PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

This is the fourth time we’ve faced Chesterfield this season, and surely the most important. We suffered one of our most disappointing defeats of the season at The Racecourse last October, when we dominated The Spireites for half an hour, only to collapse completely after an unnecessary own goal by Michael Chambers. We were offered a swift opportunity for revenge though, as four days later … Continue reading PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

Italian for Beginners

Isn’t Italian a lyrical language? Signing Jordan Ponticelli was an invitation to delve into linguistics which I couldn’t resist. It seemed pretty obvious that his name means little bridges, but that’s not all. Ponticelli is also the Italian word for jump leads! How brilliant, to come up with such an evocative word for a mundane object. They make little bridges between cars; why didn’t we … Continue reading Italian for Beginners

Jay, eh?

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?

PREVIEW | Harrogate Town v Wrexham AFC

Harrogate’s artificial turf hasn’t offered them any particular advantage against us. We’ve visited them twice, both last season, and played out a goalless draw on each occasion. Harrogate’s game at The Racecourse last October – the first game of Dean Keates’ second spell as manager, saw them snatch a draw thanks to an 81st minute equalizer. We lost our first match against Harrogate when Keates … Continue reading PREVIEW | Harrogate Town v Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Chorley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

Wrexham’s first double of the season. Wrexham’s first win on New Year’s Day since 2013 (Telford (a) 2-0). Wrexham have won 4 of their last 6 games by a 2-goal margin, having not won by more than one goal in their last 35 league games, between February and December. Wrexham have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 league games, having kept 3 in … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chorley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

This is the first competitive match between Wrexham and Chorley. Wrexham’s 100th game on Boxing Day. Wrexham have won 3 out of 4 league games in December: the most wins managed in any month this season in all competitions. Wrexham have won 3 of their last 4 league games by two goals, having previously not won a league match by more than 1 goal all … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

5 Questions Before Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

Can we win the flanks? Naturally, our switch to three at the back has placed extra responsibility on our wing backs to provide attacking width. Today they will come up against a 4-4-2 which could cause them problems, though. The threat of Sutton’s full backs overlapping to create overloads with their wide midfielders is something Mark Carrington and James Jennings will have to overcome if … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

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