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Old 22nd April 2013, 22.19:48   #131-0 (permalink)
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So how does a midwesterner from Ohio find his way to RP and Wrexham FC?

It all began over a year ago I was sitting at work and having one of those days. I pulled up BBC 5 (via application on my cell phone) and there was an upcoming game in the FA Cup. Still relatively new to the ins and outs of English football, the things that I kept hearing was league team (Brighton) vs. non-league (Wrexham), Wrexham had a caretaker manager (Andy Morrell), the game had been postponed due to a frozen pitch, and Brighton was in the league but not the premier league.

I paid attention to the game intermittently until Morrell hit his thunderbolt and even though a speaker of the phone you could hear this roar from the crowd. And the more the game went on, the less work got done and the more I paid attention to the game.

Of course the game ended 1-1 and I listened to the shootout on the drive home from work and was disappointed when Brighton advanced. From there, I kept up with how Wrexham was doing for the rest of the season, saw how Fleetwood surged ahead in the second half of the season, and read about the loss to Luton in the playoffs.

This season, I kept closer watch on the team and found RP late last year- just in time for the January transfer period. And I've been lurking ever since.

This week, I sent out the membership info and check to the WST so I guess I'm now a fan. Three games to promotion.
Welcome! Whereabouts in Ohio are you?
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Old 22nd April 2013, 23.14:46   #132-0 (permalink)
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So how does a midwesterner from Ohio find his way to RP and Wrexham FC?

It all began over a year ago I was sitting at work and having one of those days. I pulled up BBC 5 (via application on my cell phone) and there was an upcoming game in the FA Cup. Still relatively new to the ins and outs of English football, the things that I kept hearing was league team (Brighton) vs. non-league (Wrexham), Wrexham had a caretaker manager (Andy Morrell), the game had been postponed due to a frozen pitch, and Brighton was in the league but not the premier league.

I paid attention to the game intermittently until Morrell hit his thunderbolt and even though a speaker of the phone you could hear this roar from the crowd. And the more the game went on, the less work got done and the more I paid attention to the game.

Of course the game ended 1-1 and I listened to the shootout on the drive home from work and was disappointed when Brighton advanced. From there, I kept up with how Wrexham was doing for the rest of the season, saw how Fleetwood surged ahead in the second half of the season, and read about the loss to Luton in the playoffs.

This season, I kept closer watch on the team and found RP late last year- just in time for the January transfer period. And I've been lurking ever since.

This week, I sent out the membership info and check to the WST so I guess I'm now a fan. Three games to promotion.
Fair play. Amazing how a game of football can pull you in.
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Northwestern Ohio. About 30 miles west of Toledo.
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Old 3rd May 2013, 12.46:09   #134-0 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I am a newbie to RP. I left my home town of Wrexham in 1975, and have lived in various places since. Now living in the East of England, I am going to Wembley with some of my family, whop have continued to follow Wrexham, attending many more games than I have been able to.
My first game was back in the 60's v Luton Town. I think we won!

Jimmy Hill's Coventry City, and we've obviously had a few ups and downs since then!

My favourite ever player is Arfon Griffiths, but have fond memories of Bobby Shinton, Eddie May, Billy Ashcroft, Mel Sutton and Joey Jones

Too many memorable games, and European matches, but the trip to Burnley on a Crosville double decker bus was a real adventure for me! It took us what seemed like several hours to get there. The disappointment of losing to a deflected OG was dreadful.

I remember us going head-to-head with some big clubs like Anderlecht, Roma, Hadjuk Split, and who could forget the Mickey Thomas-inspired win against Arsenal! I think we were bottom of the old fourth division at the time, whilst arsenal were top of the first?

I'm a member of the Trust, and proud to support this great club.
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Old 3rd May 2013, 14.43:43   #135-0 (permalink)
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Memories of Don Weston, Steve Ingle, Alan Bermingham, Ray Charnley, Tony Beanland,Albert Kinsey anyone???Lets compare memories
1st game Bradford park avenue home 1966 won 6-0 hooked ever since seen four promotlons lost count of relegations fav games Peterborough. Away f a cup won 4.2 Boston home won 3_1 all wins over jeste
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Old 3rd May 2013, 15.33:06   #136-0 (permalink)
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Northwestern Ohio. About 30 miles west of Toledo.
Just picked up on this story - Amazing!
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Old 3rd May 2013, 15.34:45   #137-0 (permalink)
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hello all, fan since early 60's fav player then albert kinsey or arfon, fav player now harris without a doubt, use to be tech ender and one memory from back then is playing villa at home after they'd nose dived from old 1st to fourth spent most of match exchanging pleasantries with what looked like most of birmingham....ah happy days. anyhow looking forward to sunday....brickin it really just so much at stake but believe we can do it coyr
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Old 3rd May 2013, 15.44:41   #138-0 (permalink)
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Northwestern Ohio. About 30 miles west of Toledo.
Ah Toledo, HQ of Owens Corning who I was employed with here in Wrexham until they sadly shut the plant in 2002.
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Old 17th June 2013, 15.28:00   #139-0 (permalink)
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Hi there. I'm new to RP but old to Wrexham FC. Having lived in the USA for over 10 years now I'm finally coming back to the UK in time for the new season to start. First thing on my agenda is to get a season ticket and join the WST. I've spent those years listening to the commentary on the internet and wishing I was at the ground each time.

I was born in Wrexham and have been a fan since my Dad started taking me to the Racecourse when I was 7. I was there when we won the Division 3 championship and when we beat Arsenal in the Cup. I suffered through our times when we were bottom of the league and only stayed up because the team coming up didn't have a good enough ground. I was in the US when we went out of the league. It broke my heart. Hopefully I'll see my team gain its rightful place again this season.

I cheered my heros. Bobby Shinton, Dai Davis, Mel Sutton, Les Cartwright, Joey, Mickey, Karl Connolly, Steve Watkin, Gary Bennett and so many more.

There are new heros now. The fans who kept the club alive, the Trust who are clearing our debt and setting us on the right financial footing, Andy Morrell & Billy Barr who are developing into as strong a management unit as there is at our level and, of course, the players in the squad today.

While I've been waiting for my membership to be activated I've read a lot of the back and forth comments about who we should buy, how we should use our young talent and why isn't something happening quicker.

I know that I don't have the answers by any stretch of the imagination. I believe that we'll go into next season with the strongest squad we can build. New faces will come in for a price the club can afford. Not everyone on here will be happy. God forbid that ever happens. It wouldn't be football if everyone was happy One thing I do know is that I'll be supporting the team whether I agree or disagree with the decisions made because this is my club and I'm Wrexham 'til I die.

Come on you Reds!!!!
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Northwestern Ohio. About 30 miles west of Toledo.
I know of at least 1 other exiled red in Ohio
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