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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alsager Town v Altrincham | Tonight on: Yesterday at 02:24:24 PM
Its quite strange how our reserve team works. There seem to be a few players who hang around for years on end without any hope of breaking through. Joel Swift has been with the reserves since they were established made appearances for us in the Conference Premier but doesn't seem to be anywhere near contention!
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: York City Thread on: November 19, 2018, 02:44:07 PM
I don't think anyone is doubting we've had better teams, looking at our history - but for our millennial fans, it's probably the most exciting team we've had to back.

I thought Sinnott was a good manager - but there was always just that vital disconnect for me (a lot to do with his location).

I just think we've hit upon the successful formula for a management team to do well in the Conference North. It has to be a bald guy with an assistant called Neil. Attempts to kill two birds with one stone by hiring a bald guy called Neil proved disastrous and are never to be repeated.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Oldham (fa youth cup) - Match Thread on: November 07, 2018, 12:15:00 PM
To win in the FA youth cup against School of Excellence or Academy teams a non league youth team needs to be exceptional. (No disrespect meant here). It is usually a team that is put together over a few seasons with a good considerate manager and a group of players which comes around every blue moon!

Usually, school of Excellence teams / Academy teams are led by an ex pro who does not like losing! (After all its their job)

I can remember a number of years ago Nantwich Town youth team (Josh Hancock was part of that team). (Speak to your own George Heslop for a reference about how good Nantwich's youth team was) were drawn against Wrexham in the 1st round of the FA Youth Cup. A certain Joey Jones (ex Liverpool defender) was their manager at the time. We beat them 2 1 and Mr above was not best pleased to say the least!!!

Round 2 saw Nantwich draw a home tie against your favourite foe Macc Town ha !!!!!!

The game drew 429 fans and Nantwich came out on top again 2 1 . Prior to the game we went to watch Macc in a school of excellence game and they had a really tall black lad as Centre Forward who was really good. We spent hours in training defending corners and free kicks and guess what he didn't play ha!

Round 3 was an entirely different opposition. It was Everton away at Goodison!!!!!!!!!!!!    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

In between the game at Goodison 2 of our players signed for Crewe Alex so they could not play against Everton. Such a pity!

The town rallied and coach loads of Dabbers made the trip to Goodison Park. There was over 1,000 there. Despite bossing the game for 70 minutes in front of David Moyes we lost the match 2 0..............

The sad thing is most of those Everton academy players today do not play in league football or probably not even non league football.

A moment in history!! Silent But Ledley

Nope, that's not even remotely correct. I'm bored at work and just looked it up. All but three of that team are still in football, most at professional level. As follows.

Connor Roberts In the Welsh Prem with TNS
Lee Mcardle Suffered a career ending injury, now coaches for Everton
Jake Bidwell QPR
Moses Barnett Caernarfon Town
Shane Duffy Brighton
Hope Akpan Bradford City
Tom Mcready Colwyn Bay (briefly played for Alty shortly after his release from Everton)
James Wallace Fleetwood Town
Lewis Codling Skelmersdale (think he had a trial with us a way back)
Conor Mcaleny Fleetwood Town
Nathan Craig Caernarfon (scored a hattrick for them last week)
Aristote Nisala Ipswich Town
Gerard Kinsella Warrington Town
Karl Shepphard Cork City
Luke Powell - Fitness coach at Curzon Ashton
Georg Krenn - Coaches in Austria
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Congleton Match Thread on: November 07, 2018, 11:42:23 AM
it is a cup competition and we should be putting out a team that will win,not all youngsters apart from 2 players.

I think we picked the right team. A few youngsters needing experience and some first teamers in need of minutes. Would have been nice to progress with what we had but there you go.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Congleton Match Thread on: November 06, 2018, 02:44:44 PM
I'd expect all of the players named on Saturday's bench to start tonight (Wynne, Densmore, Scott, Richman, Gabidon) with Reserve and Youth Team players filling in around them.
Anyone's guess. Are Harrison and Goulding's loans actual loans, or just dual-reg? We could maybe see them get game time with us if it's the latter although that is speculation.
Names like Tom Westall, Harry Sheridan, Rhain Davis, Callum Harris, Joe Thompson, Ross Woodcock spring to mind this evening.
Altrincham 2-3 Congleton
I think Witton are playing Stalybridge tonight & I suspect Goulding would be better served playing in that game - a truer test. I don't think Trafford have a game, so Harrison might possibly be a candidate to play - but as you say it's all speculation.
I imagine the bulk of the side will be reserves/promising youths - the problem is that if you don't win these matches (& my suspicion is that we won't win tonight) you don't get opportunities to test out younger players against more robust opposition than they would normally face. By the by - I don't think Harry Sheridan is on the books now, but I could be wrong. Who is Ross Woodcock, please?

Harry Sheridan was last seen being released by Trafford about a month ago although I'm not sure if he returned to us. Woodcock is a fullback we signed off Crewe who played for the reserves and was dual registered with Trafford at one point but has been injured and not seen in a while.

I'll be there tonight hoping to see a mix of squad players and promising youngsters.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Signing on: October 05, 2018, 12:28:42 PM
Note, it's a signing for the Ladies' Team, not the first team.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Certainly not going to do us much harm on: September 14, 2018, 09:54:32 PM
One thought: I hope it doesn't take any local interest away from our ladies' teams.

I'm sure it won't. If anything, we're helping to raise the profile of theadies' game and encouraging interest.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FCUTD on: September 02, 2018, 08:33:42 PM
I'm glad they haven't followed an already existent team. It would be the equivalent of a cuckoo's egg in the nest. The incomers would have outnumbered any local team's original supporters and the club would have lost it's identity.

Good luck to them.

As has happened at Salford. The original club are gone to all intents and purposes now.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Alan Goodall on: August 31, 2018, 06:53:33 PM
Has come out of retirement and is playing in the Welsh Prem for Aberystwyth tonight. They appear to be deploying him at centre back so obviously not interested in clean sheets!

They've also got Wes Baynes at right back!
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FCUTD on: August 28, 2018, 10:57:48 PM
FC Mostonarsed

Hur hur
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Absymal on: August 19, 2018, 09:29:22 AM
We wern't at the races. With the exception of Jordan Hulme it did look like 2016 -17. Too many players being bullied, not challenging for the ball and not pressuring the opposition when they have possession. I was disgusted that sinclair spent the whole of half time chatting with his mate on the opposition but then he was the only player to have a real effort on goal. I'm glad I'm away for the next two weeks.

Who's Sinclair?
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Southport Match Thread on: August 06, 2018, 03:41:23 PM
Just don't at all rate him. He is good at close range shot stopping and that is it for me.
They keep saying one of the reasons he is number 1 is because of his kicking. He kicked it out of play a few times yesterday and he was the same last season.
Love his passion but I just feel he is very hot headed and will lose us points.
As always I hope he proves me wrong.

We know what you think of Thompson but what do you reckon to Joel Bembo Leta?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford Match Thread on: July 28, 2018, 08:38:56 PM
I thought we put up a good showing against a fancied team.
Lots of subs causes a loss of cohesion but I fully understand the reason why we made them.
I sometimes think JJ for all of his frightening speed sometimes falls short  of an end product.

Well yeah, if he had a spot on end product he wouldn't be playing non league football!
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Former Alty Reserve to Brechin City on: July 22, 2018, 01:34:35 PM
Thought this was interesting. I remember him playing a CSC game and a friendly against Widnes under Neil Young.

15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rhyl v Altrincham on: July 08, 2018, 09:06:08 PM
Ben Elliott took both of his chances well and looks a natural finisher. Some work needed on his positional play, but looks an interesting prospect.

Dantai Gabidon looked good for an hour in the CSC game last year, where he played left wing back. Yesterday he operated very effectively as a winger on both flanks. Has good close control, decent pace, likes to take on his man. Also reads the game pretty well. BUT...he's very slightly built and needs to bulk out a little.

Both of these lads look well worth persevering with, and a loan spell further down the ladder would help to bring them on.

Hopefully that will happen. One thing I like about Parkinson is that he is very proactive in giving youth/reserve players game time and loaning them out too!
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