Day: March 26, 2009

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 8

Is it that time of the week again already? In this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, the club starts to conspire to deliberately injure their goal-shy striker in order to give their new Japanese striker, a robot called “The Goalinator”, a game. If this doesn’t make any sense, you can see the previous episodes by clicking the category on the right hand side of this page. In the meantime, I’m off to fiddle with the code for the site this evening, so, if it starts looking a bit strange, that’s the reason. Click here to...

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Dealing With Troublesome Supporters 101: Wrexham

Wrexham supporters have had a difficult time of things over the last few years. In the mid-1990s, they seemed likely to to break into the top two divisions of English football. Everything, however, fell apart in the first few years of this century. A financial crisis led to administration and relegation from the Football League at the end of last season. Some were concerned that this might sound the death knell for the oldest professional football club in Wales, but they have managed to stabilise themselves in the Blue Square Premier and currently sit in mid-table, still with an outside chance of making the play-offs for a place back in the Football League. Off the pitch, however, they continue to be torn apart by what is rapidly becoming a vicious war of words between the club’s Supporters Trust and the owners of the club, which has culminated in an astonishing attack on the club’s supporters on the official website this week. The bone of contention is the rebuilding of a part of The Racecourse Ground. The plans were due to include a 5,000 seater stand but, when released, the plans themselves seemed to be limiting this new construction to a capacity of just 3,000. This, in itself, would perhaps not be a major concern. Wrexham’s average home crowds this season of around 3,500, it seems unlikely that they will...

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