If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, you would be wrong. National League side Wrexham AFC were subject to the most unusual takeover anyone would have seen, for a while at least as Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds were approved by the Wrexham Supporters Trust Board.
McElhenney, best known for television shows such as Law & Order and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Ryan Reynolds, best know for movies such as Deadpool, were given the vote of confidence as over 90% of the board voted on the takeover.
The influx of money and attention this could bring to the Welsh side could help them greatly in trying to reach the Football League once again. They last were a presence in League Two back in 2007/2008 when they were relegated to the Conference Premier (now the National League) where they have remained since. In that time, they reached the play-offs four times but failed to get to the heights of the Football League after losing in a quarter-final, two semi-finals and a final.
After 6-games, Wrexham sit in 14th having won 2, drew 1 and lost 3 whilst the 2019/20 season was a struggle for the club as they finished in 20th, a place just above the relegation zone but were saved from relegation on points-per-game.
It will be interesting to see where Wrexham are in the next couple of seasons and how hands-on the Hollywood stars would be alongside their companies. But for now, all we can do is wish the best to Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.