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

Misdirected Anger Doesn’t Help Wrexham

Plenty of Wrexham fans are angry at the moment. I understand that, but their anger is being directed at the wrong target. Andy Morrell is the subject of most people’s ire. As I’ve previously suggested, I feel that making him the scapegoat is unfair, not to mention incredibly short sighted. It wasn’t so long ago that he was the best thing since sliced bread, and … Continue reading Misdirected Anger Doesn’t Help Wrexham

Wrexham 2 Braintree Town 3

How to quantify the unquantifiable? This game just didn’t want to be analysed. It made little logical sense, and just when it looked like it might settle down to a mundane conclusion, the referee provided the most illogical moment of all. Essentially, we were awful for twenty minutes, terrific for thirty, and then the game settled into a turgid spell as a result of Alan … Continue reading Wrexham 2 Braintree Town 3