Bobby Grant’s Daft Lunge Was One Of The Moments of 2019

One of my favourite moments of the season so far came in the second half of the Chorley match on Boxing Day. An excellent move released Devonte Redmond on the right flank, and he drilled a great cross into the goalmouth. JJ Hooper, hunting for a hat trick, attacked it at the near post, knowing that all it would take to beat the keeper from … Continue reading Bobby Grant’s Daft Lunge Was One Of The Moments of 2019

Half Time Show | Hooper, Flexible Systems & Memorable Boxing Days

Mark Griffiths and Colin Henrys discuss the importance of a fit JJ Hooper, the tactical variations Dean Keates has been employing since switching to three at the back, and some memorable Boxing Day fixtures. Continue reading Half Time Show | Hooper, Flexible Systems & Memorable Boxing Days

Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

It was a scary Christmas for Wrexham fans, so let’s hope we’ve got a Happy New Year coming up as compensation. January is already looking like a make-or-break point as we look to correct the issues which leave deep in trouble. One of the major problems which we face is our awful away form. We have the worst away form in the whole division and … Continue reading Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

5 Questions Before Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

Can we win the flanks? Naturally, our switch to three at the back has placed extra responsibility on our wing backs to provide attacking width. Today they will come up against a 4-4-2 which could cause them problems, though. The threat of Sutton’s full backs overlapping to create overloads with their wide midfielders is something Mark Carrington and James Jennings will have to overcome if … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

Waiting For Sutton

Dean Keates takes charge of his 150th game as Wrexham manager across his two spells at the club today. Ironically, an FA Trophy match is the last fixture he’d want to have. The only priority this season is our league position, and while an FA Cup run could have yielded some handy cash for mid-season recruitment, the FA Trophy certainly doesn’t have such financial potential. … Continue reading Waiting For Sutton

Ruthers Abides

Paul Rutherford poses a problem for me. After every game I record a podcast, analyzing the match and discussing the players’ performances. The issue comes when I get to Rutherford. Frankly, I’ve been repeating myself for three and a half years! The team’s fortunes can fluctuate, but Rutherford remains a constant, relentlessly bringing the same tireless qualities to the side. He makes his 500th career … Continue reading Ruthers Abides

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

Wrexham face AFC Fylde for the 7th time desperate for a first win against them. At least in our last clash, two months ago, we managed to score past them, as The Coasters had kept clean sheets in every previous clash. However, despite leading twice we collapsed to a 3-2 defeat in what turned out to be Bryan Hughes’ last game in charge. AFC Fylde … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

The Cups Run Over

Right, let’s get back to business. Now all that cup stuff has been dealt with, we can focus on the serious challenge of climbing the table again. Not that our league campaign won’t be influenced by the last couple of weeks. Indeed, they marked a crucial opportunity for Dean Keates to take stock. Following on from the excellent performance against Bromley, our efforts against Rochdale … Continue reading The Cups Run Over

#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