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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Mick Gannon RIP
« on: Yesterday at 08:43:13 PM »
RIP fella. Condolences to family and friends.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Mitch Hancox signs for Chester
« on: Yesterday at 08:41:52 PM »
Surprised we didnt hang on to the lad

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: LoyALTY Schemes 24/25
« on: June 17, 2024, 09:14:41 PM »
I asked about renewing my player sponsorship but haven?t heard anything

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Tommy Banks
« on: June 16, 2024, 08:33:56 AM »
I wonder if the club will acknowledge the sad deaths of Tommy Banks and Barry Butler, or are they too busy selling season tickets, pre season friendly tickets and telling us the club shop is open

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Tommy Banks
« on: June 15, 2024, 12:24:17 PM »
I also recall a story that you told Ray about him telling people that they'd get gravel rash if they tried to get past him

Yep that is correct Mick, he didn?t mess about if you skipped past him he would make sure you wouldnt do it for a second time. I believe he was also partly responsible for footballers of his era getting a decent wage.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Tommy Banks
« on: June 14, 2024, 02:32:49 PM »
Hadn't heard of him before so went straight to Wiki and learnt some really interesting facts.

He played in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden as a result of the death or Roger Byrne in the Munich Air Disaster. This was Pele's first world cup. England were in the same group as Brasil, USSR and Austria and drew all 3 games...from wiki it seems that this group was a "group of death"...

"Despite the disappointments of the previous tournaments, Brazil were considered extremely powerful, as would prove to be the case. The Soviet Union were the 1956 Olympic champions and Austria had won the bronze medal in the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, four years earlier. And although England, weakened by the loss of several players at the Munich air disaster, were not considered at their very best, they were still always a formidable team.....The quality of the football in this group did not quite live up to expectations, however. Only 15 goals were scored in the whole group, only one more than Group 3. And when England and Brazil drew 0?0, it was the first time in World Cup history that a game ended goalless. It was also the first time Brazil had failed to score in a World Cup finals match."

As England finished on exact same points and goals as USSR this went to a play off which England lost 1-0. But it must have been a pretty decent England side to hold the ultimate winners to a 0-0 draw. England were the only side in the tournament not to lose to Brasil.

It sounds like Alty were lucky to get such an accomplished defender, albeit for only 2 years. Can any of our elder members recount what that Alty team was like? Were these good years for the club?

The Alty team then had Freddy Pye as manager who was (if memory serves) a scrap metal merchant. Along with chairmen Noel White and Pete Swales (who ran a record shop in Altrincham). It was a very good period for the club. I had the privilege at this time of being Altys mascot.  Other players around this period  were Bobby English, Ray Perry, George Greenhall, Derek Halliwell , Freddie Taberner. along of course with Tommy Banks. It was a good time to support Alty back then and back in those days the mascot went to the away games as well.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Tommy Banks
« on: June 14, 2024, 09:49:20 AM »
I have some great memories of Tommy, a no nonsense defender.

RIP fella. Condolences to your family and friends.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: We don't have a pitch
« on: June 09, 2024, 11:35:26 PM »
The newly laid pitch is growing well and looks good after its first cut..

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Testimonial
« on: June 01, 2024, 08:50:59 PM »
Great Keeper. Good bloke. Englands No1

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tyrese Sinclair signs!
« on: May 31, 2024, 03:25:05 PM »
Alex and Justin are much stronger. Good luck to the lad but wouldn?t swop him for the two mentioned.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Contract News
« on: May 26, 2024, 05:08:21 PM »
Great to see Kossy has signed a new contract. Great energy and a good club man. Glad your staying Matty.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Contract News
« on: May 25, 2024, 11:09:49 PM »
Elliot Osborne re-signed, see main site.

Good to see.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Salford City friendly announced
« on: May 21, 2024, 09:26:27 PM »
Will miss this game . Having a weekend at Cartmel racing

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Groundsman
« on: May 15, 2024, 08:37:10 AM »
Having a good groundsman is a key part of any sports club. It seems like he knows his stuff. Welcome to Alty David.

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Altrincham FC First Team / Re: CCC
« on: May 10, 2024, 04:24:56 PM »
Does anyone have any idea how much money a player gets? If anything from the sale.

Isn’t it about 5 per cent

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