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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FCUM Match Thread on: August 14, 2018, 08:36:54 AM
So, definitely no Poole or Hancock, White must be a doubt. Hopefully Densmore will have come the reserve match ok and be available.

On paper we should turn them over but it's going to a rejigged front 6.

Altrincham 2-0 FCUM (Hulme, Harrop)

He went 433 against Spennymoor again didnt he? Not sure if thats just reserved for away games. I think I'd quite like to see Peers given a start at this point, in No10 or out wide.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Southport Match Thread on: August 08, 2018, 09:16:25 PM
Too add and echo what PP has said,Moult played very well last night. It suits his play against a slower and more physical side.

Have we evolved into a 433 now? If so, I'm all for it.

Not a massive fan of the 4231 at any level, but begrudgingly I accepted that it fitted Alty really well in the Evo Stik with our personnel (particularly Poole as No10 is by far his best role).

In his absence I think I'd like to see the following:

Hancock                                  Johnston

             Williams              Richman

                           Moult (c)

Hampson   Jones    Goulding    White


Harsh on Harrop, but the three other central midfielders we have are experienced and instil confidence both on the front and back foot.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Southport Match Thread on: August 08, 2018, 07:13:23 AM
Agree with everything said previously, good team performance and the first time I have seen us pick anything up from Haig Ave. Brilliant. Hopefully more to come from Brendon, disappointing thus far.

Thought we looked even more solid when Richman and Hancock came on.

Well done to all that traveled tonight, well over 200 there and well appreciated by the whole team and management.

Yeah we defo looked more solid with Richman and Hancock. Loved last night,amazing team spirit.

Reaffirms my thoughts on Richman over Harrop to be honest - harsh on the latter but we're just so much more assured.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Highlights v Leamington on: August 06, 2018, 02:11:25 PM
Brilliant coverage as usual

Rubbish defending for both goals really

Nobody following in on the first one - would Harrison and Hannigan deal with those? I'd like to think so.

Might be an unpopular opinion but I don't seem to be as much of a fan of Harrop as a lot of other people - still a bit 'raw' to me, and turned his back on the second when he should easily have dealt with it.

I'd love to see what our match record with Richman would look like as an alternative - and that's before you even consider Williams, who in theory should be stronger than both.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Leamington Match Thread on: August 04, 2018, 07:43:15 PM
Surely the manager's got to be making changes earlier than 80? We've got a great squad, let's use it.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 201819 Away Games Map on: July 31, 2018, 10:55:50 PM
Given I don't live very far away, there's now 4 away days closer to me than Alty  Shocked
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Leamington Match Thread on: July 31, 2018, 10:51:25 PM
I'm sure Phil will be guarding against complacency after the way we started last season. Could easily get turned over here of we don't concentrate for 90 minutes.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Leamington Match Thread on: July 30, 2018, 08:31:43 AM
Looking forward to getting the season going. Assuming only Poole and Densmore are unavailable I reckon this will be the starting 11.


White    Goulding   Hannigan   Hampson

                Moult       Williams

   Johnson    Hancock    Daniels


Altrincham 2-0 Leamington. Hulme Hannigan

So pleasing to have squad depth these days - whoever plays at the back, and alongside Moult, I'd be quite happy with. How come Peers was missing on Saturday, by the way?

The only thing I will say, however - Brendan is left-footed isn't he? The traditionalist inside me is dying, however I'd swap him and JJ over, and encourage them to cut in and get as many shots away as possible. We could see from Saturday that Brendan's got a firm shot on him, and I'm sure Jordan will be on any follow-ups like a shot (like Saturday). I think we'd have more joy this way than aiming for the byline.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford Match Thread on: July 29, 2018, 11:25:36 AM
I thought we put up a good showing against a fancied team.
Lots of subs causes a loss of cohesion but I fully understand the reason why we made them.
I sometimes think JJ for all of his frightening speed sometimes falls short  of an end product.

Well yeah, if he had a spot on end product he wouldn't be playing non league football!

I do realise that, I just think he could produce it a bit more often.  I wasn't comparing him with Beckham

I think its probably a combination of that, and also perhaps his teammates could anticipate his ball a bit better. He often gets to the box too quick for anyone to arrive on a pullback, meaning more often than not, he only has Jordan to find.

I actually think that part of the reason he's so much more effective on the left is because he can still try to do all of the above from the left byline, however he also has the added option of coming inside and having a go (or even laying square), something he can't do very well when cutting in off the right.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford Match Thread on: July 28, 2018, 06:15:43 PM
My verdict on that game is that is was too windy and I wish I'd worn another jumper.

Oh, and am I right in thinking that was Salford reserves?

A bit of a mixture really. No sign of their 2 main centre halves from last year (Pierganni & Hogan) but Pond will probably start this year & he played, as did Wiseman at RB.

Would have been quite keen to see this 4k p/w lad but he wasn't around either.

For all of the half-chances we had, we didn't seem to have any clear-cut ones, I can't really put my finger on the problem apart from maybe we were trying to walk the ball in the net at times, and whilst the pitches are like bowling greens, JJ is always going to be a threat.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Main Stand Sponsor on: July 27, 2018, 08:18:36 AM
Looks good I have to say.

We're starting to look - and act - like a big club.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford Match Thread on: July 25, 2018, 08:33:40 AM
Never really had much issue with them myself to be honest. They were a brownfield site, in a promising catchment area (you could never surely call them a rugby league place like Warrington/St Helens etc)

Took the wind completely out of FCUM's sails which I quite enjoyed to be honest. Remember when FCUM set up and people were saying 'why not invest in an existing non league team'?

Seems you can't win at this level because nobody particularly likes money.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Sean Miller on: July 24, 2018, 08:42:22 AM
According to the main site we're not signing Rokka either.

Must have someone in mimd

Interesting... although I have no doubt that if PP wasn't convinced about either of them, he wouldn't sign for the sake of a signing and keep the budget free for 10+ games in.

Or, like you say, he's got someone in mind. It's normally the time that other trialists trickle down (or there's some interesting releases), we got Jordan at a similar time last year.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Radio Robins | Altrincham v Macclesfield Town on: July 22, 2018, 11:18:18 AM
I think Ashton's home form will be hugely important as it's not an easy place to go. I can see them having a strong start but fading away as the season progresses.

Hammered by Trafford yesterday. We havent fared too well there ourselves in recent years, so Tuesday will be another good marker I suppose.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Adam Rooney on: July 20, 2018, 02:21:26 PM
The knock on could mean someone like jack redshaw going out on loan

From what I understand they're convinced by Jack's fitness record - you could well be right.
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