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.
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?
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.