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Title: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: robininstockport on January 24, 2018, 12:31:12 PM
Assuming Hannigan is the only absentee.

              Thompson

Densmore Harrison Jones Hampson

            Moult  Richman

  Johnson Poole Hancock

                  Hulme

Alty 2-0 Warrington. Hulme Hancock
Attn 785.

Massive game. With Shaw Lane playing Ashton, Saturday could well be pivotal.

My biggest concern is the pitch.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on January 24, 2018, 12:44:21 PM
Ridiculous amount of water fell again this morning. Due to be sunny all day Friday but I suppose it depends what falls between now and then


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Teasierbeaver on January 24, 2018, 12:45:46 PM
So, was it the challenge at Farce that caused Hannigans injury? It sounded like a bad challenge.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: robininstockport on January 24, 2018, 01:13:14 PM
So, was it the challenge at Farce that caused Hannigans injury? It sounded like a bad challenge.


It was very late


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: oneedham on January 24, 2018, 02:26:00 PM
The team goes without saying.

I am surprised we haven't had a bit of an update about the pitch or any work being done on it in the last month.

It should have drained but more rain throughout the week is the forecast, so I am hoping covers are being borrowed as this is another potential money maker with neither United or City playing.

I appreciate sometimes water can't be shifted or filtered away but a month is plenty of time to work on it.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on January 24, 2018, 02:32:36 PM
The pitch was being worked on earlier today


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: oneedham on January 24, 2018, 03:09:03 PM
Very good news.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Toff Apple on January 24, 2018, 03:25:50 PM
Ashton a bigger worry now, seem to have come from nowhere and we play them twice yet


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on January 24, 2018, 04:10:02 PM
Ashton a bigger worry now, seem to have come from nowhere and we play them twice yet

Indeed - not lost in the league since going down by the only goal at Stafford on October 14th. Let's see what happens when they visit Shaw Lane on Saturday.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: George Heslops Moustache on January 24, 2018, 07:42:38 PM
Ashton a bigger worry now, seem to have come from nowhere and we play them twice yet

Indeed - not lost in the league since going down by the only goal at Stafford on October 14th. Let's see what happens when they visit Shaw Lane on Saturday.

I know momentum is huge, but we saw off there first team (win one enforced change) with our reserves in the cup. We should have too much for them.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: cheshire cat on January 24, 2018, 08:45:18 PM
I really want the game to be on this weekend. It's a shame the sprinklers can't be used in reverse to drain the pitch.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: distancetraveller on January 24, 2018, 08:58:13 PM
could we not ask LCCC if we could borrow their Super Sopper


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Alty Dave on January 24, 2018, 09:45:45 PM
Good news the pitch is being worked on again, it was last week also.

Did we purchase any covers after the visit from the manufacturer?

Team wise, go as others say, Need Richman in there in my opinion as the game changed at Stafford when he came on.

Said it before, we can beat anyone on our day and recent form is Very good so on wards and upwards. Its our own destiny to make.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on January 24, 2018, 10:36:47 PM
Alty 8/15
Draw 16/5
Warrington 7/2


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: distancetraveller on January 24, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
Good news the pitch is being worked on again, it was last week also.

Did we purchase any covers after the visit from the manufacturer?

Team wise, go as others say, Need Richman in there in my opinion as the game changed at Stafford when he came on.

Said it before, we can beat anyone on our day and recent form is Very good so on wards and upwards. Its our own destiny to make.

just out of interest do you know what the work on the pitch entails


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: salealty on January 25, 2018, 11:27:19 AM
The draw looks like a reasonable bet


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Uncle Globnasty on January 25, 2018, 12:15:18 PM
Good news the pitch is being worked on again, it was last week also.

Did we purchase any covers after the visit from the manufacturer?

Team wise, go as others say, Need Richman in there in my opinion as the game changed at Stafford when he came on.

Said it before, we can beat anyone on our day and recent form is Very good so on wards and upwards. Its our own destiny to make.

just out of interest do you know what the work on the pitch entails

Are you forking joking?


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Big van vader on January 25, 2018, 09:10:43 PM
I reckon the game will be on and we will win 4 nowt


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: GB Alty on January 25, 2018, 10:14:52 PM
I just hope they call it off in good time nice and early, not leaving it to the last minute like those twits at Stourbridge

Should call it tomorrow afternoon imo


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on January 26, 2018, 09:07:07 AM
With the forecast being good for today but rain due in the morning are we going to attempt to cover the problem corner near the golf road end overnight after a days dryness?


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: beaker141 on January 26, 2018, 09:31:21 AM
I just hope they call it off in good time nice and early, not leaving it to the last minute like those twits at Stourbridge

Should call it tomorrow afternoon imo

If it were a team travelling distance maybe - but theyre only 25 minutes down the road !  Unless its obviously not playable I'd leave it up to the ref to call at 1:30.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 26, 2018, 09:34:13 AM
I just hope they call it off in good time nice and early, not leaving it to the last minute like those twits at Stourbridge

Should call it tomorrow afternoon imo

If it were a team travelling distance maybe - but theyre only 25 minutes down the road !  Unless its obviously not playable I'd leave it up to the ref to call at 1:30.

Agreed, leave it as late as possible. I've just sent a request for info on the pitch.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon on January 26, 2018, 10:18:00 AM
I hear they are optimistic about tomorrow even with the rain thatís forecast, most of the water over the last few weeks has receded or been removed from the pitch and the worst bit has covers on. So fingers crossed and many thanks to those that have worked on the pitch during such trying conditions


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 26, 2018, 10:21:50 AM
The pitch is looking good at the moment and it is drying out well after all the rain we've had.

Manchester United have verti drained the pitch, putting drainage holes over the whole surface.

We have borrowed 2 large sheets from Lancashire CCC- to cover the worse areas and protect them from further rainfall. These will remain on those areas until at least 12 noon tomorrow - after the worst rain has passed.

The referee is calling in at 11am for a precautionary look at the pitch.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: oneedham on January 26, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
The pitch is looking good at the moment and it is drying out well after all the rain we've had.

Manchester United have verti drained the pitch, putting drainage holes over the whole surface.

We have borrowed 2 large sheets from Lancashire CCC- to cover the worse areas and protect them from further rainfall. These will remain on those areas until at least 12 noon tomorrow - after the worst rain has passed.

The referee is calling in at 11am for a precautionary look at the pitch.


Appreciate the update mate. Excited.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: robininstockport on January 26, 2018, 12:40:31 PM
Big thanks to all concerned in getting the pitch sorted.Much as I want this game on I do hope it doesn't put players at risk and be a farce as our last home game was.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: distancetraveller on January 26, 2018, 02:33:41 PM
the weather doesn't look great for WA15 tomorrow morning, lets hope the covers and verti draining has done enough to get the game on. thanks must go to MUFC & LCCC for the assistance and use of equipment..

I hope we get after Warrington from the off tomorrow, if we can get an early goal I fancy our chances to win this...

3-1 Alty
Att 896



Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: wayno on January 27, 2018, 07:38:05 AM
Huge game.. come on Alty

Attendance 968. 
Alty win 2 1


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on January 27, 2018, 03:54:14 PM
0-1 at half time....not good enough..

Thommo to blame for goal...warrington spent the next 25 mins wasting time..the only thing this petulant ref doesnt seem to mind

Hope they get a rocket at half time fannying around sideways and backwards get the f $#@er forwards and we look dangdrous..



Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 27, 2018, 04:03:22 PM
This ref is an absolute muppet.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: The Thriving Jezza on January 27, 2018, 05:07:27 PM
Well done the lads for grinding a point out of that one.

Thats the last we will see of warrington..good luck at wealdstone...now come on lads lets get on another run and get out of this god forsaken league


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: TheCultOfIanTunnacliffe on January 27, 2018, 05:32:39 PM
Well done the lads for grinding a point out of that one.

Thats the last we will see of warrington..good luck at wealdstone...now come on lads lets get on another run and get out of this god forsaken league



Hmmm....possibly heading our way again in the Cheshire Senior Cup Quarter-Final (and, God forbid, the Evo-Stik League play-offs!).



Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Old Alt on January 27, 2018, 06:11:09 PM
Got away with that one today...and fortunate with Shaw Lane drawing
A few interesting points, one of the other threads on the board mentions Poole, Iím not sure he influences the game as much as he did earlier in the season, when Harrow came on, he was trying to pass the ball around and that made a difference.
We had our best spell of the game after Moult went off is it time to give him a rest?
I think Miller did look hungry when he came on, it may be time to give him a chance.
After the Witton game and today, it may be time for a change to keep the team fresh


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on January 27, 2018, 07:23:10 PM
Thommo to blame for goal.


Perhaps a slightly harsh assessment - seemed to be deflected. I await Alty TV before making my mind up.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 27, 2018, 07:49:26 PM
Their goal was definitely a sliced effort, whether it was deflected or not, I think it wrong footed TT but Alty TV will confirm. That was their only shot on target of the game.

We didnít deserve to win, though, and laboured to a draw against a team that has repeatedly had our number. Not much you can say when weíve come away with a point after sticking to our guns, but this reluctance to change to a plan B is surely going to get us into trouble at some stage. Itís quite apparent that we need a second striker option on the bench, I know Amis is out but whatís the crack with Omotola?

There would have been no complaints from me if weíd have lost that 0-1. We can, and will play better. That goal probably won us the league.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 27, 2018, 07:51:35 PM
PS: 1419 was a fantastic turn out, good to see a great reception for the £5 offer and that was absolute carnage on the GRE when we equalised. Missed that so much.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Alty Dave on January 27, 2018, 10:53:15 PM
Sorry Andrew, from where I was sat we deserved a draw. Listening to the smug Warrington fans in the main stand until we scored was frustrating. Fantastic when we scored and wiped those smug smiles away.

i agree, we could do with a striker on the bench and a better plan B, Thought PP made the right call in bringing on Harrop. I reckon we had over 75% of the play second half and eventually got our goal and it was deserved against a dogged Warrington team.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: Get That Cooker On on January 27, 2018, 11:02:15 PM
Sorry Andrew, from where I was sat we deserved a draw. Listening to the smug Warrington fans in the main stand until we scored was frustrating. Fantastic when we scored and wiped those smug smiles away.

i agree, we could do with a striker on the bench and a better plan B, Thought PP made the right call in bringing on Harrop. I reckon we had over 75% of the play second half and eventually got our goal and it was deserved against a dogged Warrington team.

Thereís no doubt at all that we had the better of the second half. Iím just saying I donít think we really created that much in the way of chances to determine that we *deserved* anything. Warrington put in a cracking away performance on us.


Title: Re: Warrington Match Thread 4
Post by: SammyH8 on January 27, 2018, 11:13:22 PM
Agree with all that Andrew Flynn says above, we definitely need a plan b, Jordan has been great but when it's not his day we need something different.

City / United season ticket deal definitely worked, had 3 with me who loved that 90th minute goal, should have that offer for every home game.

Man for man we have a better 11 than Wazza, they're well coached and have done well to get 2 points off us this season. Hope they go up via the playoffs as it's the only Alty away game Ive been able to walk to. Looking forward to see what Shaw Lane are about.