Rob, Ryan and Phil Banished Wrexham’s Demons

So, we’ve left the National League. All long-standing Wrexham fans will be scratching their heads and asking where the miserable turn of events is. We’re used to things going horribly wrong, and it would be lovely to think that, under our current ownership, we’ve ditched our reputation for misfortune and heroic failure. This is the club, of course, which entered into the last 2 games … Continue reading Rob, Ryan and Phil Banished Wrexham’s Demons

Southend’s Plight Reminds Us To Be Grateful

The visit of Southend is the perfect moment to reflect on how fortunate we are. Their off-field problems are horribly familiar, and illustrate why we should get behind the fan-led review’s recommendation that an independent regulator for football should be appointed. Football clubs are important in far more wide-reaching ways than merely being a source of entertainment. They are a source of civic pride and … Continue reading Southend’s Plight Reminds Us To Be Grateful

Phil Parkinson Lives Up To Expectations

Saturday will be a day of remarkable milestones for Phil Parkinson, who will be in charge of his 900th game as manager, and also his 750th league match. You might argue that, with the financial backing he’s received from Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, Parkinson ought to be achieving these results, but that would be massively reductive. Parkinson inherited a complex, almost unique situation, and … Continue reading Phil Parkinson Lives Up To Expectations

Review: “Welcome to Wrexham”

“Welcome to Wrexham” was always going to be a game-changer. As I explained last week, that was always the intention: the exposure we receive should help us to expand exponentially as new fans are attracted to the club. After the US premiere of the show, the football club gained 6,000 followers on Twitter overnight. We still have top billing on the various streaming services which … Continue reading Review: “Welcome to Wrexham”

Welcome to Wrexham: The Club With a Unique Plan

We’ve had so many remarkable things happen to us over the last couple of years, but even in the midst of stiff competition, the launch of a documentary by Disney about us is an occasion of note. It’s no coincidence that we’ve been launched stateside though: it’s all part of the owners’ carefully-conceived plan to take us on an incredible journey. The most common point … Continue reading Welcome to Wrexham: The Club With a Unique Plan

“Welcome to Wrexham”‘s Here! Read the Reviews

The long-awaited “Welcome to Wrexham” premiered in the USA yesterday: here’s a selection of the rave reviews it got: ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ Review: Two Actors and Soccer Lovers, One Goal – Wall Street Journal How two Hollywood stars plan to save a team, and a town, ‘desperate for a lifeline’ – LA Times Welcome to Wrexham: How Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney plan to revive … Continue reading “Welcome to Wrexham”‘s Here! Read the Reviews

Back to Macc

A local rivalry re-sparks today, albeit in a friendly game. But is there such a thing as a friendly when Wrexham play Macclesfield? This new iteration of Macclesfield has a lot in common with Wrexham. Okay, on the surface they have their own reality show, the highly entertaining “Robbie Savage: Making Macclesfield“. Yes, they have a well known figure at the helm. But the similarities … Continue reading Back to Macc

DRAGONHEART64 | Russell Penn, Giant-Killer

Mark Griffiths and Bill Long chat about the FA Trophy, transfer priorities and Dior Angus’ contract extension. They also chat to man of the moment Russell Penn, manager of giant-killers Kidderminster Harriers, about his time at The Racecourse, managing Mark Carrington and his cup exploits. 00:00:12 Dior Angus and the transfer window 00:11:32 Russell Penn interview 00:36:24 Folkestone Invicta and Chester As always, DragonHeart is … Continue reading DRAGONHEART64 | Russell Penn, Giant-Killer

DRAGONHEART63 | Ghostly Goals and Hair-Raising Feats

Chay Long and Mark Griffiths analyse the Nots County game and then chat to Hereford manager Josh Gowling about the effect COVID is having on non-league football, being on the receiving end of Adrian Cieslewicz’s ghost goal, and how preparation, open-mindedness and attention to detail helps managers make an impact on their club. Then, we look at two great cup upsets whose anniversaries were this … Continue reading DRAGONHEART63 | Ghostly Goals and Hair-Raising Feats