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  1. Fatsam

    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Bankrolled to fuck Salford and Fylde lost too 2-0 Wrexham win vs playoff hopefuls Eastleigh . Against a team that hadn't lost in a while, including playing the top two, in terrible conditions, we were solid, professional, and did some good stuff. A flukey first from left back Jennings as his over hit cross looped over their keeper, but a nice breakaway goal from Grant for our second. Arguably our best players against Newport, Pearson and Walker were out suspended, so that illustrates how much stronger we are as a squad this season. Manny Smith came in at centre back from weeks of injury and looked like he'd never been away. A good day for us (and victorious Harrogate in third I suppose).
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    It's a great draw and unsurprisingly on tele. Which will make it even more irritating when Newport win the replay with a couple of late goals after we outplay them again. Not that I'm THAT bothered. It'll pale into insignificance compared to yesterdays news that our captain Shaun Pearson has signed on for another 2 1/2 years. A monumental presence on and off the pitch and one of the most decent men in football. Our clean sheet record since he joined the club is ludicrously impressive. I'm over the moon.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Might be a bit late for a letter sorry. A funny way of going about things, but Graham Barrow has signed a new contract today to be our assistant for the next 2 1/2 years, so presumably we've decided on our new mystery manager, he's agreed to come, and wants to work with him. Not gong to happen this week though because Barrow is in charge for the game on Saturday.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Could be ideal. We've gone down the talented rookie manger route twice in a row now and they've been poached by league one clubs after about 12 games in charge. We need to seriously shift our strategy and appoint a failed League One manager so no clubs in that league will want to touch them.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    I'm not aware of Barrow saying that he wouldn't take the job permanently maybe I've missed that. He has definitely said that he won't be leaving which was tweeted by the club, so it certainly looks like anyone new coming in would be working with him. Presumably coach Carl Darlington too who's part time and a Wrexham fan so unlikely to leave. Jussi Jaskeelienan I haven't a clue about because he was supposed to be only temporarily here until November , but has been enjoying himself loads (why wouldn't he?) and decided to stay on. Keeping as many of the backroom staff in place as possible to maintain continuity certainly makes sense.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Did okay at Tamworth for 3 seasons in the conference north flirting with getting in the playoffs until they got rid of him last season. I doubt he'll be our man to be honest. Bloody loved him as a player. Once watched him score 7 goals in an FAW Premier Cup game.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Far too early really. Barrow is a fairly safe pair of hands for now. EDIT Trinidad and Tobago gaffer, the tallest coach in world football, and Wrexham legend Dennis Lawrence is the early bookies favourite because someone has put a pound on him or something. Was at the Leyton Orient game weekend before last, has a house over here and worked with Graham Barrow at Wigan. Ex manager, also a Wrexham legend, and lovely man Andy Morrell has told the BBC he'd be interested in applying. Not great in the transfer market, but he galvanised and inspired our team to reach 98 points after Dean Saunders ditched us to fail at a higher level and came within a Brett Ormerod missed sitter of guiding us back to the football league the following season.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    FA Cup third-round draw Bolton v Walsall or Sunderland Millwall v Hull Gillingham v Cardiff Brentford v Oxford Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Manchester United v Reading Everton v Lincoln Tranmere or Southport v Tottenham Preston v Doncaster Newcastle v Blackburn Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Crystal Palace v Grimsby Derby v Southampton Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Bristol City v Huddersfield Wrexham or Newport v Leicester Fulham v Oldham Shrewsbury v Stoke Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal Manchester City v Rotherham Bournemouth v Brighton West Ham v Birmingham Woking v Watford Burnley v Barnsley QPR v Leeds Sheffield United v Barnet Norwich v Portsmouth Guiseley or Fleetwood v Wimbledon West Brom v Wigan Middlesbrough v Peterborough or Bradford Wolves v Liverpool Aston Villa v Swansea Finger crossed for Southport to get that game against Spurs. Wrexham will completely twat Leicester should we blunder through a really tricky replay at Rodney Parade.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah whatever. My grandad played for Nelson in the football league. so I'm told...
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Seeing the momentary glint in his eye in the clubs youtube interview, Barrow would love the managers job if asked, but wants to stay with us and work as an assistant. Ricketts did really well with decent backing, built on a strong foundation he inherited from Keates, and got us playing better football, but yeah it does seem that way. One or two things coming out now about his interactions behind the scenes from people who wouldn't make shit up. That's all history now though and I'm never mentioning his name again. We've got Leicester at home in the FA Cup should we beat Newport which would be fucking awesome.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Was it fuck and it was the best console version.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    "Wrexham AFC can confirm that First Team Manager Sam Ricketts has left the club to join Shrewsbury Town. Following an approach from Shrewsbury Town we did everything possible to retain his services, however, once this interest became known, Sam expressed his desire to speak to them regarding their vacancy. Shrewsbury Town triggered elements in Sam’s contract enabling them to approach him and at that point we were obliged to allow him to speak to them. Following his discussions with Shrewsbury Town, Sam informed us of his intention to take up their vacant manager’s position on Saturday morning and in the best interests of Wrexham AFC, we asked him not to attend our FA Cup second round fixture versus Newport County on Saturday night. Wrexham AFC are in a strong position after 22 league games of the 2018-19 season. We would like to thank Sam for his efforts and for the work he did while at the football club. We are fully focused on further improving upon this situation going forward. Wrexham AFC have already begun the process to appoint Sam’s successor with Graham Barrow taking charge of the first team on an interim basis. We will make further announcements regarding this matter as soon as possible. Wrexham AFC will be making no further comment at this stage." So yeah, he'd said he was leaving before the match, it had been leaked by Shrewsbury Town to their local press, but he still wanted his moment of glory in the FA Cup. Seriously, I always though he came across well, but that's just incredibly naive or bonkers level arrogant. There are other strong rumours that assistant Barrow was livid with him for putting his job in jeopardy (he's not following Ricketts) and that Shrewsbury suspiciously triggered the release clause with the exact amount. It's always tricky when managers move on, but I don't think he or Shrewsbury went about this particularly well. We're number 47 in the FA Cup draw by the way Shrewsbury are number 50.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Ricketts to be confirmed as the new Shrewsbury manager this afternoon and the new Southampton manager tomorrow morning.
  14. Fatsam

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    I don't really see Movement and that time for the band as proper New Order really. Ceremony is obviously sensational, but Joy Division without Curtis. Procession and Everything's Gone Green were getting there, but they were a group in transition at that point. A bit more time, a visit to New York, and taking over production responsibilities from Hannett saw them finally come into proper being with the stuff that followed. Music Complete is okayish for one or two listens , but they are still so clearly a shadow of their former selves on it. I don't really see the point of listening to the album be honest when there's enough vastly superior New Order to play instead.
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