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Welsh Kiwi 5th September 2018 09.20:00

Champions
 
This may seem like rose tinted specs, but I really do believe we are going to go up as Champions.

Believing in something is a massive part of making it happen...

I know it is going to be hard and there are always a million logical reasons against it... But anyone who has walked up Snowdon will know it looks mighty big from down below but much smaller from up top.

I think the Champions spot is going to turn out like a battle from Star Wars.

The Dark side v the Jedis.

Salford v Wrexham

And we hold the Lightsabre.

We own our club, we are not cash rich and we have a far greater history, pedigree and knowledge of how to play football the Wrexham Way. What is the Salford way exactly ? We had forgotten how to play the Wrexham Way over the years, but we are finding it again through Sam Ricketts.

The last time we did the Champions thing we had an ace Welsh manager who had played for Wales too.

It will take great courage and great mental strength, but Sam is the man to get us back up. It's the first time I have felt that in over 10 years. His ego is not bigger than his ability. His ability is bigger than his ego. A bit like Yoda.

The one thing I do think is we are not going to do it just as one team. #WeAreOneTeam

I think we are going to need a bit of 'Wrexham' in the mix too, for us to go up as Champions.

So anyone who is on social media. When you do the hashtag #WeAreOneTeam please can you also add #WeAreWrexham.

A fab little boy I know recently rubbed the happy Buddah's belly at the European Buddhist headquarters in France. There was a Wrexham AFC sticker on the car in the car park.

Let's make this happen ... Red Passion.

We protected the Racecourse, so getting us back into the Football League as Champions is easy compared to that.

2018/19 Champions. :trophy:

RHOS ROBIN 5th September 2018 09.34:08

Re: Champions
 
Great post.

Wxm boy 5th September 2018 09.34:17

Re: Champions
 
I worry it's Fleetwood all over again :-(

dixienormous 5th September 2018 09.42:17

Re: Champions
 
:sifone:

michaelps 5th September 2018 09.54:31

Re: Champions
 
One up automatic makes it very very difficult to get out of this league; that is the huge problem as we know all too well (esp the Fleetwood season as Wxm Boy says).

I'd take top 3 still at the moment (which would be a huge improvement by Sam on the last 5-6 years); any lower than 3rd and with the number of games in rapid succession I think it's very hard to get out of the play offs.

subbuteorob 5th September 2018 10.07:59

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=michaelps;2179982]One up automatic makes it very very difficult to get out of this league; that is the huge problem as we know all too well (esp the Fleetwood season as Wxm Boy says).

I'd take top 3 still at the moment (which would be a huge improvement by Sam on the last 5-6 years); any lower than 3rd and with the number of games in rapid succession I think it's very hard to get out of the play offs.[/QUOTE]

Agree. We don't look like champions yet. We haven't got that ruthless streak.

We do however look a much improved side with much more strength in depth now.

I think to only include Salford as other title contenders is a bit simplistic. I think any one of half a dozen teams could win the title. eg Orient, Chesterfield, Barnet, Fylde etc etc. Think its going to be really tight again.

Should reach the playoffs this time but we do need to beat some of the other contenders at home.

Ooh aah Paskin 5th September 2018 11.19:01

Re: Champions
 
I like your optimism, but IMO I think we will struggle to go up as Champions (this year at least). I just don't see that we are that finished as of yet. However, give it ten more games and if all is going well, my thoughts will likely change.

I am pretty confident we have what it takes to finish top 7. Top 3 possibly.

But one thing is certain, we are looking our strongest for many seasons.

Todd Sweeney 5th September 2018 11.29:36

Re: Champions
 
I think this is going to be our year.

Travis Bickle 5th September 2018 11.52:28

Re: Champions
 
To quote Yoda "Do or Do Not, there IS no Try"

Silvo 5th September 2018 11.55:57

Re: Champions
 
I'm more scared about Leyton Orient to be honest.

moldroadred 5th September 2018 12.34:14

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=Silvo;2180026]I'm more scared about Leyton Orient to be honest.[/QUOTE]

Any team that finishes above Orient will be champions.

Welsh Kiwi 5th September 2018 12.36:45

Re: Champions
 
Just to say

Am not underestimating the other teams in any way.

There are some very good sides in the mix.

But there can only be one Champions per year.

Aiming for the play offs is like aiming for the water jump in a steeplechase race.

He who dares wins.

Rhosymedre Red 5th September 2018 12.43:02

Re: Champions
 
You Look at the other top teams they have a goalscorer ie Rowe. Rooney Bonne etc MFT I'm not sure about, Maybe Quigley could have done it for us but we could do with someone that has scored goals fairly consistently.

dixienormous 5th September 2018 12.57:12

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=Rhosymedre Red;2180044]You Look at the other top teams they have a goalscorer ie Rowe. Rooney Bonne etc MFT I'm not sure about, Maybe Quigley could have done it for us but we could do with someone that has scored goals fairly consistently.[/QUOTE]

From what I've seen I doubt MFT will, and this needs to be sorted or it's anther season down here.

KingBuxton_Forever red 5th September 2018 13.03:51

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=dixienormous;2180049]From what I've seen I doubt MFT will, and this needs to be sorted or it's anther season down here.[/QUOTE]

Fondop has scored one more than Bonne and is only 2 off Rooney. Seems a little unfair.

NottsRed 5th September 2018 13.06:24

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=dixienormous;2180049]From what I've seen I doubt MFT will, and this needs to be sorted or it's anther season down here.[/QUOTE]

Are the other sides as defensively as tight as us? Salford despite all the cash seem to be letting quite a few in. Could be the difference as we seem to have more in midfield and attack than last year.

Way to early to say if we will be in the mix come the end. Delighted with where we are now after what was on paper was a tough start.

boomer 5th September 2018 13.16:58

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I agree with those who see Orient as a threat. Obviously Salford, Barnet are now four wins on the trot I think and Harrogate are undefeated and showing resilience like last night at Hartlepool themselves an improved side. Including us there seems to be better quality teams this season.

pagl 5th September 2018 13.40:51

Re: Champions
 
Rose tinted!! Not quite sure where you see us as champions elect - maybe you have seen something more than most others.

Defensively sound, will miss Manny but I think Lawlor will improve over the next few games and not likely to face such pace again.

Midfield wise - just not enough creativity and certainly not enough goals from the options available.

Forwards - MTF has to bring more to the party. Scored 1 in the last 4 games and last night he seemed to be more interested in playing a bit of a fool than causing them problems. Seems that he could have an attitude problem?
Drew is very hit and miss.

There is a lot of improvement to be made, we need to balance out the squad better and I think still need 2 key signings to consider the title. IMO.

dixienormous 5th September 2018 14.07:24

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=KingBuxton_Forever red;2180050]Fondop has scored one more than Bonne and is only 2 off Rooney. Seems a little unfair.[/QUOTE]

Possibly you're right, it is. His goal return to date is fantastic and he's only two behind Rowe and Rooney. Due to family commitments and a holiday I haven't seen as many games as I'd usually see, but from all of the home games, apart from Bromley he hasn't impressed me at all.

DJones741 5th September 2018 16.52:27

Re: Champions
 
Harrogate, Letyon O's, and Salford climbing up
lots of shuffling - dipping and slipping to come yet

but one thing I am confident on is that we will continue to improve under this manager and with our fantastic fans support.

why would quigley come over here , Tuesday night , to watch wxm? - if we can loan a loanee then now is time to get another big man up front and with SR and the board's support I now find myself expecting an announcement of some sort within a week

or so

Sussex Red 5th September 2018 17.10:57

[QUOTE=Silvo;2180026]I'm more scared about Leyton Orient to be honest.[/QUOTE]

Boba Fett was also to be feared in the Galaxy, but let's be Han Solo about this. We can overcome...

Great original post, love it.
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Mr Wonderful 5th September 2018 17.18:57

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=el poncho;2179969]This may seem like rose tinted specs, but I really do believe we are going to go up as Champions.

Believing in something is a massive part of making it happen...

I know it is going to be hard and there are always a million logical reasons against it... But anyone who has walked up Snowdon will know it looks mighty big from down below but much smaller from up top.

I think the Champions spot is going to turn out like a battle from Star Wars.

The Dark side v the Jedis.

Salford v Wrexham

And we hold the Lightsabre.

We own our club, we are not cash rich and we have a far greater history, pedigree and knowledge of how to play football the Wrexham Way. What is the Salford way exactly ? We had forgotten how to play the Wrexham Way over the years, but we are finding it again through Sam Ricketts.

The last time we did the Champions thing we had an ace Welsh manager who had played for Wales too.

It will take great courage and great mental strength, but Sam is the man to get us back up. It's the first time I have felt that in over 10 years. His ego is not bigger than his ability. His ability is bigger than his ego. A bit like Yoda.

The one thing I do think is we are not going to do it just as one team. #WeAreOneTeam

I think we are going to need a bit of 'Wrexham' in the mix too, for us to go up as Champions.

So anyone who is on social media. When you do the hashtag #WeAreOneTeam please can you also add #WeAreWrexham.

A fab little boy I know recently rubbed the happy Buddah's belly at the European Buddhist headquarters in France. There was a Wrexham AFC sticker on the car in the car park.

Let's make this happen ... Red Passion.

We protected the Racecourse, so getting us back into the Football League as Champions is easy compared to that.

2018/19 Champions. :trophy:[/QUOTE]

Another great post :hurray:

Flumpadinks a RED 5th September 2018 17.41:28

Re: Champions
 
But Yoda and the Jedi were focused on the war and not the real enemy then the real enemy showed it's face. So if we focus on Salford who will take their cloak and hood off and be unmasked as the real opponents?

John Neals Dynasty 5th September 2018 18.04:18

[QUOTE=moldroadred;2180040]Any team that finishes above Orient will be champions.[/QUOTE]


^^^^
This
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John Neals Dynasty 5th September 2018 18.07:10

Re: Champions
 
Lots of team's within touching distance of the top a long,long,long way to go yet

Barnet after a bad start 4 wins on the bounce.

We're starting to slip off the pace to many draws at home.
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Flumpadinks a RED 5th September 2018 18.19:53

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Sometimes I think a fair few of us are living in a galaxy a long time ago far far away haha.

moynkeepthefaith 5th September 2018 18.20:30

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=John Neals Dynasty;2180102]Lots of team's within touching distance of the top a long,long,long way to go yet

Barnet after a bad start 4 wins on the bounce.

We're starting to slip off the pace to many draws at home.
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Slip off the pace ? We are a point behind FFS :)

John Neals Dynasty 5th September 2018 19.13:46

[QUOTE=moynkeepthefaith;2180107]Slip off the pace ? We are a point behind FFS :)[/QUOTE]



Yes but you're missing my point they are all bunching up behind us, we are inconsistent at the moment particularly at home, last season we drew to many home games simply put we are not putting a run of wins together or scoring enough still, look at newly promoted Harrogate as one example they are scoring for fun.

We need to be more clinical when on top.
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Cornish Taff 5th September 2018 19.56:17

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=Silvo;2180026]I'm more scared about Leyton Orient to be honest.[/QUOTE]

And their manager is Justin Edinburgh.

pagl 5th September 2018 20.01:50

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=moynkeepthefaith;2180107]Slip off the pace ? We are a point behind FFS :)[/QUOTE]

The season is a long haul and everyone will have blips and dips.
We have enough for a play off challenge but will have to improve in Jan.

I think we have an imbalance in the squad and Sam is still shuffling the pack which is going to give some inconsistency as it depends on the specific 11 working together in that specific game.

Entertainment wise so much better than last season.

Vorporix 5th September 2018 20.13:53

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=el poncho;2179969]This may seem like rose tinted specs, but I really do believe we are going to go up as Champions.

Believing in something is a massive part of making it happen...

I know it is going to be hard and there are always a million logical reasons against it... But anyone who has walked up Snowdon will know it looks mighty big from down below but much smaller from up top.

I think the Champions spot is going to turn out like a battle from Star Wars.

The Dark side v the Jedis.

Salford v Wrexham

And we hold the Lightsabre.

We own our club, we are not cash rich and we have a far greater history, pedigree and knowledge of how to play football the Wrexham Way. What is the Salford way exactly ? We had forgotten how to play the Wrexham Way over the years, but we are finding it again through Sam Ricketts.

The last time we did the Champions thing we had an ace Welsh manager who had played for Wales too.

It will take great courage and great mental strength, but Sam is the man to get us back up. It's the first time I have felt that in over 10 years. His ego is not bigger than his ability. His ability is bigger than his ego. A bit like Yoda.

The one thing I do think is we are not going to do it just as one team. #WeAreOneTeam

I think we are going to need a bit of 'Wrexham' in the mix too, for us to go up as Champions.

So anyone who is on social media. When you do the hashtag #WeAreOneTeam please can you also add #WeAreWrexham.

A fab little boy I know recently rubbed the happy Buddah's belly at the European Buddhist headquarters in France. There was a Wrexham AFC sticker on the car in the car park.

Let's make this happen ... Red Passion.

We protected the Racecourse, so getting us back into the Football League as Champions is easy compared to that.

2018/19 Champions. :trophy:[/QUOTE]

Hope so - placed an extra tenner on top of the normal bet this year so will pay me back for all the years I have lost my dosh!

Welsh Kiwi 5th September 2018 23.24:55

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=pagl;2180058]Rose tinted!! Not quite sure where you see us as champions elect - maybe you have seen something more than most others.

There is a lot of improvement to be made, we need to balance out the squad better and [B]I think still need 2 key signings to consider the title. [/B]IMO.[/QUOTE]


As a kind of Dai and Dixie type equation ?

Or more Obi Wan and Luke ?

:45: :45:

pagl 6th September 2018 03.25:04

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=el poncho;2180187]As a kind of Dai and Dixie type equation ?

Or more Obi Wan and Luke ?

:45: :45:[/QUOTE]

Well a Dixie would do nicely :)
I think Big Mike has the force but probably needs his Obi Wan to bring him through a bit. I see us as possible play off material at the moment and we have a few big games coming up to consolidate us in the top few if possible.

Here is hoping. :)

Colonel D 6th September 2018 07.02:13

Re: Champions
 
My prediction pre season was 3rd and I will stick to that ,although many on here had us as 12th or below.

Red Light 6th September 2018 08.41:57

Re: Champions
 
Leyton Orient and Salford City will be up there challenging.

Chesterfield already written off.

Barnet have started to pick up points.

It's a long hard season.

Welsh Kiwi 6th September 2018 09.43:45

Re: Champions
 
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Wrexham Way.

I have a dream that one day this Club will rise up and live out the true meaning of its heritage: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all players who wear the club badge on their shirts have Wrexham close to their hearts .'

I have a dream that one day on the green hills of Wrexham the sons of former fans and the sons of former players will be able to sit down together at the table of WAFC brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the city of Chester, a city suffering with the weight of poor and average players, with a dodgy pitch, will one day be transformed and be able to give us a decent match. That we will win 6-3.

I have a dream that our great modern team will one day play with no fear, with the swagger and shimmering red of our legendary 1978 side and they will not be judged by the number of goals they score, but by the size and audacity of their pitch-side celebration they make in front of our fans.

I have a dream today.

National League Champions 2018/19

Ooh aah Paskin 6th September 2018 10.07:44

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=Flumpadinks a RED;2180096]But Yoda and the Jedi were focused on the war and not the real enemy then the real enemy showed it's face. [B]So if we focus on Salford who will take their cloak and hood off and be unmasked as the real opponents[/B]?[/QUOTE]

Old Man McDonald from the fun fair.

And he will get away with it if us pesky kids don't do something....

Chief 6th September 2018 10.20:42

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=el poncho;2179969]This may seem like rose tinted specs, but I really do believe we are going to go up as Champions.

Believing in something is a massive part of making it happen...

I know it is going to be hard and there are always a million logical reasons against it... But anyone who has walked up Snowdon will know it looks mighty big from down below but much smaller from up top.

I think the Champions spot is going to turn out like a battle from Star Wars.

The Dark side v the Jedis.

Salford v Wrexham

And we hold the Lightsabre.

We own our club, we are not cash rich and we have a far greater history, pedigree and knowledge of how to play football the Wrexham Way. What is the Salford way exactly ? We had forgotten how to play the Wrexham Way over the years, but we are finding it again through Sam Ricketts.

The last time we did the Champions thing we had an ace Welsh manager who had played for Wales too.

It will take great courage and great mental strength, but Sam is the man to get us back up. It's the first time I have felt that in over 10 years. His ego is not bigger than his ability. His ability is bigger than his ego. A bit like Yoda.

The one thing I do think is we are not going to do it just as one team. #WeAreOneTeam

I think we are going to need a bit of 'Wrexham' in the mix too, for us to go up as Champions.

So anyone who is on social media. When you do the hashtag #WeAreOneTeam please can you also add #WeAreWrexham.

A fab little boy I know recently rubbed the happy Buddah's belly at the European Buddhist headquarters in France. There was a Wrexham AFC sticker on the car in the car park.

Let's make this happen ... Red Passion.

We protected the Racecourse, so getting us back into the Football League as Champions is easy compared to that.

2018/19 Champions. :trophy:[/QUOTE]

Oh God

Chief 6th September 2018 10.22:00

Re: Champions
 
[QUOTE=el poncho;2180215]I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Wrexham Way.

I have a dream that one day this Club will rise up and live out the true meaning of its heritage: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all players who wear the club badge on their shirts have Wrexham close to their hearts .'

I have a dream that one day on the green hills of Wrexham the sons of former fans and the sons of former players will be able to sit down together at the table of WAFC brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the city of Chester, a city suffering with the weight of poor and average players, with a dodgy pitch, will one day be transformed and be able to give us a decent match. That we will win 6-3.

I have a dream that our great modern team will one day play with no fear, with the swagger and shimmering red of our legendary 1978 side and they will not be judged by the number of goals they score, but by the size and audacity of their pitch-side celebration they make in front of our fans.

I have a dream today.

National League Champions 2018/19[/QUOTE]

That's much better Martin

Welsh Kiwi 6th September 2018 10.35:50

Re: Champions
 
Oh Ho Ho its magic...

you know...

Never believe

it's not so.....

Its magic...

you know....

Never believe it's not so...

Lazy day in bed.


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