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Bitter Wrexham manager complains ‘grass is too long’ as Ryan Reynolds’ team fail to win

Phil Parkinson wasn’t a happy man as Wrexham remain winless upon their return to the Football League as the manager lamented the length of the grass in their game against Wimbledon

Wrexham are winless in their first two League Two matches and their manager took aim at the pitch in their recent draw to Wimbledon.


The Wales-based side, owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, had a magical year last season as they won the National League in record fashion and earned promotion to the Football League for the first time in 15 years.

However, the fairy-tale is well and truly over following a humbling start to their new season which has left with just one point from their opening two games.



After a 5-3 defeat to MK Dons last week, Wrexham took on Wimbledon yesterday (August 12) and scraped a 1-1 draw thanks to an equalising penalty by James Tilley.

Following the result, Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson surprised fans by lamenting the length of the grass at Plough Lane as a possible reason why his team didn’t claim all three points.



“I am very very disappointed with the performance. It is a difficult place to come. They left the grass long, they look to go forward and are an old fashioned team,” he said.

Some fans on social media were perplexed with Parkinson’s comments as much criticism headed his way with one user writing: “This is an utter pile of toss from Parkinson. Complaining about grass is such bullshit it should be beneath anyone with any dignity.”



Another called his explanation “pathetic” as he commented: “F***ing hell, someone is feeling the pressure. Wrexham were second best for 75 minutes. I’d take the point rather than moaning about the grass. Pathetic.”

A third added some comic relief in his comment and suggested the 55-year-old will do well to get his team back on track as they wrote: “He goes another 4 games without a win in the league he will want to hide in the long grass to avoid being sacked.”



It’s not all bad for the Hollywood-backed club as they made it to the second round of the FA Cup where they’ll take on Bradford after defeating League One side Wigan Athletic on penalties this past week.

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