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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA at home FA Cup qualifying on: Yesterday at 07:35:33 PM
Another home game, is good.
What happens to the takings, are they split?
I believe so.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whitley Bay : match thread on: September 21, 2018, 12:30:39 PM
For what it's worth, it looks like the worst of the rain has passed through here now - though that doesn't necessarily mean a dry afternoon! I hope the drainage will prove sufficient at Moss Lane; I presume any decision would have to be made pretty early tomorrow - please God that won't be necessary.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Bradford PA Match Thread on: September 16, 2018, 04:25:40 PM
if we do to a home side what a number of away teams have done to us - take the opportunities presented & benefit from a bit of luck - there's no need to be apologetic about it. Bradford could have been out of sight by half-time but weren't as a result of Wynne's work and their own incompetence in front of goal; they went through us like a knife through butter to take the lead; we benefitted from a slice of luck with the huge deflection on Johnston's shot for the equaliser, then produced some good football and an excellent finish for what proved to be the winner. Again, Bradford had a lot of possession thereafter but couldn't/didn't create much with it. That's not our fault. We have every right to be pleased with the win.
We may well end up with more points away from home than at our place. That's partly a function of how we play & partly due to the topsy-turvy nature of the league. Let's not get too uptight about it. 
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whitley Bay : match thread on: September 16, 2018, 04:03:01 PM
There's a preview (from the Whitley Bay perspective) on page 5 of today's Non-League Paper, mainly an interview with their leading goalscorer Jack Foalle.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Bradford PA Match Thread on: September 13, 2018, 11:01:48 AM
The new arrivals seem to me to suggest that there are more longer-term unavailabilities than we have previously believed.
For info to train travellers - as far as I know the Northern Rail Saturday strikes are still ongoing - National Rail is showing the Calder Valley line as basically a rail replacement bus service, taking an age. Strongly suggest any potential independent travellers check online & maybe look at going to Leeds (TP express should offer more viable services) & perhaps investigate buses from there. I hope a planned lift is confirmed in due course!
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Why no mention of majority shatreholding offer on official website? on: September 13, 2018, 10:56:51 AM
I think the news of the two new arrivals (see official website today & another thread here) is the first time I've picked something up from the official site which hasn't been mentioned previously by JL. Maybe the official site is starting to get its act together?
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: The North-South divide on: September 10, 2018, 04:30:14 PM
I have felt for some time that a renaming of the Conference North & South was in order.
"Vanarama National League M25 and South" and "Vanarama National League North of the M25" spring to mind?
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whitley Bay on: September 10, 2018, 02:24:37 PM
No game with a Northern League side is ever easy - just think back 12 months to Shildon. League record so far this season played 6, won 3, lost 3. goals 13-15 (odds on 0-0??). Four times FA Vase winners. Not the easiest tie we could have got!  
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FA Cup on: September 09, 2018, 05:03:17 PM
When is the draw?
Should be tomorrow - probably published lunchtime
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FA Cup on: September 09, 2018, 03:17:13 PM
Purely selfishly I'd like a trip to Knaresborough. However, I expect we will get one of Chorley, Stockport or South Shields away.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Guiseley match thread on: August 27, 2018, 09:10:13 PM
Whilst I won't miss Daniels, I would point out that his excellent deep corner led to our goal. I must have blinked and missed Hulme's booking (I did notice Harrop's). I thought the draw was about fair.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who wasn't aware that Hulme had ben booked. Maybe he'll learn a lesson by being suspended? I wonder if there is an internal fines system in place for bookings, particularly for dissent - if there isn't, perhaps there should be?
I thought the result was fair to both sides, by the way.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Hulme's yellow card count on: August 26, 2018, 05:00:37 PM
Jordan Hulme was outstanding as a player yesterday - it is such a shame that he hasn't yet learned one basic lesson of games playing, namely that players simply cannot afford to upset the officials, human nature being what it is. I don't know how the point can be made to him that the referee is always right - especially when he's wrong.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Owen Dale on: August 24, 2018, 09:45:49 PM
Do we know if this signing has signalled the end of Brendon Danielsí less than impressive spell with us...or are both available for tomorrow?
I think Daniels' loan lasts until the end of this month but I haven't seen that in writing. I share the lack of enthusiasm for his performances thus far!
I wasn't at the Witton mud-bath on New Year's Day so Mr. Dale is completely new to me. I hope he may have a part to play tomorrow.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: cheshire senior cup draw on: August 24, 2018, 12:45:27 PM
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.
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.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: cheshire senior cup draw on: August 23, 2018, 10:01:23 PM
The last time we played a Senior Cup-tie on a Saturday was February 1986 at home to Runcorn. There was a semi in either 1980 or 1981 which necessitated the postponement of an APL game at Maidstone . Fortunately it was possible to re-arrange that game for the following Saturday so we didn't have to go to Kent in midweek. I'll check the details & confirm the year in a couple of minutes.
[The year was 1980 - March 8th to be exact; we played Witton at Runcorn & lost 2-1, John Rogers being our scorer. We also played a Saturday semi 1n 1982 (March 6th) at Witton, beating Macc 2-1. The date of the 1986 game was February 15th - 2-2 after extra time. The replay the following Wednesday ended 0-0 after 90 minutes & Runcorn were declared winners on away goals, which was a mystery to most of us as there was neither a match programme nor any form of announcement of the rules!
Throughout the 70s, by the way, CSC ties were always on Saturdays.
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