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What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« on: June 06, 2022, 11:00:20 PM »

Looking at the thread about Dibble and someone mentioning that Lancaster game was the worst defeat in some time it got me thinking!!! when and against whom do you think was our worst ever defeat (for what ever reason)

Mine was either the 0-4 mauling by Macc when they won the league, 0-2 against Accrington Stanley in the fa cup under Gerry Quinn or the 2-1 at Stafford (that game still haunts me)
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 11:09:39 PM »

South Liverpool 6 Alty 0 at the late great Holly Park.
I don't even remember the trip home on the trains and bus. Shocked and numb. We were lucky to get nil.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2022, 11:13:03 PM »

I remember being thoroughly depressed after losing the 1982 Trophy final to Enfield at Wembley, but that wasn't a truly awful performance, nor was our 6-0 drubbing in the FA Cup at Turf Moor against a Burnley side featuring a young Trevor Steven among a line-up of experienced pros.

I think I'd nominate losing at Cheltenham to Gloucester City when we discovered just how sh*t Junior Whats-his-name really was, and then having to sit just in front of David Birch on the coach home while he repeatedly declaimed "He's had it has Coburn". Ecky came close to making him walk home.

Another bad one was Eastbourne at Moss Lane when relegation followed capitulation.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2022, 11:41:12 PM »

The defeat at Macc in 1995 was pretty annoying, especially as we'd have won the league if we'd beaten them home and away that season (and other results had been the same). But my worst moment perhaps was not actually a defeat, but when we were 2-0 down to Woking at half time in the home match this season, and things seemed so bad that I almost didn't care any more. By the same token, great credit to management and players for turning it around in the second half and the rest of the season.

I would add about  the Lancaster match that it felt really really bad because we had never been relegated before the previous year, the Wigan and Tottenham matches were still fresh in the memory, and Lancaster were the smallest of small Unibond clubs beating us at home. (That reminds me, the Cheshire cup defeat at Vauxhall GM was pretty dire too, I seem to remember Jo was fuming at the end. Ecky used to joke that they would take four supporters to an away game all the way from Wooton, all coming in the same car).

Best wins are between Macc in the snow (3-2, Pritchard) and the recent 1-0 (Lawrie).
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 09:22:49 AM »

Stalybridge Celtic and that Danny McGoona miss.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2022, 09:39:42 AM »

I'd say the 3-4 reverse on the last day of the season to an already-relegated Eastbourne, to ensure we joined them, has to be up there.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2022, 09:53:15 AM »

All things considered, Altrincham 0-3 Stafford Rangers in 2017 might be mine. Optimism was crushed in the opening day sunshine. Following those two seasons, there was always going to be an underlying tension but the way it resurfaced almost immediately after going a goal down was really horrible. Top that with the tedious Stafford fans in the bar at full-time for good measure.

Honourable mentions for the 2-1 defeat at Trafford in the FA Cup 2QR in 2013, the 3-0 defeat at Macclesfield in 2015 and the 5-0 defeat at Eastbourne in 2010, and of course the 6-0 defeat at home to AFC Fylde.

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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2022, 09:58:00 AM »

I'd say the 3-4 reverse on the last day of the season to an already-relegated Eastbourne, to ensure we joined them, has to be up there.

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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2022, 10:12:30 AM »

0-5 at Rotherham in the FA Cup in 1976.

A totally miserable day.  They only had one record to play before the game, at half time and at the end of the game and it was 'Beautiful Noise' by Neil Diamond and I still have flashbacks if I am unlucky enough to hear it anywhere.

Alty produced window stickers for people who were driving there to put in their rear window

'Rotherham won't bother'em'   

It was a different story when we went there in 1979.


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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2022, 10:16:44 AM »

Reeves miss away AT FGR leading to a 1-0 defeat.

Losing away to Halifax after Watmore missed an open next on BT Sport in 2015.

5-0 away to Boston, 7-0 to Crawley, 5-0 to Eastbourne.

Relegated final day at home TO Eastbourne

The massacre against Fylde x 2

The abysmal showing against FC United at Xmas at Home.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2022, 10:46:53 AM »

Reeves miss away AT FGR leading to a 1-0 defeat.

Losing away to Halifax after Watmore missed an open next on BT Sport in 2015.

5-0 away to Boston, 7-0 to Crawley, 5-0 to Eastbourne.

Relegated final day at home TO Eastbourne

The massacre against Fylde x 2

The abysmal showing against FC United at Xmas at Home.

Do try to cheer up a bit mate! 😊😊🤗
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2022, 10:57:18 AM »

Reeves miss away AT FGR leading to a 1-0 defeat.

Losing away to Halifax after Watmore missed an open next on BT Sport in 2015.

5-0 away to Boston, 7-0 to Crawley, 5-0 to Eastbourne.

Relegated final day at home TO Eastbourne

The massacre against Fylde x 2

The abysmal showing against FC United at Xmas at Home.

Do try to cheer up a bit mate! 😊😊🤗

Only 3 are a Parky defeats, so we're definitely improving 😁

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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2022, 11:41:14 AM »

There’s far too many to mention tbh.

All sh*t, all similar, I guess the only thing that raises one above the other is circumstances. In which case a 2-3 defeat at Rushden in 1997 (we were already relegated) on the same last day when Macclesfield won the title (and promotion this time) away at nearby Kettering was the most tedious.

I only survived it because it was so f**king Alty that at one point you just had to laugh shake your head at it.


Of course, the actual answer to the question isn’t even a defeat. The worst result in our history, that will send a shudder through all Alty fans old enough, is the 3-3 draw away at Slough in 1991 that shut the door on our promotion dream.

I’ve never been so heartbroken after an Alty result before or since.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2022, 12:18:33 PM »

For sheer anti-climax, the 5-0 defeat at Kidderminster in the FA Trophy Quarter Final in 1995 takes some beating.
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Re: What was everyone's worse ever defeat?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2022, 01:01:12 PM »

My disappointment only extends back as far as 2003...…...Eastbourne at home to be relegated...….....losing at FGR after being three-up...….any defeat by Droylsden......away at Halifax against ten men when they went up field and scored when I believe a win would have kept us up...…..Gateshead at home in FA cup this year (thanks to Trafford Council petty actions denying what could have been a good cup run)………...being robbed in the FA Cup to Millwall after Lane sent off for being smashed with the ball...….Penalties defeat in FA cup at home to Luton
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