RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

You’ve had your say, and the result was very conclusive. Andy Morrell won the vote for Wrexham’s best National League manager by a mile. It only makes sense of course: Morrell took us closest to returning to the National League, and led us into two of the for play-offs we’ve reached. He also won the FA Trophy and was the boss when we managed our … Continue reading RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Joe Allen has to be in and for me and very controversial, Saunders or Ricketts as manager — andy conde (@AuctioneerAndy) May 27, 2019 It was Andy Conde who put the thought in my mind, You’ve chosen your National League XI, now who would you like to manage them? We’ve run through the full range of managers trying to get out of this league: experienced … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Manager

Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

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 Unsolved Case of Nicky Deverdics

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

#WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

First time in Wrexham’s history that there have been three permanent managers in one season. Bryan Hughes is Wexham’s 32nd permanent manager. Graham Barrow was manager of Wrexham for the shortest time (64 days). Sam Ricketts was manager of Wrexahm for the third shortest time (108 days). Sam Ricketts achieved 4th highest number of points from 1st ten league games by a Wrexham manager.  Bryan … Continue reading #WxmAnorak Season Review | Manager Records

Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham’s defence look to equal a club record today, a fact which speaks volumes about the solid foundations Dean Keates left behind. It also reflects well on Bryan Hughes if he is to be the man to get the record over the line. Keates constructed a formidable defensive unit, which set a club record for most league clean sheets last season. Today we can match … Continue reading Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Walker Versus Maguire-Drew the Key to Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC

Today’s huge match will revolve around so many duels: Bonne against Wrexham’s stubborn defence; Tollitt trying to get behind Ling and pull Ekpiteta out of the middle; Wright trying to force McAnuff into deeper areas than he wants to be. However, perhaps the key clash will be between two players signed on loan by Sam Ricketts; one whose form makes him barely recognisable to Wrexham … Continue reading Walker Versus Maguire-Drew the Key to Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

We travel to London hoping our newfound goal threat will end a barren run against Leyton Orient. We haven’t scored past them in three matches, our longest goalless run in this fixture. We also haven’t beaten them in six matches, which represents our worst sequence of winless games against The Os. However, our last victory over them was a memorable one: in April 2003, Andy … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

Déjà Vu All Over Again For Wrexham And Graham Barrow

Well, the records just keep tumbling, don’t they? Graham Barrow has gone, a mere 64 days after his first game as manager of Wrexham. Twenty days longer than Brian Clough lasted at Leeds, I suppose. It’s the shortest length of time anyone has lasted in the Racecourse hot seat though, and although we remain within spitting distance of the top spot, you have to ask … Continue reading Déjà Vu All Over Again For Wrexham And Graham Barrow

It’s Bryan With a Why

Can appointing  managers more often than Theresa May tries to reopen a negotiation be a good thing? It certainly doesn’t look good, and doesn’t reflect well on our long-term planning, something which we appeared to be getting right since the departure of Gary Mills. However, there’s also a possibility that this latest drama could be a good thing. Like the discovery of penicillin, we might … Continue reading It’s Bryan With a Why

Graham Barrow in Context

Graham Barrow’s record, in context, is an odd one. It’s inevitable, with such a small sample size, that the statistics are rather skewed and his figures are further exaggerated by the lack of draws under him. As a result, he features quite prominently at both the positive and negative ends of Wrexham’s managerial statistics. Firstly, and incontestably, he is the shortest-lived manager the club has … Continue reading Graham Barrow in Context

Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?

Struggling for form, we face a tough task today, If we lose, it’ll be our longest losing run since January 2016; a failure to score would see us fail to hit the net in five consecutive games for the first time since April 2009. Furthermore, AFC Fylde have the squad quality and financial backing to be serious promotion contenders, and our record against such sides … Continue reading Do Wrexham Struggle Against Promotion Rivals?

Barrow Makes Sense For Wrexham AFC

Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. That seems to be how a lot of Wrexham fans have greeted the appointment of Graham Barrow, but I don’t think they’re right. Clearly the club evaluated other options, which might be interesting indicators of our future targets. However, those deals all had practical drawbacks, while the appointment of Barrow is simple, ensures the squad have … Continue reading Barrow Makes Sense For Wrexham AFC