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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington on: January 18, 2018, 02:17:08 PM
Still see Shaw Lane as the main rivals, if only because they'll be one point behind if they win their ever increasing games in hand and we've to play them twice. Warrington's progress might result in another blank Saturday for them adding to their fixture congestion as that was the game due to be played on FAT R3 day.
The League will probably send Shaw Lane to Stourbridge, who should  be at home to Workington. That game is actually scheduled a fortnight later.

Spot on

http://www.stourbridgefc.com/teams/61056/news/changes-to-our-february-fixtures-announced-2151923.html
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stourbridge - Match Thread on: January 18, 2018, 12:01:46 PM
Should've won at both Welling and Leigh as well.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington on: January 16, 2018, 10:05:03 PM
Still see Shaw Lane as the main rivals, if only because they'll be one point behind if they win their ever increasing games in hand and we've to play them twice. Warrington's progress might result in another blank Saturday for them adding to their fixture congestion as that was the game due to be played on FAT R3 day.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stafford - Match Thread on: January 13, 2018, 08:41:37 PM
I thought the team were some way off the standards they have set themselves and the first half was bookended by two excellent Thompson saves which were worth two goals in themselves. The introduction of Richman stopped the Stafford frontmen being able to turn and run at our back four and thereafter we gradually turned the screw. Superbly taken first goal for the second week running from Jordan Hulme and a cool head shown by Ben Harrison for the second. They ground that out today and in the end were worthy winners - great stuff.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Mason Walsh on: January 09, 2018, 05:17:15 PM
Playing a key role in Hednesford's recent revival (No.7). Will be useful to have back for the run in with these games under his belt. Jimmy Lawrie rolling back the years too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=9-kfPxAV8zE
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farsley highlights on: January 09, 2018, 01:54:44 AM
Not a true reflection of our dominance in the first half - their keeper won't be happy unless he has an an unedited copy which will include all of the saves he made. As for the red card - in the Prem League nailed on - in the NPL, usually not.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread on: January 04, 2018, 02:27:02 PM
It’s been wet this side of the Pennines since Monday, but I’d have backed us to beat Witton playing on Farsley’s pitch judging by the highlights link on the main website. Tough game no doubt, important to get something after Monday, hopefully a narrow win.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Witton Match Thread on: January 02, 2018, 05:38:24 PM
Most of you are magnanimous in defeat yesterday. I thought it was a great advert for non-league football on a very wet New Years Day & credit to the referee for getting through the 90-odd minutes. I don't fancy the groundstaff's job now though.

I thought we wanted it more - too many of your star players didn't fancy it (were Poole & Hancock playing?) whereas in the glorious sunshine back in August you played us off the park. Goes to show that you've got to compete whatever the weather.

Nice to be able to go to an original ground, have a thousand speccies in, great atmosphere, no aggro (oh yes, you have you own topic on that) & a great game + from my perspective a good result.

You might be playing in a "tinpot league" but you'll only get out of it if you show up. Workington, Shaw Lane & Grantham will look at your result yesterday & fancy their chances.

GE


Your team clearly adapted to the conditions better than ours and scored three excellent goals, albeit the winner from an uncharacteristic defensive mistake on our part. For us to concede as many goals in 90 mins as we've done in the preceding 16 games points to an exceptional afternoon - I don't think it's sour grapes to say it owed at least as much to the atrocious conditions as it did to your team. For our part I think we have to accept that the brand of passing football our team play which currently sees us with the best attack, the best defence and the most points, means we perhaps don't have the best personnel for the paddy field that was the Moss Lane pitch yesterday. Your team did, so again congratulations. As for the chasing pack, I'll back our team against anyone on a football pitch and there'll be many more of those between now and April as opposed to what we saw yesterday.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: We won! on: December 27, 2017, 05:27:14 PM
That’s now one defeat in the last 20 league matches, repeat that in the second half of the season and we’ll be champions.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 4G Pitch on: December 24, 2017, 05:39:43 PM
An interesting piece on the BBC website today about the dilemma facing National League clubs with 3/4G pitches and aspirations to be promoted to the EFL:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42425377


It's an interesting situation. If needs be the clubs concerned could throw a match or two at the end of the seasom and bring the game into disrepute.

Let's have a show of hands in the CSH a bit nearer the time.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Conner hampson loan extended on: December 03, 2017, 12:42:03 AM
This is great news.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Mossley Match Thread on: November 29, 2017, 12:03:53 PM

The liner was struggling to keep up with Mossley's quick counters all second half and some of his earlier decisions were guesswork, so it was no real surprise to me when no flag came up in the 95th minute despite the attacker being a good 5 yards offside.


"However, the drama wasn't finished as the game entered it's fifth minute of a signaled 5 minutes added time. Adam Latham appeared to be off-side when he raced through a gap..."
http://www.mossleyweb.com/

I think that's settled then.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Mossley Match Thread on: November 28, 2017, 10:02:04 PM
According to RR Mossley well offside in build up to their last gasp equaliser. Timely reminder we'll need to earn every point in the league as we can't depend on competent officials. Good run out for the squad players (the sending off apart) and at least no injuries. Would like to see Hampson secured for at least another loan period after Saturday.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Altrincham beat Alfreton 2-0 on: November 28, 2017, 04:18:48 PM
http://www.alfretontownfc.com/news/FA-Trophy:-Alfreton-Town-0-2-Altrincham-3468.htm

also see Oxford English Dictionary under 'niggardly'
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alfreton- Match thread on: November 25, 2017, 07:25:14 PM
Alfreton certainly threatened in the second half but we defended resolutely and Thompson made two or three excellent saves. That said we were a constant threat going forward and they couldn't have complained if we'd scored a couple more in the second half and were worthy winners overall. I'd suggest we'd have been in more control if Poole hadn't been substituted so early as he is key in how we retain possession.
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