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Title: Invasion game!!!
Post by: The Golf Road Grumbler on July 02, 2012, 10:49:52 PM
8th September - OXFORD CITY (away)

They averaged about 180 last season - how about we have a go at outnumbering them?

Big one for all the southern exiles as well - potentially a lot of peoples first look at our new look team.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Freddie_ on July 02, 2012, 11:07:35 PM
Never post on the forum, and have been living abroad for most of last season, but funnily enough I'm moving to Oxford for a year at the start of September.

Needless to say, I couldn't believe my luck that I get to watch Alty play so locally, mint  ;D


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: York Alty on July 02, 2012, 11:12:47 PM
that'll take some doing.  Schools are just back...


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Sarf London Alty on July 02, 2012, 11:33:44 PM
8th September - OXFORD CITY (away)

They averaged about 180 last season - how about we have a go at outnumbering them?

Big one for all the southern exiles as well - potentially a lot of peoples first look at our new look team.


It's a big one alright. Lot of pressure on Jimmy Hill that day to deliver some good pubs in his old manor. Luckily unlike our first ever visit to their big city neighbours I dont think we'll be getting run through the car park this time.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: chesteralty on July 03, 2012, 08:05:50 AM
Calling a game an 'invasion game' tends to lead to three points to the opposition. I can't remember the last one we won.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Butty on July 03, 2012, 08:30:58 AM
Calling a game an 'invasion game' tends to lead to three points to the opposition. I can't remember the last one we won.


I could have sworn it got re-branded to a 'slightly larger than average away following day' midway through the season


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: markecky on July 03, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
Calling a game an 'invasion game' tends to lead to three points to the opposition. I can't remember the last one we won.


I could have sworn it got re-branded to a 'slightly larger than average away following day' midway through the season

It did but that wouldn't fit on the T-shirts so we went back to INVASION game.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Saughall Robin on July 03, 2012, 09:24:57 AM
Calling a game an 'invasion game' tends to lead to three points to the opposition. I can't remember the last one we won.


Chester!  :D


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on July 03, 2012, 10:43:53 AM
This MUST be an invasion game. It's a great city for pubs and their ground looks to be pretty easily accessible.

If we can take 150 to Forest Green in the arsehole of nowhere, we can get 200 to this one  ;D


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Ascot Alty on July 03, 2012, 09:02:59 PM
Just up the M40 from me. Will take the train and take in some of Oxfordshires fantastic ales.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Bath Alty on July 03, 2012, 10:41:43 PM
My local game to so Dad and I will be there


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Jennifers Dad on July 03, 2012, 10:49:40 PM
Just up the M40 from me. Will take the train and take in some of Oxfordshires fantastic ales.

Are Donnington Ales still going strong?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Number 23 on July 04, 2012, 08:58:05 AM
Yep. My nearest game.  On the calendar with a big fat 'X'.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 04, 2012, 10:30:03 AM
Just up the M40 from me. Will take the train and take in some of Oxfordshires fantastic ales.

Are Donnington Ales still going strong?

I think so but they are really more Cotswolds/Gloucstershire than Oxford.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on July 04, 2012, 10:31:41 AM
maybe we should sell the rights to naming these sorts of games? ...but we could keep with tradition by calling it the invasion match sponsored by ABC Ltd?????


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on July 04, 2012, 12:23:12 PM
Bath Ales have a pub in Oxford now. It's brill. Although probably not very exciting for Bath Alty  ;D

Oxfordshire Ales, Hook Norton, Wychwood and Brakspear are the big local ones. But there's sh*t loads of choice throughout the city. No Dunham Massey, though  :D


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Hamilton on July 04, 2012, 02:50:11 PM
Bath Ales have a pub in Oxford now. It's brill. Although probably not very exciting for Bath Alty  ;D

Oxfordshire Ales, Hook Norton, Wychwood and Brakspear are the big local ones. But there's sh*t loads of choice throughout the city. No Dunham Massey, though  :D

Hook Norton do a couple of very good ales.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on July 04, 2012, 03:32:07 PM
Hooky Dark is my favourite, I think. I quite like most of their range though.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: chesteralty on July 04, 2012, 03:36:56 PM
Don't they do one called Old Hooky, very nice , I think.
It's a constant source of annoyance to me that real ale is so much better down south!


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Hamilton on July 04, 2012, 03:42:50 PM
Don't they do one called Old Hooky, very nice , I think.
It's a constant source of annoyance to me that real ale is so much better down south!

Lovely beer.

Look hard and you can find some gems - Dunham Massey Ales are superb, up here we have Arran, Black Isle and the unconventional Brewdog. Then there's some decent Ales in the Lake District: Jennings, Hawkshead, Coniston Ales etc.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on July 04, 2012, 04:57:54 PM
Brewdog have sold out a bit by moving towards keg. I still like their bottled beers though. Most of them being ridiculously strong.

As for real ale being better down south...madness! Loads of great breweries up north. Marble might be my absolute favourite (although Brodies of London are challenging).


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on July 04, 2012, 04:58:30 PM
PS. Can we change the name of the thread to Invasion Game/Massive Altrinchamian Piss-up in Oxford?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: RedhillAlty on July 04, 2012, 08:26:18 PM
Also one of my nearest, as well as B Stortford.
How eay is it to get to Oxford City's ground from the City centre as it looks quite far out?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 04, 2012, 08:48:06 PM
Also one of my nearest, as well as B Stortford.
How eay is it to get to Oxford City's ground from the City centre as it looks quite far out?

Cab for Rob mate!

Otherwise http://www.transportdirect.info/web2/home.aspx?repeatingloop= is usually good
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I'll be there, not done Oxford pubs before.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: OldhamAlty on July 05, 2012, 12:22:58 AM
Also one of my nearest, as well as B Stortford.
How eay is it to get to Oxford City's ground from the City centre as it looks quite far out?

Not actually been to that area, but seems to be a bus ride away from the train station, or walkable if you enjoy long walks, it'd be pretty scenic.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 05, 2012, 01:08:28 PM


As for real ale being better down south...madness! Loads of great breweries up north. Marble might be my absolute favourite (although Brodies of London are challenging).

Many Northern beers are improved immeasurably if you get them to take the infernal sparkler off the pump.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: thegazelle on July 05, 2012, 01:39:18 PM


As for real ale being better down south...madness! Loads of great breweries up north. Marble might be my absolute favourite (although Brodies of London are challenging).

Many Northern beers are improved immeasurably if you get them to take the infernal sparkler off the pump.

SW i normally agree with you perspicacious comments however this time you are talking bollocks proper beer should have a creamy head boddingtons poured without the dogs dick was not worth paying for and beers like Tetleys, Timmy Taylors, Theakstons etc are better for this method of dispense. you are entitled to your incoreect opinion but have obviously turned into a shandy drinking southern poof (can one still say that)

I await a substantive reply containing reasoning for your  current southern girly status.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: jiminlondon on July 05, 2012, 03:53:10 PM
What improves Kingfisher then?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: thegazelle on July 05, 2012, 04:16:03 PM
absolutely nothing, but when in rome do as the romans do.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Romeo 48 on July 05, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Decent beer is served through pumps with no sparkler, and is pulled by a comely wench whose pectoral embellishments are all the better for the exercise. She herself may be pulled later in ideal conditions.

This match wasn't in my plan for the season, but I could be tempted if finances permit !


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: The Golf Road Grumbler on July 05, 2012, 04:22:40 PM
I'd love an away tie to Truro city in the cup.

Get some st. Austell ales and a bit of Cornish rattler down...


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 05, 2012, 06:46:24 PM
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SW i normally agree with you perspicacious comments however this time you are talking bollocks proper beer should have a creamy head boddingtons poured without the dogs dick was not worth paying for and beers like Tetleys, Timmy Taylors, Theakstons etc are better for this method of dispense. you are entitled to your incoreect opinion but have obviously turned into a shandy drinking southern poof (can one still say that)

I await a substantive reply containing reasoning for your  current southern girly status.
In fairness most of those beers are now dead or nothing like they're original status.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 05, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
Their, not they're....too much shandy.

Also, Timothy Taylor's is widely available in the south now, not sparklered and so much better for it. Often the head on beer is an excuse for a short measure, not many lined glasses about. 


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Hamilton on July 05, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
Theakstons Old Peculiar has always been one of my favourite beers, but it is either my imagination or not as good as it used to be!

Other than that, I totally agree with Taxi Phil - especially regarding the comely wench (no relation to Comely Excell!)


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on July 05, 2012, 06:58:31 PM
A lot of those beers from years ago seemed marvallous against Watneys Red Barrel, Double Diamond and all the other keg crap about, now there are hundreds of different proper beers in lots of styles they seem rather pedestrian.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Hamilton on July 05, 2012, 07:45:28 PM
A lot of those beers from years ago seemed marvallous against Watneys Red Barrel, Double Diamond and all the other keg crap about, now there are hundreds of different proper beers in lots of styles they seem rather pedestrian.

I always had a soft spot for Double Diamond!


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Hamilton on July 05, 2012, 07:48:45 PM
I'd love an away tie to Truro city in the cup.

Get some st. Austell ales and a bit of Cornish rattler down...

Can you still get Newquay Steam  Beer?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: thegazelle on July 06, 2012, 02:53:45 AM
Bring back sparklers and stoppers campaign starts here. Am possibly around for the tuesday harrogate invasion. Black Sheep Frenzy anyone?

 I will try out northern beer with no head but i dont think i'll like it


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: bumble on July 06, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
Bring back sparklers and stoppers campaign starts here. Am possibly around for the tuesday harrogate invasion. Black Sheep Frenzy anyone?

 I will try out northern beer with no head but i dont think i'll like it

Anybody else joining the first invasion of the season?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: thegazelle on July 06, 2012, 12:02:12 PM
train times back not good to non existant , its either a booze bus or an overnighter. and i cannt commit till i sort visa issues.

last minute planning a possibility


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: joe on July 06, 2012, 04:10:39 PM
I'm in for Harrogate,transport permitting. Its my birthday too so may have a little tipple :-)


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on August 30, 2012, 02:59:48 PM
Almost upon us, ladies and gents. I know we've been to this city before, but for those unfamiliar or who haven't been in a while...

A good option is to walk towards the city from the train station, up Hythe Bridge Street, until you get to a bend in the road at the bottom of George Street. Start walking up George Street for a short while until you find Wetherspoons - ideal for a spot of brekky/brunch/lunch and a pint.

Then, cross the road from Wetherspoons, keep walking up George Street for a min or two until you reach the Odeon Cinema. Turn left there, walk straight for a little while along Gloucester Street then right into a tiny little walkway called Friar's Entry where you'll find this pub: http://www.maddingcrowd.co.uk/ It's a good sized venue with loads of beer. Well worth a visit.

When you come out of there, you can walk the rest of the way up Friar's Entry until you come out on Magdalen Street. The 14A bus goes from right there (Stop C4) to right next to Oxford City's ground. Dead handy.

Then you can do some of the zillions of other good pubs back in town after the game before getting the 8.36 back to Manchester or one of the many of trains back to the smog for London Alty.

...or, you know, just do your own thing and enjoy the day ;D I reckon that's a handy way to get things off to a good start, though!

We're going to win 1-2, by the way. Reeves brace.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Trucks on August 30, 2012, 04:59:26 PM
I hope to be on  gazelles Booze bus.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Altyant on August 30, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
An hours walk from the train station apparently  :o


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on August 30, 2012, 09:23:59 PM
But you can pick up the bus at any point, including right next to the train station. Piece of piss.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on August 30, 2012, 09:31:42 PM
Any ideas of the bus route/numbers?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Romeo 48 on August 30, 2012, 09:50:33 PM
If you follow the link on the Club site you can pick up the highlights of their match against Worcester last week. Looks like a PROPER non league football ground !


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on August 30, 2012, 09:56:51 PM
Any ideas of the bus route/numbers?

See earlier post. 14A is the one to get.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on August 30, 2012, 10:03:30 PM
Cheers BA


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Sarf London Alty on August 30, 2012, 11:59:49 PM
Not been this excited by an away game since we got relegated.

London Alty will be on an early doors train from Paddington for this one, fully canned up.

Pubs TBC as yet, the Four Candles being near the station and cheap seems a logical starting point though. Their social meant to be decent as well.

Epic day out in prospect...


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Number 23 on August 31, 2012, 09:09:18 AM
I'm going and I'm in negotiation with Mrs. Number 23 to get her to come along as she has a much better away record than me.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: bumble on September 07, 2012, 11:48:50 AM
So got all the flag bags (Teaser flag will be there wayno have no fear!)

Worth taking our waving flags?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: wayno on September 07, 2012, 04:00:48 PM
So got all the flag bags (Teaser flag will be there wayno have no fear!)

Worth taking our waving flags?
good man


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: wellingboroughALTY on September 07, 2012, 04:20:04 PM
Me and my Dad will be there for our first game of the season! :)


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: ManagementGuru on September 07, 2012, 04:25:44 PM
I will be there for my first match of the season, but my kids have cried off!


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Knutsford Alty on September 07, 2012, 04:31:14 PM
Me and my Dad will be there for our first game of the season! :)

This is why our club needs to be playing in a national league....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/2797_181109180159_6242473_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: TheCultOfIanTunnacliffe on September 07, 2012, 04:37:53 PM

I will be there for my first match of the season, but my kids have cried off!



Bill,

When did you last see Alty win a game...?!



Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Knutsford Alty on September 07, 2012, 04:41:11 PM
Can't say for Bill but Chester v Guiseley tomorrow is an interesting game.  Something will give in that game


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Forza Alty on September 07, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
Strange how Oxford united are at home on the same day at the same time.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: joe on September 07, 2012, 09:06:36 PM
Strange how Oxford united are at home on the same day at the same time.

It's hardly Liverpool and Everton!


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Romeo 48 on September 07, 2012, 09:21:21 PM
Strange how Oxford united are at home on the same day at the same time.

It's hardly Liverpool and Everton!
Liverpool and Everton ? It's hardly Stockport and fkn Macclesfield  ;)


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Oxfordtillicry on September 07, 2012, 10:12:05 PM
Hi, Oxford Utd fan here (though often go to watch very local side Oxford City). Re: pubs - avoid the chainy pubs in George St & head towards Broad St where you've got the excellent White Horse, Kings Arms & Turf Tavern. If you want a decent drink within walking distance of the ground head to the Victoria Arms in Old Marston (link below). Its a great pub right on the river Cherwell & you could wander up to the ground in 10-15 mins.

http://www.victoriaarms.co.uk/home.php

You'll be made very welcome at City & there'll be no repeat of the distasteful incidents that marred your previous visits to Oxford. I've heard a whisper that a rep from OUFC will be checking out Reeves but then I guess every club is looking at him at the moment.

All the best & enjoy your trip......


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: andyalty on September 07, 2012, 10:34:10 PM
Hi, Oxford Utd fan here (though often go to watch very local side Oxford City). Re: pubs - avoid the chainy pubs in George St & head towards Broad St where you've got the excellent White Horse, Kings Arms & Turf Tavern. If you want a decent drink within walking distance of the ground head to the Victoria Arms in Old Marston (link below). Its a great pub right on the river Cherwell & you could wander up to the ground in 10-15 mins.

http://www.victoriaarms.co.uk/home.php

You'll be made very welcome at City & there'll be no repeat of the distasteful incidents that marred your previous visits to Oxford. I've heard a whisper that a rep from OUFC will be checking out Reeves but then I guess every club is looking at him at the moment.

All the best & enjoy your trip......
Thanks alot for the info, sure we are all gratefull.

But you don't want Reeves! He's sh*t, he plays like he has a twisted ankle most the time (never running and never alert) We best keep him here where he has a couple of friends that hand him the goals when he never actually deserves them. So go ahead and let the Oxford Utd scout know he doesn't have to waste his time on him!

Maybe look at Scott Spencer of Hyde or Leighton McGivern? Ofcourse you'll have to find him first!


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on September 07, 2012, 11:10:13 PM
Hi, Oxford Utd fan here (though often go to watch very local side Oxford City). Re: pubs - avoid the chainy pubs in George St & head towards Broad St where you've got the excellent White Horse, Kings Arms & Turf Tavern. If you want a decent drink within walking distance of the ground head to the Victoria Arms in Old Marston (link below). Its a great pub right on the river Cherwell & you could wander up to the ground in 10-15 mins.

http://www.victoriaarms.co.uk/home.php

You'll be made very welcome at City & there'll be no repeat of the distasteful incidents that marred your previous visits to Oxford. I've heard a whisper that a rep from OUFC will be checking out Reeves but then I guess every club is looking at him at the moment.

All the best & enjoy your trip......

I'm sure we're all appreciative of the thought, but let's have it right, the Kings Arms and Turf Tavern are both chain pubs. And although the White Horse is worth a visit, it's bloody tiny. Two dozen people in there and there's not an inch to spare.

Far From The Madding Crowd is a better bet. Certainly pre-match, anyway.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: ManagementGuru on September 07, 2012, 11:19:05 PM
the last time I saw Alty win a league match was Salisbury 1 Alty 3 - I watched the match with Pompey Alty who I met for the first time atthe game


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Bath Alty on September 08, 2012, 10:03:17 AM
Looking forward to my first game of the season with Dad - decent local game for us both as he is in High Wycombe.



Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Beaver on September 08, 2012, 10:55:52 AM
The Mrs has decided to tell me now that her brother and his bird are coming round at 3 for a barbecue. Livid

He's a chef so he shouldn't have any bother firing it up on his own. We better win today, the fallout from this could drag on a bit.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on September 08, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
I have a similar problem, my daughter is having her combined birthday and going away to Uni party later, not too sure effing off for the day would go down a bundle  :-[


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on September 08, 2012, 11:11:15 AM
Man-up, lads. What kind of invasion game sees people crying off for BBQs and birthday parties at the last minute?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: thegazelle on September 08, 2012, 11:14:13 AM
your her father SW she wont want you there , get her to say it and voila a free pass for the day


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: SW on September 08, 2012, 11:22:40 AM
If only, I was really looking forward to this one too. Why don't people have parties when we are away at Vauxhall Motors or somewhere?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: York Alty on September 09, 2012, 03:02:22 PM
How many did we take in the end?


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: markecky on September 09, 2012, 03:04:55 PM
How many did we take in the end?

Hard to say as we spread out the most ever all around the ground.  I reckon 80-90.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on September 09, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
I'd have guessed around 100.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: York Alty on September 09, 2012, 06:51:45 PM
one third of the total of thereabouts.

Well done all.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: JDN on September 09, 2012, 07:10:43 PM
I'd have guessed around 100.
were you there Banbury? Me and a few others were on the look out and eager on a catch up


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Dublin_Alty on September 09, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
Huh? Anyway, yeah, I was there. Scattered throughout the ground I thought we had almost half of the crowd.


Title: Re: Invasion game!!!
Post by: Number 23 on September 09, 2012, 09:17:38 PM
There were certainly more Alty shirts in the crowd than Oxford ones.