Famine or Feast: Why Nine Acre Is Crucial This Season

It’s been a season of famine or feast so far, as an uneven schedule is reflected in our form. Our form has varied dramatically: a 5-match unbeaten run which earned Dean Keates the manager of the month award has been book-ended by uncomfortable spells without a win. The unpredictable nature of our fixture list presents massive challenges to coaches and players alike, with periods where … Continue reading Famine or Feast: Why Nine Acre Is Crucial This Season

Christian Dibble’s Hollywood Moment

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

Football According to Denis

The press room at The Racecourse used to be under the Yale Stand and, in Football League days, was a convivial spot where reporters would chat about the game they’d just witnessed and fact-check with their colleagues to make sure the player who crossed for the second goa had been correctly identified. It would always be filled with chatter until one of the managers arrived. … Continue reading Football According to Denis

O VAR, Where Art Thou?

I’ve spent the season complaining about the impact VAR has on the game. After last Saturday, I’m thinking again. Come to think of it, I’ve also spent a decade moaning about National League referees, but Yeovil’s first goal against us last weekend wasn’t something you could blame the officials for. They clearly needed some help to understand what happened and judge it correctly. I know … Continue reading O VAR, Where Art Thou?

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Wrexham AFC

We’ve only faced Yeovil Town twice, but both occasions were packed with goals. Unfortunately, in our only trip to Huish Park it was the home team who provided most of them! We travelled to Somerset in November 2003 for a first round FA Cup match, and took a real beating. We were 4-0 down after an hour and ended up losing 4-1, with. Chris Armstrong … Continue reading PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Bromley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

Dean Keates’ 100th game as Wrexham manager. Dean Keates is the 16th Wrexham manager to reach 100 games. Wrexham have scored 2 goals in each of their last 4 away games. This is the first time they’ve scored more than one goal in 4 consecutive away games since we joined the National League. Last time Wrexham scored more than one goal in 4 consecutive away … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Bromley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

This is the fourth time we’ve faced Chesterfield this season, and surely the most important. We suffered one of our most disappointing defeats of the season at The Racecourse last October, when we dominated The Spireites for half an hour, only to collapse completely after an unnecessary own goal by Michael Chambers. We were offered a swift opportunity for revenge though, as four days later … Continue reading PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Wrexham AFC

The Back Three: Dean’s Flexible Friend

It might only be a temporary fix, but Dean Keates has squeezed some crucial points out of our recent fixtures with a change of formation. Playing three at the back has allowed Keates a level of flexibility when it comes to his attacking approach, and the ten goals we’ve scored in the six games we’ve played with that system suggested we were profiting from that … Continue reading The Back Three: Dean’s Flexible Friend

Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

It was a scary Christmas for Wrexham fans, so let’s hope we’ve got a Happy New Year coming up as compensation. January is already looking like a make-or-break point as we look to correct the issues which leave deep in trouble. One of the major problems which we face is our awful away form. We have the worst away form in the whole division and … Continue reading Scary Christmas (War’s Not Over)

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

This is the first competitive match between Wrexham and Chorley. Wrexham’s 100th game on Boxing Day. Wrexham have won 3 out of 4 league games in December: the most wins managed in any month this season in all competitions. Wrexham have won 3 of their last 4 league games by two goals, having previously not won a league match by more than 1 goal all … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Chorley 1

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

Wrexham face AFC Fylde for the 7th time desperate for a first win against them. At least in our last clash, two months ago, we managed to score past them, as The Coasters had kept clean sheets in every previous clash. However, despite leading twice we collapsed to a 3-2 defeat in what turned out to be Bryan Hughes’ last game in charge. AFC Fylde … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde