PREVIEW | Bromley v Wrexham AFC

Last Saturday’s postponement means that Dean Keates’ 100th game as Wrexham manager comes today, against the side he beat to earn his first win as manager. Bromley were the visitors to The Racecourse when goals from Shaun Harrad and Gerry McDonagh earned a 2-1 home win in October 2016. However, our record at Hayes Lane could do with some improvement. Luke Young’s 77th minute winner … Continue reading PREVIEW | Bromley v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Woking

We’re currently on a good run of results against Woking. We’re unbeaten in our last four games against The Cards, winning our last two home games, both of which are our best runs in this fixture. Our best result against Woking came in an FA Cup first round tie in November 2014. The game was over by half time, as Neil Ashton, Wes York and … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Woking

Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

The cold, hard stats are remarkable. And yet they don’t begin to do justice to the contribution Manny Smith made to Wrexham over his five seasons at the club, or express the magnitude of our loss as we search for players to improve our position. Player of the season in his first season, Smith established himself immediately as a byword for consistency and reliability in … Continue reading Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

Just a quick word of warning before I begin. What I’m about to write could easily sound like an argument against data analysis in football, but it’s nothing of the sort. Intelligent, through analysis can only help in the preparation of any team, and I look forward to the day when the football dinosaur is extinct: I’m sure I’ve already mentioned Gary Mills’ reluctance (or … Continue reading Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is

VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Joe Allen has to be in and for me and very controversial, Saunders or Ricketts as manager — andy conde (@AuctioneerAndy) May 27, 2019 It was Andy Conde who put the thought in my mind, You’ve chosen your National League XI, now who would you like to manage them? We’ve run through the full range of managers trying to get out of this league: experienced … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Something Special For Contrived, Extended Metaphor Fans

As we face Maidenhead today, which is the constituency of Theresa May, it seems appropriate to discuss the issue which is dominating all our lives. Wrexit. Wrexham have been in the National League for a long time now, and it now feels like our natural place. Some have enjoyed the fresh fields of the National League, the exotic new locations we’ve visited and tantalisingly different … Continue reading Something Special For Contrived, Extended Metaphor Fans

Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat