PREVIEW | Maidenhead United v Wrexham AFC

We’ve been to Maidenhead twice, and emerged with all three points both times. Our first trip there was in August 2017, and we triumphed 2-1 thanks to Manny Smith, who scored two goals in a match for the only time in his career so far. We returned the following August, and enjoyed a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals in four minutes half way through … Continue reading PREVIEW | Maidenhead United v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

After what happened at Ebbsfleet last season, it would take a great deal of bravery to predict this afternoon’s events. With five minutes to go before kick-off, it appeared that the game would not go ahead. The home players had circulated a statement through the stands, declaring that unless their lack of payment was resolved, they refused to take the pitch. They did walk out … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Where will the goals come from? Not an original question, but a pertinent one after last Tuesday. The chances Wrexham spurned at Torquay were worrying. No longer were we fretting over the ability to create opportunities: instead, the problem was our lack of bite in the box. However, with getting JJ Hooper on the pitch seeming to be a difficult task, it’s hard to see … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Hoop Dreams: How JJ is Crucial to Wrexham AFC

When we consider Bryan Hughes’ time as manager of Wrexham, it’s impossible not to acknowledge his misfortune with injuries. Manny Smith was never fit enough to play for him, player of the season Rob Lainton has yet to take the pitch this time around and, having missed half the season, JJ Hooper became available for selection two days after Hughes had departed. Hooper’s absence has … Continue reading Hoop Dreams: How JJ is Crucial to Wrexham AFC

Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

Things can spiral quickly out of control. Even when you feel that you know the best course of action, circumstances can change dramatically. Bryan Hughes discovered that to his cost on Wednesday. As is often the case in these situations, Hughes has been a victim of both misfortune and his own mistakes. The bank holiday defeat at Hartlepool encapsulates perfectly both elements of his downfall. … Continue reading Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

Will it still be three at the back? Whether Tuesday’s change of formation was a success is a matter of opinion. On the one hand, it was two goalkeeping errors which led to us losing at Fylde, not the formation. On the other hand, we were badly exposed when the home side changed their formation at half time, and were overrun for the last half … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

5 Questions Before Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

Does Oswell Start? Jason Oswell wasn’t fit enough to start last Saturday, but surely he’ll return up front tomorrow. When he came off the bench against Sutton United, he brought focus to our attack, holding the ball up well and battling in the air. We have a second line which is full of movement, and playing off Oswell ought to bring them into the game … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

Who’s our Number 9? The answer to this depends on injuries to a large extent, of course. Working on the assumption that this is too early for JJ Hooper, Jason Oswell is surely first in line. If he’s not fit, and Leighton McIntosh isn’t either, it boils down to Bobby Grant or Mark Harris. Harris played through the middle for the Wales Under-21s last week, … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?

We saw a few outgoings last week, with Mike Fondop finding a new forever home (until the Summer) and both Matt Sargent and Jack Thorn going on loan to gain experience, following Doug Tharme. So where does that leave our squad in terms of depth? I’ve tried to represent our current squad’s coverage of each position we’re likely to deploy below. Is there anywhere that … Continue reading How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Halifax Town

Can we do that “Fortress Racecourse” thing again? Our recent home record is magnificent. Discarding the Eastleigh defeat, partly because it was a play-off, partly because it just feels right, we’ve won our last five home league games, and eight out of the last nine. With familiar problems on the road re-emerging, we need to keep that whole “Fortress Racecourse” thing going. Is it time … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Halifax Town