Dragonhearts | Shaun Pearson, The Indomitable Leader

Losing Shaun Pearson, Mark Carrington, Jay Harris and Paul Rutherford meant four of the eight players with the most appearances in the National League for Wrexham left the club in the space of three days. In a series of articles, let’s take a look back at the final campaigns of these old warhorses. It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Shaun Pearson. … Continue reading Dragonhearts | Shaun Pearson, The Indomitable Leader

Podcast | EuroHeart

The Euros are here, and we’re going to produce some special DragonHearts to enjoy them together. We’ll put podcasts out after every Wales match, and there’ll be a live Q&A after each Wales game on Wrexham’s YouTube channel too. Of course, we won’t ignore Wrexham – we’ll keep up to date with the latest developments as the rebuild takes shape. Here’s the first Euroheart, in … Continue reading Podcast | EuroHeart

3-5-2 Starts To Add Up

Last Saturday was an interesting glimpse into the evolution of the 3-5-2 Dean Keates has reverted to. There were some interesting alterations, some forced to an extent by injury, which made the new formation look more fluent than it had done previously. The combination of Adi Yussuf and Jordan Ponticelli up front was a revelation. This was the first time they started together in the … Continue reading 3-5-2 Starts To Add Up

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

#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