View From The Dugout
The latest column for Altrincham Today from Robins boss Phil Parkinson
We’re delighted with the great run that we have achieved… five wins on the bounce, 10 goals scored and only two conceded. You have to go back to before Christmas and the Kidderminster game for the last goal conceded in open play.
Last Saturday’s defeat at Bradford (Park Avenue) was really disappointing.
View from the Dugout: Last-kick defeat was so cruel but we must make sure there is no fall-out in the league
The players performed absolutely brilliantly at Fratton Park in the FA Cup last Saturday… to a man each one was somewhere near his best and to go toe to toe with League 1 side in unfamiliar territory was outstanding.
Today’s Emirates FA Cup 2nd Round tie at Portsmouth is the biggest and most important game that I have ever been involved in.
We enter the FA Trophy this weekend and it’s a case of déjà vu as we return to Bootham Crescent, scene of our magnificent FA Cup win a week last Sunday, to take on York City.
It was a fantastic achievement to play so well at York on Sunday in our FA Cup 1st Round tie, inflicting the first defeat of the season on the Minstermen with a 1-0 win, the goal coming in the 82nd minute from a great strike from Tom Peers, after Tony Thompson had saved Andy Bond’s penalty early in the second half.
View from the Dugout: It‘ll be a tough one – but our FA Cup showdown on TV is a very exciting day for the club
It’s been a very exciting week for everyone at the club as we prepare for our big FA Cup 1st Round tie at York City on Sunday.
View from the Dugout: It’s been a frustrating time – but we know we deserve to be higher up the table
Last Saturday’s postponement of our scheduled National League North game at the J. Davidson Stadium against Telford was very frustrating.
It doesn’t get much bigger than today’s game at Southport in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, with a mouth-watering tie in prospect and we’re really looking forward to it.
We get back to National League North action for the first time in four weeks with a trip to Guiseley this afternoon and we will need to be very resilient against a side that have improved massively from last season and are currently in a play-off position.
The latest column for Altrincham Today from manager Phil Parkinson…
Today we enter the FA Cup at the 2nd Qualifying Round stage and we have been handed a very tough looking tie at Chester.
Last Saturday’s comprehensive 5-0 victory over Leamington means that we have taken 10 points from our last 4 home games,…
We travelled to Southport on Tuesday night and we wanted to give them a bit of respect on their own ground, as we knew they would put it on us and that they are a very physical team and I felt we weathered it for the majority of the game.
It was a crazy bank holiday weekend really.
Today’s column is from manager Phil Parkinson… I was really delighted to bring Ashley Hemmings back to Altrincham Football Club…
We were pleased to pick up our first point of the season on Tuesday night at Chester, but it’s been a tough start to the campaign against full-time York City & Chester who have adopted the hybrid approach this season, which makes them almost full-time.
Today’s column is from assistant manager Neil Sorvel… It was a tricky scenario for us going into our final league…
Assistant manager Neil Sorvel with this week’s column for Altrincham Today.