PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Solihull Moors

There’s a promising pattern forming against Solihull Moors at The Racecourse. We beat them 1-0 at the end of 2018 thanks to a 48th minute Paul Rutherford goal, and we beat them 1-0 at the end of 2017 thanks to a 40th minute Paul Rutherford goal. If Rutherford makes it a hat trick, not only will he have scored more times than in any of … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Solihull Moors

#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

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

Wrexham scored 3 goals in the league for the first time since 6/4/19 (Braintree (h) 3-1) Wrexham scored 2 goals in a half for the first time since the opening day of the season. Having only scored in the first half in 2 of their last 14 matches, Wrexham scored twice in the first half for the first time since 26/12/18 (Salford (h) 5-1). Last … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

#WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

Paul Rutherford’s first yellow card since 20/10/18 (Harrogate (a) 0-0 FA Cup Qualifying Round.) His last league booking was on 8/9/18 (Braintree (a) 1-0) Wrexham’s first loss at Rochdale in 7 games (Last away defeat 22/4/92 1-2). Wrexham lose an FA Cup tie to Rochdale for the first time: we had won the previous six ties. Wrexham haven’t scored past Rochdale in 395 minutes – … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Rochdale 1 Wrexham AFC 0

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

5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC

Is JJ Hooper ready to start? Returning earlier than expected, JJ Hooper made a real impact off the bench. He set up the winning goal and his movement enlivened Wrexham’s attacking play. But surely it’s asking too much to hope he could get through 90 minutes 3 days later? Does Carra continue as a centre back? We all know that Mark Carrington can do everything. … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Solihull Moors v Wrexham AFC

Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

Things can spiral quickly out of control. Even when you feel that you know the best course of action, circumstances can change dramatically. Bryan Hughes discovered that to his cost on Wednesday. As is often the case in these situations, Hughes has been a victim of both misfortune and his own mistakes. The bank holiday defeat at Hartlepool encapsulates perfectly both elements of his downfall. … Continue reading Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

Last Saturday’s game against Ayr United was, inevitably, an odd affair, but surprisingly enjoyable nonetheless. It might turn out to be much more significant than you’d expect, too, if it leads to the definitive ditching of our three-at-the-back experiment. In my first column of the season I admitted that I wasn’t keen on the 3-4-2-1 formation we trialed extensively throughout pre-season, and watching us start … Continue reading Let’s Drop Three At The Back And Move On

Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths

I was feeling more positive about this season than I’d expected to until Monday. That certainly gave me cause to reassess things The performance at Hartlepool was poor. Frankly, the clearest indication of that was the low quality of the home side’s performance. The excellent Liam Noble aside, they didn’t look too clever. Okay, so Gime Toure scored two as well but the striker, who … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Mustn’t Panic, Just Play To Their Strengths