It’ll feel odd to look at a Wrexham side without Shaun Pearson at the heart of the defence today. The skipper is such a talismanic figure at the back, and has seemed to be a permanent fixture in the side. He has only missed 12 of the 117 games we have played since he arrived at the club in the Summer of 2017, and 7 … Continue reading Living Without Shaun
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
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
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
What happens if we lose? It’s the fundamental question of the night. Defeat would surely mean an horrendous atmosphere next Saturday would be inevitable if the status quo remained. The club wanted to do the right thing by backing Hughes last week, but circumstances are in danger of spiralling out of control. Will Lawlor return? With the side leaking goals, and Jake Lawlor finally available … Continue reading 5 Questions Before AFC Fylde v Wrexham AFC
Does Oswell Start? Jason Oswell wasn’t fit enough to start last Saturday, but surely he’ll return up front tomorrow. When he came off the bench against Sutton United, he brought focus to our attack, holding the ball up well and battling in the air. We have a second line which is full of movement, and playing off Oswell ought to bring them into the game … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC
A significant milestone is brought up against Maidenhead, as Shaun Pearson plays his hundredth Wrexham game. The skipper has embodied all that is good about the team over the last couple of years, and fully deserves to be recognised for his commitment to the club in a time when so many players have come and gone swiftly. Two other players also enjoy a landmark tomorrow: … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Maidenhead United
Jake Lawlor mades his 250th career appearance. First time Wrexham have lost after scoring first since 14/04/2018 Dagenham & Redbridge (h) 1-2 First time Wrexham have lost an away game after scoring first since 19/08/2017 Maidstone United (a) 1-2 Shaun Pearson has scored the last two own goals conceded by Wrexham (previously 30/03/2019 Ebbsfleet United 4 Wrexham 2) The last time Wrexham lost after scoring first … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Dover Athletic 2 Wrexham AFC 1
Just a quick word of warning before I begin. What I’m about to write could easily sound like an argument against data analysis in football, but it’s nothing of the sort. Intelligent, through analysis can only help in the preparation of any team, and I look forward to the day when the football dinosaur is extinct: I’m sure I’ve already mentioned Gary Mills’ reluctance (or … Continue reading Wrexham’s Game at Borehamwood Illustrates How Weird Football Is
Last season our top scorers managed the lowest total in Wrexham AFC’s history, sharing 6 goals each. Here’s a look at all our top scorers in the National League. Continue reading Wrexham’s Top Scorers in the National League
It was only yesterday that it occurred to me to check out just how difficult we found it to score goals last season. The answer, you might not be surprised to discover, is historically bad! Our top scorer in the league overall was Shaun Pearson, with 6 goals. Obviously that’s a remarkably low total, but it turns out that’s just half the story. 6 is … Continue reading Where Have All The Scorers Gone?
So this is the Wrexham side you voted for as our best eleven from the National League years. I was planning to write about the side I picked and why it’s different from the one which the polls returned, but actually, I only disagree over one position, and even then I’m a little reluctant about it! The one difference I voted for was in attack. … Continue reading Wrexham’s National League XI | Did We Pick The Right Side?
So who did you vote into Wrexham’s National League XI? You’ve had your say, and after over 1,500 votes, here is your decision. GOALKEEPER Chris Maxwell 48% Rob Lainton 42% Joslain Mayebi 4% A two-horse race, but Chris Maxwell’s two successful seasons edged out last season’s player of the season. Considering the level of support Joslain Mayebi received when he was competing for the … Continue reading RESULTS | Wrexham AFC’s National League XI