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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Another signing on: June 19, 2019, 08:27:21 PM
Didn't we pay a fee for Gary Talbot when we re-signed him from the Vics? Or would that have been pre-98?
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: gateshead on: May 24, 2019, 08:17:09 PM
If they win the appeal, which seems unlikely, it won't affect us. If they don't, we'll only be affected if Truro can't take up the spot freed up by Aldershot. In that event, Ashton United would be relieved and Oxford City would stay put.

But what happens in the NPL if they have to accommodate Gateshead? Either Ashton gets reprieved or a team gets moved across to the Southern League.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: gateshead on: May 24, 2019, 06:51:57 PM
Or would Truro get reprieved, given they got more points than Ashton, and Oxford stay South?
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA on: May 23, 2019, 07:12:00 PM
I can see why we're doing the announcements this way but it might give the impression that we're still negotiating with squad members who have not yet been announced as retained, when I'm sure the majority of last year's squad is in fact already signed up.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Next Season on: May 06, 2019, 09:55:51 PM
I completely agree that a fluid, creative, energetic central midfielder is what we need. It's odd to say that because obviously Williams is that player in the current team and he's done well but I just feel that he's lacking in a way I find it hard to put my finger on.

It's no co-incidence that our two good runs of form this season have come when we've had a really good on-loan left winger (Dale and Ceesay). Finding the right player to offer a comparable threat out wide to Johnston is the other priority. I'd be looking to sign two wide players.

Otherwise, I'd stick with what we have.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Chorley - Match Thread on: May 06, 2019, 09:44:38 PM
Good Lord... I can understand people being upset about it in the moment but in the cold light of day, it's a red card. The fact he didn't make contact with the player is neither here nor there. You can't go into challenges like that anymore. We see red cards for that type of challenge all the time and not to acknowledge that that was a sending off offence suggests a one-eyedness that I thought we were above.

Great effort yesterday. We defended brilliantly and that has been our weak point this season. I absolutely think we should aim to win this league next season.

The away support yesterday was magnificent and also, as a man of a certain age, it felt like the baton of vocal support has been well and truly handed on to the next generation. I barely recognised anyone in that away end but it was packed with passionate and committed Alty fans. That has to be a good thing.

This time last year, for all the success, the club felt hollowed out. Yesterday, it felt like there was a new and vibrant core support.

Now for God's sake, let's get the management team and the bulk of the squad signed up.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Chorley - Match Thread on: May 04, 2019, 11:29:44 AM
Getting to Chorley (or anywhere near it) from the South East or the South Midlands by train on Sunday looks like being fun!

Euston shut all weekend, best suggestion on National rail so far is about a 4-5 hour journey each way via York/Sheffield and Manchester!

Any of the London Alty group found any better ways of doing it that I could look at? Otherwise it may have to be driving for me.

We’re driving too, in some combination or other. Trains look a nightmare.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty TV | Highlights | Altrincham Vs Blyth on: May 03, 2019, 09:50:40 AM
I think the officials got most of the big decisions right there, and they were not easy ones.

Our penalty was definitely handball within the current interpretation. Then I'd say there were actually two brilliant tackles for the possible Maguire penalty - the first from Williams was what made Maguire stumble but it looked a clean challenge. And I think Hancock may well have been onside - Nicholson tries to play him off when Poole touches it forward but they're both on the line of the edge of the penalty area if you freeze it. Very close and he certainly wasn't two yards offside as some Pop Side sages were claiming...

So well done to the ref and the main stand-side linesman.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ashton Match Thread on: April 24, 2019, 06:57:08 PM
I thought it was interesting that Wynne was sub keeper on Monday - does that mean Drench has an injury?
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Telford's Penalty on: April 11, 2019, 09:06:19 AM
Arguably an og. Very unlucky.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Nigel Howarth on: April 10, 2019, 12:32:05 PM
Thank you all for the kind messages about my father. His funeral is taking place on Friday and any Alty fan that knew my Dad is more than welcome to attend. The service is at Altrincham Crematorium at 3.15pm with the wake at the Bowdon Hotel from 4.15pm.

Laurence Howarth
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Biggest winning margin since when ? on: April 06, 2019, 07:40:10 PM
The famous Merthyr 9-2 game in 1991?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Radio Robins | Alfreton Town v Altrincham on: April 06, 2019, 04:59:58 PM
I imagine you haps are in touch with Laurence Howarth.

Could you please pass my condolences on to him and his family for me. I used to sit in front of his dad in the main stand and he was a lovely, very engaging gentleman, so enthusiastic about his team and a marvelous judge of refereeing decisions. It was always good to see him at games and we shall all miss him.

That's me. Thanks for the kind words. I didn't realise you used to see him at matches and you describe him very well. Going to Moss Lane will never be the same again for me but it's some consolation that my Dad was enjoying his football as much as he was of late.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Another signing on: March 08, 2019, 10:43:54 PM
And what an excellent name. He sounds like a jazz musician from the 1930s.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Blyth - Match thread on: March 06, 2019, 09:51:41 AM
Brief highlights now on the feed on our official site. Certainly not a backpass from Moult. Normally it has to be absolutely blatant for referees to give a free kick for that sort of thing, so we were really unlucky there. Brilliant save from Thompson to claw the ball over the bar.
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