#WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

Last time Wrexham were leading as late as the 72nd minute but lost: 10/8/19 Dover (h) 1-2 4th time this season that Wrexham have conceded in 90th minute or injury time (three were the winning goal, the other was an equaliser). Wrexham have scored twice in the 90th minute or later – both consolation goals in a defeat. Jordan Ponticelli’s first goal since 14/4/18 (Crawley … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

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

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

The Back Three: Dean’s Flexible Friend

It might only be a temporary fix, but Dean Keates has squeezed some crucial points out of our recent fixtures with a change of formation. Playing three at the back has allowed Keates a level of flexibility when it comes to his attacking approach, and the ten goals we’ve scored in the six games we’ve played with that system suggested we were profiting from that … Continue reading The Back Three: Dean’s Flexible Friend

PREVIEW | Maidenhead United v Wrexham AFC

We’ve been to Maidenhead twice, and emerged with all three points both times. Our first trip there was in August 2017, and we triumphed 2-1 thanks to Manny Smith, who scored two goals in a match for the only time in his career so far. We returned the following August, and enjoyed a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals in four minutes half way through … Continue reading PREVIEW | Maidenhead United v Wrexham AFC

Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

It was a scary Christmas for Wrexham fans, so let’s hope we’ve got a Happy New Year coming up as compensation. January is already looking like a make-or-break point as we look to correct the issues which leave deep in trouble. One of the major problems which we face is our awful away form. We have the worst away form in the whole division and … Continue reading Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

This is the first competitive match between Wrexham and Chorley. Wrexham’s 100th game on Boxing Day. Wrexham have won 3 out of 4 league games in December: the most wins managed in any month this season in all competitions. Wrexham have won 3 of their last 4 league games by two goals, having previously not won a league match by more than 1 goal all … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

#WxmAnorak | Ebbsfleet United 2 Wrexham AFC 1

Bottom of the National League is the lowest position in Wrexham’s history since joining the pyramid. Previous lowest: equal 22nd in National League on August 8th 2015, after losing 3-1 at Bromley on the first day of the season, level with Halifax and above Southport, who lost 4-0 at home to Eastleigh. Wrexham have not won any of their last 15 away games – their … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Ebbsfleet United 2 Wrexham AFC 1

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

After what happened at Ebbsfleet last season, it would take a great deal of bravery to predict this afternoon’s events. With five minutes to go before kick-off, it appeared that the game would not go ahead. The home players had circulated a statement through the stands, declaring that unless their lack of payment was resolved, they refused to take the pitch. They did walk out … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

A Week’s A Long Time In Football

At last, five weeks into his return to The Racecourse, Dean Keates has had a week to work with his players. Our remarkable accumulation of midweek fixtures, due in part to our participation in that Scottish thing, with the unexpected addition of needing two bites of the cherry to see off Chesterfield, has meant Keates and Andy Davies haven’t had a free week to work … Continue reading A Week’s A Long Time In Football

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