With My Little Pick and Shovel - A Cardiff City Story

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NOVEMBER
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A trio of league games this month, with a top of the table clash with Cardiff up first

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-0 Cardiff City
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King (Wynne 77), Ward, Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh (Martinez 63), Laurent (Amroune 77)

THERE'S ONLY ONE WAYNE NOICE, ONE WAYNE NOOOOOOOOOOOOICE!!!! What a hero! We were bombarded by Cardiff but a Man of the Match performance from Paul Llewelyn against his hometown club kept us in the game long enough to win it with the final touch! Amazing, what a win!

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Derby County 0-1 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Steer, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Jarman, Wanadio, King, Walsh (Martinez 85), Carvalho (Ward 67), Laurent (Noice 45)

We absolutely mugged Derby here. They play 4-3-3 so I whipped out what I refer to as the "Anti 4-3-3 Tactic" (It's a very defensive 4-2-3-1) and it worked a treat as we scored our only shot of the game

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Bristol City 1-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman (Buchta 66), Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Wynne (Amroune 62)

To go one goal down to Bristol and only win by one is unacceptable

LEAGUE TABLE
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A 100% record in November puts us at the front of an unlikely title challenge. Can we do it?
 

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EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP D
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Our first European campaign for decades would be taking us all across Europe. We'll be visiting Germany, Scotland and Slovakia

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MATCHDAY 1
Wrexham 6-0 AS Trencin

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio (Ward 63), Carvalho (Srhoj 75), Walsh, Laurent (Amroune 90)

What a way to kick off our Europa League campaign! A brilliant 6-0 win and a hat-trick from debutant Benoit Laurent.

MATCHDAY 2
Hoffenheim 2-0 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Walsh, Laurent

Not quite as good. It was a very even game but Hoffenheim were just a lot more clinical than we were

MATCHDAY 3
Wrexham 1-1 Dundee United
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman (Srhoj 75), Wanadio, Carvalho (Martin 75), Noice, Amroune

We played very well, but not well enough as Dundee grab a fluky late equaliser to grab an undeserved point on their trip to Wales

MATCHDAY 4
Dundee United 0-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Steer, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho (Bloom 63), Noice, Walsh (Martinez 80), Laurent

That's better! A truly dominant performance at Tannadice as we batter Dundee and manage to keep a clean sheet

MATCHDAY 5
AS Trencin 0-3 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Bloom, Jarman (Srhoj 60), Ward, Martin, Noice, Walsh, Wynne (Amroune 60)

A hot-tempered game in Slovakia ended in a huge 3-0 victory to the red of Wrexham as Trencin tried to kick us off the park. The Slovakian side racked up 26 fouls over the course of the match. That's ludicrous.

MATCHDAY 6
Wrexham 2-1 Hoffenheim

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King (Bloom 66), Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho (Martin 66), Noice, Walsh, Laurent
An incredible game as the two of us properly went for it as we racked up 22 shots and Hoffenheim racked up 16. What a game! Oh, and we're through

LEAGUE TABLE
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A very good campaign as we score 14 and concede just 4 across the 6 games. Keeping 3 clean sheets

EUROPA LEAGUE TOP SCORER: BENOIT LAURENT (7 GOALS)

 

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DECEMBER
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Six league games, four of them against London teams

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-0 Manchester City

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio (Buchta 58), Carvalho, Noice, Walsh (Amroune 77), Wynne (Laurent 51)

He's done it again! Wayne Noice scores another last minute winner against a big team to win us a HUGE three points!

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho (Martin 59), Noice (Amroune 77), Walsh, Laurent (Fishwick 45)

We forgot to deploy the Anti 4-3-3 and were punished

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 3-0 Chelsea
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Llewelyn, Rogers, Steer, Foster, King, Jarman (Martinez 73), Wanadio, Carvalho (Martin 73), Noice (Wynne 67), Walsh, Laurent

Benoit Laurent! What a player, what a man! The man who cost us nothing put Chelsea to the sword today! Banging in an impressive hat-trick as we dominate the Blues in every facet of the match

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
West Ham United 0-2 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Rogers, Steer, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio (Martinez 68), Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Laurent (Amroune 57)

A comfortable victory and a solid performance away at West Ham makes me very happy indeed.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 2-0 Crystal Palace

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Lleweln, Murray (Fishwick 72), Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh (Martinez 72), Laurent

Another comfortable victory along with a pleasing performance. Laurent is on fire!

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Southampton 1-2 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman (Martinez 87), Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Laurent (Amroune 59)

Technically we scored all three goals so I'm counting this as a 3-0 win

LEAGUE TABLE
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A very pleasing month leaves us top going into 2034
 

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JANUARY
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We have a tough month ahead if we want to keep going in the title race

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-0 Ipswich Town

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho (Martin 78), Noice, Walsh (Martinez 62), Laurent (Amroune 78)

A shaky performance at home to the Tractor Boys ended in a nervy win as we failed to put our chances away

FA CUP THIRD ROUND
Wrexham 3-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

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Pipe, Murray, Fishwick, Foster, King, Jarman, Nunez (Rogers 77), Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Wynne (Laurent 77 [Amroune 90])

A confident performance lead to a comfortable win at home to Brighton. We play United in the next round, you know the drill

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-0 Brentford
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Srhoj (Buchta 76), Carvalho (Martin 76), Noice, Walsh (Martinez 56), Amroune

Another shaky performance. I'm not enjoying this.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Leicester City 1-1 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King (Wynne 63), Jarman, Wanadio, Martin, Noice, Walsh, Amroune (Martinez 63)

We dominated the ball, but that isn't enough, we need to start scoring some goals

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 0-2 Stoke City
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King (Wynne 71), Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Amroune (Martinez 71)

We've been poor this month and this performance confounds that

FA CUP FOURTH ROUND
Manchester United 4-0 Wrexham

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Pipe, Fishwick, Nunez, Montesantos, Bloom, Srhoj, Jones, Carvalho (Stai 73), Karakaya, Buchta, Richards
I don't care.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-1 Arsenal
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Martin, Noice (Martinez 69), Walsh, Dubois (Amroune 55)

We should have won

LEAGUE TABLE
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A pretty poor month in truth
 

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FEBRUARY
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This could be a huge month for our title hopes. Wish me luck?

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester United 2-1 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman (Srhoj 71), Wanadio, Martin, Noice, Walsh, Amroune (Dubois 71)

A bit disappointing, but, as has been evidenced previously, it could have been a lot worse

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Fulham 1-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Buchta, Walsh (Dubois 35), Noice

A very poor performance and we were lucky to get away with the win, I'm seriously considering a tactical change

EUROPA LEAGUE FIRST KNOCKOUT ROUND FIRST LEG
Anderlecht 2-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio (Srhoj 67), Carvalho, Noice, Martinez, Amroune (Dubois 67)

A very dominant performance, but we just couldn't put it away before we HAD to, having undeservedly gone behind twice

EUROPA LEAGUE FIRST KNOCKOUT ROUND SECOND LEG
Wrexham 1-0 Anderlecht
Wrexham win 3-2 on Aggregate

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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio (Srhoj 67), Carvalho, Noice, Walsh, Dubois (Laurent 67)

Joao Carvalho loves a bit of drama

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Watford 3-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Murray, Rogers, Foster, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Walsh (Laurent 67), Dubois

This is the straw that breaks the formation's back. Time to go back to the drawing board, I reckon

LEAGUE TABLE
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A poor month leaves our title hopes hanging b a thread
 

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MARCH

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A Europa League tie and some Premier League games, what's not to love?
The Europa League games, mainly....

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool 1-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Jarman, Srhoj, Wanadio (Nunez 87), Walsh, Noice, Dubois (Amroune 87)

We went to Liverpool with a new tactic, a 4-3-2-1 that would add some much-needed attacking verve and it did... eventually. We played very well but didn't quite click until Liverpool went ahead, at which point we scored two and never looked back

EUROPA LEAGUE SECOND KNOCKOUT ROUND FIRST LEG
FC Steaua Bucharest 0-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Wanadio, Jarman (Nunez 65), Buchta, Walsh, Noice, Dubois (Laurent 65)
Another good performance and two away goals to boot! Lee Walsh was excellent today, racking up a 9.0 Match Rating!

EUROPA LEAGUE SECOND KNOCKOUT ROUND SECOND LEG
Wrexham 4-1 FC Steaua Bucharest
Wrexham win 6-1 on Aggregate
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Srhoj (Nunez 45), Jarman, Buchta (Carvalho 78), Walsh, Noice, Dubois (Laurent 78)

An insanely good performance books our place in the Quarter Finals as this tactic continues to give something we were lacking before - attacking with pace

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Cardiff City 2-3 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Wanadio, Srhoj (Laurent 71), Buchta, Walsh, Noice, Dubois

I love Yannick Dubois and I love this tactic. We completely dominated Cardiff and they only had 2 shots on target, ten less than our 12. To come back from behind against a powerhouse like Cardiff is not only impressive but a message to the rest of the division

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 2-1 Derby County

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Llewwlyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Foster, Srhoj, Jarman, Wanadio (Buchta 60), Walsh (Nunez 81), Noice, Dubois

The attacking trio of Walsh, Noice and Dubois are really starting to flourish in this tactic. Long may it continue.

LEAGUE TABLE
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The change in tactic and form has brought us right back into the title race
 

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APRIL (And some of May)
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10 (yes TEN) games to bring you this time around as the season really hots up

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 2-0 Bristol City
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Llewelyn, Fishwick (Steer 81), Murray, Rogers, Carvalho, Jarman, Wanadio, Walsh, Buchta, Noice, Dubois (Mountford 81)

An injury to David Foster meant that we had no left-back so I deployed Joao Carvalho as a wing-back and we ripped Bristol to shreds, dominating the ball and creating loads of chances

EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL FIRST LEG
AS Roma 3-1 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Steer, Murray, Rogers, Fishwick, King, Jarman, Wanadio, Carvalho, Noice, Dubois (Mountford 45)

I bottled it and played 4-4-1-1, I apologise.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester City 2-0 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Carvalho, Buchta, Jarman, Wanadio, Walsh, Noice (Wynne 62), Laurent

A spirited performance seeing as we had ONE DAY between the Roma game and this one. The Roma game ended at 21:30 on Thursday and this one kicked off at 12:30 on Saturday. Unfair.

EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL SECOND LEG
Wrexham 2-0 AS Roma
Wrexham win on Away Goals

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Carvalho, Wanadio, Jarman, Buchta, Walsh (Srhoj 63), Noice, Dubois (Laurent 70)

We needed a two goal win and we got one. Efficiency.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Carvalho, Wanadio, Jarman, Buchta (Srhoj 61), Walsh, Noice, Dubois

A very solid performance lead to a very pleasing 1-0 victory over a decent side

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Wrexham 2-1 Nottingham Forest

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray (Martinez 62), Foster, Carvalho, Rogers, Jarman, Wanadio, Walsh (Nunez 82), Noice, Dubois

We went down, hit back immediately and went on to win the game. Bish, bash, bosh.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea 1-2 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Carvalho (Foster 80), Wanadio, Jarman (Martinez 69), Buchta, Walsh, Noice, Dubois (Laurent 69)

To be 2-0 at half-time at Stamford Bridge is amazing, I bottled it slightly at half-time and invited them on to us by going a bit too defensive with my changes and could have cost us the game

EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL FIRST LEG
Watford 4-1 Wrexham
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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers, Carvalho, Wanadio, Jarman, Buchta, Walsh (Martinez 60), Noice, Laurent

We played pretty well and Watford scored some worldies. That's unfortunate.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Crystal Palace 2-5 Wrexham

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Rogers (Foster 45), Carvalho, Wanadio, Jarman, Buchta (King 66), Walsh, Noice, Dubois

An excellent performance, loads of chances, loads of shots, loads of possession, wonderful. Peter Childs helped us out a bit with his own goal and setting up two of Dubois' goals with poor backpasses, he scored a 4.7. A great performance from us though, the performance of champions?

EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL SECOND LEG
Wrexham 0-1 Watford
Watford win 5-1 on Aggregate

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Llewelyn, Fishwick, Murray, Foster, Carvalho, Rogers, Jarman (Srhoj 64), Wanadio, Noice, Walsh, Dubois (Wynne 64)

Shame.

LEAGUE TABLE
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We're in with a shot!
 
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THE FINAL DAY
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Following Cardiff's 1-0 victory over Manchester City. There are four teams in contention for the title, a point will do for Wrexham

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Bristol City v Manchester City

Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United v Leicester City
Wrexham v West Ham United

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KICK-OFF
10th Minute-Hunter whips the ball in for West Ham... O'FLAHERTY SHOOTS!!! GOAL!!! 1-0, no, he's offside. Lucky.
12th Minute-Dubois, to Noice, out wide to Carvalho, whipped in for DUBOIS!!!! ITS 1-0 TO WREXHAM!!!

16th Minute-Manchester City take the lead at Bristol, its still on for the Citizens!
18th Minute-Brilliant news for Wrexham fans.. BRISTOL HAVE EQUALISED!

31st Minute-Carvalho out wide now, ball to the back post.. JARMAN!!! 2-0 TO WREXHAM!!

32nd Minute-Manchester United and Cardiff both take the lead!
39th Minute-Leicester have hit back at Old Trafford! Its 1-1 here!
40th Minute-Stephan Baumert scores and Man City regain the lead!

41st Minute-Ball inside for Sladojevic! GOAL FOR WEST HAM! There is still hope in Manchester!

HALF-TIME
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Bristol City 1-2 Manchester City

Cardiff City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City
Wrexham 2-1 West Ham United

SECOND-HALF
50th Minute-Gullenbeck gets in on the action for Cardiff! Its 2-0!

54th Minute-Antonio doubles Man City's lead! These goals mean nothing unless West Ham fight back
60th Minute-Its 4 for Man City!

83rd Minute-Lycett gets the ball across.. ITS HARRISON!!! 2-2!

84th Minute-Stroppa scores for Spurs, is there a comeback on at the CCS?

92nd Minute-Pipe launches the ball upfield for Wrexham... AND THAT'S IT!!! WREXHAM ARE CHAMPIONS!!!

FULL-TIME

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Bristol City 1-4 Manchester City

Cardiff City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City
Wrexham 2-2 West Ham United


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2034 WORLD CUP SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT
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Manager Matthew Hawkins has announced his 23 man squad for the trip to China

GOALKEEPERS
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Rikki Morris34West Ham161
Paul Llewelyn25Wrexham3
Jordan Harries21Man United1

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DEFENDERS
NAMEAGECLUBCAPS (GOALS)
Geraint France25Tottenham36 (0)
Danny Bellamy29Derby88 (5)
David Rogers26Wrexham15 (0)
Taylor Llewelyn-Hughes25Fulham42 (0)
Gareth Jones22Tottenham13 (2)
Matthew Brown22Hull2 (0)
Tom Giggs29Leicester90 (1)
Gareth Cook29Leicester42 (0)

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MIDFIELDERS

NAMEAGECLUBCAPS (GOALS)
Jamie Parry28Cardiff93 (37)
Chris Penncok28Cardiff95 (17)
Arron Jarman20Wrexham26 (5)
Adam Felgate30Stoke121 (4)
Lee Walsh22Wrexham9 (0)
Kieron Sellick23Cardiff35 (4)
Martin Bamford29Leicester40 (12)
Mitchell Grant32Cardiff149 (23)
Oliver O'Leary32Dinamo33 (4)

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ATTACKERS
NAMEAGECLUBCAPS (GOALS)
Mark Giles24Cardiff29 (8)
Macauley Young23Southampton2 (0)
Stuart Mountford17Wrexham6 (0)

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WORLD CUP GROUP STAGE
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Australia, Scotland and Senegal stand between us and the Second Round. Let's go.

WORLD CUP GROUP H
Senegal 0-5 Wales
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Morris, Llewelyn Hughes, Jones, Bellamy, France, Jarman, Felgate, Bamford, Pennock, Parry (Sellick 59), Giles (Young 59)

The PERFECT way to kick off our World Cup charge. A crushing 5-0 victory over Senegal that involved 22 shots from us, lots of chances and some impressive finishing from Giles and Parry

WORLD CUP GROUP H
Wales 3-1 Australia
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Morris, Llewelyn Hughes, Giggs, Bellamy, France, Jarman, Felgate, Bamford (Brown 76), Pennock, Parry, Giles (Young 67)

Phew! We left it a little late against Australia as we rely on a penalty to take the lead against the 10 men from Oz. We had the chances but our shooting boots were missing, nice for Macauley Young to score his first for his country

WORLD CUP GROUP H
Scotland 0-1 Wales
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Morris, Llewelyn Hughes, Jones, Bellamy (Cook 70), France, Grant, O'Leary (Rogers 56), Brown, Walsh, Sellick, Mountford

Our excellent results against Senegal and Australia meant we could rest some players against Scotland, and we did, with Grant, O'Leary, Brown, Walsh, Sellick and Mountford coming in

LEAGUE TABLE
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100% record, 9 goals scored and 1 conceded. Very nice.
 

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WORLD CUP KNOCKOUT STAGE
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Our excellent performance in the group stage gave us the honour of playing.. Spain. ****.

WORLD CUP SECOND ROUND
Spain 3-3 Wales
Wales win 3-2 on Penalties
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Morris, Brown, Giggs, Bellamy, Cook, Jarman, Felgate, Bamford, Pennock, Parry (Sellick 90), Giles

What. A. Game. A huge mix of emotions as we went ahead, went behind and went behind again! A perfect start through Jarman and an excellent attacking performance today, less so defensively. All seemed lost after Tom Giggs conceded a penalty late on, only for us to go up the other end, win a free kick, allowing Tom Giggs to redeem himself with a towering headed equaliser! Amazing.

WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL
Germany 0-1 Wales
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Morris, Giggs, Rogers, Jones, Felgate (O'Leary 87), Grant, Jarman, Sellick, Pennock, Giles (Bamford 66), Young

Fitness issues at full back meant we'd either go with a 4 at the back with knackered full-backs, or a 3 at the back with fit centre backs, I chose the latter, and, it worked! We were battered by Germany but a breakaway goal from Mark Giles was enough for us to grab a thoroughly undeserved win

WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL
Mexico 0-1 Wales
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Morris, Llewelyn Hughes, Rogers, Bellamy, France, Jarman (Grant 81), Walsh, Bamford (Felgate 68), Pennock (Mountford 84), Parry, Giles

The world's most valuable player showed his class with an excellent solo goal to win the game fir his country and book Wales a place in the World Cup final! It will be a Battle of Britain, that's all I'm telling you.

 

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2034 WORLD CUP FINAL
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SCOTLAND v WALES

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ROAD TO THE FINAL

SCOTLANDWALES
MD10-1 vs. Australia5-0 vs. Senegal
MD25-0 vs. Senegal3-1 vs. Australia
MD30-1 vs. Wales1-0 vs. Scotland
GROUP FINISH2nd1st
SR0-0 vs. Holland (5-4 on pens)3-3 vs. Spain (3-2 on pens)
QF3-2 vs. France1-0 vs. Germany
SF2-2 vs. England (3-1 on pens)1-0 vs. Mexico


LINE UPS
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Martin Bamford's fitness issues have lead to Wales playing a slightly lop-sided 4-2-3-1 while Scotland go with a regular one. An in-camp bust-up means Paul Llewelyn makes his first appearance of the World Cup

KICK-OFF
34th Minute-Walsh stands over the free kick for Wales, whips it in, flicked on by Jones onto the head of GIGGS! Great save by Jackson! Giggs on the rebound! GOAL!! Wales take the lead!!
35th Minute-Walsh into Young, out to Grant, Murray tries to clear but its rebounded off of Thomson and Walsh is in here! He takes it past Jackson.. ITS LEE WALSH AND ITS 2-0!!!! His first goal for his country is an important one

HALF-TIME

Scotland 0-2 Wales
Wales hold a well-earned lead at the break
SUBS: Stuart Gilhaney and Paul Marshall replace Shaun Thomson and David Russell for Scotland. Wales remain unchanged

SECOND-HALF
51st Minute-Declan Martin replaces David King for Scotland
60th Minute-Hay, to Smith, he plays it around the corner for Marshall who shoots.. GOAL!!! 2-1!
72nd Minute-Gilhaney, into Hay, forward to Marshall back to Hay who hits it first time!! Crossbar!

73rd Minute-Oliver O'Leary replaces Arron Jarman for Wales
77th Minute-Stuart Mountford replaces Macauley Young for Wales

90th Minute-Martin, inside to Riley, forward to Hay, he beats Jones, its JAMIE HAY!!! Crossbar!

92nd Minute-Martin whips in the corner, its Gilhaney!! Wide! And its all over! Wales are world champions!!

FULL-TIME

Scotland 1-2 Wales
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FAMILIAR FACES
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Premier League champions Wrexham have begun their summer spending by bringing in a couple of familiar faces.

The first of these cost the club £40m, breaking the club's record spend, and his name is Arron Jarman

20 year old midfielder Arron Jarman has joined the Robins on a four year contract following two very successful years at the North Walian club, winning an FA Cup and the Premier League during his time there as a teenager

Jarman came through the fabled Cardiff youth system, which was built by current Wrexham manager Matthew Hawkins and has produced players such as World Cup winners Kieron Sellick, Danny Bellamy, Tom Giggs, Adam Felgate, Jamie Parry and Chris Pennock

He made 66 league appearances during his time at Wrexham, scoring 10 goals and bagging 11 assists. The World Cup winning midfielder also has 32 Wales caps and 6 international goals
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The second signing is also a Cardiff boy, this one being Welsh striker Mark Giles, who's joined Wrexham on a season long loan

Giles, 24, had previously spent 5 years on loan at Wrexham, making 196 league appearances and scoring 99 goals, featuring for the Robins in League 2 (1 season - 14 goals), League 1 (2 seasons - 38 goals) and the Championship (2 seasons - 57 goals)

The 34 time Wales international has failed to make it at his boyhood club, making just 10 league appearances over the last two seasons, scoring three goals and starting just the once

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