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

Continuity and Common Sense in Wrexham’s Retained List

Ultimately there were few surprises in Wrexham’s retained list, and that’s how it should be. There was no need to rip the squad up and start again, even though there was a frustrated sense that we needed to do something to force some creativity into a stolid side. After all, we finished just five points off top, and a point short of being a home … Continue reading Continuity and Common Sense in Wrexham’s Retained List

#WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

First time in Wrexham’s history that there have been three permanent managers in one season. Bryan Hughes is Wexham’s 32nd permanent manager. Graham Barrow was manager of Wrexham for the shortest time (64 days). Sam Ricketts was manager of Wrexahm for the third shortest time (108 days). Sam Ricketts achieved 4th highest number of points from 1st ten league games by a Wrexham manager.  Bryan … Continue reading #WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham’s defence look to equal a club record today, a fact which speaks volumes about the solid foundations Dean Keates left behind. It also reflects well on Bryan Hughes if he is to be the man to get the record over the line. Keates constructed a formidable defensive unit, which set a club record for most league clean sheets last season. Today we can match … Continue reading Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Jennings Holds the Key for Wrexham AFC

In a season where we’ve bemoaned a lack of creativity, a couple of recent goals reminded me that we have a player who, when we are able to find him in the right position, consistently delivers the sort of service which strikers hanker after. The left back must have wondered how Graham Barrow saw him: in the previous manager’s first match he was left on … Continue reading Jennings Holds the Key for Wrexham AFC

How Bryan Hughes is Changing Wrexham AFC

Before the Dagenham game I decided to look out for what Bryan Hughes had done to change Wrexham’s strategy. I soon realized that this intention only showed how stupid I am. With hardly any time to work with the team before the game, Hughes had very little opportunity to implement any philosophy he might want to impose on the side. There was no real scope … Continue reading How Bryan Hughes is Changing Wrexham AFC

Déjà Vu All Over Again For Wrexham And Graham Barrow

Well, the records just keep tumbling, don’t they? Graham Barrow has gone, a mere 64 days after his first game as manager of Wrexham. Twenty days longer than Brian Clough lasted at Leeds, I suppose. It’s the shortest length of time anyone has lasted in the Racecourse hot seat though, and although we remain within spitting distance of the top spot, you have to ask … Continue reading Déjà Vu All Over Again For Wrexham And Graham Barrow

It’s Bryan With a Why

Can appointing  managers more often than Theresa May tries to reopen a negotiation be a good thing? It certainly doesn’t look good, and doesn’t reflect well on our long-term planning, something which we appeared to be getting right since the departure of Gary Mills. However, there’s also a possibility that this latest drama could be a good thing. Like the discovery of penicillin, we might … Continue reading It’s Bryan With a Why

Graham Barrow in Context

Graham Barrow’s record, in context, is an odd one. It’s inevitable, with such a small sample size, that the statistics are rather skewed and his figures are further exaggerated by the lack of draws under him. As a result, he features quite prominently at both the positive and negative ends of Wrexham’s managerial statistics. Firstly, and incontestably, he is the shortest-lived manager the club has … Continue reading Graham Barrow in Context

Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?

Struggling for form, we face a tough task today, If we lose, it’ll be our longest losing run since January 2016; a failure to score would see us fail to hit the net in five consecutive games for the first time since April 2009. Furthermore, AFC Fylde have the squad quality and financial backing to be serious promotion contenders, and our record against such sides … Continue reading Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?