It feels odd to be preaching patience at the end of January, but this bizarre season, twisted out of shape by forces beyond anyone’s control, throws convention out of the window. Dean Keates is still fine-tuning his side, and Tuesday’s game was an interesting indicator of his progress, up against a side which plays in a very similar manner, and looks to have clicked. Our … Continue reading Promotion Requires Patience
Wrexham’s season is kick-started by Karl Connolly’s hat trick over table topping Swindon Town. Continue reading On This Day in 1995 | Connolly's Hat Trick Against The Leaders
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
Since reaching the 2015 FA Trophy final, we’ve failed to set the competition alight. Under Keates we fell at the first hurdle twice, losing at home to both Tranmere and Harrogate Town. Rovers’ win was revenge for the season before, when we won 4-2 at Prenton Park, thanks to goals by Manny Smith, Wes York, Dom Vose and Sean Newton, only to then lose 1-0 … Continue reading PREVIEW | Halifax Town v Wrexham AFC
Akil Wright scored the only goal last season when Chesterfield returned to The Racecourse for the first time since October 2007. That match ended in a 4-0 away win, The Spireites best result in North Wales. Chesterfield have the upper hand in the fixture, winning 51 times to Wrexham’s 38, with 26 draws. At The Racecourse it’s a different story, though, as we’ve won 27 … Continue reading Preview | Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield
Who would have thought Brian Flynn would return to the Wrexham bench (or his seat in the directors’ box, I suppose!) Being a caretaker manager is a complicated affair. Is he just keeping the seat warm for the next incumbent, or will he try something different? It’s hard, in a way, to define what “something different” is at the moment as we’ve used four distinct … Continue reading Will Brian Flynn Turn The Clock Back?
Can you name the top ten all-time Wrexham scorers? You’ll be throwing around some of the greatest names in the club’s history! The answers are in the slideshow below….. Continue reading Can You Name Wrexham AFC’s All-Time Top Goalscorers?
When he was released by Brian Flynn in 1998, few words were spared for Jonathan Cross, which was not awfully surprising. Cross was never particularly popular with the fans, or, it was claimed in some quarters, the players. However, his story is one of missed opportunity – if circumstances had been slightly different he might have gone on to play a significant role for the … Continue reading Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been
It took me a few moments to recognise that old friend last Saturday. There was fog on the Tyne that morning as I crossed it on the Metro, but that’s not why I failed to realise what was right before me. It was just the shock of seeing those familiar features in a new context. But after an incredulous few seconds I realised I wasn’t … Continue reading Welcoming Back An Old Friend
We’d better get promoted this season, because Mike Newell owes me. I should explain, although the thought of just leaving it there does amuse me. I’m no gambler, and could pretty much reel off the bets I’ve placed in my entire life. A big reason why I steer clear of the bookies is my tragic record of near misses. Newell is responsible for the closest … Continue reading Mike Newell Owes Me
It’s wonderful to see Wrexham rediscovering our FA Cup form and reminding us all of the remarkable pedigree we’ve enjoyed in this competition. When we drew at Harrogate in this season’s qualifying round, we set a club record for the most games without a win in the FA Cup. Since then we’ve rediscovered our winning ways, and now approach an opportunity to add a cup … Continue reading Wrexham’s Greatest FA Cup XI
Welcome to a new beginning, although oddly enough it’s strangely reminiscent of 1992! The parallels between that campaign and the current one are both interesting and encouraging. That year was the launch pad for Brian Flynn’s long spell of success in the Racecourse hot seat, so going back to that future is something to embrace. The 1992-3 season saw us emerge from the grim darkness … Continue reading Back to 1992
Here’s my column from last 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 welcome Halifax tomorrow in fine form, having won four games on the trot for the first time since February 2013. A win against The Shaymen would … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Halifax Town