Tag: Wrexham

The 2013 FA Trophy Final: Grimsby Town vs Wrexham

Yesterday afternoon in London was one for extra layers. As the Metropolitan Line train rolled out of Baker Street underground station and north towards Wembley Stadium, the slate grey sky darkened, the temperature dropped, occasional flurries of snow lacerated the roof tops and the feeling grew that perhaps we were here on the wrong day of the year. Cup final days aren’t supposed to feel like this – well, not this cold, anyway. Of course, to complain about the weather in London would be churlish in the extreme. The weather in both Lincolnshire and North Wales was considerably worse this weekend, and there had been talk that some – perhaps many – supporters might even find themselves snowed in and unable to make the long trip south for this match. Yet most made it. A day out at Wembley can have a galvanising spirit on the soul of the football supporters. For both the supporters of Grimsby Town and Wrexham, this match is hardly the main event of the 2012/13 season. The promotion places in the Blue Square Bet Premier are far from already sewn up to the point that these two clubs might yet meet back here in the division’s play-off final in a couple of months time. Yet it does matter for both. Grimsby Town managed a Wembley double at the end of the 1997/98 season, winning...

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The 2013 FA Trophy Final: A Chance For Wrexham Supporters To Celebrate Their Club

This weekend, Wrexham play Grimsby Town at Wembley in the final of the 2013 FA Trophy. Both of these two clubs are former stalwarts of the Football League for whom promotion back from the Blue Square Bet Premier remains a still attainable target for the end of this season, but both are also clubs that have had difficulties in recent years and for whom this weekend’s match is a cause for celebration in itself. Somehow or other, it seems difficult to believe that this weekend will mark Wrexham Football Club’s first ever visit to Wembley. This is, after all, the oldest professional football club in Wales, a club with a long and rich history which dates back to the very beginnings of football as an organised spectator sport. Such a long history, however, doesn’t necessarily equal a successful one, and in the days when Wembley appearances were rationed to the FA Cup final and – more latterly – the League Cup final, Wrexham was one of the multitude of clubs that managed to miss out. Over the last quarter of a century, the Wembley gates have been loosened, but this was a period during which Wrexham supporters were frequently more concerned with keeping their club alive than any other considerations. Yet the very fact that Wrexham Football Club remains an instructive story for all supporters. It is a story...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 19/02/2012

After a couple of weeks off, we can finally get back to some matches from this weekend’s football and we have a variety of competitions for you today. First up, we have a match from this weekend’s FA Vase between Whitley Bay, who have won the tournament for the last three years in a row, and West Auckland. Next up, we have the match between Wrexham, who are chasing the title in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and Hayes & Yeading United, who are fighting to keep their heads above water at the other end of the table. After this is a match from the Premier Division of the Evostik Northern Premier League between FC United of Manchester and Frickley Athletic, and finally we have a match from the Premier Division of the Ryman League, between Bury Town, who are chasing a play-off place, and another team struggling to avoid relegation, Harrow Borough. Our thanks go to all of those that record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22/01/2012

We have five matches for you this evening, from the Blue Square Premier to Division One Central of the Southern League, and finishing off with the Premier Division of the Super League in Scotland. First up is a match that we have already mentioned on this site today, the Blue Square Premier match between Wrexham and Kettering Town. Next up, we’re staying in the Blue Square Premier with the match between AFC Telford United and Cambridge United. Following this is a match from the FA Vase, with Kent club Herne Bay facing an arduous trip north to play Newcastle Benfield. Our fourth match is from the Southern League, and is between Bedfont Town and Barton Rovers, and finally we’re off to Scotland for the match between Petershill and Clydebank. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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