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 on: January 18, 2018, 04:56:22 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by Andrew Flynn

Let warrington win the trophy......let us win the league and then next season go for 3rd round of the fa cup and semis in the trophy and promotion...nothing less will do...


Except next year some people will still say they want to concentrate on the league/promotion/avoiding relegation, rather than giving it a go in the cups.

...and if we were in the National League then people will say that its a distraction from survival. I don't get the mindset. What's the point of supporting us if you're happy to go out of a competition?

As I said above, as fans of Altrincham FC who on earth are we to start saying a competition isn't worth our time? Our priority should always be to assemble a squad that is capable of fighting on all fronts, especially at this level where we have won games without breaking a sweat.

The fact is that there will always be some league circumstance at the forefront of the season, but that shouldn't be a reason to sack off the FA Trophy (unless we really are up sh*t creek for whatever reason.) So I put to you, are we in a bad way this season? Do you think we wouldn't have been able to manage the extra games? Even with our practically fully fit squad of 20+ players that wins almost every week. It was a huge disappointment not to progress in the Trophy this year and I'll reiterate, I find the lack of disappointment bewildering.

 42 
 on: January 18, 2018, 04:52:50 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by Uncle Globnasty
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if we all thought exactly the same way it would be a very boring world indeed.

For what it's worth I actually agree with Jezza on this as far as this year is concerned. The league is an absolute must, whilst the cups are a 'nice to have', a luxury if you will.

Winning the league next year (assuming we do go up), is an entirely different proposition as are our other aspirations. All clubs prioritise based on their circumstances at the time, whatever level you play at.

 43 
 on: January 18, 2018, 04:34:37 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by CB

Let warrington win the trophy......let us win the league and then next season go for 3rd round of the fa cup and semis in the trophy and promotion...nothing less will do...


Except next year some people will still say they want to concentrate on the league/promotion/avoiding relegation, rather than giving it a go in the cups.

 44 
 on: January 18, 2018, 03:21:55 PM 
Started by robininstockport - Last post by ManagementGuru
Not as many as some of the others but in 72/3 we played Buxton five times - and none of those were league matches - 2 in the FA Cup, 2 in the NWFL Final and the FA Trophy.  IN addition we all went down to Buxton on the Saturday for the postponed Trophy match

 45 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:38:24 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by Andrew Flynn
For those who are horrified some alty fans like me are not bothered about the trophy this (and only this) season......

....so you'd rather be in warrington's position?........in with a chance of both trophy and promotion via play offs.....or ours 10 points clear at top of league.

Next season we will have a few bigger sides in this league, we will do well to make the play offs....we have to make sure this season.....BE ALL AND END ALL.

Let warrington win the trophy......let us win the league and then next season go for 3rd round of the fa cup and semis in the trophy and promotion...nothing less will do...

Anyone who doesn't think a fixture back log or injuries would result from a trophy run is taking this league far too much for granted....and lets face it, warrington will probably go out in quarters or semi, AND who looks back fondly at some our semi defeats?? NOT WORTH IT!!!

Warrington have a squad of around 15. We have a squad of 20+. We could have managed the Trophy much better than they have.

 46 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:35:46 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by The Thriving Jezza
For those who are horrified some alty fans like me are not bothered about the trophy this (and only this) season......

....so you'd rather be in warrington's position?........in with a chance of both trophy and promotion via play offs.....or ours 10 points clear at top of league.

Next season we will have a few bigger sides in this league, we will do well to make the play offs....we have to make sure this season.....BE ALL AND END ALL.

Let warrington win the trophy......let us win the league and then next season go for 3rd round of the fa cup and semis in the trophy and promotion...nothing less will do...

Anyone who doesn't think a fixture back log or injuries would result from a trophy run is taking this league far too much for granted....and lets face it, warrington will probably go out in quarters or semi, AND who looks back fondly at some our semi defeats?? NOT WORTH IT!!!

 47 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:20:44 PM 
Started by robininstockport - Last post by Happy Clappy
Home to Winsford or Warrington

Should we play Warrington, that will mean 4 games so far, with a 5th to play. (2 league, 3 cup)

Is that a record number of games against a side in a single season?

I think we played Fisher 5 times in a season in the early 90s
was actually 6 times, trophy went to a 3rd replay

 48 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:18:26 PM 
Started by robininstockport - Last post by Happy Clappy
Home to Winsford or Warrington

Should we play Warrington, that will mean 4 games so far, with a 5th to play. (2 league, 3 cup)

Is that a record number of games against a side in a single season?
we played Macc 6 times in both 88/89 and 90/91, 2 league, 2 FA cup, 2 CSC

 49 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:17:08 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by JTH
Still see Shaw Lane as the main rivals, if only because they'll be one point behind if they win their ever increasing games in hand and we've to play them twice. Warrington's progress might result in another blank Saturday for them adding to their fixture congestion as that was the game due to be played on FAT R3 day.
The League will probably send Shaw Lane to Stourbridge, who should  be at home to Workington. That game is actually scheduled a fortnight later.

Spot on

http://www.stourbridgefc.com/teams/61056/news/changes-to-our-february-fixtures-announced-2151923.html

 50 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:09:30 PM 
Started by The Jesters Shoes - Last post by distancetraveller
A local game for me which I will sadly miss (golf comp)

Let the away winning run continue.

Stourbridge 1-3 Alty

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