Parkinson and Southgate Show Caution Pays

Before the World Cup started, England manager Gareth Southgate was under severe pressure, as all England managers are prior to a tournament. A strong performance against Iran has quietened the noise around him, but it’s not a free-flowing win that makes them contenders for the trophy. As Phil Parkinson’s Wrexham are currently showing, flamboyance is great, but it’s solidity which brings rewards. Our remarkable home … Continue reading Parkinson and Southgate Show Caution Pays

Was This Parky’s Best Win?

Was last Tuesday the best performance Wrexham have managed under Phil Parkinson? Quite possibly: this was a sumptuous display which laid bare exactly what the manager has been looking to achieve with this squad. I’m bemused by claims that Parkinson is too defensive, an accusation levelled at the manager by a disgruntled minority as recently as our last home game. We scored three goals in … Continue reading Was This Parky’s Best Win?

Embracing The Strange

or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Scottish Challenge Cup. I quite like the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup. Am I mad? Let’s get one thing straight from the start: having teams from the fifth division of English football (and indeed, from the Welsh, Irish and Northern Irish leagues, not to mention SPL youth sides) is a ludicrous gimmick … Continue reading Embracing The Strange

How Wrexham’s Youthful Initiative Builds The Town’s Future

Tomorrow will be an uplifting experience whatever happens on the pitch, with 1,300 tickets sold for the Grassroots Youth Football Day. Hundreds of kids will have an important formative experience. Such initiatives epitomise the concept of a community club in action. Obviously there’s a potential benefit to the club. If some of them enjoy the experience and want to keep coming, we’ve created some new … Continue reading How Wrexham’s Youthful Initiative Builds The Town’s Future

Let’s learn to love Chester

Spring and love are in the air, so what better time to make a new start, build bridges, run naked through the flowers and give peace a chance. I have spent considerable effort to find the notorious troublemaker Viv Savage. He has a reputation as a staunch Chester fan, and poster on both Deva Chat (Chester Website), and also wicked incursions onto Red Passion, the … Continue reading Let’s learn to love Chester

Wrexham 2 Alfreton 3 Apparently

I was disappointed to find we’d drawn at home to Alfreton. Imagine how I felt when, the next day, I discovered that we’d hadn’t! I’ve been away for the last few days, and found myself in the hotel in Venice which wifi forgot. There were certain ironic references to Wrexham all around – on the first day the Alto Acqua meant that St Mark’s Square … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Alfreton 3 Apparently

Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1

This is the 1,000th post on this blog, and I’m pleased to say it’s not going to be as difficult to write as I feared it might have been! After last Tuesday’s events an unpleasant air has lingered over The Racecourse. Dissatisfaction threatened to spill over into something more substantial, but this was a positive performance underpinned by decisive decision-making from Andy Morrell. It was … Continue reading Wrexham 1 Cambridge United 1