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‘Where the hell did that come from?’: Wrexham fans on the takeover

How do you feel when two Hollywood actors try to buy your football club? Excited, optimistic, shocked and a little cautiousWhen Wrexham AFC’s fan-owned board sent a message to the cash-strapped club’s supporters to let them know they had been approache…

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Wrexham’s takeover may make football the cart behind a documentary horse

Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have made no secret that behind-the-scenes filming has begunWe stand on the verge of a golden age of North Walian entertainment. Next summer, assuming this godawful pandemic relents, filming will begin …

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Wrexham’s takeover may make football the cart behind a documentary horse

Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have made no secret that behind-the-scenes filming has begunWe stand on the verge of a golden age of North Walian entertainment. Next summer, assuming this godawful pandemic relents, filming will begin …

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Deadpool goes to Wrexham … wary footie fans ponder their star benefactors

The purchase of the north Wales club by two American actors provoked joy – and a little bemusementPalm-lined boulevards, sun-kissed beaches, celebrity-filled pool parties: these are not the images that come to mind on a damp November afternoon in Wrexh…

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‘A wild few months’: the inside story of Wrexham’s Hollywood takeover

A club director on the talks that brought actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to town – and what lies aheadIt was during a phone call in May with the mysterious investors hoping to buy Wrexham that Spencer Harris twigged. “There was a guy called Ro…

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hope to make Wrexham ‘a global force’

National League club’s fans hear from pair about plansReynolds: ‘We want to have a pint with the fans’Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hope Wrexham can become “a global force” after the pair confirmed their takeover plans at a supporte…

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hope to make Wrexham ‘a global force’

National League club’s fans hear from pair about plansReynolds: ‘We want to have a pint with the fans’Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hope Wrexham can become “a global force” after the pair confirmed their takeover plans at a supporte…

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‘This could be a game-changer’: Wrexham prepare for dose of Hollywood

Joy and surprise greet prospect of actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney investing in the National League clubIt seemed unlikely at first mention and the story has not grown any less far-fetched since, but that is not preventing Wrexham AFC fans from…

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make shock bid for Wrexham AFC

Actors try to invest in Welsh club in fifth tier of English football‘Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision’Wrexham AFC have announced that actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to invest in the Welsh football club.H…

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The Wales striker with more criminal convictions than caps

Harry Trainer was a ‘crack centre-forward’ with a big future but he could not resist stealing jewellery, cockerels and hensBy Paul Brown for The Blizzard, of the Guardian Sport NetworkPolice Constable James Owen was on night patrol when he discovered t…

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‘It’s north Wales v south Wales’: Wrexham look to upset FA Cup odds at Racecourse

An all-Wales tie in the FA Cup brings back memories of the 1992 humbling of ArsenalA series of unanswered questions have dominated the buildup to Saturday night’s all-Welsh FA Cup second-round tie.If the most obvious centres on whether Wrexham can fina…

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Don’t blame Salford City for spending. Blame the archaic promotion system

Salford City have made some big-money signings but, with just one automatic promotion slot available, who can blame themBy James Kelly for These Football TimesIt’s 9:45pm on a Tuesday in April and a terrace in Kent is filled with Wrexham fans facing an…

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Hartlepool receive a helping hand from the neighbours to stay afloat | Louise Taylor

Middlesbrough fans open their pockets for the hard-up National League club and hopes rise that a new owner may soon take overMaybe David Cameron’s “big society” does exist after all? It certainly seems to be alive and kicking in Hartlepool. A genuine s…

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North Ferriby United shock Wrexham on penalties to win FA Trophy

• North Ferriby United 3-3 Wrexham (North Ferriby won 5-4 on penalties)
• Conference North side deny Wrexham second FA trophy in three years Continue reading…




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Stoke’s Stephen Ireland wrecks Wrexham dream with late FA Cup goals

Stephen Ireland ensured there will be no non-league representatives in the fourth-round draw of the FA Cup after Stoke City were given a fright by a gutsy Wrexham side at the Britannia Stadium.Stoke were in danger of becoming only the second top-flight…

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Stoke’s Stephen Ireland wrecks Wrexham dream with late FA Cup goals

Even the fog which swirled around the Britannia Stadium could not mask the fact Stoke City were extremely fortunate to avoid an FA Cup upset at the hands of non-league Wrexham.The vapour could have been steam coming from the ears of the Stoke manager, …

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FA Cup roundup: Chesterfield stun MK Dons as Wrexham see off Maidstone

• Armand Gnanduillet header takes Chesterfield through
• Sheffield United make Plymouth pay for penalty miss Continue reading…



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Our favourite things this week: from Zinedine Zidane to ugly wallpapers

Featuring lost football grounds, basketball brilliance, Bruce Springsteen, unsavoury holiday snaps and a stop motion penalty Continue reading…

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Our favourite things this week: from Zinedine Zidane to ugly wallpapers

Featuring lost football grounds, basketball brilliance, Bruce Springsteen, unsavoury holiday snaps and a stop motion penalty Continue reading…

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Edgar Davids receives straight red card for violent conduct for Barnet

• Captain sent off after tussle with Wrexham player
• Wrexham’s Johnny Hunt also sees red in 1-1 draw

Edgar Davids, Barnet’s former Holland, Ajax, Juventus and Tottenham midfielder, proved he has lost none of his famed tenacity by being sent off for striking an opponent in their televised Conference Premier game against Wrexham yesterday.

The 40-year-old player-manager, who named himself captain and started in central defence, tussled for the ball with Wrexham’s Stephen Wright, leading to both players being dismissed. From the free-kick that followed on the edge of Barnet’s penalty area, Wrexham’s Dean Keates scored, securing a 1-1 draw.

There was still time, though, for a third red card: Wrexham’s Johnny Hunt dismissed for a challenge which left Curtis Weston with a suspected broken leg. Hunt later tweeted: “I would like to apologise … I am not that type of player.”

Wrexham’s manager Andy Morrell told the BBC he planned to launch an appeal against Wright’s red card. “It was our free-kick … Wrighty has gone in and tried to get the ball back, there’s nothing in it – he’s not tried to punch him to get the ball off him or anything like that – and Davids has reacted to it and belted him in the face.

“I think he’s a straight red and if Wrighty gets a yellow I’m disappointed, we’ll definitely have a look but I think we’ll have an appeal there for us.

“Johnny Hunt’s was a bad tackle … Our disciplinary record is not good at the minute and we need to curb it and get people that are playing on the pitch for the right reasons.”

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