You may want to sit down, this bit of news could shock you. It appears Wrexham, yes Wrexham, have Hollywood owners.
Stunned us, too. Apparently the players have been to Vegas this summer and they also did a US tour, as well. And they’ve got a Netflix show. They kept it quiet!
You could be forgiven for thinking only the Dragons are playing in League Two next season. Going by the Premier League level coverage the club are getting from just about everywhere, they’ll surely win it by Christmas.
Problem is, there’s some serious talent in the most exciting division for many years. All of a sudden littered with big clubs with great support, the smart money could be going elsewhere.
It’s not been a perfect summer for Wrexham. They have yet to seriously splash the cash like many of their trans-Atlantic fans predicted and talismanic Paul Mullin will sit out their EFL return.
The non-stop media focus on the north Wales club is great news for Stockport County, whose summer of spending has gone almost unnoticed.
Capturing Louis Barry, the young Aston Villa striker, has raised hope further. Dave Challinor knows how to win promotion and after falling just short last time he will be confident for County.
If last year was the season of the outsider, this League Two campaign will surely see the big hitters dominate. After Leyton Orient, Stevenage and Carlisle overturned the odds last time, there’s a feeling such a feat this time is a stretch.
Following their National League promotion, Notts County fans feared their team would be ripped apart as the vultures circled. Instead, they’ve strengthened and have looked the part in pre-season.
Red hot Macaulay Langstaff has stayed put, and Derby’s top scorer from last season David McGoldrick joins him in attack. Another push is predicted.
Bradford City can never be overlooked and have themselves clung onto their goal king, Andy Cook wants to take Mark Hughes’ men after they fell short in the play-offs in May.
They may not have the stadium or support of the big hitters, but Gillingham have the money – and they’ve spent it very well. Don’t rule out a top three challenge.
MK Dons are back and never hang around in League Two for long. They’ve got to be a serious consideration after relegation and their new manager Graham Alexander knows what he is doing.
Mansfield and Doncaster Rovers have had a great summer with solid recruits and are a little under the radar, while Salford City continue to throw money around as they hunt the promotion they’ve tried for for four years.
Gary Neville and co know it, as does everyone else – this is the strongest League Two for a very, very long time.
|Stockport County||5/4 PaddyPower|
|Notts County||13/8 William Hill|
The talk may mainly be about Wrexham, but Stockport County have a League Two year under their belt and look a solid bet to go up this time following an impressive recruitment drive at Edgeley Park over the past three months.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Stockport County to get promoted at 5/4
Don’t get sucked in by the Hollywood headlines, County seem better suited in the strongest League Two for many seasons.