March 28, 2023
Wrexham fans think new Kop should pay tribute to Jacko

WREXHAM followers consider the Racecourse’s new Kop ought to pay some kind of homage to one among its best characters.

In the event you’ve frolicked at Hippodrome Kop through the years, we’re certain you bear in mind a very acquainted face and voice.

Ian ‘Jacko’ Roberts was the primary singer of Kop for a few years and later the Glyndwr College Stand.

It has been 5 years since he sadly died on the age of 55 after an extended battle with most cancers.

Earlier this week, We wrote an article commemorating the ‘King of Kop’ as recognized.

This has led a lot of our readers to share their recollections of Jacko, with many suggesting {that a} second of homage ought to be paid to him when the brand new Kop is accomplished.

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Redevelopment of the outdated Kop is presently underway on the Racecourse, which was given the inexperienced mild by the Wrexham Council Planning Committee in early November.

Upon completion, the official capability of the Reds’ residence courtroom will improve from 10,000 to fifteen,500.

Additionally it is hoped that this might pave the way in which for worldwide soccer matches to return to North Wales.

The brand new Kop is alleged to be prepared as early because the 2024/25 marketing campaign, and plenty of hope Jacko might be remembered for the eagerness he confirmed within the unique Kop.

Underneath our final submit about Jacko, Julian Wright wrote: “It could be good to have a memorial to Jacko on the brand new sales space.”

Terry Roberts, “The brand new sales space ought to be named after him… The ‘In every single place We Go’ sales space!”

“The stand ought to be named after Jacko, the best man ever to have honored the Racecourse,” stated Carl Langer.

Peter Brookman added: “Can we’ve got your title printed on the again of a seat within the new sales space?”

Bob Weaver, “Possibly they’ll grasp a plaque in his reminiscence on the brand new sales space?”

Others recommended holding a fundraiser to make this doable, whereas others as soon as once more paid tribute to the die-hard Wrexham fan.


PICTURE: Ian ‘Jacko’ Roberts.

Steve Thomas stated: “Among the finest occasions of my life have been spent within the large man’s firm. Whether or not at residence and out facet by facet, within the entrance choir or simply out socially. I miss the good man every single day.”

Sali Jones added: “I bear in mind my childhood watching Wrexham as a season ticket holder at Kop and ALWAYS listening to him begin singing. Actual choirmaster.

“Even when all of the individuals had been there! Randomly 21/22 years in the past, 700-800 individuals had been watching on Tuesday winter nights. It is unhappy that the membership is not right here to see its success now.”

Nige Griffiths wrote: “A real Wrexham legend. I’ve many recollections of Jacko after I was a season ticket holder at Kop.

“He was our twelfth Man who obtained the viewers shifting and helped us safe the win in some video games. RIP Jacko. I am heartbroken now that he isn’t right here to see all of the funding and the New Kop being constructed.”

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