the Documentary - Welcome to Wrexham

6 Things I Love About the Documentary – Welcome to Wrexham

The first thing I have to say about this documentary series is, you don’t have to be a footfall fan to absolutely love it. The documentary is filmed in such a comical, entertaining way. Think Deadpool crossed with football down the pub on a weekend! 

What I love the most is how they capture the real lives of football fans. And the true British spirit AND grit, when it comes to adversity. 


So far, I’ve watched the whole of the first series AND a few episodes of the new one. It’s emotional. I’m invested. And I’m finding myself staying up, too late at night just to watch it! 

Let’s talk about the Documentary – Welcome to Wrexham.

the Documentary - Welcome to Wrexham

Important information 

Who is streaming this series?

It’s available on Disney+ in the UK. And you can watch on FX-on-Hulu in the United States.

Can I watch it now? 


Docuseries chronicling the purchase and stewardship of Wrexham AFC, one of professional football’s oldest clubs, by two Hollywood actors, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.


Let’s talk about the great bits you will love – if you spend your time watching this documentary

The trials & tribulations 

Although money isn’t an issue for these owners, the club is a business. This being said, the documentary follows the significant ups and downs when it comes to finances. And the vast amounts of money spent on improvements. 

The celebrity aspect 

As someone who runs three blogs, I’ve self-taught a thing or two about social media promotion. I must say, the way Ryan and Rob use their celebrity status to elevate the profile of the football club is amazing. And why not? I found it fascinating to follow this aspect of the football club profile.

Hard work from the players 

You hear about football players and automatically think they must earn thousands of pounds. However, given the league Wrexham were in, the players of this club had other jobs. And they are so dedicated to playing football. For similar amounts of money, the average person would earn in an everyday job. 

Capturing the struggles of real people 

As an advocate for mental health, the documentary sensitively dealt with some of the stories the football fans faced. It’s a fact, that we ALL face struggles in life. Nobody is exempt. Another documentary which tackles difficult subjects and gets us talking will always be a winner in my book.

History and football facts explained in a simple-to-understand way 

Throughout the series, the history of the town is well-explained and you can see where some of the struggles came from. I am no football fan. And I didn’t know much about the city either. Narrators are carefully picked and the history is explained in a humorous and easy-to-understand way. 

The emotion and focus on men’s mental health 

For me, mental health has enough stigma attached to it. Something we need to get rid of as a society, but it’s a slow process. Men’s mental health is something we should all be invested in talking about. Well done to Ryan and Rob for highlighting this so well in the documentary. 

Final Word

If you haven’t watched the documentary, please go and watch it.

If you have, what are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you.

Want to read more about my love for documentaries – check out the posts below:

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the Documentary - Welcome to Wrexham

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  1. I loved the coverage of this series more than I liked the series itself, as it cut down on the content to focus on just the interesting stuff
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    1. I didn’t see much of the promotion surrounding it, until I watched the documentary. But there was a lot of hype about the takeover. I realised this when I watched.

  2. Funny enough my cousin mentioned something about this documentary but she only managed to catch the last part of it. Thank you for sharing your experience watching Welcome to Wrexham, I’m super interested.
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    1. It’s filmed in such a great way. I want to watch it all again, because the community spirit is addictive.

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