PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

Tomorrow is Dean Keates’ hundredth game as Wrexham manager. He’s the sixteenth person to reach that milestone, and boasts the fifth best league loss percentage in our history. Keates is only the second person to have two spells as our boss, and is enjoying considerably more success than the other one. Billy Morris was in the Racecourse hot seat twice in the early 1960s, but … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

Italian for Beginners

Isn’t Italian a lyrical language? Signing Jordan Ponticelli was an invitation to delve into linguistics which I couldn’t resist. It seemed pretty obvious that his name means little bridges, but that’s not all. Ponticelli is also the Italian word for jump leads! How brilliant, to come up with such an evocative word for a mundane object. They make little bridges between cars; why didn’t we … Continue reading Italian for Beginners

Jay, eh?

It’s felt on the cards since Dean Keates returned and Macclesfield’s sad collapse worsened. The reunion of Jay Harris and Dean Keates, the fierce heart of Wrexham’s best side since we were demoted from League One, has finally happened. As morale-boosting transfers go, this is about as good as it gets without crossing over into the crazy transfer speculation certain corners of the internet specialise … Continue reading Jay, eh?

Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

If Luke Summerfield had headed in a late fourth for Wrexham last Saturday he’d have capped a perfect day with a perfect hat trick. (I’m sure a perfect hat trick hasn’t been a thing until recently, but it’s been an answer on “Pointless” now, so it’s official!) Whatever part of his anatomy would have stuck in his theoretical third doesn’t matter though: the thing is, … Continue reading Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Woking 0

Wrexham equal their best win against WOking (9/11/14 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round) Last time Wrexham won by three goals: 12/10/19 St Mirren Colts (h) 4-1 Last time Wrexham won a league game by three goals: 26/12/18 Salford (h) 5-1 Luke Summerfield scored 2 goals in a game for the first time in his 470-game career. Luke Summerfield’s first goal since 11/11/18 Weston Super Mare … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Woking 0

PREVIEW | Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

We won our first match at Sutton emphatically, triumphing 5-0 in January 2013 as we headed for eventual victory in the FA Trophy. Our subsequent three visits have been nowhere near so successful. We’ve earned one point from a possible nine in league matches at Gander Green Lane, the only time we avoided defeat coming in a 1-1 draw which saw Scott Quigley give us … Continue reading PREVIEW | Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

The consensus after the Bromley game was it was an excellent victory but a poor match. The number of misplaced passes and errors was the main reason for drawing that conclusion, and I must admit that, for much of my commentary, I was making exactly that point. But I was wrong, and I realized it as the game wore on. We’re naturally attracted to creative … Continue reading Wrexham’s Win Over Bromley Was Much Better Than It Looked

Preview | Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Dean Keates has positive memories of welcoming Bromley to The Racecourse. His first win as manager came at their expense in October 2016 as Shaun Harrad and Gerry McDonagh scored the goals in a 2-1 win. Keates would clear his squad out swiftly though, as only two of the players used in that match would still be at the club by the start of next … Continue reading Preview | Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Preview | Dagenham & Redbridge v Wrexham AFC

Things are looking up for Wrexham at Dagenham. We started horribly at Victoria Road, losing our first two matches there 3-0. In fact we went 450 minutes against The Daggers before finally scoring past them, in injury time at the end of our fifth match against them. Even then, that was an own goal, but significantly it earned us a 1-0 win, which was obviously … Continue reading Preview | Dagenham & Redbridge v Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

Will Keates start with Saturday’s subs? Dean Keates’ bold triple substitution certainly made a difference on Saturday, injecting threat and directness into our play. But how many of the trio have earned a start for the replay? Akil Wright and Devonte Redmond certainly made a difference in the middle of the pitch, but will Keates be willing to drop Luke Young and Luke Summerfield, both … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0

Wrexham missed a penalty for the first time since 14/4/17 (Anthony Barry Maidstone (h) 1-3). Wrexham had scored their previous 8 penalties. Wrexham have already been awarded more penalties than in all of last season. Paul Rutherford’s last goal: 29/12/18 Solihull Moors (h) 1-0 Wrexham’s first win and clean sheet since 13/8/19 against Halifax Town. Wrexham’s smallest league attendance of the season – 3,627. Brian … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0