win, I hope I’ve got something badly wrong. Before I fully confess my crime, I want to point out that I do feel vindicated by a related … Continue reading I Love It When I’m Wrong

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Chesterfield 0

It’s seven seasons since Wrexham won an FA Cup Qualifying Round game at the first attempt. (26/10/2013 Hyde United (h) 2-0) Dean Keates’ first win in the FA Cup as Wrexham manager. P5 W1 D2 L2 Last time Wrexham went two games without a booking: the first three games of last season. Wrexham’s first clean sheet in 7 games, and second in 17. All 3 … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Chesterfield 0

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

Will Keates start with Saturday’s subs? Dean Keates’ bold triple substitution certainly made a difference on Saturday, injecting threat and directness into our play. But how many of the trio have earned a start for the replay? Akil Wright and Devonte Redmond certainly made a difference in the middle of the pitch, but will Keates be willing to drop Luke Young and Luke Summerfield, both … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)