In Italy they call they have a phrase for it. Il Bomber. No matter what else you do, you need a Bomber to achieve your objective. Powerful, destructive, decisive, he’s the striker that delivers the end product, the goals to confirm your strategy. It’s the thing Wrexham lacked last season. Which brings me to the man Sam Ricketts brought in to be our Bomber. When … Continue reading Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber
We’d better get promoted this season, because Mike Newell owes me. I should explain, although the thought of just leaving it there does amuse me. I’m no gambler, and could pretty much reel off the bets I’ve placed in my entire life. A big reason why I steer clear of the bookies is my tragic record of near misses. Newell is responsible for the closest … Continue reading Mike Newell Owes Me
It’s wonderful to see Wrexham rediscovering our FA Cup form and reminding us all of the remarkable pedigree we’ve enjoyed in this competition. When we drew at Harrogate in this season’s qualifying round, we set a club record for the most games without a win in the FA Cup. Since then we’ve rediscovered our winning ways, and now approach an opportunity to add a cup … Continue reading Wrexham’s Greatest FA Cup XI
Let’s start by getting all the important facts out in the open. Neil Taylor’s challenge on Seamus Coleman was inexcusable. No matter what you say about it, there is no defence for a challenge like that. If, at any point in this post, you think I’m making excuses for him, please refer back to that over-arching fact. Secondly, I’ve got to know Taylor a little … Continue reading Neil Taylor’s Fake News Weekend
This is Cymro_Cymraeg’s first column for Wrexhamfan. Its purpose is to round up all the latest news from around the football club and get you readers excited for next season!
After a busy pre-season, with Kevin Wilkin and his staff preparing for the new season, there’s been one subject that has failed to go unresolved, the goalkeeper. Our initial thoughts before going into pre-season was that Joslain Mayebi and Andy Coughlin will battle it out for the number one shirt but since then Mayebi has failed to return to training, his contract expired and he is … Continue reading The goalkeeping merry-go-round
Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. The good news as we travel to Tamworth is that our record there has improved lately. The bad news is that we’ve yet to go there and … Continue reading Leader Preview: Tamworth (a)
1st October 2002: Worthington Cup Round 2 Wrexham 0 Everton 3 (Kevin Campbell 26, Wayne Rooney 83, 89) Gulf in Class: But Everton Still Won! There’s an episode of “Frasier” in which a perfect meal is described as one which has one tiny fault which you can pick at. Given the reputation Everton’s fans have for complaining, they must have loved this … Continue reading Wrexham 0 Everton 3