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Old 15th November 2023, 12.47:07   #19-0 (permalink)
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The commercials were SO annoying, there was like a five minute break right after the opening scene - I get it, draw out the tension - and another five minute break right at the end when I wanted to see if there was going to be anything else after the Notts epilogue which there wasn’t really, just a shot of the bus slowly pulling away though I liked the ‘Dreams Do Come True’ message on the back of it. The episode should have absolutely been the longest of the season but it was a few minutes short of some others.

Like others, I would have liked to have seen more post-promotion comments from the fans but they seemed to make a conscious decision that would be overkill (you didn’t even hear from R and R or Humphrey after), just to show a montage of what it meant visually by reactions and to have all the comments they did include come during the in-game montages. Wayne opting to spend the finale inside the Turf instead of in the stadium was poignant and yet another example of just how connected the Turf and the team are.

Knowing what happened with Notts I was expecting there to be some form of an epilogue and was wondering how they’d play it - was surprised they featured AS much in the last episode as they did, but I get they wanted to establish the Cedwyn Scott arc and you couldn’t do that by putting the Notts stuff before their game with us (which otherwise would have been more logical). I’m more than fine with giving them their due on the whole though, especially considering we beat them hah

As a whole I thought the episode was really well done for the most part, particularly the opening credits, the Jordan Davies stuff (loved they included an actual shot of them at the parade) and even that farcical first minute of the game hah. I wasn’t expecting to hear the Rocky music in the climax but why shouldn’t I have expected it, Rob is a Philly boy after all haha.
I go to the States a lot with work (I'm there next week up to Thanksgiving) and when I'm over I never watch any TV. Commercials every 5 mins drives me insane.

Not sure I'd stay in the pub if I had a ticket for that game but then I'm not a landlord I guess so don't fully understand the connection. I did have Saving Private Ryan in my head when I saw that.

I'm increasingly convinced that W2W is becoming like TOWIE or Made in Chelsea where the producers ask the cast what's going on in their lives and write a plot/script around that. The JD scenes were beautifully done. Knew that he was at the parade with his pram but loved how they got Parky spotting him in the crowd. That bit wasn't scripted and it showed.
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Absolutely wonderful episode.
I'll be rewatching it again tonight with my wife and I just know she'll be in tears, as will I (again)
Other posters have captured the (many) great elements of this episode and I can't add to that.
However, 1 small observation, if they had switched the Notts epilogue and the JD and pram segments around I think it would have had a much stronger ending.
Small quibble that though.
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I go to the States a lot with work (I'm there next week up to Thanksgiving) and when I'm over I never watch any TV. Commercials every 5 mins drives me insane.

Not sure I'd stay in the pub if I had a ticket for that game but then I'm not a landlord I guess so don't fully understand the connection. I did have Saving Private Ryan in my head when I saw that.

I'm increasingly convinced that W2W is becoming like TOWIE or Made in Chelsea where the producers ask the cast what's going on in their lives and write a plot/script around that. The JD scenes were beautifully done. Knew that he was at the parade with his pram but loved how they got Parky spotting him in the crowd. That bit wasn't scripted and it showed.
To be fair I had been wondering who runs the Turf when he goes to games, I guess it’s his wife judging by that little snippet so it’s probably a no brainer if family is involved.
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Dust in my eye again for some reason
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Not sure I'd stay in the pub if I had a ticket for that game but then I'm not a landlord I guess so don't fully understand the connection. I did have Saving Private Ryan in my head when I saw that.

I'm increasingly convinced that W2W is becoming like TOWIE or Made in Chelsea where the producers ask the cast what's going on in their lives and write a plot/script around that. The JD scenes were beautifully done. Knew that he was at the parade with his pram but loved how they got Parky spotting him in the crowd. That bit wasn't scripted and it showed.
I know exactly what Wayne meant when he explained why he decided not to go to the game but stay in the Turf instead. I had similar feelings that day.

I felt weirdly reflective all day (the late kick off didn't help) thinking of all the shit times we've had over the last 15 years and the people we've lost along the way who would've loved to be there. Rather than just heading out to the pub I wanted to spend time with family really savouring the ocassion. Definitely wasn't my normal pre-match routine.

I've been saying since April that whatever follows over the course of this ride we're on nothing will feel as emotional or significant as that night. There's no way it possibly can as far as I can see, it was so sweet because of all the hard times that went before it.
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I know exactly what Wayne meant when he explained why he decided not to go to the game but stay in the Turf instead. I had similar feelings that day.

I felt weirdly reflective all day (the late kick off didn't help) thinking of all the shit times we've had over the last 15 years and the people we've lost along the way who would've loved to be there. Rather than just heading out to the pub I wanted to spend time with family really savouring the ocassion. Definitely wasn't my normal pre-match routine.

I've been saying since April that whatever follows over the course of this ride we're on nothing will feel as emotional or significant as that night. There's no way it possibly can as far as I can see, it was so sweet because of all the hard times that went before it.
Very nicely put.

I guess as a landlord your regulars become your extended family.

I had pretty strange emotions on the day as well. Straight after a 200 mile drive up I was whisked off to my mate's house to help him do his Dad's garden. His Dad is club legend Ron Pugh who worked at the club for 60 years and ran the supporters coaches alongside club legend Eric Woodfine (RIP) back in the day. He couldn't make the game as he's now 90 but it was ace to see what the club and promotion meant to him.

I went mental on the first and especially the second goals. Third goal was pure relief. At the final whistle I felt nothing. It was weird. Just as if I'd woken up from a 15 year dream. Or nightmare.

I think I may be the same this season - for me Division 1 is our rightful place in the world. That was ripped away from us through little fault of our own with the Hamilton era and the 10 point penalty etc. that led to the downward spiral. Above League 1 and we're punching above our weight and I look forward to the club putting the gloves on in the Championship and beyond.

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I have thought about this a bit and like you Denbigh Red I was quite reflective all day. I thought I'd be in absolute bits if we won that day (a father and son next to me in the Yale literally collapsed crying at the end). I was partly thinking about those who I/we had lost who would have loved that day and partly a bit exhausted by the strain of it. Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved it but if you'd asked me during Bryan Hughes reign what would you do if you went up with 100+ pts as champions I'd have told you I'd be up the floodlights in my undercrackers mooning in the direction of Chester (or similar). Sometimes you just take a step back at times like that and soak it all in
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I know exactly what Wayne meant when he explained why he decided not to go to the game but stay in the Turf instead. I had similar feelings that day.

I felt weirdly reflective all day (the late kick off didn't help) thinking of all the shit times we've had over the last 15 years and the people we've lost along the way who would've loved to be there. Rather than just heading out to the pub I wanted to spend time with family really savouring the ocassion. Definitely wasn't my normal pre-match routine.

I've been saying since April that whatever follows over the course of this ride we're on nothing will feel as emotional or significant as that night. There's no way it possibly can as far as I can see, it was so sweet because of all the hard times that went before it.
Wonderful finale! Just thinking on and wondering who it was that thought of Fozzie, he brought his own touch of showbiz genius to mix with the “Muricains” and the complete package added that extra bit to the culmination of a brilliant, heart breaking/warming season!
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A series that has, let's be completely honest, been a bit hit & miss in places ends on a high.

I defy you not to shed a few tears over this one. The question is at which point do you start gushing? Many won't make it past the opening credits.

It starts low key with nervous anticipation all round. Highlight are the interviews with the Notts County squad and Luke Williams. Never saw that coming. Langstaff gets the credit he 100% deserves from Wrexham fans who recognise a top drawer striker when they see one.

Into the game itself and the action is brilliantly presented starting with a clock showing the action from the KO to BW's shock opener.

Then it goes low ley shooting off in different directions with a lovely slot on Paul Mullin and YourSpace, Millie and her mum, and an interview with Parky saying how its the first time in management he's moved to the area where he's managing the team.

Back to the action and we get all the views of Mullin's first goal. Great shots of Millie going wild as Mullin ran to the corner. I watched the game from the Quiet Zone and it was mad in there (that's me at the back going mental). A special part of the ground.

The third goal going in is what got me and clearly a few others in the ground. Ashmore should have saved it looking at it in slo-mo though!

Perfectly timed segue with Jordan Davies and his partner in hospital. Lovely stuff.

Final whistle, pitch invasion and bus tour are all in there and fairly underplayed. Surprised to hear 'Going the Distance' from Rocky as the background music...it kind of works...but I'm surprised they didn't use the slo-mo footage from Ben Foster's channel which was absolutely stunning.

Two wonderful redemption arcs close it out. Parky spotting Jordan Davies on the route of the bus parade with his baby daughter born that morning (you couldn't write it) and finally Cedwyn Scott scoring the penalty in the play-offs. Notts County fans are going to enjoy this episode nearly as much as us.

But the best bit? It felt like it was 100% about Wrexham. The only pandering to the Americans we saw was a brief shot of Paul Rudd. Thankfully the footage of Michael Starkey stumbling around town ended up on the cutting room floor.

Up the town.
It wasn't hit or miss. It was excellent.
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