PLAINMOOR: Down In Devon

When my boss offered me an extra day of holiday at the end of October, I snapped his hand off and immediately began planning a far-flung mini-break with the girlfriend… in Torquay. The allure of an away match was there, with Wrexham playing The Gulls on Tuesday night. But as the month rolled on, the game became more and more of an unwelcome holiday distraction. … Continue reading PLAINMOOR: Down In Devon

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

LEYTON ORIENT | A Sickening Defeat

The National League title race is reaching its conclusion but there are still several teams who fancy their chances of winning the division and claiming the one automatic promotion place. Wrexham and Leyton Orient are two of the teams battling for top spot and they faced each other in an early kick-off live on BT Sport. For Wrexham, they knew a win in East London … Continue reading LEYTON ORIENT | A Sickening Defeat

AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

On paper, a groundhop to AFC Fylde looked unrewarding. Wrexham were aiming to halt a run of four straight defeats and record their first points of the new year against their National League promotion rivals. Meanwhile, plunging January temperatures and Northern Rail industrial action made the train ride up to Lancashire very unappealing – particularly with Shrewsbury fans heading to neighbouring Blackpool for their game … Continue reading AFC FYLDE | New Year, Different Team

SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

The Boxing Day clash between National League title rivals Wrexham and Salford turned out to be a late contender of mine for game of the year. My team – the fan-owned club from North Wales – put five goals past the billionaire-owned Salford City and inflicted the Ammies’ third straight defeat in the process. I honestly couldn’t believe what I watched at the Racecourse Ground … Continue reading SALFORD CITY | Redhead Redemption

HARROGATE TOWN | Missing Out On Glory

Harrogate Town 0 – 0 Wrexham AFC CNG Stadium A few people may have noticed the National League is pretty lopsided this season- and that’s not a reference to Salford’s budget either. It’s the noticeable north-south divide when looking at the footballing map that grabs my attention. Fourteen of the 24 clubs that make up the league are located south of Milton Keynes – with … Continue reading HARROGATE TOWN | Missing Out On Glory

SOLIHULL MOORS | Drawing Positives

Solihull Moors 0 – 0 Wrexham Damson Park Things were a lot different when Wrexham last played Solihull. A 1-0 win for the Reds in mid-November left Moors bottom of the National League on 12 points while Wrexham lifted themselves to top spot, two points clear of Dover in second. Fast forward three months and you’ll find that fortunes have been reversed for both clubs. … Continue reading SOLIHULL MOORS | Drawing Positives