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
Dean Keates has positive memories of welcoming Bromley to The Racecourse. His first win as manager came at their expense in October 2016 as Shaun Harrad and Gerry McDonagh scored the goals in a 2-1 win. Keates would clear his squad out swiftly though, as only two of the players used in that match would still be at the club by the start of next … Continue reading Preview | Wrexham AFC v Bromley
If we win today we’ll have won four consecutive matches for the first time since August 2015, and we have a perfect home record against Bromley, although we’ll also lack our secret weapon against them, as we can no longer call upon the services of Ntumba Massanka! Massanka’s scoring record against Bromley is remarkable, with four goals in two substitute appearances. That record is made … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Bromley
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
My co-commentator James Harrison has a habit of hitting the nail on the head, and last Monday he made a succinct point which, in the space of one sentence, summed up the beauty of that win over York better than ninety minutes of my ranting had. I’d been unable to resist the temptation to couch the whole broadcast in the context of a rebellion against … Continue reading Nobody Puts Leo in the Corner
Voting opened this week for the Player of the Season and the Young Player, and I can’t recall a more unpredictable year for either trophy. It’s a natural consequence of a season which has lacked stability that no obvious candidates have emerged. Furthermore, when a campaign has split itself into such diverse segments, it’s difficult to work out who to reward. The players Dean … Continue reading Who’s Your Player of the Season?
We’ve been to Bromley once before, and it was horrible! It was the opening day of last season, and Gary Mills’ newly assembled side went into the match against their newly-promoted opponents on a wave of optimism. In front of a considerable away following, basking in hope and August sunshine, they started superbly too. The possession football we’d been promised was evident as we dominated … Continue reading PREVIEW: Bromley v Wrexham AFC
Dean Keates’ 25th game in charge sees us going in search of a third consecutive away win for the first time since December 2015. Having re-discovered the ability to win away from home, we now need to remember how to keep clean sheets on the road. Last March we emerged from The New Lawn with a 0-0 draw despite having both Blaine Hudson and Connor … Continue reading PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers v Wrexham AFC
No Wrexham player could be surprised to see the departures begin to mount up this week, but the identities of a couple of the players who have gone might give them pause for thought. When Kai Edwards and Jordan Evans left yesterday, any doubt that Dean Keates will make the necessary tough choices to reshape his squad were removed. There were plenty of players in … Continue reading Kai and Jordan’s departures send message to the Wrexham AFC squad
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. So the necessary reshuffle in our squad has begun. The fact that Dean Keates first moved to free up space in his forward line told us that … Continue reading If only Nottingham Forest put McDonagh’s progress first!
Gary Mills’ loan signings tend to be like Donald Trump’s sense of humility: seldom seen, to the point where you begin to wonder if they ever existed in the first place. Gerry McDonagh might be the man to buck that trend. Certainly, his crucial intervention on Tuesday offered hope that he might be the man to spearhead our attack in the absence of the unfortunate … Continue reading PREVIEW: Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC