Dragonhearts | There’s No Man Like Carra

Losing Shaun Pearson, Mark Carrington, Jay Harris and Paul Rutherford meant four of the eight players with the most appearances in the National League for Wrexham left the club in the space of three days. In a series of articles, let’s take a look back at the final campaigns of these old warhorses. For months it looked like the nightmare 2020-21 season would be particularly … Continue reading Dragonhearts | There’s No Man Like Carra

Dragonhearts | Shaun Pearson, The Indomitable Leader

Losing Shaun Pearson, Mark Carrington, Jay Harris and Paul Rutherford meant four of the eight players with the most appearances in the National League for Wrexham left the club in the space of three days. In a series of articles, let’s take a look back at the final campaigns of these old warhorses. It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Shaun Pearson. … Continue reading Dragonhearts | Shaun Pearson, The Indomitable Leader

Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season

In this most turbulent of season, with so much still to be decided, one thing seems clear to me: Dean Keates has more than earned the right to construct a side over the Summer with the increased cash which our new owners will make available. His side has shown resilience and resourcefulness in the face of a multitude of challenges, and Keates has reshaped it … Continue reading Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season

Keates’ Bargain Hunt Shows His Eye For A Deal

A couple of weeks ago we were horrified at how quickly things had gone wrong; suddenly we’re loving life again. Losing key players and three games on the trot cost us our outside chance of staying in the title race, and has probably meant that qualifying for a home semi-final in the play-offs is beyond our reach. However, the last two matches have made light … Continue reading Keates’ Bargain Hunt Shows His Eye For A Deal

The Battle of Eastleigh

In November 1955, a packed Racecourse hosted the most notorious game in its long history. On Tuesday, behind closed doors, we staged a remake. The pitch-side altercation between Wrexham and Eastleigh in midweek was remarkable. It certainly wasn’t the clichéd “handbags” that sexist commentators like to describe with a blithe lack of awareness. It brought back memories of that brutal Welsh international, played 66 years … Continue reading The Battle of Eastleigh

The Trickle-Down is Why Keates is our Man

The Wrexham takeover by Rob McElhenny and Ryan Reynolds is nothing short of a fairytale, but when you consider their timing it becomes nothing short of miraculous! To have secure funding in such a time of crisis is unbelievably reassuring. Without the change of ownership we would be fighting for our lives; instead, we could be in a remarkably strong position as we prepare for … Continue reading The Trickle-Down is Why Keates is our Man

Slow and Steady Wins This Race

Dean Keates has often spoken of the importance of developing an unbeaten run, and as he won multiple promotions during his playing career, he should know what’s required. In a season which has seen clubs around the world struggle to find consistency in remarkable conditions, we seem to have settled into something approaching consistency. If it’s not a flash in the pan, we might just … Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins This Race

Promotion Requires Patience

It feels odd to be preaching patience at the end of January, but this bizarre season, twisted out of shape by forces beyond anyone’s control, throws convention out of the window.  Dean Keates is still fine-tuning his side, and Tuesday’s game was an interesting indicator of his progress, up against a side which plays in a very similar manner, and looks to have clicked.  Our … Continue reading Promotion Requires Patience

Keep Keates

The Wrexham Leader recently published an article where fans comments on how to improve the team were requested. The question was sidestepped and all the published comments called for the removal of the current management team. Below are some statements you may not agree with, but are at least reasonable. They  may give you a view into my ‘alternative reality’. We’re all having to construct … Continue reading Keep Keates

Famine or Feast: Why Nine Acre Is Crucial This Season

It’s been a season of famine or feast so far, as an uneven schedule is reflected in our form. Our form has varied dramatically: a 5-match unbeaten run which earned Dean Keates the manager of the month award has been book-ended by uncomfortable spells without a win. The unpredictable nature of our fixture list presents massive challenges to coaches and players alike, with periods where … Continue reading Famine or Feast: Why Nine Acre Is Crucial This Season

Wrexham and Immigration: Keates Gets It; Atherton Doesn’t

Dean Keates isn’t from Wrexham, but he hit the nail on the head when he talked about the town on the Summer. Asked about his recruitment, he said he wanted to sign players who are “honest hard-working people” to match “the DNA of this community”. Perhaps our MP, Sarah Atherton, ought to sit down with Keates so he can tell her a few things about … Continue reading Wrexham and Immigration: Keates Gets It; Atherton Doesn’t