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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Bradford PA: FA Cup match thread on: October 07, 2018, 11:49:59 AM
Now we've had time to view the video I reckon Mr Bower will be feeling a bit daft this morning. I couldn't tell from the Golf Road but that's as blatant a dive as you'll ever see. His players must've said so - either that or they lied to him. Well spotted Brian.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Segregation on: October 06, 2018, 11:39:37 PM
If the Police had been there and witnessed the events at least one BPA 'fan' would be in the nick this evening. God help him if they ever play Barnet away ;-)

3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Bradford PA Match Thread on: September 15, 2018, 11:29:42 PM
And Nicky was anonymous much to my relief

Beg to differ, thought he was excellent for 75 mins, more a withdrawn wide midfielder than winger now, although faded a bit in the closing stages. One volleyed 50 yard diagonal pass in the first half a highlight. Luca on the other hand looked ponderous and wouldve struggled against Hulme.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Sean Williams on: August 25, 2018, 07:38:50 PM
Exemplified the team performance - no "Hollywood" passes, emphasis on keeping possession and finding Hulme or Hancock when going forward. Sorveltastic.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Owen Dale on: August 25, 2018, 07:36:15 PM
On today's showing a smart footballer given he'd only been with the team a few hours. Worked hard, passed it well and was pragmatic - a Crewe player basically.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Question from the Archives on: June 30, 2018, 01:46:16 PM
Colleague at work saw my car sticker and told me his brother Mick Moore play for us and Wigan and finished in the USA

Also work with Stu Scheuber who I can remember at Alty

Mick Moore was a striker who I think came through the reserves. I don't think he played too many games.

There were two Mick or Mike Moores who played for us. You are thinking of one who played as a young player around 1996-97, but Mick (this is confusing) is thinking of the one who played for us in the seventies and has his own Wikipedia entry.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Moore

The one whose missed penalty against Scarborough in extra time of the Trophy replay at Rotherham arguably cost us a trip to Wembley.

Mickey Moore was signed by Les Rigby and was a more than decent forward but never really produced the form expected of him and will inevitably always be remembered for that penalty miss. Ironically replaced JR at Wigan for the start of 77-8, after the latter came to Alty via Port Vale having left the Latics earlier in the year.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Talking about investment... on: June 13, 2018, 05:31:53 PM
Pukka Pieman as usual delighted to see a lack of investment at the top level of non league football.....shrugs shoulders, no point in having ambitions...may as well give up eh?

1 of 2 things will happen at Gateshead......they will not find an investor capable of taking them forward at full time status so will keep looking but stay as high as they can as a part time sustainable club probably beating Alty at every opportuinity......
or they WILL find another investor, they will go back to full time status, compete at the top of the national league, aim for promotion to the football league, big cup runs and perhaps a trophy final.....

AT LEAST THEY WILL F**KING TRY !!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/northeastfootballpodcast/richard-bennett-on-gatesheads-takeover-collapse

Very interesting interview with Heed's Chair & co-owner on the takeover collapse.

8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Talking about investment... on: June 13, 2018, 12:12:23 PM
I see Gateshead have found new investors to keep the club full time,management structure in place and a vision to take the club forward with the aim of league football,found inside three weeks. Itís no surprise though because the north east isnít impoverished, spennymoor and South Shields arenít already local
Bankrolled nonleague teams and Gateshead donít only average 852 in the national league.......

Gateshead to go part-time after buyer withdraws takeover bid.

Didnt stack up did it  Shocked Roll Eyes

The most concrete result of which has been another of their first team squad signing for York City this morning - I think that's four now.
http://nonleaguedaily.com/york-sign-gateshead-striker-langstaff/
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: another signing to be announced tonight on: May 22, 2018, 11:53:18 AM
An excellent signing, welcome back Sean. Having spoken to him at Warrington after the league game I think he has unfinished business here.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: John Laidlar: the end of an era on: May 19, 2018, 08:40:46 PM
Mt first website very morning for over 15 yrs, thank you John

Exactly. When in Lisbon I traveled on a funicular railway in tribute. Thanks John.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / York City - Jason McGill Back as Chairman on: May 17, 2018, 06:10:59 PM
One offer for his 75% shareholding - £0. Club to remain FT.

https://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news/official-statement-jason-mcgill
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Favourite grounds . on: May 15, 2018, 06:22:27 PM
Weíve been once, twice, three times to Wembley!
But letís not get in to which one!

I like this version, perhaps it could be sung alternatively along with the original. You sharpening your pencil for next year's Eurovsion?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Favourite grounds . on: May 15, 2018, 06:15:47 PM
Point of Order for the Grounds committee:

1) Is the New Bucks Head a different ground to the old one, given it occupies the same site?
2) More optimistically, is the New Wembley a different ground to the old one?

Next years new grounds for me are Bradford Park Avenue, Chester, Guiseley, Hereford, Spennymoor, plus maybe Telford

And I have home matches at Brackley and Leamington (M40 dash!) and Hereford (Direct train from Slough).

Same site is same ground for me. Old Trafford today is unrecognisable from 30 years ago, but it isn't a different venue.

It might look very different, but there are still elements of the ground that haven't changed much over that period, e.g. the South Stand.

Physical continuity is the important issue. If a house has been standing on the same spot for 500 years, but it is knocked down and rebuilt every 100 hundred years, the house standing there now is clearly not the same one as that was there 500 years ago. Despite the fact that it is in exactly the same location as the house 500 years ago.

A complete rebuild is a new ground in my view, as there is no physical continuity with the ground other than its location.

Clearly there could be difficult issues concerning a ground where 99.9% of it has changed but they've kept some old turnstiles or something.

Re: The Buck's Head. The more modern of the old two seated stands is still there, but has been converted to offices with a paddock terrace. So Bill, as self appointed arbiter you are NOT entitled to a new notch. More generally I have to disagree with Jimmy re: a complete rebuild occupying 100% the same site, if only because it would make '3 times to Wembley' redundant. You have to think these things through.

It wouldn't make it redundant though, it's still true.

Both these statements are true, and not contradictory:

Altrincham have played at Wembley three times.
The New Wembley stadium is a different stadium from the old Wembley Stadium.

from the song [last line]

'And it looks like we're going AGAIN'

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/again

i.e. Implying to return to the same place, not a new place.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Guiseley - Revert to Part-Time Status on: May 15, 2018, 05:53:58 PM
Marcus Bignot as joint manager too.

http://guiseleyafc.co.uk/bignot-and-oneill-join-as-joint-managers-with-clayton-as-assistant/
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Favourite grounds . on: May 15, 2018, 05:48:19 PM
Point of Order for the Grounds committee:

1) Is the New Bucks Head a different ground to the old one, given it occupies the same site?
2) More optimistically, is the New Wembley a different ground to the old one?

Next years new grounds for me are Bradford Park Avenue, Chester, Guiseley, Hereford, Spennymoor, plus maybe Telford

And I have home matches at Brackley and Leamington (M40 dash!) and Hereford (Direct train from Slough).

Same site is same ground for me. Old Trafford today is unrecognisable from 30 years ago, but it isn't a different venue.

It might look very different, but there are still elements of the ground that haven't changed much over that period, e.g. the South Stand.

Physical continuity is the important issue. If a house has been standing on the same spot for 500 years, but it is knocked down and rebuilt every 100 hundred years, the house standing there now is clearly not the same one as that was there 500 years ago. Despite the fact that it is in exactly the same location as the house 500 years ago.

A complete rebuild is a new ground in my view, as there is no physical continuity with the ground other than its location.

Clearly there could be difficult issues concerning a ground where 99.9% of it has changed but they've kept some old turnstiles or something.

Re: The Buck's Head. The more modern of the old two seated stands is still there, but has been converted to offices with a paddock terrace. So Bill, as self appointed arbiter you are NOT entitled to a new notch. More generally I have to disagree with Jimmy re: a complete rebuild occupying 100% the same site, if only because it would make '3 times to Wembley' redundant. You have to think these things through.
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