There was plenty to enjoy last Saturday, not least the fact that Gloucester City had the spirit to turn up for the match at all. With ten of their players laid low by COVID, they had every right to ask for a postponement or withdraw from the competition altogether. Instead, they turned up with a half-strength side bolstered by youth players and did themselves proud. … Continue reading Kwame’s Back!
There have been seasons when the player of the season picks himself. Think of last season, when Luke Young was clearly head and shoulders above everyone else in a grim campaign. This season is the exact opposite. It’s a reflection of the contrast with last season that there is a remarkably wide field of contenders for the trophy. In fact, of the 29 players we’ve … Continue reading Who’s Your Wrexham AFC Player of the Year?
In this most turbulent of season, with so much still to be decided, one thing seems clear to me: Dean Keates has more than earned the right to construct a side over the Summer with the increased cash which our new owners will make available. His side has shown resilience and resourcefulness in the face of a multitude of challenges, and Keates has reshaped it … Continue reading Keates Has Earned His Shot at Next Season
Can we talk about how we talk about football? We try to pigeon hole everything in our lives. Our desire to label and categorise means every film must have a genre, every band must fit into a musical category, and every footballer has to fulfil a cliché. Short goalkeepers are “good shot-stoppers”, when in truth every keeper needs to be that; hard-working midfielders aren’t expected … Continue reading Kwame Thomas: Our Flexible Friend
It’s been a season of famine or feast so far, as an uneven schedule is reflected in our form. Our form has varied dramatically: a 5-match unbeaten run which earned Dean Keates the manager of the month award has been book-ended by uncomfortable spells without a win. The unpredictable nature of our fixture list presents massive challenges to coaches and players alike, with periods where … Continue reading Famine or Feast: Why Nine Acre Is Crucial This Season
The main negative from pre-season so far is also the main reason why I felt so positive after the hammering we doled out to Kidderminster. For me at the moment, it’s all about Ponticelli. I was utterly thrilled when we signed Jordan Ponticelli on a two-year deal this season. He showed at the back end of last season that he’s the sort of striker who … Continue reading No Ponti, No Party?