There have been seasons when the player of the season picks himself. Think of last season, when Luke Young was clearly head and shoulders above everyone else in a grim campaign. This season is the exact opposite. It’s a reflection of the contrast with last season that there is a remarkably wide field of contenders for the trophy. In fact, of the 29 players we’ve … Continue reading Who’s Your Wrexham AFC Player of the Year?
In this most turbulent of season, with so much still to be decided, one thing seems clear to me: Dean Keates has more than earned the right to construct a side over the Summer with the increased cash which our new owners will make available. His side has shown resilience and resourcefulness in the face of a multitude of challenges, and Keates has reshaped it … Continue reading Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season
In November 1955, a packed Racecourse hosted the most notorious game in its long history. On Tuesday, behind closed doors, we staged a remake. The pitch-side altercation between Wrexham and Eastleigh in midweek was remarkable. It certainly wasn’t the clichéd “handbags” that sexist commentators like to describe with a blithe lack of awareness. It brought back memories of that brutal Welsh international, played 66 years … Continue reading The Battle of Eastleigh
The press room at The Racecourse used to be under the Yale Stand and, in Football League days, was a convivial spot where reporters would chat about the game they’d just witnessed and fact-check with their colleagues to make sure the player who crossed for the second goa had been correctly identified. It would always be filled with chatter until one of the managers arrived. … Continue reading Football According to Denis
Jay Harris’ 450th career league appearance. Shaun Pearson’s 125th game for Wrexham. Eastleigh’s 16 fans is the smallest away support at The Racecourse in 176 games, since Braintree brought 14 fans in September 2013. Wrexham are unbeaten in 9 league games against Eastleigh. Wrexham have kept six clean sheets in their last 9 games. Last time Wrexham failed to score in consecutive home games: January … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Eastleigh 0
Mark Griffiths and James Harrison talk about the return of Jay Harris and to what extent it’s possible to measure the influence of coaches on National League teams. Continue reading Half Time Show | Jay Harris And The Coach’s Influence
It’s felt on the cards since Dean Keates returned and Macclesfield’s sad collapse worsened. The reunion of Jay Harris and Dean Keates, the fierce heart of Wrexham’s best side since we were demoted from League One, has finally happened. As morale-boosting transfers go, this is about as good as it gets without crossing over into the crazy transfer speculation certain corners of the internet specialise … Continue reading Jay, eh?
Mark Carrington plays his 250th match for Wrexham today. He’s the 36th player to pass the milestone in the club’s 155-year history, and the first since the man who brought him to the club, Andy Morrell in 2013. Morrell and Carrington will be the only Wrexham players to have reached this milestone who have appeared in the National League, and Carrington is the first Wrexham … Continue reading 250 Up For Mark Carrington
So this is the Wrexham side you voted for as our best eleven from the National League years. I was planning to write about the side I picked and why it’s different from the one which the polls returned, but actually, I only disagree over one position, and even then I’m a little reluctant about it! The one difference I voted for was in attack. … Continue reading Wrexham’s National League XI | Did We Pick The Right Side?
So who did you vote into Wrexham’s National League XI? You’ve had your say, and after over 1,500 votes, here is your decision. GOALKEEPER Chris Maxwell 48% Rob Lainton 42% Joslain Mayebi 4% A two-horse race, but Chris Maxwell’s two successful seasons edged out last season’s player of the season. Considering the level of support Joslain Mayebi received when he was competing for the … Continue reading RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s National League XI
Over the next few days, you can pick the best XI to have represented Wrexham in the National League. Each day there’ll be a poll for a different position – after you’ve voted for each position your XI will be revealed. Who will you pick in Wrexham’s best National League Midfield? As we’ve played 4-3-3 for most of our time in the division, the side … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Midfield
It’s not where we want to be, but the National League is where we are, and has been for a while now. Do the stats tell us anything about why we’ve struggled to get out, and who have been the players we’ve leaned on over the last 11 seasons? Read on to find out, and over the next couple of weeks join in and vote … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham in the National League
Despite their status as a yo-yo club, bouncing between the National League and the National League South, Braintree Town have an impressive record at The Racecourse. In fact, they arrive today looking to secure a third consecutive win in North Wales, and have an impressive record of three wins in six games in our back yard. They beat us 1-0 at home in November 2016, … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Must End Braintree’s Racecourse Run