Rockin Robins In Town

February 18, 2015

Welcome all to the first of two vital home games for Rovers in the space of just four days. They are vital of course because the boys in yellow, (again!), produced arguably their best performance of the season at Blundell Park last Saturday on the back of an efficient despatching of Lincoln’s ‘Imps’ here in our last home game a fortnight ago.

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The Grimsby Town Mariner is one of the better programmes produced this year.

(This article contains extracts from Jim’s Jottings section in the Supporters Club News section of the Altrincham “Pirate” programme on Saturday 21st February 2015.)

Those results made a big dent in Barnet’s season-long leadership of the Conference table and two more home wins this afternoon and on Tuesday night could even conceivably see Rovers take over at the top, unlikely as that may be.

More on those two matches later because it is right to reflect on a brilliant win over fellow promotion chasers Grimsby Town last week. It was clear that the ‘Mariners’ viewed the clash as vital to their own hopes and they played accordingly.

Matty Taylor must hate the ‘woodwork’ having hit the goal-frame no less than five times in two games, albeit one offside, without finding the net but he gave an outstanding performance despite hitting a post with his penalty.

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Matt Taylor seems to do everything right with his approach but the woodwork prevents him for adding to his goal tally

So, two of our ‘fourteen cup finals’ down and a dozen to go, starting with two up-coming home games. It is ironic that they are both against what I would call ‘classic’ non-League teams in that neither our opponents today or on Tuesday have ever graced the Football League but both have defeated us on their own pitch earlier in the campaign.

In our recent ‘E-Newsletter’ we issued a statement relating to the sale of the Supporters Club shop on Two Mile Hill Road in Kingswood. I hope to give more details, subject to a deal being concluded, in the Braintree programme on Tuesday. Meantime, if you have not received the Newsletter then please contact us with your current e-mail address so that you don’t miss any future Supporters Club information.

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Rocky Robin May Travel Down To The Mem. The Altrincham Mascot Is One Of The Many Robins In Football.

 

Whilst I know that the ‘Robins’ are going to make life very difficult for Rovers this afternoon we do this time have the advantage of great support so please make yourselves heard again and let’s win ‘cup final no.3’ and pick up some more vital points.

Up the Pirates!

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At Cleethorpes Town a certain supporter or two come prepared for the cold and bitter wind that blows off the North Sea at Blundell Park.

Jim Chappell.

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