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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: JJ this and JJ that on: Yesterday at 10:38:39 PM
52k pa. Course he went. How many years has he got when he can pull in that sort of bread?

JJ was a cracking player for us, who entertained and put his heart into every game he played for us.  Not happy with the songs against him today - agree Back Roads - any one of us would take the money if raising a young family and quite right too.  Does every player who ever moves onto another club have to be branded Judas? Rather than showing a bit of appreciation for the contribution they have made - and JJ made a huge contribution to the revival of the club these last 3 seasons. Its either irony or it isn't very classy

2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: JJ this and JJ that on: Yesterday at 09:33:17 PM
I said maybe...

Johnson was a little bit Snakey

But after all.......

We've got lukey Wall

Who isn't good enough.

Makes me laugh as I would say 99% of people would have taken that deal if you were JJ. I am gutted but a grand a week for 52 weeks with a young family. Unfortunately this will always happen in non league.

Agreed. Gutted he's gone, was my favourite player, but good luck to him.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Jordan Sinnott on: Yesterday at 09:17:42 PM
I am truly, truly shocked and distressed by this. A tragic waste of a decent young life.

My deepest condolences go to Lee and his family and his friends.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: OK, so JJ (has sadly) gone... on: January 24, 2020, 10:58:56 PM
On March 21st, when JJ returns to Moss Lane with his new mates, he can probably expect to learn the difference between a warm welcome and a hot reception.

Coming to his peak. Offered good money and full time football. He has a young family and wedding to pay for. We had him for 2 and half great seasons.

I love Alty and I am gutted but his family are more important and football is not a lifetime career in the lower leagues. I don't expect anyone to clap him but will be disappointed if he is given abuse. He gave 100% in all games.

Put it to bed and move forward. I saw clips from the meeting tonight and this club is on the right path and has been since PP and Sorvs stepped through the door.

5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / OK, so JJ (has sadly) gone... on: January 24, 2020, 07:20:20 PM
but where the hell has Chester's money come from?
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Mike Garnett RIP on: January 20, 2020, 10:57:46 PM

A fitting send-off for Mike in Royton this afternoon.

Good to see such Alty stalwarts present as Kim Brocklehurst, John & Dana Laidlar, Malcolm Riley and Bill Waterson.

It was also splendid to hear that Mike's family intend to donate his extensive Altrincham FC archive to the football club.

7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Radio Robins | Gateshead v Altrincham on: January 19, 2020, 09:47:55 PM
Seems to have stopped working.

I believe due to the cold temperature causing crystallization of the electrolyte liquid in the lithium-ion batteries.

Be honest, Brian, you've just lifted that line from one of Scotty's speeches in an episode of Star Trek.

 Grin Grin Grin Grin

It's more "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!"

(Dr Who; 3rd version!)
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Radio Robins | Gateshead v Altrincham on: January 19, 2020, 11:37:52 AM
Is it me......but the matchday updates are not being posted on the official website ?

It is disappointing.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Loan Player on: January 17, 2020, 10:11:25 PM
And has great legs!
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Referee accountability on: January 15, 2020, 07:44:02 PM
Having considered all the circumstances of last night's postponement, especially B.4D's comments, I am forced to conclude that the referee, Adam Herczeg from (I think) Gateshead, simply didn't fancy it.

It reminds me of the famous postponement of our Trophy game at Buxton 40 years ago, when it was alleged that the referee called it off because he didn't think he'd get back home to Lincoln if it snowed again.

A lot of people were severely inconvenienced and left out of pocket by the late decision to call the game off. Spennymoor will have to pay the cost of needlessly turning on the floodlights for example. Players will have, in many cases, lost time at work.

Spennymoor's chairman's offer to fund our coach was a fine gesture, but I note his phrase "we respect the referee's decision". B.4D reckons that the ref cited "Health & Safety", and I do wonder what guidelines he may have been following.

Whilst we don't want to go back to the times illustrated by the iconic photograph of Tom Finney having an in-play cold shower, the line must surely be drawn  somewhere reasonable.

Do referees have to submit a report to the league when they postpone, and if so, how detailed is it ? Do clubs have any grounds to raise an official complaint if they feel that the decision to call off a game was unreasonable ?

Mr.Herczog would have got home in time to watch Spurs v Boro last night. Our travelling contingent didn't even have that consolation.

Phil.......are you referring to January 20th 1973
If so, that was a nailed on postponement.
The kick-off time was changed on the Friday from 3pm to 2pm as there was zero chance of the game being played after 4pm.
As I emerged from Buxton railway station, I saw a sight that I have never seen on the day of a football match that I have been attending, before or since, namely someone skiing.

I have never, ever been to Buxton when it has not rained....apart from when it has snowed!
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Winter break ? on: January 15, 2020, 04:02:11 PM

Rich from one of the most boring contributors on here.

12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Winter break ? on: January 14, 2020, 09:14:37 PM

Huawei can provide 5G  Wink
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Guiseley Match Thread on: January 13, 2020, 08:26:44 PM

We've been bloody awful at them for years haven't we - I distinctly remember Reevesy couldn't take them either.

The worst season that I can recollect for the recurring phenomenon of Alty missing penalties comprised the 2012/13 Blue Square Bet North campaign.

Of the total of 16 spot kicks that Alty were awarded during that particular season, we somehow contrived to miss 10 of them.

The culprits were as follows:

Damian Reeves: six;

Matt Doughty: two;

Shaun Densmore: one;

Ryan Brooke: one.

That truly was a nightmare season for penalties!
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Radio Robins | Altrincham v Blyth Spartans on: January 07, 2020, 07:08:47 PM
Make sure you take a bottle of buttercup syrup and a teaspoon into the commentary box with you Brian.

 Grin Grin Grin

Fitness test at 7pm for me, I think.

I fear that Bob Fleming may be due a further appearance on Radio Robins:-


 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: DUFFER of the DECADE on: January 04, 2020, 10:05:50 PM
I suppose it would be easy to make a Duffer XI: just any Young team?
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