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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 29, 2022, 03:55:05 PM »
I think we need a marquee winger to replace Mooney as an absolute priority, I don't see who's stepping up to contribute his numbers unless we can get Jordan firing. Followed by a left-back to compete with Brockbank, who may be the real deal, but if he's not then we're going to look really weak in that position. I'm not too concerned about him being thrown in at the deep end mind, Joel Senior had only ever played proper football for FC United (NPL) and a couple of games at Curzon Ashton before joining us. He seems to be very highly rated, not just by our own manager, and he's the player I'm most excited to see in pre-season.

My concern at this stage with the squad so far is where are the goals going to come from? We've lost Mooney and Hancock and haven't replaced either yet. I can't see Hulme being prolific (hope I'm wrong), so that only leaves Colclough and to an extent Kosylo. I'm sure we will be bringing one or two more attacking players in but they need to be top quality, as you say.

Agreed, the loss of Mooney might be more sorely felt than we realise. Even if he'd had a stinker of a game he'd pop up with a goal, it's so hard to replace those numbers from the wing.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 29, 2022, 11:38:07 AM »
I think we need a marquee winger to replace Mooney as an absolute priority, I don't see who's stepping up to contribute his numbers unless we can get Jordan firing. Followed by a left-back to compete with Brockbank, who may be the real deal, but if he's not then we're going to look really weak in that position. I'm not too concerned about him being thrown in at the deep end mind, Joel Senior had only ever played proper football for FC United (NPL) and a couple of games at Curzon Ashton before joining us. He seems to be very highly rated, not just by our own manager, and he's the player I'm most excited to see in pre-season.

Brockbank is the one obviously taking the biggest step up - I think Baines will be fine - I'm sure the management team will utilise the loan market again and give him experience a level lower if it is ultimately proven that he's not quite ready yet. They seem to be confident on him though.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 29, 2022, 08:21:04 AM »
If thatís first XI what does cover look like?

Gk. Gould. (Ok)

RB. Roxbrough or Jackson at a push. (Ok)
LB. Roxbrough can apparently play either side but not sure heís good enough to cover his second best position if he canít get in the team in his favourite one. Does Baines move across? (Looks iffy)

CB Cooper (could do with four ideally but given small budget we will have to get a loan in in the event of injury any worse than a niggle)

CM osbourne and Pringle. (More depth here than anywhere else although I donít rate Pringle this far back)

Wingers. Jackson and Pringle (OK if new first choice is genuine first XI quality)

No 10. Pringle (heís covering a lot of positions but I think heís ok here)

Striker. Dinanga. (Not sure he is good enough even as cover / bench)

Parky said one or two more due in. Winger is top priority then hopefully we can get a striker / 10 to push kosylo and Jordan for their space or at least push one and provide decent cover for the other. I wonder if the 1 or 2 depends on whether we can off load dinanga?

Probably worth mentioning that Ross Barrows can cover at centre back, although that will mean cover for his own position.

I understand the thoughts around Dinanga but the lad seems to have been a better fit at other clubs, particularly local ones if he is still based in the south. I agree on Jackson too, he's a good squad player at this level and hopefully he can stay fit - but I'd still expect someone else more proven to come in and start.

As mentioned a million times, Elliot Newby would be perfect - there's other decent wingers on the market like Ben Tollitt from Fylde too, and Tom Walker would provide good balance with his left foot cutting in, given we seem to have signed two marauding full backs - he's proven he can score goals at this level (like Mooney).

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:57:10 PM »
                 Byrne

Barrows Baines Mullark Brockbank
   
      Marriot Lundstrum

      Colclough Kosylo XXX

            Hulme


Subs :Roxburgh Osborne Pringle Dinanga Jackson

Striker and Winger needed.

Cooper

Having seen Parky state today in his interview that Barrows and Brockbank will be the starting full backs, Iíd definitely want Cooper and Mullarkey in the centre.

I mean, that back 5 youíve got there is proper green isnít it, really need Baines to be dead good donít we.

Lewis Baines is older, more experienced, and an England C international. He'll start in the left hand berth:

                      Byrne

Barrows  Mullarkey  Baines  Brockbank
   
            Marriott  Lundstram

       x            Kosylo       Colclough

                     Hulme

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Staying and leaving...
« on: June 27, 2022, 08:47:31 PM »
Does anybody know what the situation  with Connor Kirby is?

It would be great if we can get him back at Moss Lane.

With four central midfielders already on the books I would have thought it unlikely at this stage...?

Shame, I hope he gets himself a decent new gig after what he's been through.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 19, 2022, 08:13:29 PM »
My first choice striker would have been Danny Elliott from Boston - but he's a Nottingham lad and I believe the likes of Notts and Chesterfield are looking at him (as well as Gateshead).

Alex Newby from Rochdale is close to signing for York - shame, as he's a left footed right winger. I'm still hopeful that Stockport might be willing to part with his brother once they get their own recruitment done.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Staying and leaving...
« on: June 19, 2022, 07:43:01 PM »
Likewise I'm glad Ben has stayed, in a season of much upheaval it would be good to secure as many familiar faces as possible.

He often made a difference in games, and similar to what others have mentioned if he's happy to be a squad player that's ideal.

Not surprised by any of the other departees in the slightest.

I suspect we'll still see one or two more in the shape of loanees such as Dinanga and possibly Jackson.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 2022-2023 TITLE ODDS
« on: June 19, 2022, 07:39:50 PM »
We never seem to be fancied and I'm happy for it to stay that way to be honest.

Bizarre that we'd be longer than the likes of Eastleigh and Aldershot.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Final friendly...
« on: June 16, 2022, 09:11:05 AM »
Shoretire, McNeil, Diallo, Fish etc....
....and Charlie "Son of Macc owner" Savage!

Yep, there should still be some interesting names on show - Garnacho, Mengi, Bernard, Levitt etc

They won the FA Youth Cup this year for the first time in ages, so there's a good chance a lot of this bunch will become household names.

Also gives us the chance to look at potential loanees given we're fishing in a slightly different pond now?

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Altrincham FC First Team / Kyle Ferguson
« on: June 13, 2022, 08:06:52 PM »
Joins Harrogate Town.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Jake Moult
« on: June 12, 2022, 08:49:22 PM »
I suspect they'll be giving the NLN a go straight away.

Would be brilliant to see Buxton get to the National wouldn't it?
Could you imagine the meltdowns from some of the BBB clubs having to play them? 😂😂

Chesterfield's Christmas double header!🤯

Hardly a fairytale at the same time, given they're clearly being quite heavily bankrolled themselves.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: James Walshaw
« on: June 12, 2022, 08:46:56 PM »
Made a big impact in the relatively short time he was with us.

Clearly loves to play the game, fair play to him at 38!

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Jake Moult
« on: June 12, 2022, 07:41:59 PM »
Had a feeling he might go to Buxton.

Good move for both parties - I suspect they'll be giving the NLN a go straight away.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Actual Signed Players
« on: June 12, 2022, 09:35:21 AM »
Fair enough, I stand corrected on his errors - I guess we all agree he's a good player with lots of poential, and I'm pleased he's here longer term to develop further under Parky.

In any case I firmly believe Baines will start ahead of him so I think Cooper will continue to be understudy for now.

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