11 Years After 98-Point Promotion Disappointment, Ryan Reynolds and His Wrexham Side Could Face a Similar Fate as They Chase Notts County

Published 04/09/2023, 9:57 AM EDT

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With an untimely defeat a couple of days back, Ryan Reynolds’ soccer club, Wrexham AFC, might have surrendered their promotion chances. The fight to the tabletop is extremely close. Notss County and Wrexham AFC at this point have the same number of points. However, Wrexham has a match buffer, but that might just not matter much as these teams face each other in a couple of days.

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They will play the league-defining match on Wrexham’s home ground. Winning that match will make the Welsh club a stronghold in the promotional race. However, one nightmare will follow the club as long-term fans of the club have seen this story play out during the 2011-12 season.

The 11-year-old nightmare of Wrexham AFC

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The story is 11 years old. Wrexham won 30 matches out of 46 and had 98 points on the table by the end of the season. Although the Welsh team was a tad bit ahead of the rest teams, just like this season, one team was heeling them. This is directly reminiscent of what Wrexham and Notts County are currently going through.

While the Red Dragons had 98 points in 2011-12 Fleetwood Town ended their hopes as they gobbled up 109 points and got the automatic promotion. They then lost the semifinals 3-2 aggregate and never saw that close of a chance again. Again, in 2021-22 season, the Welsh side had to fall short.

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Thousands of fans all around the world are hoping for the best for the team. Even the coach Phil Parkinson had stern words for the team after they lost their matchup against Halifax FC. His statement clarified that he understands the weight of the upcoming match against Notts County.

Phil Parkinson demanded a response

Talking about the club, after they lost the match, manager Phil Parkinson said, “We’ll look at the game closely on the way back tonight and analyze that and make sure we respond on Monday.” Fans don’t want another heartbreak and the team understands that factor. Parkinson has also clarified that the team’s priority is on getting the automatic promotion.

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Do you think fans will enjoy it at the end of this season as Wrexham says goodbye to tier-5? Or will they have to fight in the playoffs to get to the 2nd spot of promotion? Drop your predictions about Wrexham’s fate in the comment below.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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