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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Physios on: June 08, 2020, 09:41:37 PM
I remember ex Alty striking legend John Rogers acting as "sponge man" when a player got injured in the late 80s, even though as far as I recall he was an electrician! On one memorable occasion an Alty player got a boot in the most painful place possible and, as the injured party writhed in agony near the touchline, several of us on the terraces heard JR's classic diagnostic question "Is it yer f***ing orchestras?"!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Teflon on: May 24, 2020, 12:26:58 PM
I recall John Wood going up to punch a ball away, missing, but only enough for the ball to run along his arm, over his shoulder and into the net Smiley
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Is this a figment of my imagination? on: May 06, 2020, 09:02:37 PM
From memory, a similar story was recounted in a match programme around 1977 by then director Len Pollitt. I'm sure he talked about Alty being 1-0 up but 3-1 down when the smoke cleared. I'll dig the programme out and let you know.

4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Conference ask Non League clubs about playoffs on: May 05, 2020, 02:18:24 PM
Personally I think while people are still dying of COVID-19 every day in significant numbers and there is still no clear way forward, be it a vaccine, a natural eradication or whatever of the virus then all sport should just be put on hold. I understand the need to plan but I don't see the point of compromises like playing behind closed doors - sport is a spectator driven pastime for pity's sake. Some people may get upset because they are losing the rewards of a good season but surely its better to have clubs still in business and supporters still around to watch them when we eventually emerge on the other side of this.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Question to Alty TV on: May 04, 2020, 12:52:50 PM
As Alty TV says, it all depends what level of video work you're doing.  I've recently been putting together some virtual band videos and have managed quite happily with my laptop which is about 5 years old running an older i5 processor with 8GB RAM under Windows 10. The software I use is Wondershare Filmora 9. Obviously I wouldn't compare with the professional quality of Alty TV output but what I use has done a decent job. Definitely recommend any computer you get to have a solid state hard drive, much much faster.

6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Elliot Durrell on: February 11, 2020, 05:48:25 PM
I don't know much about Elliot Durrell TBH but Josh Lundstram's loan period ends next week I believe so is Durrell seen as a replacement?
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Kettering Match Thread on: February 08, 2020, 10:37:01 PM
Kettering were better than us throughout but they never really looked like scoring a second.

Not too sure about that. That lad at 10, thankfully, missed a couple of late chances for them when they got back on top, and I thought they had a fairly decent penalty shout with 5 mins to go.
But agree with the rest of it, if we can still pick up points on the odd occasion we play as badly as that (bar a decent 20 mins after HT), then we’re doing ok. Will need to to be much better on Tuesday mind.

It was disappointing to see a couple of lads, clearly new visitors to Moss Lane, asking at the turnstiles at 2:40pm if they could pay by card and being told to find a cashpoint. If the e-ticketing system is in operation there should at least be a flyer by the turnstiles with the web address.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Luke Wall on: February 08, 2020, 10:08:58 PM
Signed for Warrington Town

9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Kettering Match Thread on: February 08, 2020, 05:42:35 PM
We were due a bad game. They were well organised defensively but too many of our players weren't on their game today. The wind played a part but its the same for both teams. I'd have liked Mooney to drift out wide a bit more and stretch their defensive marking. Got to be happy with a point all things considered, we'll play better and lose.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Robins swoop for Fleetwood Town winger! on: February 04, 2020, 12:58:32 PM
Mooney Mooney Mooney. Excellent signing.

Mooney Mooney Mooney
Lawrence Looney
Simon Richman world

11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Redevelopment of the ground on: January 15, 2020, 09:57:09 PM
Peter Swales promised us a cover for the then Red Robin Club end in 1967!

12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Spennymoor Match Thread on: January 13, 2020, 07:17:57 PM
Will be happy with a point from the game tomorrow - might have to start with the side that finished on Saturday if the injuries are still in effect. Thought Wall was pretty decent on Saturday, deserves a run.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Ashton Match Thread 2 on: January 01, 2020, 05:58:20 PM
Taking nine points from nine could be the catalyst to push us into the playoffs.

Very lethargic and stuttering performance but getting 9 from 9 can't really be argued against. I hear there has been some sickness going through the squad so in those circumstances we can't be unhappy if there were some under par performances. We certainly didn't play well in the first half but we also weren't allowed to by a very defensive Curzon side. I rate Toby Mullarkey but I think James Jones is a better defender and our defence seems more solid with Jones. Difference of opinion around me on Max's sending off - some thought it was two feet off the ground so dangerous play, others he got the ball - I thought a booking was sufficient.

Happy New Year!
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Match thread part 1 on: December 27, 2019, 06:34:55 PM
Agreed that Max is a bit of a loose cannon and Williams is more organised and reliable. I'm not saying Max is the answer but I do think we don't have the same cutting edge with Willo in the team, running the game or not. I assume he's working to instruction as he has a good shot on him and his goal rate before he rejoined us was pretty good, albeit at a lower level.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Curzon Match thread part 1 on: December 27, 2019, 05:29:26 PM
Agree with all of the above. We need to be more clinical. I found myself laughing at some of our efforts which on reflection wasn't funny at all.  I would also like Max to play the game instead of the referee. That way he might get to start a game.

My patience is wearing thin with Max.

I think Max Harrop is one of those players who needs games - 10-15 minutes here and there isn't keeping him match fit. For all his idiosyncrasies, he is a very skillful player and a decent goal threat from midfield. PP seems to favour Williams who is solid but drives us sideways as much as forward.
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