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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stockport (FAT) Match Thread on: Today at 06:24:42 PM
Let's hope the covers are put on the pitch in good time & are able to protect it. This game needs to be played on Saturday - another Leamington saga would be unthinkable!
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stockport (FAT) Match Thread on: Yesterday at 04:45:02 PM
I see that Stockport have already announced details for any possible replay, including cut-price admission (10 adult, 7 concessions). As a matter of interest, does anyone know if we are cutting prices on Saturday or keeping to the usual League match rates?
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Telford Match Thread on: December 07, 2018, 06:26:47 PM
Without sounding to hard are we not at the time of year were the pitch should be covered
 Pretty much through the winter don't get me wrong everyone does a great job at the club
 But after all the fund raising done last season it seems farcical that yet again we are in the same
 Position as last season with possible games been postponed.
The updated article on the club website explains why the covers could not be used yesterday or today.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Waterlogged pitch? on: December 07, 2018, 03:09:04 PM
See Telford match thread. Shall we say I'm not surprised?
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Telford Match Thread on: December 07, 2018, 01:03:49 PM
I have a nasty feeling that tomorrow is going to be wet, horrible but just about playable, and Telford are going to be physical & very hard to beat in heavy conditions. I was born a pessimist - but that way the only surprises you get are pleasant ones. I hope to be surprised ...
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: One in one out on: December 05, 2018, 09:30:59 AM
A real statement of intent to push on in this league, and as with a lot of loan deals, hopefully there could be scope to go permanent if the spell is successful.
The way AFC Fylde appear to see it is as a short-term loan only, till Jan 14th with the option to reduce to 28 days should the need arise. All the same it gives us another positive option at a time when we have a plethora of games (nine at least scheduled between now & Jan 14th) and will need to make careful use of our playing resources. I echo the hope that this player will be more like Dale than Daniels - though with Telford coming to us (wind & rain permitting!) on Saturday & Daniels likely to be in their squad one might fear the worst from him    
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Without getting carried away on: December 02, 2018, 03:18:04 PM
As has been said earlier, let's just enjoy the ride for now. The potential problems with squad depth if & when injuries & suspensions come along and game time for people on the fringes in the meantime have been pointed out elsewhere, but one looks forward to Saturdays now and that's the most pleasant change from a couple of years ago. It's certainly fair to say that I haven't yet seen a side that stands out as far & away better than the rest and that if we play as we can we can compete with anyone else in the division. If we're in the top four or five with ten games to go we can start dreaming ...
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Brackley Match Thread on: December 02, 2018, 03:09:12 PM
Apart from the sound being out of sync with the pictures the brief highlights make very pleasant viewing!
As to Mantack - it took a few games for Owen Dale to find his feet completely, so let's not expect miracles from this young man just yet. I have the impression that the management know on what aspects of his game they want him to improve.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: BPA at home again on: November 26, 2018, 09:23:45 PM
Halifax always looks massive
Halifax was believed to be one of the narrowest pitches in the Football League back in the day. The surrounds of a pitch sometimes influence how wide or narrow one thinks it is.
I think the recommended dimensions used to be 115 yards long by 75 wide & the limits were something like 100-120 yards long by 70-80 wide?
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FA Trophy draw - live on TalkSport 2 at 2pm tomorrow on: November 25, 2018, 09:46:07 PM
I have a horrible feeling it's going to be Stockport away
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Daniels v Dale on: November 19, 2018, 04:49:28 PM
Maybe we can get him back after Xmas for the rest of the season- I reckon he'd be up for it seeing how well he's fitted in.
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Not sure what the rules are but you would think dale would want to say until the end of the season as would pp, we may have to wait util January though?
I think the initial overall limit on a loan is 3 months (or 93 days, i.e. a 'month' is 31 days) so he would be available for next Saturday but not for any replay (his first game was at Darlington on Aug 25th). I imagine that's why the lad from Stockport has been signed up. As to what happens next, if I remember the Ryan Shotton scenario correctly it was possible to take him on loan for the remainder of the season starting on Jan 1st. I don't know if the rules and regulations have changed in the intervening time though it would hardly be a surprise if they had - we live in an age of perpetually moving goalposts. In an ideal world Crewe are happy to let Owen Dale go out on loan to us again, Owen is happy to come back and we don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Let's hope the world is for once ideal.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: York City Thread on: November 15, 2018, 09:38:02 PM
Much as I hate the idea of segregation - it goes against everything I want as a spectator at a football match - it does make sense in certain circumstances. Games against ex-Football League clubs are prime candidates for segregation, so for York on Saturday I think, much as I regret the necessity, it's the logical move. 
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Harrop on: November 11, 2018, 07:09:05 PM
He doesn't seem to learn. It's the same off his feet tackle that gets him a booking every week. When he got his yellow yesterday prior to being subbed I was expecting red. I thought he'd already had a card in the first half.
When does the ban come in to effect? Will he be available for the York game?
I think it will be effective next Saturday, so he would miss the York game. I don't know that for certain, though.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Harrop on: November 11, 2018, 05:19:19 PM
Not only close - he's now got one. 5 League bookings = 1 match ban.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil is Manager of the Month for October on: November 09, 2018, 02:50:30 PM
Well done - but the curse may still be there! Hope not ...
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