Tag: Wrexham

Enter Stephanie Booth At Wrexham

The supporters of the club, as we mentioned on here last week, seem unlikely to be in favour of that and the one things that they need to be at present is unified. (12/01/2011) A constant theme of clubs where supporter protest has been successful in recent years has been where attempts on the part of their opponents to “divide and conquer” have failed. (02/02/2011) Unity, at this stage, cannot be understated and there are scores of examples of clubs at which arguments within a club’s support have been allowed to cloud a broader principle. (08/02/2011) Well, they can’t say that we haven’t issued sufficient warning, but if we have learnt one thing about the support of Wrexham Football Club over the last couple of weeks or so, it has been that this support seems unable – some might say pathologically unable – to unite, even in the face of adversity that is threatening to overwhelm their club and while it continues to enjoy a relatively successful season on the pitch. Indeed, events have been moving so quickly of late that it has started to become difficult to keep up with what exactly is going at Wrexham at the moment and time constraints prevent us from going into everything that has happened at the club over the last seven days in as much detail as we would wish to....

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A Day Of Conflicting Rumours And Confusion At Wrexham

On a Saturday afternoon, it usually takes quite something to draw attention away from what has happened on the pitch. At Wrexham, however, the truth is proving to be stranger than fiction and so it was that on Saturday even a 7-2 home defeat at home against mid-table Gateshead was overshadowed by a protest the likes of which The Racecourse Ground has seldom seen before. This was hardly surprising, when we consider the club’s bizarre public statement last week, but it might just be possible that this protest could prove to be a turning point in the game of roulette that the future of the club has started to resemble. Yet for all of this, there remain dangers ahead. The main business of Saturday’s protests were against the club’s owners, Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts, as well as against the disgraced former Chester City owner Stephen Vaughan, who had been publicly been talking of buying into Wrexham FC in spite of only being just over a year into an eleven year long disqualification from acting as the director of any company. Vaughan may yet seek to make his move for the club and it will be down to bodies ssuch as the Insolvency Service to decide whether they wish to investigate the extent and nature of any control in investment, should this come to anything. Arguably even more troubling...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week, Part One

If you’re viewing this site from a mobile phone you would be best advised to click the link at the bottom of this page, which will take you to the desktop version of this site. We’ve got a two-part Non-League Videos Of The Week for this this week, with more to follow in a day or two. First up is the match between Wrexham and Gateshead for the Blue Square Premier. We’ll have more tomorrow on what has been going on at the club over the last few days and it is probably fair to say that what happened on the pitch at The Racecourse Ground on Saturday afternoon were always going to be overshadowed by events off the pitch, no matter how remarkable the game itself was. Wrexham held Crawley Town to a draw during the week and went into Saturday’s match in the play-off places, whilst mid-table Gateshead had the look of being too good to go down this season but not good enough to challenge for a play-off place. Or, at least, they had until Saturday. Our second match is the match between FC United of Manchester and Burscough from the Premier Division of the Evostik League. FCUM have won eight, drawn one and lost two of their eleven matches since losing to FC Halifax Town on New Year’s Day, a run that has propelled them...

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Puppets On A String: The Wrexham Board Responds

It has been another eventful week at Wrexham, as the fog that had shrouded the attempt to take over the club by Van Morton Investments began to lift, while a bizarre and faintly ridiculous statement from Wrexham FC appeared on the club’s website last Friday. Through fifteen seperate points, the club’s owners (or someone speaking for them) managed to dismantle whatever was left of any credibility that they had amongst the club’s support. The full list is here but, in amongst the usual guff about “people doing due diligence on a business would wish to remain anonymous”, there were some statements that raised the eyebrows, to say the least. 7. The Club was offered for sale to the WST for £1 with an option to buy the ground, a preliminary meeting took place but there has been no further response. The Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) has already issued a furious denial of this allegation, stating that they have made several attempts to meet with the owners of the club which have not been responded to and that, furthermore, that the club has reneged on an agreement to “agreed to share the clubs financial information with our advisors”. One side of this particular tête á tête is lying. We know which we believe. 8. We consider that some statements made on behalf of the WST regarding current issues to be...

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Unregistered Company Withdraws From Buying Wrexham

Truth can be stranger than fiction, and the news today that Van Morton Investments Ltd have decided not to take up the chance to buy Wrexham Football Club may be, in football terms at least, the definitive proof of this. As regular readers of this site will remember, the organisation that had agreed the purchase of Wrexham from Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts – who are already well advanced in the process of separating the club from its home since 1872 – hadn’t actually been registered at Companies House last week. This means that we have seen over the last couple weeks the disbelief-suspending spectacle of a company that doesn’t even exist withdrawing from the race to buy a football club. What the outside world is supposed to think of this decision was made perfectly clear from the words of the club’s official statement on the subject. The three men named as having been behind the bid have all been granted official positions within the club – Tony Allan as the Chief Executive, with Robert Bickerton and Jon Harris in roles as yet undisclosed by the club itself – and the claim made within the statement are that they ended their interest on account of, “negative and adverse publicity that they have witnessed”. Meanwhile, the directors of the club added that “they are aware of the abuse and threats...

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