Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney can turn Wrexham into biggest Rom-Com of all time

FOR 156 years Wrexham FC and Hollywood were not used in the same sentence but, proving life really is like a box of chocolates, they are now!

Movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have swapped the boards, for the borders, and only gone and bought Wrexham FC.

Whilst I can’t quite see Arnie heading into the town’s Fat Boar pub, or Margot Robbie walking into the Old No7 Bar, but this was certainly big news in a little corner of Wales.

Some might think that McElhenney, famous for playing Ronald McDonald in the comedy series ‘It’s always sunny in Philadelphia’ must surely be a few gherkins short of a quarter-pounder.

Or that his pal Reynolds, an executive producer of an American quiz show called ‘Don’t’ might well have taken his own advice.

Taking ownership of a club which has enjoyed only modest success since 1864 is definitely a courageous thing to do, but I for one applaud their bravado.

Up until now, in footballing terms, Wrexham was on the map for being the hometown of Mark ‘Sparky’ Hughes and Robbie ‘Afghan Hound’ Savage, which suggests they like their soccer red-blooded in north Wales.

Both Sav and Sparky excelled by playing a form of rugby, mixed in with a little bit of football, in keeping with their Welshness I suppose!

Quite what Reynolds and McElhenney will make of Welsh cake, rarebit and black beer is anyone’s guess. And don’t even get me started on their place names.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch sounds like a pretty tough away game, but apparently its 58 letters in Welsh actually means St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave.

Nice to know they keep things simple in the Principality.

Anyway, victory at Hartlepool, not Hollywood, in midweek means Wrexham are sitting in mid-table, so far only bit part actors in the National League.

So you can therefore understand why fans voted by over 98 percent for Reynolds and McElhenney to take over their club.

And I bet the two per cent who voted against were not women.

Their first match will be interesting and who knows, the pair could stand on the terraces today at home to Aldershot and I am sure they will get a very warm welcome.

The tinseltown pair have said they will pump £2million into the club immediately, which should soon see the Dragons flying up the league.

This is great news for the club and their supporters which will give them something to smile about in this hellacious 2020.

Whatever happens to Wrexham’s fortunes, at least they now have the 2010 People magazine ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in the form of Ryan Reynolds, and without doubt the clear and outstanding winner (and only runner!) of Worlds Sexiest Football Club Owner 2020 at the helm!

‘Deadpool’ star Reynolds’ brother is a Canadian Mountie so the pair will be at home at the Racecourse ground and with £2m in the coffers, winning the league should be a canter.

Good luck to Ryan and Rob. They will need it. But will this be a disaster movie, or a blockbuster? Are the box of chocolates out of date, or the finest Swiss Lindt?

Personally, I hope this ends up being the biggest Rom-Com of all time.

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