A Kick From The Eighties

The last few years have seen a real revival for the 1980s. Affectionate nostalgia has been kindled for those far-off days of Band-Aid, leg warmers and Selina Scott. If you’re not middle-aged, you’ll have to take my word for it: those were all actual things in the 80s. My child of the 80s credentials are solid: First Album: “Parallel Lines” by Blondie. Favourite TV Show: … Continue reading A Kick From The Eighties

The Shameless Wilshire Signs for Wrexham Other Targets Guy Clarke Holohan Robson-Kanu Haaland Mbappe Messi Lescott Grande Kardashian Depp Clickbait Transfer Window Post

With no game this weekend, there’s no obstacle to indulging in every football fan’s favourite pastime: idle speculation. Gossiping, guessing and gushing about who your team will bring in during the transfer window is one of the most important elements of the modern game, and for Wrexham that’s never been more true than it is right now. After all, we’ve never had as much money … Continue reading The Shameless Wilshire Signs for Wrexham Other Targets Guy Clarke Holohan Robson-Kanu Haaland Mbappe Messi Lescott Grande Kardashian Depp Clickbait Transfer Window Post

The Month of Reckoning

January was always going to be a massive month for us. Being restricted by transfer windows, when the rest of the division is unencumbered by such limits, meant we couldn’t complete all the deals we’d hoped to during the Summer. Considering that, going into next month with the top of the table within reach and a chance to add quality signings which would enable us … Continue reading The Month of Reckoning

2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview

Here we go again! It’s said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result, and I can’t help mulling that idea over as we start yet another attempt to get out of the National League. However, on this occasion, perhaps our greatest hope lies in repetition. We may have a new manager, but the season … Continue reading 2018-19 Wrexham AFC Season Preview

Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

Here’s my column from this 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. Wrexham’s board took the right choice last week when they decided that Andy Davies should take the club through until the end of the season. His appointment … Continue reading Andy Davies Was Wrexham AFCs Smart Option

PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

For the fourth season in a row we are away for our last match of the season, and Dean Keates will hope to bring back memories of our most recent victory in our final game, when his penalty helped earn victory at Telford two years ago in his final professional match. With no victory over Eastleigh since our first meeting in September 2014, we travel … Continue reading PREVIEW Eastleigh FC v Wrexham AFC

Grounds For Optimism

It’s the final game of the season tomorrow, and there’s nothing riding on it. I couldn’t be more excited. The reason for my enthusiasm is that each passing day takes us closer to next season. This season hasn’t been fun. If we don’t improve our league position tomorrow, we’ll end up in the second lowest final position in our history. Defeat would leave us with … Continue reading Grounds For Optimism

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

We could do with a spot of redemption tomorrow as we have a dreadful record against Dagenham and Redbridge. In three matches we’ve lost two and drawn one, and are yet to score in 270 minutes. Both times we’ve travelled to Victoria Road we’ve lost 3-0 – this season’s defeat would have been much worse were it not for the excellence of Shwan Jalal. At … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC V Dagenham & Redbridge

York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Let me tell you about last Easter weekend. It’s an uplifting tale, not quite “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, but up there in terms of feel good stories. It’s the story of how every little thing turned out alright – our own redemption song. Clearly there was a need for redemption for the entire squad after seven games without a win, culminating in a home defeat … Continue reading York v Wrexham: A Classic Tale of Redemption

Decisions, Decisions

As we all play the annual game of guessing which players the Wrexham manager will retain for next season, there’s an interesting contrast between two players which will exercise his mind. Paul Rutherford and Iffy Allen perform in similar areas of the pitch, but their approaches are direct opposites. Superficially, they seem fairly similar. Both are lightweight, quick and happy on the wing or behind … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions

PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United

We’re unbeaten in seven matches against Maidstone United. We lost there the first time we played them, back in 1989, and since then have beaten them four times and managed three draws. We’ve enjoyed two emphatic home wins over The Stones. Their last trip to The Racecourse was an FA Cup second round tie in December 2014, when a rare Manny Smith goal gave us … Continue reading PREVIEW Wrexham AFC v Maidstone United