Lights, Camera, Wrexham

Remember the days when a Wrexham game on television was a precious, rare experience? An occasion which merited changing into your best clothes as if you’d just managed your team to the cup final on Football Manager? In this age of multi-channel options and the fragmentation of sports rights, with an increasing number of subscription sports channels looking to fill their schedules with content, seeing … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Wrexham

PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

Four times we’ve undertaken the long trip to Dover, the most distant domestic opponents in our history, and have only returned unbeaten once. That happy occasion was in February 2017, and even then the point we earned came about in rather fortunate circumstances. We were trailing 1-0 with ten minutes left when a deflection in the goalmouth hit Jordan White on the backside and ricocheted … Continue reading PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC

2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview

Here we go again! It’s said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result, and I can’t help mulling that idea over as we start yet another attempt to get out of the National League. However, on this occasion, perhaps our greatest hope lies in repetition. We may have a new manager, but the season … Continue reading 2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview

Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

Here’s my column from this week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) Wrexham’s board took the right choice last week when they decided that Andy Davies should take the club through until the end of the season. His appointment … Continue reading Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

For the fourth season in a row we are away for our last match of the season, and Dean Keates will hope to bring back memories of our most recent victory in our final game, when his penalty helped earn victory at Telford two years ago in his final professional match. With no victory over Eastleigh since our first meeting in September 2014, we travel … Continue reading PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

Grounds For Optimism

It’s the final game of the season tomorrow, and there’s nothing riding on it. I couldn’t be more excited. The reason for my enthusiasm is that each passing day takes us closer to next season. This season hasn’t been fun. If we don’t improve our league position tomorrow, we’ll end up in the second lowest final position in our history. Defeat would leave us with … Continue reading Grounds For Optimism

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

We could do with a spot of redemption tomorrow as we have a dreadful record against Dagenham and Redbridge. In three matches we’ve lost two and drawn one, and are yet to score in 270 minutes. Both times we’ve travelled to Victoria Road we’ve lost 3-0 – this season’s defeat would have been much worse were it not for the excellence of Shwan Jalal. At … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

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

Decisions, Decisions

As we all play the annual game of guessing which players the Wrexham manager will retain for next season, there’s an interesting contrast between two players which will exercise his mind. Paul Rutherford and Iffy Allen perform in similar areas of the pitch, but their approaches are direct opposites. Superficially, they seem fairly similar. Both are lightweight, quick and happy on the wing or behind … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

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

Who’s Your Player of the Season?

Voting opened this week for the Player of the Season and the Young Player, and I can’t recall a more unpredictable year for either trophy. It’s a natural consequence of a season which has lacked stability that no obvious candidates have emerged. Furthermore, when a campaign has split itself into such diverse segments, it’s difficult to work out who to reward.    The players Dean … Continue reading Who’s Your Player of the Season?