#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Eastleigh 0

Jay Harris’ 450th career league appearance. Shaun Pearson’s 125th game for Wrexham. Eastleigh’s 16 fans is the smallest away support at The Racecourse in 176 games, since Braintree brought 14 fans in September 2013. Wrexham are unbeaten in 9 league games against Eastleigh. Wrexham have kept six clean sheets in their last 9 games. Last time Wrexham failed to score in consecutive home games: January … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 0 Eastleigh 0

What Would Mike Do?

I’m generally reluctant to criticize opposing players. What we see as a cynical foul when we’re the victims is a great piece of professionalism when executed by one of our own, and we should bear that in mind when we judge others. However, the behavior of Mike Fondop has gone well beyond the pale this season, especially when you consider the source of his inspiration. … Continue reading What Would Mike Do?

Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

If Luke Summerfield had headed in a late fourth for Wrexham last Saturday he’d have capped a perfect day with a perfect hat trick. (I’m sure a perfect hat trick hasn’t been a thing until recently, but it’s been an answer on “Pointless” now, so it’s official!) Whatever part of his anatomy would have stuck in his theoretical third doesn’t matter though: the thing is, … Continue reading Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

The cold, hard stats are remarkable. And yet they don’t begin to do justice to the contribution Manny Smith made to Wrexham over his five seasons at the club, or express the magnitude of our loss as we search for players to improve our position. Player of the season in his first season, Smith established himself immediately as a byword for consistency and reliability in … Continue reading Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

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

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Where will the goals come from? Not an original question, but a pertinent one after last Tuesday. The chances Wrexham spurned at Torquay were worrying. No longer were we fretting over the ability to create opportunities: instead, the problem was our lack of bite in the box. However, with getting JJ Hooper on the pitch seeming to be a difficult task, it’s hard to see … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Bromley

Making The Smart Move

Last Tuesday felt reassuring. We might not have closed out the win, but Dean Keates’ first match back as boss didn’t just have a sense of familiarity because he was on the touchline. We looked comfortingly compact again. There was a sense of organisation about the side, a solid shape and good distances between players. We weren’t open to the break as we have been … Continue reading Making The Smart Move

5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

Can we play three at the back without Pearson? With Shaun Pearson suspended, will Brian Flynn persist with three at the back? You suspect he will, but losing the skipper tears a big hole in the heart of our defence. But who replaces the big man? Michael Chambers is the obvious call, although Doug Tharme might feel it’s about time he got his opportunity. Tharme … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Woking v Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0

Wrexham missed a penalty for the first time since 14/4/17 (Anthony Barry Maidstone (h) 1-3). Wrexham had scored their previous 8 penalties. Wrexham have already been awarded more penalties than in all of last season. Paul Rutherford’s last goal: 29/12/18 Solihull Moors (h) 1-0 Wrexham’s first win and clean sheet since 13/8/19 against Halifax Town. Wrexham’s smallest league attendance of the season – 3,627. Brian … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Ebbsfleet United 0

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

Will it still be three at the back? Whether Tuesday’s change of formation was a success is a matter of opinion. On the one hand, it was two goalkeeping errors which led to us losing at Fylde, not the formation. On the other hand, we were badly exposed when the home side changed their formation at half time, and were overrun for the last half … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United

While we’ve lost our last two away games at Ebbsfleet, conceding seven goals in the process as we suffered our two heaviest defeats in this fixture, we’re enjoying our best run of home games against them. We’ve won the last four times United have come here, and last season we matched our biggest home win against them. Chris Holroyd, Stuart Beavon and Rekeil Pyke all … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United