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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 … 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 Bitter End

To say I’m deflated would be quite an understatement. I felt invested in last season’s squad, but the process of dismantling it has begun. There’s no room for sentiment in football, and if the budget for next season is well spent, we’ll be tilting at the title. Still, I’m sad to see the back of … Continue reading The Bitter End

Tactical Report: 7th January 2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 3rd Round

What a magnificent performance by Wrexham, and what a fascinating insight into how good their defensive unit is. While a jocular Andy Morrell was exaggerating when he said his side didn’t touch the ball in the last half hour, there was an element of truth to his comment. Briighton penned his side back, but they were still … Continue reading Tactical Report: 7th January 2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Wrexham 1 FA Cup 3rd Round

Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been

When he was released by Brian Flynn in 1998, few words were spared for Jonathan Cross, which was not awfully surprising.  Cross was never particularly popular with the fans, or, it was claimed in some quarters, the players.  However, his story is one of missed opportunity – if circumstances had been slightly different he might … Continue reading Jonathan Cross: What Might Have Been

Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

In Italy they call they have a phrase for it. Il Bomber. No matter what else you do, you need a Bomber to achieve your objective. Powerful, destructive, decisive, he’s the striker that delivers the end product, the goals to confirm your strategy. It’s the thing Wrexham lacked last season. Which brings me to the … Continue reading Mike Fondop: The Incomplete Bomber

The Admirable Carrington

The usual noun applied to a player who has spent a long time at one club is “servant”. Players who stick around for a while are “great servants”, they’ve “served” their club well. It seems a belittling description: the player is portrayed as something subservient. Talented strikers, whose flashy exploits earn them a move to … Continue reading The Admirable Carrington

Insanity Clause

Every Wrexham player has an extension clause in his contract. EVERY WREXHAM PLAYER HAS AN EXTENSION CLAUSE IN HIS CONTRACT! Gary Mills is the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t he? Dean Keates deserves a lot of credit for improving the team he inherited. He deserves a great deal more credit when you consider he’s still … Continue reading Insanity Clause

The Drunken History of Wrexham AFC

Commentating for the club, and essentially being your own boss, is liberating. It was very different when I covered Wrexham’s games for Marcher Sound in the 1990s! You get nothing for free, of course, and a regular issue at the station was whether they’d be able to get the funding to cover the matches. There … Continue reading The Drunken History of Wrexham AFC

The Sausage Sandwich Game

I like Barrow. I’m not sure why – it’s one of those irrational soft spots you develop for teams which have no particular rationale behind them. They just exist. However, I think it’s the fact that a trip to Holker Street quite early on in our time in the Conference illustrated neatly one of the … Continue reading The Sausage Sandwich Game

We Will Survive

At first I was afraid, I was petrified, When I saw Theo Bailey-Jones was in the Wrexham side. But then he did so many things that I never knew he could. He was good, He gave their full back twisted blood. Harris was back, Bishop found space, We even coped when their big striker kicked … Continue reading We Will Survive

Lay Off Mayebi

Joslain Mayebi has come in for a lot of a lot of stick since last night, and it’s out of order. Okay, he’s divided opinions all season, the debate raging about whether he or Chris Maxwell should be first choice keeper. I’ve had plenty to say on the subject, advocating Maxwell’s case (here, here and … Continue reading Lay Off Mayebi

I Cannot Disrespect Ze Cat

C is for Collin, he’s good enough for me CLAP CLAP C is for Collin, he’s good enough for me CLAP CLAP C is for Collin, he’s GOOD enough for me OHHHHHHHH Collin, Collin, plays for SKC CLAP CLAP CLAP (To the tune of C is for Cookie by Cookie Monster.) He only played thirteen … Continue reading I Cannot Disrespect Ze Cat

The Only Way is Sussex

  It’s a long time since I’ve so excited about a game as far in advance as this! In fact, to be honest, I’ve felt excited about the Brighton match from the moment the game came out of the bag! (If I’d been this guy, maybe I’d have even been excited before the draw was … Continue reading The Only Way is Sussex

WST Take A Bow!

You know what? I’m kind of looking forward to tomorrow night! The result doesn’t really matter (in fact, bearing in mind that the last time the build up to a Wrexham game felt like this we fell apart against Luton, maybe I’m right not to build my hopes up!) But the fact is that something … Continue reading WST Take A Bow!