Along Came Maidenhead

Last Monday was a bit of a shock wasn’t it? We’d shaped up well in our first three games, picking up two great wins over sides that were in the play-offs last season, and certainly shouldn’t have lost at Solihull, a difficult fixture which we dominated. And then along came Maidenhead. The Magpies were an unlikely stumbling block, as they’d lost their last 8 games. … Continue reading Along Came Maidenhead

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

Withdrawn Roles

I misled everyone before the game on Tuesday, but my enthusiasm in announcing the wrong thing was indicative of how much I wanted it to happen. Upon seeing the team sheet, I noted that Akil Wright had replaced Devonte Redmond and leapt to the incorrect conclusion that we’d switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Wright anchoring the midfield. It was about five minutes into the … Continue reading Withdrawn Roles

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidenhead United

A significant milestone is brought up against Maidenhead, as Shaun Pearson plays his hundredth Wrexham game. The skipper has embodied all that is good about the team over the last couple of years, and fully deserves to be recognised for his commitment to the club in a time when so many players have come and gone swiftly. Two other players also enjoy a landmark tomorrow: … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidenhead United

Portrait Artist of the Year

Football is chess. Football is art. Football is the new black. And occasionally, just occasionally, football is art. I always enjoy looking at Alun Roberts’ photographs after Wrexham’s matches, but he excelled himself on Saturday with a picture taken after Luke Young’s goal which encapsulated so much about the match, and about the current squad. It’s more of a tableau than a photograph really. Like … Continue reading Portrait Artist of the Year

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham v Maidenhead United

First Wrexham AFC win and clean sheet since December 29th v Solihull Moors. First time Wrexham have scored in six games, since the win over Solihull Moors, equalling the third longest run of games without a goal in the club’s history. Wrexham have scored first in 21 games this season, and won 19. Wrexham have kept a clean sheet in 21 games this season, and … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham v Maidenhead United

Unwanted History Approaches

We come into today’s match in horrible form, on our worst losing streak since January 2016 and failing to score in five straight games for the first time since April 2009. Defeat to Maidenhead would mean we’d lost six games consecutively for the first time since January 2008, when we suffered an eight-match losing streak. If we fail to score today it’ll be our worst … Continue reading Unwanted History Approaches