A Quest To Beat Summer Stress

This summer has been a tough one for my mental wellbeing. It started with a concerning lack of passion for football that led me to taking a hiatus from the sport I love before further problems began creeping into other areas of my life. I began feeling more irritable at work while moving house brought its own challenges. I thought ending my football hiatus at … Continue reading A Quest To Beat Summer Stress

Seven Wonders Of The Women’s World Cup

I remember my first World Cup: Germany 2006. On the opening day of the tournament, I can vividly recall running home from school to watch the hosts play Costa Rica. It’s a game that I still hold in high regard – Philipp Lahm and Torsten Frings scored screamers in the 4-2 German victory, while it also introduced me to future World Cup legend Miroslav Klose. … Continue reading Seven Wonders Of The Women’s World Cup

THE ROCK: Impressive Scenes In North Wales

It’s happened again. Eight weeks after Danny Hollands hit an extra-time play-off wonder-strike that left me unable to lift myself for another campaign in the National League, once again, I find myself eager for Wrexham to start the new season. Say it quietly but it’s actually been a near-perfect close season for the Dragons. The core members of the squad that featured in the play-off … Continue reading THE ROCK: Impressive Scenes In North Wales

ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

The prospect of any World Cup is always mouth-watering but this summer’s Women’s World Cup filled me with particular excitement. I’d only just started watching women’s football a year ago, so this would be my first experience of a female international tournament. I really looked forward to increasing my knowledge of all the players, managers, federations and all their respective histories… and, having been on … Continue reading ALLIANZ RIVIERA: Nice And Quiet

My Football Hiatus

When Wrexham lost their play-off eliminator in early May, it kick-started a spiral of football apathy in my life. My initial gripe was aimed at the National League – an archaic divisional set-up where success is limited, referees are timid and financial disparity isn’t questioned. In our 1-0 extra-time defeat to Eastleigh, all these unfair aspects were raised as we were condemned to a 12th … Continue reading My Football Hiatus

FC HALIFAX TOWN | A Blue Easter Monday

When Wrexham entered 2019 with a record of three defeats in the whole season, many fans were looking at the Easter Monday game against FC Halifax Town as the match that clinches our National League title. Even I allowed myself to dream, as I pictured our supporters running on to the pitch at The Shay after Shaun Pearson’s header secured our return to the Football … Continue reading FC HALIFAX TOWN | A Blue Easter Monday

HEREFORD FC | Flagging Up Problems

Before this season, Hereford FC had only lost 10 league games in their entire history after gaining three successive promotions as the phoenix club of Hereford United. However, the Bulls have now more than doubled that tally following a season of struggle in the sixth tier. Peter Beadle – who took them to the National League North from the Midland League Premier Division – was … Continue reading HEREFORD FC | Flagging Up Problems