THE laziest thing I could do this week is squeeze the life out of some tenuous link between Barack Obama and Dean Saunders.
So here goes then....
Isn’t it great when a (relatively) young man comes in with ideas and re-energises a place?
Dragons fans know just how America is feeling.
For so long they’ve both been run by various buffoons (a bit harsh on the Dragons that one, but please stick with the analogy) and their standing in the world has dropped.
They’ve fought wars they didn’t have to (America had their foe in Saddam Hussein, Wrexham had Alex Hamilton) and it’s cost them dear.
But now things are on the way up.
A new Messiah has been greeted with joy by the masses.
They’ve said the right things and will try and do things in the correct way, even if they come a cropper every now and again.
People who have felt let down over the past few years are coming back into the fold.
Once again they are pleased to nail their colours to the mast.
Not even a credit crisis can dampen the mood (especially when your owner sold his business before the crunch was a twinkle in Gordon Brown’s eye).
To be a good leader you sometimes have to go out on a limb and I also like Deano’s little tricks.
Three players called up to the Welsh semi-pro side sees a match with Forest Green Rovers called off – just when the boss will be away with Wales in Denmark.
This follows hot on the heels of three players called up to various international squads (actual game time = no minutes) coinciding with a Wales World Cup qualifier in Germany which Deano needed to be at.
He can’t do it forever – and we don’t want a backlog of games at the end of the season – but at least it shows he’s willing to bend the rules for Wrexham.
I like that.
I also like a man who delivers on what he says.
While we’ll have to wait a while to see if Obama can do that, Deano seems to be a man of his word.
He said he’d ship players out... and one lumbering central defender has already said goodbye to the Racecourse.
In have come in quick, neat players such as Angelos Tsiaklis – who is a statement of intent.
He’s small and good with the ball, which is not the norm in this division.
But Saunders wants to bring in young, hungry players who can play football.
The sort of players who you could look to build a team around and who would stick with you as try and climb the division.
Brian Little tried to do it the other way, players who knew the division – but they were so familiar with it for a reason (ie. they couldn’t get out of it).
The whole outlook has changed under Saunders.
Now when the Dragons win a match he asks questions of why they didn’t win it with more style and goals.
It’s amazing to think how one man could make that much of a difference, and although it’s early days are Wrexham fans not allowed to dream?
America certainly is.