The feature-length story of a remarkable match.
Wrexham AFC, on fire and chasing the title, at home to Dover Athletic, already relegated with over ten games left.
On a normal day, this could only one way. But this was a day like no other. Continue reading A Day Like No Other
Well, what a way to prepare for a game like this! The Stockport County semi-final was always going to be an absolutely titanic clash as the first of two meetings between the outstanding sides in the National League. There’s only one team good enough to halt the Hatters, and that’s Wrexham. Nobody else has the quality to threaten to beat them to the league title, … Continue reading Titanic II: Wrexham AFC v Stockport County
Mark Griffiths explains the long journey he took to get his head around this game! Continue reading PODCAST | Dover Athletic 0 Wrexham 1
So what position are we in the league? If you think you know, think again: nobody knows how many points we have, and the rest of the National League are in the same position. This farcical state of affairs is due to Dover Athletic’s decision to stop playing, and the National League’s inability, two months later, to decide what to do about it. The current … Continue reading The Game That Never Was
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
Can we do that “Fortress Racecourse” thing again? Our recent home record is magnificent. Discarding the Eastleigh defeat, partly because it was a play-off, partly because it just feels right, we’ve won our last five home league games, and eight out of the last nine. In fact, Halifax are the last side to return from The Racecourse with a league draw, in early September 2018: … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Halifax Town
Jake Lawlor mades his 250th career appearance. First time Wrexham have lost after scoring first since 14/04/2018 Dagenham & Redbridge (h) 1-2 First time Wrexham have lost an away game after scoring first since 19/08/2017 Maidstone United (a) 1-2 Shaun Pearson has scored the last two own goals conceded by Wrexham (previously 30/03/2019 Ebbsfleet United 4 Wrexham 2) The last time Wrexham lost after scoring first … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Dover Athletic 2 Wrexham AFC 1
Can We Keep A Clean Sheet? It’s been six games since we last kept a clean sheet, and we haven’t shut the opposition out in an away game since February. It wasn’t that we defended poorly in the latter stages of Tuesday’s game- quite the contrary, in fact. However, we’ve conceded three already this season, which is unlike us. Can Devonte Redmond Build on Tuesday? … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Dover Athletic – Wrexham AFC
Last season saw us finally end our misery against Dover, beating them at the 9th attempt. The game fell on the opening day of the season, and Mike Fondop’s improvised overhead kick was the only goal at The Crabble. Normal service was resumed in January when they beat us 1-0 at The Racecourse! Don’t let me put you off a late decision to undertake the … Continue reading Preview | Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC
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
I think a bit of perspective is in order. Obviously losing four in a row is a bad thing. However, we’ve not hit crisis point yet. In mid-January we’re four points off the top of the table, and one point off a position which would guarantee us a one-off home match in the semi-finals of the play-offs. Would you have taken that situation at the … Continue reading Don’t Panic!
We finally ended our dreadful run against Dover Athletic on the first day of the season when we managed to beat for the first time at the ninth attempt. Today, we go in search of a first home victory over The Whites. Our last two home games against Dover were goalless draws, and the year before that saw them emerge with a 1-0 win. You … Continue reading Wrexham Must End Dover Drought