#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Rochdale 0

First Wrexham goalless draw in 50 games, since 22/12/18 Aldershot (a) First Wrexham home goalless draw in 29 games, since 1/12/18 Newport County Wrexham keep consecutive clean sheets for the first time since February 2018. Wrexham have kept three consecutive home clean sheets for the first time since March 2019. Wrexham have kept more clean sheets in 9 games under Dean Keates than they did … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Rochdale 0

A Week’s A Long Time In Football

At last, five weeks into his return to The Racecourse, Dean Keates has had a week to work with his players. Our remarkable accumulation of midweek fixtures, due in part to our participation in that Scottish thing, with the unexpected addition of needing two bites of the cherry to see off Chesterfield, has meant Keates and Andy Davies haven’t had a free week to work … Continue reading A Week’s A Long Time In Football

Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

The consensus after the Bromley game was it was an excellent victory but a poor match. The number of misplaced passes and errors was the main reason for drawing that conclusion, and I must admit that, for much of my commentary, I was making exactly that point. But I was wrong, and I realized it as the game wore on. We’re naturally attracted to creative … Continue reading Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Bromley 0

Last league win: 28/09/2019 Ebbsfleet Utd (h) 1-0 6 games ago. Last time Wrexham won back-to-back home games: Barrow & Halifax Town – August 2019. Last time Wrexham kept back-to-back home clean sheets: March 2019. Dean Keates’ last league win as Wrexham manager: 10/3/18 Chester (h) 2-0. Wrexham have won as many games under Dean Keates as they did before he was appointed this season. … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Bromley 0

Making Up For Past Mistakes

We’re entering the decisive point of our season already. If Dean Keates can refurbish his squad quickly enough, we can set our sights on climbing the table; if the process takes longer, we’ll have to dig in for a long scrap against relegation. I’ve no doubt Keates is the man to haul is out of this mess. His credentials for removing passengers and recruiting players … Continue reading Making Up For Past Mistakes

Preview | Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Dean Keates has positive memories of welcoming Bromley to The Racecourse. His first win as manager came at their expense in October 2016 as Shaun Harrad and Gerry McDonagh scored the goals in a 2-1 win. Keates would clear his squad out swiftly though, as only two of the players used in that match would still be at the club by the start of next … Continue reading Preview | Wrexham AFC v Bromley

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Where will the goals come from? Not an original question, but a pertinent one after last Tuesday. The chances Wrexham spurned at Torquay were worrying. No longer were we fretting over the ability to create opportunities: instead, the problem was our lack of bite in the box. However, with getting JJ Hooper on the pitch seeming to be a difficult task, it’s hard to see … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

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)

#WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 1 Wrexham AFC 1

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) Last time Wrexham equalised away from home – 19/8/19 Notts County 1-1 Bobby Grant has scored more goals his season (7) than any Wrexham player scored in the whole of last season. Bobby Grant scored his first goal in the FA Cup since 8/12/09 … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 1 Wrexham AFC 1

The Delegation Game

In his first spell in charge, Dean Keates showed he’s very good at getting the best out of the people around him. He was secure enough to listen carefully to a range of opinions, while being definitively the boss. Just a couple of weeks after being appointed, this aspect of the club is already coming together. In giving youth a chance last Saturday, Keates also … Continue reading The Delegation Game