#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

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Barnet

Which side will Mark Harris be on? I’ve already touched on this subject in the Notts County 5 Questions. Paul Rutherford is generally equally effective on either flank, whereas Mark Harris is more of a scoring threat when he plays on the left. Harris started the Notts County game on the right, and we didn’t threaten much, with Harris pretty peripheral. For me, we changed … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Barnet

How Did Last Week Affect Our Options?

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?

5 Questions Before Notts County – Wrexham AFC

Will We Miss Jake Lawlor? Jake Lawlor’s suspension means Shaun Pearson will have a new partner. I’d assume it’ll be Michael Chambers, and that his absence on the bench on Tuesday had no further significance than he lost out to a more versatile option in Adam Barton. The quality in Chambers which appears to have attracted our coaching staff most is his ability to bring … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Notts County – Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Halifax Town 0

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