With the signing of Devonte Redmond, Paul Edwards’ son, today, I thought it might be interesting to compile an XI of Wrexham players whose fathers also represented the club. It wasn’t easy – Redmond is joining a very select band – and frankly this side wouldn’t function very well if it could somehow be put on the pitch: Wrexham players don’t seem to pass attacking … Continue reading The Wrexham AFC Bring Your Son To Work XI
We’ve played Newport County before in the FA Cup, but it didn’t go well. The first time we ever met our South Walian rivals was in the sixth qualifying round of the cup, in December 1921. An impressive crowd of 8,693 saw us draw 0-0 at The Racecourse, and we lost the replay 3-0. Apart from two Welsh Cup wins over Newport in the mid-1920s, … Continue reading A Repeat of 2003 Will Do Wrexham Against Newport County
Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. It’s time to regain the upper hand in the cross-border derby as Chester have had the better of things lately. We’ve won just once in the last … Continue reading Chester FC v Wrexham FC Preview
I find the rough treatment meted out to ex-players tiresome when they return to their old clubs (except for those special circumstances where they made a mess before departing, of course!) I’d rather look at how an old boy is doing and feel pride that they’re doing okay without us. Carlos Edwards set up a goal last week; John Ruddy continues to carve out a … Continue reading Walker Flourishes on S4C
Well, the FA Youth Cup run is over, but it was fun while it lasted. Naturally the focus is always on the first team, but a club like Wrexham desperately needs to keep producing young talent, both to maintain a flow of players for our squad and to create a revenue stream. It’s always poignant to see a young player leave us for bigger things … Continue reading Altrincham 2 Wrexham 1 – FA Youth Cup
Wrexham are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten run against Newport County. Let’s hope they keep it going for one more game! We haven’t lost in six matches against our South Walian opponents. In fact, if Wrexham avoid defeat we’ll equal the longest unbeaten run we’ve ever enjoyed against Newport by going five games without losing to County. Overall, in forty-one matches we’ve tended to have … Continue reading Let’s Keep The Momentum Rolling
At a loose end after the Dartford games was called off, I’ve filled my time by making a Pinterest board of all the past Wrexham Players of the Season and Young Players of the Season. Enjoy! Continue reading Players of Seasons Past
> Well, having got myself excited earlier this season about the thought of Wrexham getting to Wembley in the F.A. Trophy, I wasn’t about to deny myself the experience, so my lad and I went to Wembley yesterday to see what we missed out on. And we missed out on something great! The F.A. Trophy Final. the non-league showpiece, is a real day out for … Continue reading >Pejic Takes Wembley!
>I wrote a few months ago about how Rhyl has become a refuge for ex-Wrexham players, and now another colony of former Dragons has appeared! Just as the North Wales coast became a welcoming home for Brian Little’s cast-offs, so York is a safe haven for those surplus to Dean Saunders’ requirements.Martin Foyle has loaned Kyle Critchell, Simon Brown and Levi Mackin, while Shaun Pejic … Continue reading >Wrexham Reserves Part Two!
> Pejic for Bolland’s an interesting call. I guess he’s in to cope with the pace of Marecambe;s strikers, but I hope he’s sharp after being out for a while. Does this show that Dad’s Army are a temporary measure to get us out of trouble while the future might lie in Little rejuvenating some of our demoralised lot from before the window opened? Continue reading >It’s cold in morecambe!