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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Chesterfield Match Thread
« on: November 24, 2021, 09:21:04 AM »
Superb night watching the lads get a deserved point against Chesterfield at a superb stadium.
In all my years watching Alty. ( Since the late 1950s). Tonight’s comeback is up there with one of the best nights I’ve had watching them..

Onwards & Upwards.

It’s striking that our style of football is bridging a fitness gap if you can be scoring injury time winners (Dag) and equalisers (last night) at the league leaders.

I think most teams there at 0-2 would’ve (and indeed have) folded.

Edit: we’re about the third team to score an injury time equaliser at Chesterfield but the others were Torquay Bromley and Borehamwood so two top eight sides.

We need more strength in depth, or at least the resources/availability to cope.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: ground safety work
« on: November 20, 2021, 08:13:43 AM »
Any idea who?

I have suspicions but, as Mrs Trellis alludes to, I’m not too interested in finding out who as it probably doesn’t do anyone any good and it will all come out in the wash anyway. These things always do and we’ve probably got more pressing matters at hand now like assuring the board with any work or sh*t shifting that needs doing.
Played a large part in costing us £80-100k though so I won’t forget that.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: ground safety work
« on: November 19, 2021, 09:34:38 PM »
Firstly, I'm relieved that the 'traitor within our midst' 'name and shame' post that appears on another thread seems to have lost momentum.  Whether someone who lives locally has complained I cannot say, but I very much doubt the self-scuppering theory has much evidence to support it.

You can be relieved as much as you like but I was right though wasn’t I?

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: ground safety work
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:47:20 PM »

Does anyone know who's dealing with it from TBC?

Not sure who's overseeing all of this at Trafford Council but here are the contact details for the three local councillors of the Hale Central Ward, in which the J Davidson Stadium is located:

It may be worth contacting them for some enlightenment.

I will be contacting them for their views on their situation at the very least.

Altrincham FC First Team / Snakes and sh*tbags
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:43:55 PM »
Let us be very clear about something tonight. Someone with detailed knowledge of the club, who has been put out by recent events has written into Trafford council detailing problems with the ground.

It may have been done with jealousy over the success of the partially opened fanzone vis a vis the CSH, the subsequent events possibly unplanned.

But whoever has done that, has set in course a chain of events that has led to this football club that we, and they purport to, love losing £100,000 of income. We may have lost it in front on a 2,500 crowd in a normal Moss Lane but now we’ll never know.

When we finally nail down the culprit, and I am lead to believe that the belt is tightening in this regard, let us not forget this. Regardless of previous efforts made for the club or positions held. There will be a reckoning to be had.

Their inability to grow up shames them. This will be difficult for them. I hope they can’t sleep tonight for reasons other than the rest of us won’t sleep easy.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's capacity is now 1,390...!
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:33:06 PM »
How long until the only usable parts of the ground are the Chequers end and the front of the sports hall are the only usable parts of the ground?? Its getting scandalous this. The ground was deemed safe last year for over 7000. WTF has changed? The council and whoever has made these decisions need to be held accountable here.

Someone’s written a letter to the council detailing all the inherent problems with the ground mate, that’s what’s changed. Someone put out by how well things had been going under a new leadership. That’s what’s happened.

This won’t apply to everyone I guess but the new roadworks/temporary traffic lights at the Grove Lane/Delahays Road junction are causing havoc, traffic has backed all the way down Grove Lane to past the King George for example.

Not for the first time this week, cheers Trafford Council, nice one.

And I suspect anyone travelling through that area is probably already aware or indeed reading this whilst sat in the traffic.

I’d just suggest to people that maybe it really would be getting there earlier than usual tomorrow night, definitely allow a bit of extra journey time.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Gateshead Replay Match Thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 10:05:23 PM »

Baggley is away with the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad.

He was an unused substitute for them against Lithuania yesterday and they are scheduled to play against Malta on Tuesday evening.

Instead of a Lads holiday, he should be here

Wouldn't Fleetwood be making that kind of decision?

I was joking

@Cult - How many players have we lost due to international duty?

I don’t know the answer to this but on a slightly related note we have lost out in the past on a bumper pay day from a televised game.

I believe our tie v Crewe Alexandra in 1996 was due to be televised but it was postponed due to Neil Lennon being missing for Crewe. To play for Northern Ireland funnily enough.

He played (excellently) in their eventual 2-0 win.

I think there were some other Crewe players in that team that went onto better things. Danny Murphy? Robbie Savage? Craig Hignett? Mark Rivers? Colin Little?

I think? I could be talking out of my arse here…

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Gateshead Replay Match Thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 07:13:31 PM »
Guessing we're missing Bagley, Furman, Pringle and Lietch-Smith.

The incentive for both sides is huge, but we have too much for them.


Senior  Mullarkey  Hannigan  Fitzpatrick

              Moult    Whitehead

  Kosylo          Hancock            Colclough


Alty 2-0 Gateshead  (Hancock, Mullarkey)

PP said that Mooney got half a game for reserves so hopefully he'll be on the bench.

Wasn't Pringle's red 2 yellows and doesn't that mean he is now available?If so I would start him.

I was just about to ask where we were up to with Dan Mooney. He’s been out key player this season

Edit: but good we’re starting to get players back and I’d start Pringle because he’s more settled into our system than the new lads if nothing else.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: ground safety work
« on: November 12, 2021, 06:49:26 PM »
To be fair, to whichever bitter snake has been calling in the council, they’ve done a proper job on us

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Gateshead
« on: November 08, 2021, 10:24:48 PM »

I must confess I did not like the ground much. Viewing was awful because of the running track. It was like watching ants running around busily at times rather than two football teams. I don't like football pitches where you are miles away from the action. Winsford United I think also springs to mind.

I also recollect the speedway track at The Shay when we lost 3-1 against Halifax Town in the FA Cup First Round back in November 1975.

Supporters of a certain vintage will probably also recall New Brighton's stadium, where the football pitch was surrounded by an athletics track.

Kirkby Town's former ground, Simonswood Lane (where a young John King honed his crunching tackles in the late 1960s/early 1970s), was another example:

What an incredibly desolate photo that is. Did anyone on here ever go there?

I believe there was a nightclub underneath that stand? Christ 😬

If my geography is correct then just behind it or at least to the left is Liverpool’s brand new £50m training facility.

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Player called Street in 1968
« on: November 08, 2021, 10:23:14 PM »
That kit is superb!

Yeah...was gonna say...we need a retro version of that :)

Erm, it’s Morecambe’s kit isn’t it?

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stockport County
« on: October 27, 2021, 10:24:38 PM »
Not smart enough to provide a link but someone on the Stockport forum has said Parky has apparently applied for the job!
Got to be absolute horses**t surely?

While I wouldn’t be surprised if he did apply at some point , the idea that Rusk would be sacked at 11am, Parkinson would put together a proper football managers application and submit it within time for it to be received by the Stockport County hierarchy and leaked to a forum poster by 4pm is not a realistic timescale is it?

Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Signing
« on: October 15, 2021, 10:19:30 PM »
One other possibility this opens up is us playing 4-3-3. We used that system towards the end of last season with Moult, Smith and Kirby as the midfield three and I was expecting to see it on occasion this season when we re-signed Kirby. I don’t think Moult, Furman and Pringle would have the legs to play that way but the new lad sounds like a Kirby-type player, so it could be an option now. It would be interesting to see Pringle playing a bit further forward.

Whilst I’m not totally convinced by Kirby, he had a very effective game at Torquay and provided something we’ve noticeably missed in his absence. We were set up as we always are but he had those extra legs to go and press further up the field. Sort of when the 3 behind Dinanga are shielding the ball and it’s not going anywhere, he would go and press. Or when Dinanga and Colclough cornered someone he would be next on the scene.

It might have been a factor in Torquay hitting it longer than they’d have liked, rather than building it up a bit. Disrupting them at source basically. Hopefully at least Whitehead will give us that option as you don’t want teams to get too comfy against you.

He seems to have a reasonable record at conference level at least and will know the league well if nothing else.

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