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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Neil Young on: September 13, 2018, 10:41:09 PM
Thought he'd finished with management
before or after Alty ? 🙄😂

After the Harvest?
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Why no mention of majority shatreholding offer on official website? on: September 13, 2018, 01:29:04 PM
I didn't know there was a new website....

https://www.altrinchamfc.com/

3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Ashton - Match thread on: September 13, 2018, 11:10:18 AM
Well that's another fine mess I flew in for. They comfortably beat us 2-0 and it could have been more. They looked threatening when they came forward and we didn't. At no stage did I even think we would score.

I next fly over for Hereford away so that could be one to avoid.

That direct train weíll be on from London takes 3h 19m. If you can remember any of the game the next day itíll be a miracle.  Grin

That could be a saving grace (or should that be disgrace?).
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Ashton - Match thread on: September 13, 2018, 11:09:15 AM
Well that's another fine mess I flew in for. They comfortably beat us 2-0 and it could have been more. They looked threatening when they came forward and we didn't. At no stage did I even think we would score.

I next fly over for Hereford away so that could be one to avoid.

Hereford is a nice City uncle G. 
If it all goes tits up we could nip up the road and join the SAS  Wink

Is there a local detox centre?
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Ashton - Match thread on: September 11, 2018, 03:50:16 PM
Well that's another fine mess I flew in for. They comfortably beat us 2-0 and it could have been more. They looked threatening when they came forward and we didn't. At no stage did I even think we would score.

I next fly over for Hereford away so that could be one to avoid.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Hearing rumours of some really sad news on: September 06, 2018, 08:41:43 PM


Sent to me from Pete's funeral yesterday. Thought I'd share.

I hope and trust he got a fitting send off.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Blyth Match Thread on: September 04, 2018, 10:10:11 AM
Nice video but the audio editing was nearly as irritating as the Tom Peers miss.  Also not keen on being abbreviated to A'ham.  Makes us sound like some sort of polite cough!

Yes, not bad highlights (at least we get them for a lot of games in this league), but the editing is not a patch on Alty TV's work.

As for the miss, yes it was glaring, but it happens to the best of them (look at Salah's miss against Leicester at the weekend, and that's not the first either).
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: cheshire senior cup draw on: August 25, 2018, 06:04:26 PM

Your memory is accurate - Tuesday January 13th 1981, 2 p.m. Cammell Laird had no floodlights, wouldn't switch the replay to our place & were unable to hire Prenton Park as they had wished to do. I think you're also right about the amount of the fine but can't prove that. Re the previous year's semi (see my earlier post) - I believe we had intended to play our first team at Maidstone & the reserves in the CSC but the Alliance Premier League refused to allow it. That we were able to re-arrange the Maidstone game for the following Saturday may have been with the help of the APL but again I can't prove that.



Tuesday, 13th January 1981

Cheshire Senior Cup First Round Replay

Cammell Laird...3  Altrincham...0


Report taken from the Altrincham Guardian (note who scored two of the goals):

The Robins crashed out of the CSC on Tuesday afternoon when they fielded a reserve side in their 1st round replay and risked a £200* fine by the Cheshire FA.

But Alty team manager Tony Sanders explained his team selection had not been made in defiance of the Cheshire FA ruling that all teams must field their strongest possible side.

He said: "We fielded our strongest available team and we have explained our situation to the Cheshire FA."

With the match being a 2pm K.O, the Robins claim their first teamers were unable to get the time off work.

"These boys have had a lot of extra time off during our recent FA Cup run, and with job prospects being the way they are it would have been unfair to expect them to take time off for an afternoon CSC game at Cammell Laird", said Sanders.

The problem for Alty arose because Cammell Laird's tidy ground on the Wirral does not have floodlights, which ruled out an evening K.O. Alty offered to stage the replay at Moss Lane, but the Merseysiders refused and their attempt to switch the tie to nearby Tranmere Rovers was thwarted.

On a heavy pitch, reserve team keeper Tony Harrison restricted Lairds to three goals with a fine performance which included a 76th minute penalty save from McGuire.

Peter Davenport struck twice, in the 31st and 80th minutes, either side of a 55th minute goal by McGuire, while Alty were restricted to breakaway attempts by Cavanah and Todd.

The Alty team was:

Tony Harrison
Craig Johnson
John Cavanah
Gary Blissett
Alan Todd
Steve Yates
Davies
Gary Stewart
Edwards
Nigel Pato
Steve Blake.

Sub: Andy Poole

* I believe the fine that was imposed by the Cheshire FA was rather more severe than predicted at £500.

Thanks to Mike and Cult for the confirmation. Increasingly can't trust my own memory.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: cheshire senior cup draw on: August 24, 2018, 11:24:24 AM
I am sure i can remember back possibly in 1981, the first team playing a league  game on a Saturday afternoon, at the same time as the reserve team playing a CSC semi final. Not sure if anyone can confirm this?

Don't remember that, but do remember in 80-81 season (I think) us fielding a reserve team away at Cammell Laird on a Tuesday afternoon (?) and subsequently being fined £500 (?) by the Cheshire FA. I don't like the CSC and never have. Why should it be one rule for the league clubs in Cheshire and another for those who are non-league in terms of the strength of sides fielded?

Tin pot.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 10 years ago on: August 11, 2018, 12:20:01 PM
Possibly our best ever player, definitely my favourite ever

Some serious competition there.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Hearing rumours of some really sad news on: August 09, 2018, 11:27:31 PM
Was only talking about him before the Crewe friendly. Didn't properly know him, but knew of him from the early days. Always a larger than life figure. Always took the lighthearted approach in life, on the forum and latterly in the RR chat room; if only more could adopt his approach.

RIP
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford Match Thread on: July 25, 2018, 11:56:03 AM


I don't like Salford...........because we don't have that spending power

I love a sound basis for dislike.
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Yep, classic. Not because they have money, but because we don't have the same money.

Leave 'em all at it for me. I don't particularly like the nouveau riche non league set either, but in truth that's what many on here have been crying out for, that injection of the magic wad that will make a difference on and off the pitch. Would we turn down the cash and the media exposure if we thought it was a long term prospect? I think not.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: World Cup 2018 thread 🏆 on: July 14, 2018, 08:31:09 PM
I'll repeat the last bit of what I said again.....

"you would expect countries with bigger populations to more regularly appear in finals.

14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: World Cup 2018 thread 🏆 on: July 13, 2018, 02:38:44 PM
The World Cup may not be coming home.....but football has come home...to the place that invented it.

The England team has once again reached the semi final of a world cup, a cup they won in 1966, a cup we regularly qualify for and reach the quarters or last 16 at the very least....... they have restored hope and pride to a nation........we were a professional 45 mins of football from reaching a final we had half a chance of winning....
......can't say anything like that about Scotland can we?

Not from Scotland or a Scotland supporter, but it's hardly comparing like for like is it? England has a population over ten times larger than Scotland. For countries with an established history of playing football, you would expect countries with bigger populations to more regularly appear in finals.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Intertoto Cup Draw:- Isle of Man Away 🇮🇲 on: July 03, 2018, 11:23:24 AM
Iím looking forward to it and watching England lift the World Cup on the boat back

Will they be showing Russian fairytales?
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