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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Shaw Lane AQUAFORCE - Match thread on: April 04, 2018, 09:48:09 AM
It would obviously be better to start with proper full backs in their proper positions if we can. But I wouldn’t rush anyone back on Thursday before they are ready, for what will likely be the easiest of the 3 quickfire away games. Albeit all against teams in poor form.
I must admit I think Lancaster may be the hardest of the three.....I seem to think our record there is less than inspiring (Mike Garnett may prove me wrong).
Overall record at Lancaster - played 20, won 5, drawn 6, lost 9, scored 26, conceded 30. I think you have a point.
Thanks Mike.

I wonder if Lee Poland is available
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Season extension on: March 10, 2018, 07:09:23 PM
Extending a season sets a precedent, when is it done.  Does it give an advantage to a club that doesnt get its fixtures completed.  If all clubs have a backlog fair enough but this is unlikely to be the situation.
Cheshire cup to be a preseason comp is the answer

If you make the CSC pre season then you risk filling the schedule with fixtures that are less lucrative and not having the preferred type of opposition.

I would do away with it altogether, an anachronism in 2018 I'm afraid.

I wouldn't extend the season either. 


You can’t “do away” with the CSC. It’s a requirement of our registration for the Cheshire FA enabling us to take part in the FA Cup and FA Trophy
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ashton Match Thread on: February 25, 2018, 07:52:56 AM
Must admit don't know why he brought Harrop off.

Any idea why their goalkeeper coach was clapping and laughing at us at the end?

If it was Paul Phillips it wouldn’t surprise me, guys a complete kn*b jockey
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ashton Utd Match Thread on: February 07, 2018, 02:20:42 PM
That's our best performance for a couple of months, at least for the first 80 odd minutes.  Some great football on a pitch that surprisingly allowed it and loads of chances.

Tony Thompson was upset about the stop start nature of Aaron Chalmers run up for the pen.  Apparently it's not allowed anymore.

I've got five of the next 6 Tuesday's getting home at 2am to look forward to now!

Also, in the build up to the penalty the Ashton player on the right wing was well offside.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Macclesfield Town on: February 01, 2018, 10:26:22 PM
Players have this evening released a statement to say they haven’t been paid wages for January, they’ve tried to find out what’s going on and have had no response.

Serious?

Or could you look more into it and say the owners have seen the short success a SOS brings with instant cash flowing in such as Hartlepool and Chester?
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ejected from the ground on: January 01, 2018, 10:16:49 PM
Just another reason we need segregation. Wasn't the incident sparked by Witton fans celebrating?

No, no it wasn’t.

The incident was reported to the clubs social channels, and in a follow up conversatio

"None of those blokes said anything whatsoever to him.  A couple of them turned round to me and said they’d not spoken to him or anything, they just cheered and clapped their goal, what’s wrong with that?"

"There were some Witton fans. Harmless middle aged blokes who of course, celebrated their first goal.  He went totally mad used every name under the sun"

Sounds like Witton fans - who did celebrate every goal like a cup final today - annoyed someone, with a history of ranting.




His outburst was after they’d gone 2 1 up close to half time, the Wilton fans were chatting amongst themselves, he just snapped. What happened after that I don’t know but it was certainly not to do with the celebration of a goal
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ejected from the ground on: January 01, 2018, 10:09:00 PM
Just another reason we need segregation. Wasn't the incident sparked by Witton fans celebrating?

No, no it wasn’t.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ejected from the ground on: January 01, 2018, 09:05:50 PM
I was stood right next to him along with several well humoured Witton fans. He just snapped and went on a rant for a few minutes, didn’t really say anything untoward but swearing several times with kids in front of him has obviously led to someone complaining. By the time the whistle went for half time I didn’t hear anything more so surprised he got booted out. He clearly has a mild mental issue

He started swearing and shouting again at HT - the steward asked him to calm down. He didn't - he was then asked to leave - he then went for the steward.

Oh dear. In response to SW the steward that first came over that I saw has certainly been at ML a while
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ejected from the ground on: January 01, 2018, 08:13:47 PM
I was stood right next to him along with several well humoured Witton fans. He just snapped and went on a rant for a few minutes, didn’t really say anything untoward but swearing several times with kids in front of him has obviously led to someone complaining. By the time the whistle went for half time I didn’t hear anything more so surprised he got booted out. He clearly has a mild mental issue
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ins and Outs on: December 21, 2017, 10:03:46 PM
We also paid a fee for McDonald (?) saw him away at Lancaster and that’s all I remember, oh and bleached blonde hair
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Sutton Coldfield Match Thread on: November 20, 2017, 10:00:48 AM
I saw about 10 people just walk through the gates. Would have put the crowd closer to 400. Not surprised if only 269 paid, including all Alty fans credit where it’s due

I certainly wouldn’t begrudge a small NL club my admittance fee
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: The last Alty player to score a hat-trick.................. on: November 12, 2017, 05:35:36 PM
One of my favourite 'older' memories of Alty (I'm 31) was Poland's hat trick in that FA Cup replay at Lancaster.

If my memory serves me correctly, before Christmas it had been us, them and Burton in a 3-way title race. Burton had exited the cups early and concetrated on getting points on the board. They were never caught, and they aren't doing too bad these days either...

I was at that game as well. Whatever happened to Lee Poland. If memory serves me right Rod Thornley also scored. We then played Darlo at home?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Andy Reid - RIP on: October 27, 2017, 05:09:46 PM
Andy Reid was one of the players that sticks in my mind the second season id been following Alty, the 94-95 one, great partnership with Paul France.

RIP Andy

For a small dose of humour I hope he’s retaking that well known throw in up there!
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Safety officer on: October 17, 2017, 08:55:43 AM


Got to be a reason why? Something behind the scenes....

As a side note is the hiring of stewards from other clubs and I presume paying them a wedge causing a conflict?
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I don't think so never used to they haven't used any as i'm aware this season.
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There’s a Stockport County steward who’s regularly been at our games
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Safety officer on: October 16, 2017, 06:17:55 PM
When i stood down in 2011 we had stewards train in NVQ levels 2 and 3 and average about 25-30 volunteer stewards on the books it saddens me now to see
the club are down to less then 5 stewards.

Got to be a reason why? Something behind the scenes....

As a side note is the hiring of stewards from other clubs and I presume paying them a wedge causing a conflict?
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