Wrexham and Yeovil Town are ships that pass in the night. Their ascent to the Football League coincided with our descent to the National League. Our paths have crossed once, in the FA Cup, but they were more of an iceberg than a boat! In November 2003, Denis Smith took his side south for a first round FA Cup match, on a run of bad … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Yeovil Town
I misled everyone before the game on Tuesday, but my enthusiasm in announcing the wrong thing was indicative of how much I wanted it to happen. Upon seeing the team sheet, I noted that Akil Wright had replaced Devonte Redmond and leapt to the incorrect conclusion that we’d switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Wright anchoring the midfield. It was about five minutes into the … Continue reading Withdrawn Roles
Download the Final Whistle podcast after each game to hear the most in-detail analysis of Wrexham’s games. It’s available from all the usual podcast sources, including Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher and Acast. Continue reading PODCAST | Wrexham AFC 1 Stockport County 2
Wrexham’s first home defeat since Eastleigh 2/5/19, and first league home defeat since 12/3/19 v Barrow. Last time Wrexham went 2 home league games without a win were the last home game of 2017-18 and the first home game of 2018-19: 28/4/18 AFC Fylde 0-0 & 7/8/18 AFC Fylde 0-0 Leighton McIntosh scored his first goal for Wrexham, and his first goal since he got … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Stockport County 2
How will we respond to Hartlepool? The performance at Victoria Park wasn’t good. However, neither was bad enough to trigger the sort of online backlash which followed it. Teams lose games; teams that make six changes from their strongest eleven usually lose games. Outcomes like that need to spark a reaction though, and Bryan Hughes is confident his players will deliver in the hot atmosphere … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC – Stockport County
It’s good to see local rivals Stockport County back at The Racecourse after spending an unthinkable six seasons in the Conference North. They are one of our most regular opponents, having met us 119 times stretching back to 1891, and in a week which saw the sad demise of Bury it’s good to welcome an old adversary back. We have an excellent recent record against … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Stockport County
Our record in the second round of the FA Trophy is rather mixed. In 10 previous seasons in the competition, we’ve reached this stage six times, and on three of those we’ve gone through to the next round. We’ve never lost at home in the second round, but having said that, we’ve never beaten a side from the same division as us at this stage … Continue reading 50/50 for Wrexham at this point of the FA Trophy
Written by Gruffudd ab Owain Back in the summer, I wrote an article concerning the transfer rumours at the time called ‘Rumours Raining on Racecourse’. Welcome to volume 2! At the time Gary Mills was in charge of the club and three attackers were linked with Wrexham. John Rooney, Matt Rhead and Jordan Lussey were the ones amid speculation back in the close-season. Rooney has … Continue reading Rumours Raining on Racecourse Part Two
A comment Kevin Wilkin made after the 6-1 victory over Stockport intrigued me. Naturally attention was focussed on his opinion of the beating we’d doled out to The Hatters and the comedy capers as Joe Clarke went in goal, but it was his judgement of Steve Tomassen which really made my ears prick up. It was just the one sentence, but it revealed a lot: … Continue reading Is It Tomassen Time?
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. We’ve faced Gateshead sixty times over the years but our experience against them in cup competitions is limited. We could do worse than repeat the last of … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Gateshead FC
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. With the weather taking a turn for the apocalyptic, I’m looking forward to my favourite part of the season: when everything becomes random and Freak Football takes … Continue reading Freak Football Rules!