Wrexham's fine list revealed in full, including one for swapping shirts
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Wrexham striker Paul Mullin has disclosed the club's fine list for the 2023/24 campaign, featuring a £50 fine for giving away a match-worn shirt and £10 for your phone going off.
The Red Dragons achieved promotion to the Football League last season thanks, in part, to owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who have pumped £10 million into the club since their takeover.
And the North Wales club have made an excellent start to the League Two campaign. They currently sit second in the table after recording just three defeats in 20 games.
As well as their form of late, Wrexham can be proud of their conduct on the pitch.
Last season, they won the Fair Play Award for finishing with the best disciplinary record in England's fifth tier after manager Phil Parkinson sat down with the players to discuss discipline.
This season, Parkinson and his team are also looking to achieve perfection off the pitch. As revealed by striker Paul Mullin in his autobiography 'Paul Mullin: My Wrexham Story', the boss has a fine system in place.
Mullin says the following list is pinned on the changing room door at Wrexham as a way of "helping to enforce discipline" in the squad.
- Late for training, the gym, or a meeting – £20.
- Late on matchdays – £100. Late for the bus – £100.
- Late for a team night out – £100.
- Not showing up for a team night out – £200.
- Not eaten breakfast by 10.10 a.m. – £20.
- Phone going off – £10.
- Not wearing flip-flops in the shower – £5.
- Wearing flip-flops to go to a game – £10.
- Cleaning boots in the shower – £10.
- Giving away a match shirt – £50."
He also explains how players can receive a fine from the physio team at Wrexham in regards to their health and fitness regime, with offences including:
- Not wearing your GPS for training
- Not reporting an injury prior to a day off
- Putting your trainers on the fitness bed
- Being late for treatments.
In addition to the above fines, Mullin says there is a system in place where the spinning of a roulette wheel can change the outcome of a fine.
He explains: "Get lucky, and you don’t have to pay. Unlucky, and you can end up down Tesco buying everyone a shower gel. Then there’s the dice. Each number represents a forfeit, which can be quite excruciating.
"You might have to do a silent disco in front of the lads or a lap of the pitch in your underpants – not too bad in May, but pretty unpleasant in the sideways sleet of January.
"If you’re really unlucky you’ll have to create a boy band for a day with the team-mates either side of you in the squad numbers.
"In my case, that’s Ollie Palmer and Liam McAlinden – and not many people want to hear that! Alternatively, you’ll have to buy those same players dinner."
Mullin adds: "A bit simpler, but no less painful, is the requirement that you sling £50 in the players’ kitty. Sadly, I’ve done most of these, the price of repeatedly forgetting to wear my flip-flops in the shower.
"Before the Christmas do, we all have to spin the roulette wheel regardless of whether we’ve violated a fines rule. Last year I got stung for £50 without even having done anything!"