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 21 
 on: Today at 07:59:34 AM 
Started by Hugh - Last post by Stuartalty
Congratulations to the 12 who voted 12th to 14th.

Do we get a prize!!! ;)

 22 
 on: Today at 07:14:40 AM 
Started by Hugh - Last post by One Foot in the Grave
57.9% of us had the band of two in which we could have finished on the final day of the season, so expectations were generally mmet.

 23 
 on: Today at 12:01:15 AM 
Started by Hugh - Last post by Hugh
Well, I'm glad to say I was wrong to be worried about our attendances this season.

In fact, three quarters of us were wrong, with only 25% predicting increased attendances this season! In hindsight, one could point to several reasons for this. Still, to get crowds of over 2,000 a game finishing 14th - very nearly as many as an FC Halifax Town side challenging for promotion - is remarkable. What an achievement, and what a bright future could await us. Congratulations to all who made it happen, and thank you.

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 11:49:28 PM 
Started by Hugh - Last post by Hugh
Looking again at the pre-season poll on where we will finish. Congratulations to the 12 who voted 12th to 14th. (For the record, I went for 15th to 17th - done at the last by Woking not winning!). It is interesting to note that over two thirds of the vote was for lower than we did finish, so I think the season has to rate as a success. I am happy anyway - our best points per game since 1996 (unless you count the Chester City matches in 2009 to 10, a season further complicated by Salisbury being kicked out).

Far too early for a poll for next season, but if the transition to full time goes smoothly, hopefully we can improve again. and we should be better equipped to cope with a challenging financial climate than some clubs.

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 11:42:45 PM 
Started by Leeds Leeds Alty - Last post by Sale Holmfield
Just to add to that, even in 1979-80, when we won the inaugural Alliance Premier League, Mossley won 5-1 at Moss Lane in the Trophy.
Their form suddenly collapsed when, after several years of finishing 1st or 2nd, they were 22nd in 1983-84, and have never been the same since.
Did the supporters' coach get its windows put in at Mossley once?

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 11:23:34 PM 
Started by rorysgrandad - Last post by Hugh
Dunham do an Alty Ale.

Donít think our beers come from Thwaites Steve, their beers are mainly brewed by Marstons these days.

They used to do "Altrincham Pilsner" but I wasn't aware of one since then.

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 11:04:04 PM 
Started by Leeds Leeds Alty - Last post by One Foot in the Grave
Mossley were arguably the best non-League side in England immediately before we took their mantle. Apart from the striker Leo Skeete, who ended up here a few years later, they had Eamonn O'Keefe who signed for Everton, and Geoff Sleight who'd been capped twice by Australia and was quite nippy.

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 10:34:16 PM 
Started by Leeds Leeds Alty - Last post by Leeds Leeds Alty
That reminds me, there seems to be an official Alty's rivals league for next season, with one of the Northwiches, new-club Macc, Witton and Runcorn Linnets all in the same league, plus Mossley as an added bonus (I'd love to hear about that 78/79 season - how good were Mossley?).

I understand Chester are desperate to be our rivals, but personally I don't take it much more seriously than I did Stalybridge (though I must admit I always like to beat the 1978 to 1987 FL racket).

Mossley really were that good in 78/79.  We were great, easily the 2nd best team in the NPL, and good enough to take Spurs to a replay, which set us up financially to really challenge for the APL title next season, but Mossley were far and away the best team in the league, and it was both a travesty and a relief that they did not get into the APL due to their ground, or I doubt very much that we would have won the title the following season.

They also had the most hostile bunch of hill dwelling, deliverance characters, including a gang led by a thoroughly evil miniature moustachioed skinhead who caused havoc in the Golf Road when they came to Moss Lane.  They were pretty horrible and they hated us - we were mainly just scared of Mossley, on and off the pitch!!

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 10:20:47 PM 
Started by Alty Dave - Last post by Saughall Robin
Dinanga has another year to run on his contract so he will be here next season

Oh dear. We could always send him on loan again I suppose?
On a related note, I wonder what's going on with all the other guys we've got out on loan?

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 09:55:44 PM 
Started by Saughall Robin - Last post by MarpleAlty
Whether we've gone full-time or not, Haughton will still be well out of our financial reach. He's probably the best player in the NLN - and the highest paid too.

I expect Kirby to be here next season.

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