Time For Phil Parkinson’s Trophy Tilt !

The FA Cup is gone for this season but now we face our other knock-out competition. There are no additional freak contests – no Setanta Shields or Scottish Cups – but the FA Trophy always offers an interesting dilemma to managers. It’s a competition which, financially, brings little reward and attracts small crowds. A competition which leads to fixture disruption if you get to the … Continue reading Time For Phil Parkinson’s Trophy Tilt !

PREVIEW | Halifax Town v Wrexham AFC

Since reaching the 2015 FA Trophy final, we’ve failed to set the competition alight. Under Keates we fell at the first hurdle twice, losing at home to both Tranmere and Harrogate Town. Rovers’ win was revenge for the season before, when we won 4-2 at Prenton Park, thanks to goals by Manny Smith, Wes York, Dom Vose and Sean Newton, only to then lose 1-0 … Continue reading PREVIEW | Halifax Town 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

50/50 for Wrexham at this point of the FA Trophy

Our record in the second round of the FA Trophy is rather mixed. In 10 previous seasons in the competition, we’ve reached this stage six times, and on three of those we’ve gone through to the next round. We’ve never lost at home in the second round, but having said that, we’ve never beaten a side from the same division as us at this stage … Continue reading 50/50 for Wrexham at this point of the FA Trophy

PREVIEW Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC

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. As we look for our third league double of the season tomorrow, we’ll also be trying to maintain our hundred per cent record against Solihull Moors. Our … Continue reading PREVIEW Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC