PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Aldershot Town

Last season’s home game with Aldershot saw us return to normality as we got back to winning ways. That’s the usual pattern in these games – we’ve won 17 out of 21 home games against The Shots – but we’d suffered a little blip. Three seasons ago we lost at home to Aldershot for the first time, a 2-0 loss which was followed by a … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Aldershot Town

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 Maidenhead United

A significant milestone is brought up against Maidenhead, as Shaun Pearson plays his hundredth Wrexham game. The skipper has embodied all that is good about the team over the last couple of years, and fully deserves to be recognised for his commitment to the club in a time when so many players have come and gone swiftly. Two other players also enjoy a landmark tomorrow: … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidenhead United

Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

In Italy they call they have a phrase for it. Il Bomber. No matter what else you do, you need a Bomber to achieve your objective. Powerful, destructive, decisive, he’s the striker that delivers the end product, the goals to confirm your strategy. It’s the thing Wrexham lacked last season. Which brings me to the man Sam Ricketts brought in to be our Bomber. When … Continue reading Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

Walker Versus Maguire-Drew the Key to Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC

Today’s huge match will revolve around so many duels: Bonne against Wrexham’s stubborn defence; Tollitt trying to get behind Ling and pull Ekpiteta out of the middle; Wright trying to force McAnuff into deeper areas than he wants to be. However, perhaps the key clash will be between two players signed on loan by Sam Ricketts; one whose form makes him barely recognisable to Wrexham … Continue reading Walker Versus Maguire-Drew the Key to Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC

Unwanted History Approaches

We come into today’s match in horrible form, on our worst losing streak since January 2016 and failing to score in five straight games for the first time since April 2009. Defeat to Maidenhead would mean we’d lost six games consecutively for the first time since January 2008, when we suffered an eight-match losing streak. If we fail to score today it’ll be our worst … Continue reading Unwanted History Approaches

Shaun Pearson and Wrexham AFC: The Perfect Match

At half time in the Salford game, we discussed with the Calon FM listeners who Wrexham’s player of 2018 was. There were lots of good candidates, but one clear winner. Shaun Pearson continues to set the example which others follow. Pearson made his 75th appearance for Wrexham in that match, and of course it wasn’t how he’d want to celebrate that milestone. However there were … Continue reading Shaun Pearson and Wrexham AFC: The Perfect Match

Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

So, should Shrewsbury be worried right now? They’ve just appointed a manager with 22 league games under his belt as a manager, all at non-league level. He’s got off to a good start, but quite apart from the obvious risks involved when you draw a conclusion from a tiny sample size, results don’t tell you everything. I need to establish some context first, in case … Continue reading Whoever Gives Sam A Scarf, That’s His Home

Shankly Knows Best For Maguire-Drew

Last Saturday was the first time this season that Jordan Maguire-Drew wasn’t in the matchday squad. There might be nothing more to see here than a continuation of our regular rotation of forward players. However, it’s tempting to view the decision, at least to some degree, as an attempt to try something different in order to get Maguire-Drew back to the exciting form he showed … Continue reading Shankly Knows Best For Maguire-Drew