The cold, hard stats are remarkable. And yet they don’t begin to do justice to the contribution Manny Smith made to Wrexham over his five seasons at the club, or express the magnitude of our loss as we search for players to improve our position. Player of the season in his first season, Smith established himself immediately as a byword for consistency and reliability in … Continue reading Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith
You’ve had your say, and the result was very conclusive. Andy Morrell won the vote for Wrexham’s best National League manager by a mile. It only makes sense of course: Morrell took us closest to returning to the National League, and led us into two of the for play-offs we’ve reached. He also won the FA Trophy and was the boss when we managed our … Continue reading RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager
Joe Allen has to be in and for me and very controversial, Saunders or Ricketts as manager — andy conde (@AuctioneerAndy) May 27, 2019 It was Andy Conde who put the thought in my mind, You’ve chosen your National League XI, now who would you like to manage them? We’ve run through the full range of managers trying to get out of this league: experienced … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager
Struggling for form, we face a tough task today, If we lose, it’ll be our longest losing run since January 2016; a failure to score would see us fail to hit the net in five consecutive games for the first time since April 2009. Furthermore, AFC Fylde have the squad quality and financial backing to be serious promotion contenders, and our record against such sides … Continue reading Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?
We finally ended our dreadful run against Dover Athletic on the first day of the season when we managed to beat for the first time at the ninth attempt. Today, we go in search of a first home victory over The Whites. Our last two home games against Dover were goalless draws, and the year before that saw them emerge with a 1-0 win. You … Continue reading Wrexham Must End Dover Drought
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
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
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. Our home record against Woking isn’t too clever, as we’ve lost our last two league encounters at The Racecourse. Admittedly, there was a home win sandwiched between … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking FC
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. It’s time for the cross-border derby once again, and we need to get back on winning ways against our near neighbours and fiercest rivals. We won the … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Chester FC
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. 2015 was quite a year, veering between hope, mediocrity and occasional disaster. From the heroics at Stoke and Dom Vose’s Gateshead goal , through the drab final … Continue reading Wrexham AFC’s Man of the Year 2016
Wrexham FC the flat track bullies of 2015! That’s my double edged accolade for the first half of this season. Giving us a dry pitch, a tactically inept opposition manager and a team low on confidence and we provided the stuffing for the turkeys before Christmas. Bad weather, a pressing team with determination, and some nous equalled an entirely different destination for the Saxo. Progress … Continue reading Half Season Review
Two matches is a very small sample size so perhaps I should guard against getting carried away. However, our last two matches suggest that Jon Nolan has the capability to become that most rare of things – a successful loan signing. In fact, the current crop of loanees are shaping up quite well. James Caton looked sharp when he came on against Shrewsbury, and the … Continue reading Is Jon Nolan About to Break the Loan Jinx?
It’s a big day for Gary Mills tomorrow as he faces his old side. Mills spent two seasons at Gateshead, taking charge of 103 games, and he had a variable record in this fixture. Two seasons ago his encounters with Wrexham turned out to be a wash out. When we met at the Gateshead International Stadium in September 2013 the visitors took a decisive grip … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Gateshead FC