5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

Will Keates start with Saturday’s subs? Dean Keates’ bold triple substitution certainly made a difference on Saturday, injecting threat and directness into our play. But how many of the trio have earned a start for the replay? Akil Wright and Devonte Redmond certainly made a difference in the middle of the pitch, but will Keates be willing to drop Luke Young and Luke Summerfield, both … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

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

5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

Can we play three at the back without Pearson? With Shaun Pearson suspended, will Brian Flynn persist with three at the back? You suspect he will, but losing the skipper tears a big hole in the heart of our defence. But who replaces the big man? Michael Chambers is the obvious call, although Doug Tharme might feel it’s about time he got his opportunity. Tharme … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC

Is JJ Hooper ready to start? Returning earlier than expected, JJ Hooper made a real impact off the bench. He set up the winning goal and his movement enlivened Wrexham’s attacking play. But surely it’s asking too much to hope he could get through 90 minutes 3 days later? Does Carra continue as a centre back? We all know that Mark Carrington can do everything. … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v 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 – Stockport County

How will we respond to Hartlepool? The performance at Victoria Park wasn’t good. However, neither was bad enough to trigger the sort of online backlash which followed it. Teams lose games; teams that make six changes from their strongest eleven usually lose games. Outcomes like that need to spark a reaction though, and Bryan Hughes is confident his players will deliver in the hot atmosphere … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Stockport County

Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

I was feeling more positive about this season than I’d expected to until Monday. That certainly gave me cause to reassess things The performance at Hartlepool was poor. Frankly, the clearest indication of that was the low quality of the home side’s performance. The excellent Liam Noble aside, they didn’t look too clever. Okay, so Gime Toure scored two as well but the striker, who … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

Tollitt Could Unlock Wrexham’s Potential

Well, I’m happy! I suspect JJ Hooper and Devonte Redmond are too! The return of Ben Tollitt can only be a good thing. The addition of pace to our front three can’t hurt, and I like the idea of Hooper having a wide player who’ll be able to deliver the ball into the box for him, having stretched the game and made some space in … Continue reading Tollitt Could Unlock Wrexham’s Potential

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 Notts County – Wrexham AFC

Will We Miss Jake Lawlor? Jake Lawlor’s suspension means Shaun Pearson will have a new partner. I’d assume it’ll be Michael Chambers, and that his absence on the bench on Tuesday had no further significance than he lost out to a more versatile option in Adam Barton. The quality in Chambers which appears to have attracted our coaching staff most is his ability to bring … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Notts County – Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Dover Athletic – Wrexham AFC

Can We Keep A Clean Sheet? It’s been six games since we last kept a clean sheet, and we haven’t shut the opposition out in an away game since February. It wasn’t that we defended poorly in the latter stages of Tuesday’s game- quite the contrary, in fact. However, we’ve conceded three already this season, which is unlike us. Can Devonte Redmond Build on Tuesday? … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Dover Athletic – Wrexham AFC