INTERVIEW: Wayne Jones From ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ On League Two, Beans, And The Explosion Of His Town

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While Welcome to Wrexham is obviously fueled by the presence and passion of its owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the soul of the acclaimed FX docuseries is found in the regular members of the community.

One of those community staples that was featured in season one — season two returned to FX and Hulu on Tuesday, September 12 — is Wayne Jones, the owner of The Turf, which is a pub attached to Wrexham’s stadium that’s actually older than the team is.

Season two of Welcome to Wrexham is set to be even more enthralling than its debut batch of episodes, as the team — SPOILER ALERT for real-world events that occurred over four months ago — was promoted to League Two via a thrilling late-season win over title rivals Notts County.

Prior to the debut of season two, BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast had a chance to speak to Wayne about Wrexham’s start in League Two, when he began to believe in Rob and Ryan, the greatest moment of their ownership so far, which positions on the pitch the celebrity duo would play, and more.

Season Two of FX’s Welcome to Wrexham premiered on September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, streaming the next day on Hulu.

As for Wrexham’s return to league play for the first time in 15 years, the Red Dragons currently sit in seventh place after seven games played. Prior to their game against Grimsby Town on Saturday, September 16, Wrexham has won three, drawn three, and lost just one, while also scoring 17 goals, which is the second-highest total in the league.

Making Wrexham’s start to their season even more impressive is that they’ve largely done it without star goal scorer Paul Mullin, who suffered from a punctured lung during a preseason match against Manchester United and didn’t make his season debut until September 9 in Wrexham’s 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers.