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Humphrey Ker column: "On to the weekend"

Our Executive Director reflects on a challenging week, and looks ahead to a return to the Racecourse this weekend

18 August 2022

A week with two games, neither of which result in wins, is always a little darker, a little longer and altogether less fun than those salad days where we steam-roll all before us, twice a week, and forget what it means to drop points.

Unfortunately, the scheduled start time of those salad days appears to have slipped by at least a few more days following the past week's draw at Yeovil and subsequent defeat at Chesterfield. To be honest, I'm not going to dwell on them. I hated not winning, the players and management staff hated not winning and I suspect, with my sharply-honed, Sherlock Holmes-eque deductive powers, that the fans hated not winning as well. Having, so far, contested nine of the 138 points available to us this season, we are back in action on Saturday against newly-promoted Maidstone. A big win and we could go top of the table again. Let's back Phil and the boys and drive them on to a great result. I will be in attendance and, as usual, probably nervously hovering in the car park before hand if anyone wants to come and say hello. Be warned, I will likely smell of cigarettes and stress.

On Wednesday, Rob was in town, following his attendance at the Chesterfield game, and took part in a Charity Golf Day at Carden Park in memory of former Wrexham player Kieron Durkan, with all proceeds going to Sporting Wellness, an organisation that helps provide mental health support to professional athletes. There was a great turnout of Wrexham AFC faces old and new and I know it was particularly exciting for Rob to meet a few of the legends of the Club that were in attendance. It was also a chance to meet some of this season's new intake of players with Anthony Forde, Elliot Lee and Mark Howard all in attendance, along with familiar faces in Phil and Jordan Davies. These sorts of events are a great way of bringing past and present together and I hope we will see more such interactions in the future.

Friday night will see the inaugural meeting of the Club Advisory Board. The various organisations asked to put forward their nominees have now done so and will be joined by three other board members representing Club Members, Season Ticket Holders and Corporate Season Ticket Holders respectively. I am looking forward to meeting all the representatives on Friday and seeing what we can all achieve together. Much of this first session will be given over to working out how the board will operate going forward, but I am sure we will be able to tackle items of substance as well. 

On to the weekend. Lots to be done, so let's do it together.

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