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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: cheshire senior cup draw on: Yesterday at 04:07:56 PM
Seriously when are they going to knock this awful cup on the head?
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: A New Low on: August 18, 2018, 10:16:41 PM
The dog was more entertaining than our performance.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 18, 2018, 06:52:55 PM
We were thoroughly bullied today by a very professional team who barely broke sweat. No point blaming a poor ref; I don't recall us having a single shot on target all afternoon. They could and should have had 3.
Where do we go from here? In some respects Boston represent the benchmark. We need to be able to compete with teams like that but with largely Evostik players, that will be difficult.
One thing for certain is that Jordan is isolated and needs more support. JJ was anonymous today and so was Hancock. Defensively we also looked very fragile. We have 4 quality central defenders and PP needs to decide on his favoured 2 and give them time to form a partnership in this league.
We probably need another striker if Daniels isn't going to come good.
White was dreadful. I'd probably go with Dens for now. I also don't believe TT is inspiring much confidence in his defenders. Yes, we need Poole back ASAP.
Anyway, onwards and upwards. Up the Alty.

Agree White was terrible,he was decent against Southport (only real performance I have ever seen from him) and I think he was trying to make a point against his former club. Need that level performance each game. We need a fit Dens back.

JJ has been poor the last two games but we need him. I would look at signing Miller if he is still available.

TT is as slow as Moult, those two passing it to each other stops my heartbeat.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 18, 2018, 06:48:11 PM
Woeful. Whilst accepting that Boston were decent, we contributed nothing throughout.

We repeatedly gave the ball away, left acres of space at the back, and couldn't even do the basics.

We need to be much more direct, and stop playing the ball across our own area or backwards.

The referee was garbage, but it didnt much matter.

Harrop deserved his MOM. I really didnt understand why he was hooked when others were poorer.

Finally, Hulme. Another stupid and totally inexcusable booking, which meant that he became ineffective. We need his aggression, but he absolutely MUST learn to channel it better.

Agree about Hulme, he needs to be careful,I said the same as you. He then had to second think every challenge, seems to be carrying a knock.

It happened last season,Moult needs to drag him and Harrop away,he never does that, even though they are adults.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 18, 2018, 06:45:25 PM
We aready look worn out.
We need to increase fitness levels and strength.
Swap the way we shoot next home game,worth a try. I am that superstitious about it.

MASSIVE straw clutching!

It makes a difference. Look at he results last season. One big reason is that it makes for a better atmosphere,always has done, and that will get the lads up for it.  I am not the only one who thinks the same.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 18, 2018, 05:47:13 PM
We aready look worn out.
We need to increase fitness levels and strength.
Swap the way we shoot next home game,worth a try. I am that superstitious about it.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 18, 2018, 05:41:34 PM
Men against boys. They were stronger from 1 to 11, physical and organised.
We need a striker.
I like Moult but he is far too slow at this level. In certain games against a less mobile mid it will work but we need to accept he is too slow.
Their number 6 was immense.
I think we have good defenders but none are the quickest.
I still think Peers needs a chance, I appreciate he isn't technical but sometimes strength and determination is needed at this level.
They were so determined and bossed us.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty TV - Highlights Vs FC United on: August 17, 2018, 10:50:20 AM
Great highlights as per, my take:

1. Daniels pen inconclusive even on replay but that would deffo have been given another night-arguably bad luck for us then
2. If the man on the post stays on the post then Dickensons header is cleared
3. TT no chance with the second goal for me, excellent finish. More the complete freedom of our midfield to allow him to stride through and take the shot
4. We still created a lot in and around their box but need to get more men in there to support Hulme.
Great summary

Yeah shocking closing down but TT needs to side step a couple then dive. Doesn't move his feet often.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Boston Match Thread on: August 16, 2018, 01:30:47 PM
Not sure how I feel about the 4231 vs 433 thing. At Prem level I despise the former, but it suited us well last season, and when Poole comes back I assume we'll go back to it properly.

I want to see Peers given a proper go.

We looked terrible going 433 on Tuesday, they started running past us in wide areas. Our width, which is one of strongest games, completely went. Improve JJ's composure and have Peers knocking them across and we'll do well. Really need Hancock fit to support Hulme.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Boston Match Thread on: August 16, 2018, 01:27:34 PM
Looks like only Hancock and Poole unavailable.


                 Thompson

Densmore  Goulding  Hannigan  Hampson

                Moult  Richman

       Johnson  Peers   Danliels

                     Hulme

Probably our hardest game this season. Hope we can bounce back from Tuesday.

Altrincham 1-1 Boston

This team but with Peers out right, JJ left and Williams in for Daniels. Play Williams higher up,that's if Hancock is still injured.
Then bring Harrop on second half.

Shoot towards the Golf Road end first half.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Daniels and Thompson on: August 15, 2018, 07:05:02 PM
If we let Miller go to fit Daniels in then it was a mistake. In three games that I have watched he hasnt wanted it. He must be covered in grass burns from the amount of times he hits the deck. He would have been through first half, I can't stand players who dive.

I keep repeating myself and their winner did come from a break down in play and no closing down on our right but Thompson should have saved it. It wasn't far off centre. I didn't mention the Southport free kick as I keep hammering him but we need a new keeper. Sorry to say this but he will cost us points.

We looked shattered against a poor team. We missed Richman and Hancock big time. Hancock is massive for us, he see's smart passes and also scores.

I mentioned it last season but let's get back to shooting towards the away end second half.



Just watched the highlights of the winning goal. I agree with the above comment that TT should have saved it. Poor goalkeeping. After 4 games 9 conceded maybe we give Wynne a go, Iíve never been convinced with Thompson to be honest.

He should have saved the Southport free kick,he stepped the wrong way.  He seems to really struggle with long range shots.

He is built for close range shot stopping. I would like to see a taller and more commanding keeper. It would make a huge difference. I don't think the defenders are that confident about passing back to him.

I am a fan of PP but he said all last season that if someone isn't performing then others will step in. That time occurred on many occasions last season and is happening now. Not sure Wynne is the answer but deserves a chance, just like Peers does over Daniels.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FCUM Match Thread on: August 15, 2018, 12:20:13 PM
Just my personal opinion. Say what I saw. First game this season.
Daniels was in and out of the game true,  just thought he looked to have that game changing ability in his locker. Hume played well, passing and movement good,  just think he doesn't look as sharp as last season.


Hulme got a knock early on which I don't think he completely ran off. Daniels clearly has talent and with his pace and build should destroy players but surprisingly weak and loves rolling around each game, which also breaks down our attacking play.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FCUM Match Thread on: August 15, 2018, 08:58:37 AM
A few thoughts, in no particular order...

Perhaps a risk to change 3 of the 4 starters in the back four from Saturday.
I thought Ben Harrison had a decent game.
Dens always need match time to get back to his best.
I haven't been impressed with Daniels so far.
Hancock was badly missed - his contribution can be underrated
Thought Williams was busy but doesn't create much.
Max is another who looks like he needs games under his belt to be firing 100%
Would have liked to see Tom Peers on earlier
JJ's passing was woeful.
Maybe the travelling to/from Spennymoor and a crazy game there took our edge off tonight
No need to panic, we deserved a draw
From where I was stood, James Jones makes a better door than a window
Half time brew was good

Paul

Good post.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Daniels and Thompson on: August 15, 2018, 06:49:07 AM
Getting fed up of repeating this. Daniels is on a month's loan to fill in for absences. He's not a permanent signing.

Doesn't mean we have to play him?
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Daniels and Thompson on: August 14, 2018, 10:10:12 PM
Daniels is only here because Poole isn't fit.

Give Peers a chance. He is strong, works hard,gets back and has a good shot on him.
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