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Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:18 pm

Alun Armstrong has been named National northern league manager of the month for October.
Well done Alun👍

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by poppyfield » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:22 pm

Fantastic news , well done Alun Armstrong richly deserved. :clap:
Another lift for tomorrow :thumbup:
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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:23 am

Well the curse didn't strike yesterday. I presume the manager gets some sort of award presented to him? If so can it be done at a league game & not before the replay?

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Emdubya » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 am

Photo of AA with his award on the club site.
Finger on the pulse as usual eh Pete. :lol:

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 am

Emdubya wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 am
Photo of AA with his award on the club site.
Finger on the pulse as usual eh Pete. :lol:
I don't go on the club website very often, unless people put a link on here. Well that's great news about him already getting the award.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by LoidLucan » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:09 am

I thought it was real testament to AA's preparation and planning for the game that the Walsall boss hooked two of his player after just 20 minutes. They were being completely outplayed and it looked like Operation Certain Defeat for them at that time. Clarke had been outflanked by AA's gameplan although it was a bit surprising that Walsall had started the match with two of their better players on the bench.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:37 pm

According to twitter, Alun Armstrong has accepted an invitation to be on the FA MOTD, great news & fantastic for the club. :clap:

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:02 pm

Cheers for that Pete. What if the BBC said, 'Well Alan, whilst you're on here, we might as well tell you that your replay will be shown live'. That's my dream and I'm sticking to it.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Well there doesn't seem that much competition, apart from perhaps Bromley v Bristol Rvrs, who are 2 divisions apart.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by jjljks » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Really pleased for the man, he deserves the award & publicity. Cannot imagine what we would have done without his scheming & how he has kept us rolling with all our injuries & international call-ups. He has been spot on with loans & putting spirit into the side :clap:

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:25 pm

The other thing is the story of the first game. They like matches which show the magic off the FA Cup. Firstly, a 97th minute equaliser, but also 1229 away fans for a 3 hour trip to support a 6th tier team. Add in our renaissance, 2 guys rescuing the club with a bag of money, fans raising 1 million plus to return an exiled club home, and you have your story.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Darlopartisan » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Alun came across very well in his interview on FA Cup MOTD, very articulate in his assessment of the game and what it means to be part of a fan owned club 👍

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:56 pm

Interesting that he says Donawa and Bascombe won't be allowed to go on international duty due to that cup replay. Can a club do that?

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by QuakerRCS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:58 pm

I was really impressed with the interview - came across well and even got a bit in about televising the replay. Loved it.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Blackwell64 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:01 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Interesting that he says Donawa and Bascombe won't be allowed to go on international duty due to that cup replay. Can a club do that?
From my football manager ( the game ) days I thought you can only do that for friendlies. But in competitive games you weren’t allowed to do so as a manager. Not really sure if that’s still true, or we can anyway as it’s a competitive game against Mexico on the Wednesday I believe.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:07 pm

If we can, tough choice, as Mexico is a big game to be involved in.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by grimsbyquaker » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:19 pm

It’s tough. We’re short of bodies but they may never get the chance to represent their country against a huge opponent again. Can we manage without them?

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:35 pm

In short, no. Not against a full time outfit.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by curried Quaker » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Great interview on FAMOTD by AA. But we may need to have a whip round to buy him a larger shirt. lol. Hope his direct plug to get the reply televised didn’t go unnoticeable at the BBC. He came across as a likeable and honest guy, especially his comment on Hedley’s sending off. Just the kind of football character that goes down well on TV.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by lo36789 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 pm

Blackwell64 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Interesting that he says Donawa and Bascombe won't be allowed to go on international duty due to that cup replay. Can a club do that?
From my football manager ( the game ) days I thought you can only do that for friendlies. But in competitive games you weren’t allowed to do so as a manager. Not really sure if that’s still true, or we can anyway as it’s a competitive game against Mexico on the Wednesday I believe.
I'm sure the national FAs can effectively get the players banned from playing domestic football if they don't turn up also...I am sure this was a news story not that long ago where there was a player refusing to travel with his national team and they threatened to effectively have him suspended from club football.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by banktopp » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:25 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Interesting that he says Donawa and Bascombe won't be allowed to go on international duty due to that cup replay. Can a club do that?
Fergie did that all the time.
Players allegedly injured and unable to join their National team, then miraculously recovered.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by lo36789 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:26 pm

Not exactly a reliable source but...

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by lo36789 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:28 pm

Seems that FIFA rules were updated in 2016 to basically mandate turning up.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:32 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Seems that FIFA rules were updated in 2016 to basically mandate turning up.
Can't see how we can force them, we could ask if they could be released but it's a big game v Mexico for them.

Not looking good really.

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Re: Alun Armstrong

Post by jjljks » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:40 pm

Foreign & Commonwealth Office seem to see Mexico as a fairly risky place so AA should not let the lads go. ;)

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