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  1. The magic of the Cup Blyth with a 90th minute deserved equaliser and a supporter with a toaster on his head. It was broadcast on ESPN2 in America so I managed to watch it. We weren't great, but at least I get a bonus game to go to on Tuesday.
  2. He left to join St Albans on loan in January. There are one or two things out of sequence in the series, and shots of players training who weren't at the club at the time, shots of fans who weren't actually at those particular games, that sort of thing. Assuming that's all seen as not mattering. Which I suppose it doesn't really unless you've received a mid season football banning order and the magistrate spots you at the Dover game. There are quite a few errors with the subtitle stuff too where they are clearly guessing things like the words to the Aaron Hayden song, managing to hear "Wears a Deadpool Mask" instead of "Wears a Magic Hat" which obviously makes much more sense. Not sure why they didn't run it all by someone local. Actually I think I remember hearing Humphrey Ker saying he checked some subtitle stuff they weren't sure of which would explain things.
  3. I've spotted Megan Ganz at a couple of games. He was with her years before she started doing stuff with McElhenney. So without Ganz presumably Humphrey Ker doesn't end up working with McElhenney either. And McElhenney doesn't get introduced to football and none of this happens.
  4. Fingers crossed, although Chesterfield held on to Tshimanga in January last season. Notts County have more money than Chesterfield. Fleetwood kept hold of Vardy until the end of the season, won promotion, and then sold him for a million.
  5. Not just the keeper, I'd imagine half our team who were responsible for the lethargic defensive display won't be too happy. Even Hayden who grabbed two goals. Defensively we had the best record in the league before Saturday, but do have these completely forgetting how to defend games in us. We've conceded 5 goals three times in home games in 2022. The most ridiculous thing is that we've won two of those games. Not boring no! FA Cup legends Blyth Spartans away in the FA Cup on Saturday. Who we have a bit of history with when they earned a fifth round replay in 1978 and switched the game to St James Park. A crowd of officially 42,000, but reckoned to be over 50,000 watching a 2-1 Wrexham win. We got promoted that year. Let's all go up this season. That would be nice.
  6. A 7-5 win at home to Barnet. A weird game! Basically a repeat of our 6-5 comeback against Dover last season, but with the goals in the wrong order to dissipate the drama. We were sensational up front, and not so much at the back, although Barnet played some ace stuff and were really good goring forward. Felt like we needed the eighth to make it safe towards the latter stages of the match as they tore us apart with every attack, but we just about got there.
  7. Did you not fancy going along to the football when you were there? Might have cheered you up a bit. Might.
  8. 2,500 away allocation sell out on Saturday against Oldham too, in a crowd of 9,500. A 1-0 defeat last night with Notts County going top then. We did quite well in the second half, but didn't make the most of our chances. Not a repeat of the game away at Chesterfield where we were completely shit. Notts County do appear to be a bit more resilient than last season although quite reliant on one player for a lot of the goals at the moment. We'll see how they do when Langstaff signs for Real Madrid in January.
  9. Nothing contractual no. And yeah that was/is clearly a legitimate concern. Perhaps not really what comes after, but maybe the owners after that. Most football fans could have similar fears about their own club though if they're inclined to think about it. I think they will be around for quite some time. They've said they will be and why wouldn't we believe them? Particularly when you look at them as people, and what they've done in their careers. The documentary was always part of the plan, but they've not come to make a documentary. It was always a short/medium term tool to generate money and maximise the exposure of the club. The best way to use their fame to grow the club as quickly as possibly. They obviously know that's not forever. Anyway, I'm not dwelling on any hypotheticals and worrying about 10 or 30 years from now. Not just now.
  10. It's not so much a completely against Rob and Ryan stance. More a this might not be all good stance. And generally this comes from people who were most committed to fan ownership, perhaps actively involved in the WST like one of my mates. It's quite a dramatic turn around to make to be against private ownership as a default position and then find yourself even owned by good people so clearly not in it for the wrong reasons. Like I've said though, I've gradually seen this evaporate over time. His natural position on the documentary was one of negatively, but then that's been brilliant. This weeks Hooligan episode a miss step, but generally brilliant. So that's another positive. Mullin was looking to sign for clubs closer to Liverpool. I got the impression that he was desperate to move back home if he could. Clubs around the north west will have been on his short list, but I'm not sure Plymouth will have been. But yeah, obviously we'll also be paying him quite a bit more than 6k a week too.
  11. Numbers sceptical about the owners and whether they are good for Wrexham have always been pretty tiny. But yeah, I think those that were have softened their opinion over the last year as the pair have been to more matches and appear even more committed to the club over a longer than initially expressed time frame. I've seen it in one of my mates. There has been and remains question marks over Shaun Harvey's involvement and one or two decisions that he and Fleur Robinson have made though. That's more widespread. It was good to see them actively looking for unfiltered fan opinion when they were over for that game, presumably that's continued.
  12. See how you feel after Tuesday wev. I'll be delighted with a draw. I don't think we've cracked our away performances quite yet with a poor first half. Our stronger subs and Oldham tiring helping the comeback today, but what a win! 2-1 to go top of the league as Chesterfield run out of late comebacks.
  13. Almost went top of the league for the last three games ourselves, but Chesterfield keep coming up with a goal to keep their run going. All very competitive at the top right now. Langstaff banging them in for Notts County who seem to be winning most games comfortably. 6-0 thumping of Torquay for us with 29 goals in 10 this season. God knows what the stats are for goals at the Racecourse since the start of the year, but I'm imagining it's a bit daft. Translating that dominance into more away games is the key which has yet to really happen with any kind of consistency. We were a bit fortunate to get a point away at Southend last weekend. Interesting comparing us to the same point last season though which is relatively close to where they are up to with the documentary The squad is considerably better now. Using Elliot Lee as a sub to rest Paul Mullin for the last 20 minutes of games a pretty extravagant use of our resources. A much trickier October coming up though.
  14. Yeah, top 4 in the league the only 4 teams capable of winning the league. That's sorted itself out pretty quickly. So today we played. Won 5 nil and were treated to a fantastic 18 rated post match interview by their owner and manager who is ace.
  15. McElhenney has talked about his working class roots since day one, and that being a motivation for wanting to help turn Wrexham's fortunes around, so it was interesting to see the house he grew up in. Probably the most interesting bit of them so far. And unchanged too. Like he's secretly bought it and turned it into a personal childhood museum like the national trust did with Lennon and McCartney's homes. I'm in a crowd shot in one of the latest episodes. It's a blink and you miss it moment, but I'm there.
  16. Freeloader yes, but also instigator of the whole thing. He's said his dream if he won the lottery was to buy a football club, but Humphrey Ker found himself in a position where he could sort of do it anyway without buying a ticket. McElhenney latched onto his enthusiasm for football, made it his own dream, and Ker ended up Executive Director of Wrexham. An Eton education and all that goes with it actually used for good. And to be fair, he's met fan groups, writes a weekly column, speaks to Wrexham podcasts, and is liked by fans. He's quite open and functions as a nice link between the people who run the club and supporters. He's turned out to be a bit of an asset.
  17. Yeah clearly make Arsenal your second team and go and watch Bromley all the time. Always got the impression that they're a decent club to support. Quite a few close away games for you too. Go to one or two of those. We might have won 3-2 yesterday at Woking, but again it wasn't a completely convincing away performances against 10 men. Elliot Lee on from the bench once more to change the game. I was impressed with our other TV appearance of the week in the first two episodes of Welcome to Wrexham. Title credits and the changing room scene in the last game of the covid season against Dagenham effectively tugging the fuck out of my heartstrings. Reckon I'll be getting more emotional at game footage than I actually felt being there and watching it in real time. Those manipulative bastards. Even Grimsby fans will be rooting for us in the final episode of the series. Hard for me to fully judge how successful it is as a piece of storytelling given it's all so familiar, but I think they do capture that period of the club really well within the constraints of two half hour episodes and all they had to cram into them. Highly recommend it! I like to think the bloke with the tache from Frankie Goes to Hollywood is now the world's second most famous Paul Rutherford.
  18. I believe it's not that far from Dorking. I know this because I confess I had to look up where Dorking was recently and was like "oh so that's where Crawley is!" Whatever they are, they want to take Crawley to the Premier League. Wrexham in the Premier League might just feel a little less daft when there are top flight fixtures against Salford and Crawley.
  19. That was a bit more like it! 5 goals for us in the sun. I took a picture of Deadpool and the other bloke for you.
  20. I would think so. I was looking to tonight for a proper indication of how good we were, for us to step up against the best opposition, and by the sound of it we put in a fucking dreadful performance. And there's tangible management decisions you can look at that possibly didn't help us. Question marks over one or two recruitment decisions. Although Chesterfield also sounded completely brilliant. So yeah, he'll be worried yes. We've assembled the most expensive squad in non league history and, while we've have had flashes of good, have been mostly unconvincing or shit so far this season! He'll also know that we're perfectly capable of winning a few games in row for the pressure to ease though. We do have Maidstone at home on Saturday who everyone's confident we'll beat.
  21. 1-1 away at Yeovil. Someone has started a "How long Parky?"thread on our message board. Sounds like we were sporadically good, but weren't amazing, with new players still finding their feet, which is understandable, and it was about a billion degrees, and we did concede to a fantastic long distance goal. It is a huge one against Chesterfield on Tuesday though. Even at this early stage. At least a six pointer. We usually play very well against the better teams, but Chesterfield sound like they have made some astute signings and goal machine Tshimanga up front for them is just getting back to fitness.
  22. Oh yeah you can instantly see he's a class act and as with Mullin clearly playing way below the level he should be at. He's not even fully fit yet. Should flourish in that creative attacking mid role behind Palmer and Mullin who both assisted well for him for his two goals. I think he'll complement them perfectly. Luke Young on the other hand might not be a league one level footballer, but I think functions mostly fine in a deep midfield role he tends to play in these days. Although probably an area that we could upgrade to be honest, and probably not his best position. He was back to back player of the season in a more advanced midfield role under Keates. I think the assumption is that he might ultimately find himself benched with O'Connor playing that deeper role when all players are fit, but then it's also clear that Parkinson really likes him. He wears the captain's armband, sets the tone, and works his socks off every game.
  23. Wrexham were the better side today, but a bit predictable against a big stubborn Eastleigh team who treated us to an astonishing level of time wasting tricks from the very first minute. 1-0 down to a soft goal, but then bloody hell Elliot Lee! Came on for the last half an hour, ball glued to his foot, creating chances, travelling passed players with ease, and scoring 2 goals. Ridiculous debut. Up there with the very best I've seen. 2-1
  24. Big news for Wrexham, we're no longer the only club shackled by the transfer window in the conference because we're from Wales. Something I might have moaned about in the past Like every other non league club, we're now free to sign players whenever we want up until March Reckon we should now sue the conference for 14 years of discrimination.
  25. Completely, but that'll make it even sweeter for Dorking when they inevitably take points off them. I went to watch Wrexham beat Macclesfield 4-0 today. Bizarre to go to a pre-season friendly where only two new players started. Has to be a record this millenium. Good to be back though. There was a black Lamborghini that looks like a batmobile parked up in the club car park that can only belong to Robbie Savage.
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