Are You Watching “Welcome to Wrexham” Season 2? (My Thoughts)

Last year I shared my love for the docu-series “Welcome to Wrexham,” and I’m now in the middle of the second season. It is by far one of my favorite shows, filled with tears, tension, drama, heart, and humor despite me knowing what happened last football season when the show was filmed. I’ll continue to say to anyone who will listen that it’s worth watching even if you don’t care about soccer, as the show is just as much about related topics.

A few of my favorite topics covered so far this season are:

  • autism: The season begins with a really powerful episode about autism, as the star player of Wrexham has a son with autism. It is a very emotional episode, one that moved me to tears multiple times.
  • Wrexham women’s team: One of the longest episodes of the season is also one that had me pumping my fist the most. It’s about the women’s squad for Wrexham, a team that doesn’t have anywhere close to the same spotlight as the men’s team and an even more strenuous journey to promotion…yet by any metric, they’re actually better than the men’s team!
  • Dorking Wanderers: I knew that English soccer had several tier–you do well and you move to the next tier, you do poorly and you’re relegated down a tier. What I didn’t know was just how many tiers there are. There’s a team currently in the same tier as Wrexham that has been promoted 12 times over the last few decades. They started just as a group of friends playing on Saturdays, and every year or so they advance to the next level. Such a neat story.

I will definitely continue to follow and root for Wrexham, and I really hope the docu-series continues as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’re also watching.

2 thoughts on “Are You Watching “Welcome to Wrexham” Season 2? (My Thoughts)”

  1. This show is much more than just about the soccer (even though I grew up watching and loving the game) – it’s about the heart and soul of a working class town and the people that live and work there and their connection to the club. I grew up in some working class towns in the Scottish borders and the north of England where people waited all week for the sound of the referees whistle to signal the kickoff of the local soccer or rugby match on a Saturday afternoon where they could forget about the grind of the working week for 90 minutes. It’s the story of the players, coaching staff and owners and how they have personal stories that connect to the team and the town. I think I mentioned it last week, but episode 13 – Family Business, is another great example of why this show is so great – if you haven’t seen it yet I won’t spoil it for you.

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    • Beautifully said, Stuart. I’m not quite there, but I did just watch the episode about the coal mine, and your comment resonates perfectly with it.

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