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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Match thread on: Today at 06:03:52 PM
Wow....how good was that....
After a few weeks of at best mediocre performances, we produce our best result (and performance of the season), we were absolutely brilliant.
The only shame is, it could easily have been 10, Ceesay had two chances that we will never know how he didn't score and Joe Piggot had another good chance.
Great performances throughout the team, just to pick a couple JJ was unbelievable, he ran and ran and caused havoc down the wing and Dens was fantastic when he came on, his crossing is what we have been missing from our full backs over the last few weeks.
Credit to the manager, he changed the team after the performance against Bradford, brought back Williams, who I think has made a difference, we did play well in the first half against Spennymoor and carried on today.
The best moment of the match was when Simon Richman came on and thought it was our kick off after we had just scored.
Well done boys.....'feed the pig'

I think we should rest Hampson and let his hand fully recover. I agree, we miss Dens forward play and crosses.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Fair play on: Today at 06:01:08 PM
We defo play more direct and with confidence away from home.

Great result with Chester losing.


3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Spennymoor Match Thread on: February 20, 2019, 11:01:57 AM
We haven't been at it for a while now but still, we find ourselves in a good position to sneak the play-offs which we'd all have taken in our first season back here. Of course it's all down to our good run earlier in the season and I just hope we can re-find that form in time to keep pace with the sides around us, plenty of whom we've shown we can outplay.

Huge turnout at Curzon Ashton is required. Stick behind the lads. As a fan base we have a tendency to enjoy the spoils of the good runs and then go full-on Doomsday when we hit a slump, or perhaps that's just football fans in general. We know we're better than our form over the last few weeks, with or without a player of Dale or Hemmings' quality, so I'm still confident we have enough to up our game once again.

Spot on.

Will hopefully be there on crutches.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Spennymoor Match Thread on: February 20, 2019, 10:15:46 AM
Ceesay had a decent first half.

We were so slow going forward. Moult is looking very tired and slow again. As soon as he got on the ball they had all their players back in position.

JJ's final ball continues to be poor and it baffles me that he takes corners. On that note our set pieces are awful.

Again we looked tired and they had far more energy. I would consider Richman and Williams in the middle of the park for a couple of games or go to three in there until Jordan returns.

Hancock had his worst game but he has been class so he was due an off game.

Hannigan may have misplaced a touch for their first, I missed this, but he was by far our best player last night.

Again not sure what Fawes will bring to us. Just simply not good enough without Jordan and another winger of the Dale or Hemmings calibre.

Credit to Spennymoor who were far better than us. Pressed very high and had solid with energetic players. Very organised and weren't scared of putting in a decent tackle. They had far more in their tanks, I spotted our tiredness on Sat and it is a worry.

I have been watched the last two games from the stands and it is obvious how slow our build up play is. We need to move the ball a lot quicker, it was easy for them to get shape.

Problem we have is JJ takes a while to get in the right positions and young Piggott doesn't move towards the ball and it doesn't stick up top with him. Desperately need Jordan, no more reds please mate.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Spennymoor Match Thread on: February 18, 2019, 09:29:46 PM
Just watched the United game. Can we have similar intensity and high pressing tomorrow night please. What a performance.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Spennymoor Match Thread on: February 18, 2019, 03:36:26 PM
If White is fit I'd have him in at lb. After that I can't see any changes from Saturdays starting 11.

Massive game for us which we can't afford to lose.

Alty 1-1 Spennymoor. Johnson

Agree again. White in for Hampson who just doesn't seem himself.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Simon Richman on: February 17, 2019, 12:24:30 PM
Well achieved.

Great servant.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 17, 2019, 11:03:50 AM
The bottom line is that we were a very dangerous opposition, before Owen Dale returned to Crewe to be an unused sub and Jordan Hulme needlessly got himself sent off a few times. Now, we are a midtable team. Harsh but true.



Very true. JJ and Owen were getting at teams. Fullbacks were higher and we miss Jordan every minute of the 90,  it sticks up top with him. He needs to lose his back chat to the refs. We need him so badly for the run in.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 17, 2019, 10:18:07 AM
I think the concern is in the last few games Chorley (second half), FC United and now BPA, we have not been at our best.
In all the games, we had very little possession, and the match was played in our own half. The problem is in midfield, we canít hold the ball or pass it around. The other issue yesterday was the difference off the ball, as soon as we picked it up Bradford pressed and closed us down, we gave them so much space.
Whilst we have got away with results in the last couple of games, Bradford were on a terrible run, FC United not much better, so when we play Spennymoor, we seriously need to up our game.
In terms of the match, why we took JJ off, when he was our only outlet going forward is beyond me. Also when he was substituted he walked straight past the manager, no handshake no thanks, they just ignored each other. Not a good sign.

Tying to make a mountain out of a mole hill about JJ. I watched it from the stands yesterday and for the record I love JJ but he looked lathergic and not at all interested off the ball.

Clee pretty much had him in his pocket, much stronger . It was going to to be either Max or JJ for Ceesay and Max was looking and getting the ball more often than JJ. Albeit Max didn't produce much all game.

JJ was just gutted to come off but it was not long after 3 rather poor crosses. He was gutted to be subbed which was great to see. He only slightly huffed and puffed. No issues at all.

The whole team looked lathergic and it was clear from my view in the stands that we were stood off them too much. We allowed players like Hurst, their 7 and 11 to play.

I agree we still need that midfielder who can calmly put a foot on the ball and pass. Moult and Richman panicked a lot yesterday and did wayward passes. Hurst looked like a midfielder we need, energetic, calm and good passer of the ball. Fawes looks like a player we don't need but maybe too early to say.

Our tempo needs upping on Tuesday. We need both full backs bobbing on, we need to improve setpieces. Let Hampson swing crosses in and not JJ. We need to be more direct in wing play, get at them and beat the fullback. You could see yesterday that we need to up our fitness levels as we looked leggy second half.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 16, 2019, 06:36:33 PM
The defence played well richman was completely bypassed in midfield max was innefective....

anyone who said clee would be a backward step and doesn't think he would have improved our side is just being stubborn.

Agreed. Clee was brilliant all game. Such an intelligent and strong player.

I would defo look into it.

Havern is still quality aswell.

11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 16, 2019, 05:18:15 PM
Poor game.

Completely lost our shape when Piggott went off.  He wasn't great but our shape went with that sub.

Fawes looks unfit and I am not sure he is what we need when we have Hancock and Poole. Reminds me of Sam Sheridan in his brief appearance.

JJ was rightly subbed, very poor game for him. You could see his head wasn't in it today. Please take him off corners, his final ball is poor. Still love the lad though.

We need to push our full backs forward. We played into their hands second half and sat back. We invited their pressure and it was a terrible goal to concede.

Their number 4 was very very good. I think it was Hurst, I would keep an eye on him.

They also looked fitter than us which is worrying at this stage of the season.

Not many positives at all.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 16, 2019, 01:10:09 PM
Should be a good match up, Densmore v Clee

White has done well this season but I actually would prefer Dens against Clee. He will stay tighter.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Injuries on: February 15, 2019, 11:34:50 AM
I am guessing we won't be seeing Hampson or Harrison tomorrow but does anyone know the extent of the injuries yet?

Also where is Poole up to?

Any update would be appreciated.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA Match Thread (part 4) on: February 13, 2019, 01:46:18 PM
Densmore at RB, White at LB and richman in for Williams are changes to the starting 11 I envisage.

Looks like BPA are trying to drop out of the playoffs so we should make it 4 out of 4!

Alty 2-0 BPA. Piggot Hancock.

Agreed with team selection.

Would like an update on all our injuries and expected time scales.....gutted for Harrison.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Elliott Wynne on: February 05, 2019, 07:01:37 AM
I believe Wynne can improve, TT less so. That is why I'd be more inclined to try to keep Wynne.


Correct.

Wynne has far more potential.

Keep Wynne all day long.
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