Wrexham FC: The Future Starts Now

Celebrations, due to the sad and untimely death of the manager of the national team at the weekend, were perhaps more muted at The Racecourse Ground this evening than they might otherwise have been. There should, however, be a pause this evening for Wrexham supporters to celebrate a life well lived as well as the opportunity for a rebirth of their club following the news this afternoon that the authorities have finally granted their approval for the take-over of the club by the Wrexham Supporters Trust. It has been a battle that has been long and hard-fought, but the final decision hands an opportunity to a club that has been a living, breathing example of the failure of the “benign dictator” model of ownership for a football club in recent years. As regular readers of this site will be aware, it has been the scrupulous diligence of the supporters of Wrexham FC itself that have brought about this set of circumstances. Their skill at this was, perhaps, best proved in the debunking of the Stephanie Booth myth, which sought to portray her as the saviour of the club, whilst overlooking the fact that she was disqualified from acting as a director of the club until 2012. The news that she might not have been all that was claimed on her behalf sewed the seeds of a form of activism...

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