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
We saw a few outgoings last week, with Mike Fondop finding a new forever home (until the Summer) and both Matt Sargent and Jack Thorn going on loan to gain experience, following Doug Tharme. So where does that leave our squad in terms of depth? I’ve tried to represent our current squad’s coverage of each position we’re likely to deploy below. Is there anywhere that … Continue reading How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?
Wrexham’s first win over Halifax in 6 games, ending our longest winless run against them. First time Wrexham have won with ten men since 23rd September 2017 at Tranmere. We’ve had players sent off in 5 subsequent matches. First time Wrexham have scored with ten men since the Tranmere win. Last time Wrexham won at home despite a red card: 10/03/2012 Barrow (h) 2-0 Last … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Halifax Town 0
Last season saw us finally end our misery against Dover, beating them at the 9th attempt. The game fell on the opening day of the season, and Mike Fondop’s improvised overhead kick was the only goal at The Crabble. Normal service was resumed in January when they beat us 1-0 at The Racecourse! Don’t let me put you off a late decision to undertake the … Continue reading Preview | Dover Athletic v Wrexham AFC
It was only yesterday that it occurred to me to check out just how difficult we found it to score goals last season. The answer, you might not be surprised to discover, is historically bad! Our top scorer in the league overall was Shaun Pearson, with 6 goals. Obviously that’s a remarkably low total, but it turns out that’s just half the story. 6 is … Continue reading Where Have All The Scorers Gone?
In Italy they call they have a phrase for it. Il Bomber. No matter what else you do, you need a Bomber to achieve your objective. Powerful, destructive, decisive, he’s the striker that delivers the end product, the goals to confirm your strategy. It’s the thing Wrexham lacked last season. Which brings me to the man Sam Ricketts brought in to be our Bomber. When … Continue reading Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber
The departure of Nicky Deverdics this week came as no surprise to anybody, However, there’s a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that his time at The Racecourse could have panned out very differently. When Dean Keates brought him in, there was a sense of excitement. That process of injecting creativity into a side built around a strong defence had apparently found its … Continue reading The Unsolved Case of Nicky Deverdics
Here’s your chance to vote for the winner of the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season. There are some great goals on the shortlist, so take your pick! Watch them again here: The poll closes at midnight on Saturday April 27th, so get voting! Continue reading Vote for the Goal of the Season!
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
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!
Inevitably, the focus at a football club is on the first team, and this season is no different as we hope Sam Ricketts’ side can make a sustained push for promotion. But there’s more than one first team at Wrexham AFC this season. Even in the context of this ancient club’s history, what’s happening is a game changer. We have a fully-affiliated Wrexham Women’s team … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Women Write a New Page in Our History
Mike Fondop is seriously challenging my preconceptions. He arrived with a National League record of 7 goals in 31 games, having been with Guiseley, who finished rock bottom of the table last season. I wasn’t encouraged, but figured he’d be a decent back-up. When I realised he was our first choice centre forward, I was worried. That seemed a popular opinion at the time, but … Continue reading Fondop Struck
Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat