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« on: November 30, 2019, 11:28:37 PM »

The last time we got to the 2nd round this was the team:
Deasy: Sinnot, Leather, Heathcote, Griffin: Lawrie, Richman, Moult, Crowther: Rankine, Reeves
Subs: Clee, Bowerman, Swift, Cain, Williams, Davis, Stouppus

Today: 1. Tony THOMPSON, 2. Shaun DENSMORE, 3. Andy WHITE, 4. James JONES, 5. Tom HANNIGAN, 6. Jake MOULT (c), 7. John JOHNSTON, 8. Sean WILLIAMS, 9. Jordan HULME, 10. Josh HANCOCK, 11. Tom PEERS. Subs: 12. Max HARROP, 14. Connor HAMPSON, 15. Toby MULLARKEY, 16. Simon RICHMAN, 20. Joel TORRANCE (gk).

I think in every position we are better now, notably a much stronger subs bench.

We are in decent shape, are we not?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 10:34:49 PM »

Agreed.  On paper the 2015 vintage is a good bunch of players but key changes to personnel from previous season meant they never did gel as a team - and the rest really is history.

4 years on, whilst it has been a brutal journey, we are on the up again, with the best manager IMHO since 80s Kingy, and a team of talented lads who will all take a bullet for each other and the club.  The very fact that they were so distraught tells me they have the passion, talent and the grit to storm the league this season - with perhaps a nice diversion of a really good Trophy run as well. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 11:29:33 PM »

Agreed.  On paper the 2015 vintage is a good bunch of players but key changes to personnel from previous season meant they never did gel as a team - and the rest really is history.

4 years on, whilst it has been a brutal journey, we are on the up again, with the best manager IMHO since 80s Kingy, and a team of talented lads who will all take a bullet for each other and the club.  The very fact that they were so distraught tells me they have the passion, talent and the grit to storm the league this season - with perhaps a nice diversion of a really good Trophy run as well. 

We could be contenders. Conf National teams won't fancy us one bit!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 12:41:38 PM »

George Bowerman!

What a disaster he was
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 01:30:35 PM »

Interesting to note the career trajectories of the 5 youth/reserve graduates present in that squad.

Heathcote plays for Widnes, Cain is at 1874 Northwich, Davis still plays for the reserves where Swift is his manager. Stouppus doesn't appear to play at all.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 01:36:47 PM »

George Bowerman!

What a disaster he was

We have had plenty of 'George Bowermans' over the last 15 years during the times we were in Conf National.......We had almost an entire team of them during the CN relegation season !!

I guess it has to be, when as a club you need to take a punt on a 'promising' player every so often. Seems to have been a lot of wingers from memory
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 02:24:48 PM »

George Bowerman!

What a disaster he was

We have had plenty of 'George Bowermans' over the last 15 years during the times we were in Conf National.......We had almost an entire team of them during the CN relegation season !!

I guess it has to be, when as a club you need to take a punt on a 'promising' player every so often. Seems to have been a lot of wingers from memory

We've had a lot of promising wingers that haven't lived up to their potential... Ryan Crowther being one such example.

That Watmore lad was alright though.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 02:38:59 PM »

Watching Reevsies goal against Barnsley over again recently, there were two moments of history in the build up:

- Ryan Crowther made a tackle and then
- Ryan Crowther unleashed an on target shot

From which Damien scored

I was unaware that Crowther had done either thing in his Alty career
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 02:52:40 PM »

Watching Reevsies goal against Barnsley over again recently, there were two moments of history in the build up:

- Ryan Crowther made a tackle and then
- Ryan Crowther unleashed an on target shot

From which Damien scored

I was unaware that Crowther had done either thing in his Alty career

Still think we'd of been better of with Lesley
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 02:57:24 PM »

Watching Reevsies goal against Barnsley over again recently, there were two moments of history in the build up:

- Ryan Crowther made a tackle and then
- Ryan Crowther unleashed an on target shot

From which Damien scored

I was unaware that Crowther had done either thing in his Alty career

Still think we'd of been better of with Lesley

We'd been better off with Peter Glaze.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 03:24:39 PM »

Justin Bowler / Blake Norton
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 04:28:07 PM »

Lee Elam
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 05:37:05 PM »

Who was the lad from Wythenshawe during Heathcote’s tenure? He only played a few games I think. Looked promising but didn’t get much of a look in. Think his first game he unfortunately passed it back to the opposition centre forward and they scored.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 06:40:17 PM »

Who was the lad from Wythenshawe during Heathcote’s tenure? He only played a few games I think. Looked promising but didn’t get much of a look in. Think his first game he unfortunately passed it back to the opposition centre forward and they scored.

Danny Heffernan? He ended up playing professionally believe it or not!
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2019, 06:52:53 PM »

Wasn’t Danny Heffernan. He was one of those who joined us to “put themselves in the shop window” if I remember correctly.
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