Preview | Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Last season saw us finally end our misery against Dover, beating them at the 9th attempt. The game fell on the opening day of the season, and Mike Fondop’s improvised overhead kick was the only goal at The Crabble. Normal service was resumed in January when they beat us 1-0 at The Racecourse! Don’t let me put you off a late decision to undertake the … Continue reading Preview | Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC Need A Win Against Maidstone United

With just one win in five against Maidstone, we urgently need to improve our form against The Stones. That sole victory came last season, as Shaun Pearson’s late header clinched a scrappy victory. It turned out to be the only one we managed in nine games under Andy Davies and Carl Darlington as our promotion hopes slipped away. The previous season they enjoyed their first … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Need A Win Against Maidstone United

PREVIEW Eastleigh v Wrexham AFC

Each of the four games we’ve played at Eastleigh has ended in a draw, although we’ve constantly come closer and closer to emerging with all three points, and never came as close as we did last season. Our first visit, in March 2015, saw us take the lead twice through fine strikes from Louis Moult and Neil Ashton, only to see The Spitfires manage two … Continue reading PREVIEW Eastleigh v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Four times we’ve undertaken the long trip to Dover, the most distant domestic opponents in our history, and have only returned unbeaten once. That happy occasion was in February 2017, and even then the point we earned came about in rather fortunate circumstances. We were trailing 1-0 with ten minutes left when a deflection in the goalmouth hit Jordan White on the backside and ricocheted … Continue reading PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

Here’s my column from this week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Wrexham’s board took the right choice last week when they decided that Andy Davies should take the club through until the end of the season. His appointment … Continue reading Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Let me tell you about last Easter weekend. It’s an uplifting tale, not quite “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, but up there in terms of feel good stories. It’s the story of how every little thing turned out alright – our own redemption song. Clearly there was a need for redemption for the entire squad after seven games without a win, culminating in a home defeat … Continue reading York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Decisions, Decisions

As we all play the annual game of guessing which players the Wrexham manager will retain for next season, there’s an interesting contrast between two players which will exercise his mind. Paul Rutherford and Iffy Allen perform in similar areas of the pitch, but their approaches are direct opposites. Superficially, they seem fairly similar. Both are lightweight, quick and happy on the wing or behind … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions

Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

Dean Keates has made it clear that his squad are playing for contracts, and Jordan White has come up with a cunning ploy to appeal to his manager by becoming two players in one! It was logical to drop the big striker into the back four last Saturday when injuries meant Martin Riley was the only central defender available. After all, he’s big and strong, … Continue reading Jordan White Gives Dean Keates a Nudge

The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

It came out of nowhere, but Curtis Tilt’s move to Forest Green, or at least somewhere, soon, was inevitable. Its timing might not be ideal, but for a deal we could hardly stop, it’ll turn out to be a good one for Wrexham. First things first: there was little the club could logically do except accept the offer. A piece of brinkmanship by Forest Green, … Continue reading The Departure of Curtis Tilt: Short Term Problem, Long Term Solution

PREVIEW: Braintree Town v Wrexham AFC

Dean Keates takes his side to Braintree looking to follow up his first away win as manager, at Solihull Moors last Saturday. If he can repeat the feat it’ll be the first time we won back-to-back away games since December 2015 when the 4-2 win at Tranmere was actually our fourth in succession on the road. After a decent start, our record at Braintree has … Continue reading PREVIEW: Braintree Town v Wrexham AFC