A small detail stood out for me amidst all the headline grabbing content in the Zoom call Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney held with the WST members. Reynolds mentioned the need for context in sport; the importance of knowing the story behind a team or a player to fully appreciate the significance of their performance. This resonates massively with me, as I’ve always seen sport … Continue reading Christian Dibble’s Hollywood Moment
Rob Lainton set a club record for most league clean sheets kept in a season by a Wrexham goalkeeper. Yesterday was his 20th league clean sheet of the season, overtaking Brian Lloyd (1973-4). First time Wrexham have won consecutive home games against Maidstone United. Wrexham’s first home league crowd below 4,000 this season. Nicky Deverdics last completed 90 minutes in a league game in February … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham 1 Maidstone United 0
With just one win in five against Maidstone, we urgently need to improve our form against The Stones. That sole victory came last season, as Shaun Pearson’s late header clinched a scrappy victory. It turned out to be the only one we managed in nine games under Andy Davies and Carl Darlington as our promotion hopes slipped away. The previous season they enjoyed their first … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Need A Win Against Maidstone United
If we ever needed a strong mentality, it’s today. Last Tuesday’s defeat was a spectacular blow. It wasn’t just that we lost: it was the devastating manner in which we collapsed. Amazingly, as we kicked off we hadn’t let in a goal at home in the first half of a match all season. Indeed, we hadn’t conceded a home goal in open play before the … Continue reading Time To Roll Our Sleeves Up
Let’s hope there’s no repeat today of our last trip to Maidstone, when the referee took centre stage. Sam Allison’s erratic performance had a massive influence on a day when almost everything went wrong for Wrexham. Our problems began before the match when Chris Dunn injured himself in the pre-match warm-up, so Christian Dibble was dramatically thrust into his Wrexham debut. Despite the disruption, we … Continue reading No More Madness at Maidstone Please!
We might enjoy a rarity today: a full-strength Wrexham side in a cup tie! Of course, it’s not easy to put your finger on exactly what a full-strength Wrexham team is this season. Sam Ricketts’ policy of rotation has rather done away with the conventional notion of having a strongest eleven which the rest of the squad must fight to get into, and we ought … Continue reading Up For The Cup!
Let me tell you about last Easter weekend. It’s an uplifting tale, not quite “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, but up there in terms of feel good stories. It’s the story of how every little thing turned out alright – our own redemption song. Clearly there was a need for redemption for the entire squad after seven games without a win, culminating in a home defeat … Continue reading York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption
We’re unbeaten in seven matches against Maidstone United. We lost there the first time we played them, back in 1989, and since then have beaten them four times and managed three draws. We’ve enjoyed two emphatic home wins over The Stones. Their last trip to The Racecourse was an FA Cup second round tie in December 2014, when a rare Manny Smith goal gave us … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United
What fortunate timing! Good job we had to ask Stoke to let us keep Dan Bachmann before we play them in the cup. If we’d asked them after our glorious 4-0 victory they might not have been in such a charitable mood! Stoke are the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas! Bachmann’s presence is clearly crucial if we’re to achieve anything this season, and … Continue reading Stoke City: the club that keep on giving
Flisher, Bodkin and York sounds like a Dickensian firm of lawyers to me (WARNING: a list of three footballers’ names always sounds like a Dickensian law firm to me. Except Sakho, Obeng and Ugarte.) However, Alex Flisher, Matt Bodkin and Wes York were actually the decisive players in this superbly well-contested second round cup tie. So often a cup tie is determined by the superior … Continue reading TACTICAL REPORT: Wrexham 3 Maidstone Utd 1