Paul Mullin is good. Super, even. His hat trick was so casually brilliant last Saturday that we made Elliot Lee man of the match up in the commentary booth. It was only afterwards that I questioned the decision, when I weighed up the fact that, apart from his three beautifully-taken goals, Mullin had teed up a number of good chances with his alert use of … Continue reading Why Paul Mullin is Super
It feels odd to be preaching patience at the end of January, but this bizarre season, twisted out of shape by forces beyond anyone’s control, throws convention out of the window. Dean Keates is still fine-tuning his side, and Tuesday’s game was an interesting indicator of his progress, up against a side which plays in a very similar manner, and looks to have clicked. Our … Continue reading Promotion Requires Patience
On this day in 1994: Gary Bennett scores a hat trick against Wycombe Wanderers Continue reading On This Day
Who would have thought Brian Flynn would return to the Wrexham bench (or his seat in the directors’ box, I suppose!) Being a caretaker manager is a complicated affair. Is he just keeping the seat warm for the next incumbent, or will he try something different? It’s hard, in a way, to define what “something different” is at the moment as we’ve used four distinct … Continue reading Will Brian Flynn Turn The Clock Back?
We’ve enjoyed the upper hand over Barnet in recent years. Indeed, we come into today’s match on the best running streak we’ve managed against The Bees. We did the double over them last season, repeating our achievement from 2014-15, when we managed to put one over the eventual champions twice. We’ve never strung together four consecutive wins over Barnet before. Robbie Evans scored spectacularly in … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Barnet
Can you name the top ten all-time Wrexham scorers? You’ll be throwing around some of the greatest names in the club’s history! The answers are in the slideshow below….. Continue reading Can You Name Wrexham AFC’s All-Time Top Goalscorers?
When he was released by Brian Flynn in 1998, few words were spared for Jonathan Cross, which was not awfully surprising. Cross was never particularly popular with the fans, or, it was claimed in some quarters, the players. However, his story is one of missed opportunity – if circumstances had been slightly different he might have gone on to play a significant role for the … Continue reading Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been
After a poor start, our record at Barnet has actually become rather impressive. We lost our first two matches at their old ground, Underhill, the most notorious defeat coming in January 1993. We were pushing for promotion, and The Bees were one of our rivals in what had become a four-horse race. However, we travelled south troubled by an injury to star striker Gary Bennett … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must Avoid Dodgy Barnet Performance
It took me a few moments to recognise that old friend last Saturday. There was fog on the Tyne that morning as I crossed it on the Metro, but that’s not why I failed to realise what was right before me. It was just the shock of seeing those familiar features in a new context. But after an incredulous few seconds I realised I wasn’t … Continue reading Welcoming Back An Old Friend
Last October’s 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient was the first time we’d met in eleven years, and to find our last home win against them you have to go back to January 1995. That match was a memorable affair though. The crowd was swelled to 6,616 as vouchers were being distributed for the upcoming FA Cup tie at Manchester United, and the swollen crowd were … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Win Over Leyton Orient is Overdue
Welcome to a new beginning, although oddly enough it’s strangely reminiscent of 1992! The parallels between that campaign and the current one are both interesting and encouraging. That year was the launch pad for Brian Flynn’s long spell of success in the Racecourse hot seat, so going back to that future is something to embrace. The 1992-3 season saw us emerge from the grim darkness … Continue reading Back to 1992
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. Tomorrow will be the fourth time we’ve faced Dover Athletic, and we’re still looking for our first victory over them. Our first game against them, at the … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Dover Athletic
It looks like James Gray has unwittingly sparked one of the more unexpected debates at the start of this season. I can’t say it occurred to me to question his role in the current side until it was publicly doubted, and to be honest I can’t see why a perceived lack of goals is an issue. After all, he has a strike rate of a … Continue reading That Whole James Gray – Zinedine Zidane Thing