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

Wrexham AFC Look To End On A High Note

Our record against Harrogate Town picked up dramatically when Akil Wright scored past them in our FA Cup qualifying round replay last October. Until that point we’d played 332 minutes against them and never scored. Luke Young added a second to secure our place in the first round. (No highlights are available due to FA restrictions – here’s the podcast!) Previously we’d travelled to Wetherby … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Look To End On A High Note

Wrexham AFC’s Easter Record

The Easter Weekend fixtures are traditionally seen as the point which can make or break a season, and that feels particularly true for Wrexham this year. With Easter falling unusually late, there will only be one match left in the campaign after the Easter Monday trip to Halifax, so our chances of a top three finish could be decided by our weekend double header. Only … Continue reading Wrexham AFC’s Easter Record

Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham’s defence look to equal a club record today, a fact which speaks volumes about the solid foundations Dean Keates left behind. It also reflects well on Bryan Hughes if he is to be the man to get the record over the line. Keates constructed a formidable defensive unit, which set a club record for most league clean sheets last season. Today we can match … Continue reading Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

It’s Bryan With a Why

Can appointing  managers more often than Theresa May tries to reopen a negotiation be a good thing? It certainly doesn’t look good, and doesn’t reflect well on our long-term planning, something which we appeared to be getting right since the departure of Gary Mills. However, there’s also a possibility that this latest drama could be a good thing. Like the discovery of penicillin, we might … Continue reading It’s Bryan With a Why

Wrexham Want Solihull Moors Of The Same

We’ve only welcomed Solihull Moors to The Racecourse three times, but already there have been some eventful clashes between us. Their first game in North Wales was an FA Trophy second round tie in December 2012, which you could argue was the closest we came to defeat before our victory over Grimsby in the final the following March. Solihull Moors were the only side to … Continue reading Wrexham Want Solihull Moors Of The Same

Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat

2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview

Here we go again! It’s said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result, and I can’t help mulling that idea over as we start yet another attempt to get out of the National League. However, on this occasion, perhaps our greatest hope lies in repetition. We may have a new manager, but the season … Continue reading 2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview