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HUMPHREY KER COLUMN | “A good group”

The latest from our Executive Director

24 November 2022

Well, well, well. If it isn’t our old friend and sometime lover, Top Of The League. Good to see you Top Of The League, you're looking-- hang on. I just did this bit a few weeks ago and we only stayed top for a few days. Hmmm. I'll leave it. Won't mention it. It's not a big deal anyway. We've all been Top Of The League at one time or another. It's not big and it's not clever. It's showing off in a way. A bit flash. Never mind. I suppose we'll just have to put up with it.

We returned to the summit on Saturday via a very professional and controlled performance, capped by a moment of real quality from perennial goal-plunderer, Paul Mullin, and a scrappy but much-deserved close range finish from James Jones. Paul regularly grabs the headlines, but JJ and his incredible energy-levels often slips somewhat under the radar; his all-action and industrious performances in the engine room of midfield less likely to be clipped up and shared on social media.

Both JJ and Luke Young have gone from strength to strength this season, with both putting in the hard graft that allows the rest of the team to flourish. Good players, good teammates, good men.

It's Thanksgiving here in America today and I am thankful for both of them. In fact, I am thankful for the entirety of the squad we have assembled here at the Racecourse. Their talents have taken us to the top of the table and their collective character has seen them represent the Club and the Town brilliantly. One often hears the phrase "A good group" in football and I think this is just such a group.

Even as Aaron Hayden's goal drought stretched on to an unimaginable one game, it never felt in doubt on Saturday and that is a testament to the strength that Phil, Steve, Aiden, David and the rest of the coaching staff have instilled into this group. I can't wait to see where they can take us.

I am very excited about our FA Cup Second Round game on Saturday, which looks like having a bumper crowd. We shall have to treat Farnborough with respect, before we go thinking about a big Third Round draw, but it's hard not to look forward with anticipation. Arsenal? Liverpool? My first choice at the moment would be Tottenham, after the recent revelation that Heung-Min Son, Spurs' South Korean superstar was a diehard Welcome To Wrexham fan. Just think of what a thrill it would be for him to take field against his heroes; the likes of Paul, Ollie and Jordan, and possibly get screamed at to get up and stop being so soft by Wayne from the Turf. But first, Farnborough.

The Club is delighted to once again be supporting North Wales Superkids' Toybox Appeal this Christmas. NWS does fantastic work supporting some of North Wales' most vulnerable children and you can help them by bringing brand new unwrapped Christmas gifts to the Club Shop before December 2. Wrexham fans have excelled themselves the last two years, and I am sure this year will be no different.

Right, off to cram in some turkey and stuffing, before picking a fight with my in-laws ahead of England-USA on Friday. Up The Town.

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