Friday, 10 April 2015

POTM - March

Now a bit of positive news...
TOM READ...

... For someone who can't kick and is a fat bastard (according to all other teams supporters), he ain't half bad.

He's been cracking all season but especially the last couple of months.

So whilst there are commiserations all round on being relegated, we'd still like to acknowledge TOM READ as the supporters POTM for March. Well done Reado!

Relegation...

First of all let's do the bad/sad news...
We are down!!!!!
I've spent most of this week trying not to think about football, never mind write about it. The truth is we've been expecting the inevitable for a while and the greater truth is we just haven't been good enough, under both the managers we've had this season.
It's been a hard season with so much turmoil. Too many draws and a lot of bad luck. Red cards, conceding late goals, bad refs... Blah, blah, blah!

The season has definitely been one of two halves, both with similar results... Not enough points! It's easy to blame Graham, especially as we still haven't won a game but results haven't really changed since he took over, just the personnel.
Whilst I still believe that GV deserved until the end of season, especially after such a great season the year before, I think it would've been tough to stay up even if he did stay, considering our position at the time.
With the decision taken, Graham's already tough job was made nigh on impossible when nearly all the 1st team moved on within the first few games.

Since then the football has been scrappy, we have looked like a mish-mash of a team. The fight has been there but not enough quality to finish games off. I just hope the players keep fighting and play with a bit more freedom now the pressures of staying up are now a moo-point. I think us fans deserve something to smile about.

Bring on next season and hopefully some wins!!!!

Andy Glinka

Monday, 9 March 2015

POTM Picture

As previously announced, Adam Jones won the supporters POTM award for January/Febraury.
On Saturday, Adam received his award before the game against Curzon (where our luck continued in the same vain as other recent games... just a shame it's all been bad!)

Anyway, congrats again Adam and good luck against Buxton and Stamford this week... we're right behind you!

Melody of the supporters' club giving adam Jones his award and bottle of fizz.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Player of the Month -Jan/Feb

What with all the changes since new year, the supporters decided February's POTM would also cover January.

It's been a tough start to Graham's tenure, what with games being cancelled left, right and centre and players comings and goings, but 6 games in and only 2 defeats is a positive. The flipside to that is we are waiting for that first elusive win... But my, have we been close? On another day, I could be writing this saying we've won 3 of the 6 games!

Amongst these games, there have been some decent performances. However, with exception of the Stourbridge game, we have not yet put out a top performance for the full 90 minutes. If we do, then the win WILL come...

Anyway, enough waffling... player of the month? A unanimous choice from the supporters... ADAM 'SCISSORS KICK' JONES. Well done Adam and all the best to the lads for Saturday.

Glinks

Monday, 2 March 2015

Next Meeting

The next supporters meeting is this Thursday 5th March, 7.30 pm at Flixton Village pub (Thai place next to the Church Inn)

Hopefully see you there
Glinka

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Away Day - Stourbridge

We've not done one of these for a while but since this was our first ever visit to Stourbridge, I thought it was worth doing...

I have spent most of Sunday 15th Feb painting the walls in my house with a very bad headache. All this was to make up to the wife for spending 10 hours at the football on valentines day. Was it worth it? Too right!

The day started with a cheeky pint in spoons before setting off on the fun bus where we actually left on time!!! A very giddy Sempie and me were like two kids at Christmas... It'd been a while since our last proper away day! A chat about not knowing any of our players and after listening to a few of Sempie's punk tunes later, we were in Stourbridge. Some research on the bus told us there was a pub right outside the ground... Cracking stuff. Only when we got there is was bordered up, so off the the club house it was.
Once inside you knew you were in a very traditional, even old fashioned club. Which gave it some charm and character. A few ciders later and it was kick off time. If you want a match report please see Trafford FC's website although I will state that it was never offside in a zillion years!!!
I was 1 minute late coming out for the second half and thought it was a wind up when the Stourbridge fans told me Trafford were 1 up. Get in!
Forgetting the cruel way we conceded the equaliser in the 93rd minute, it was an absolute pleasure watching and cheering the boys on today. From a supporters point of view, if we play like that for the remainding games then we'll be proud.

A few more pints at full time and an introduction of the new players from Adam Jones at least means we know some of the players now 😆.
A goodbye to some Stourbridge fans (who were really friendly and genuine by the way - some of the best I've met) and it was back on the bus home.

A satisfying point but more importantly, a great performance and another 90 minutes of the lads playing together. All were outstanding but a particular mention to Astley Mulholland, Adam Jones and Reado... Outstanding!

Now it's back to the painting...

Ratings (out of 10)

Game: 7 (nearly a 10)
Clubhouse: 7
Beer/food: 8 (Thatchers Cider) no idea on food, didn't have any!
Referee/linesman: -1 (offside my arse!)
Stourbridge Fans: 10
Supporters MOTM: Reado

Andy Glinka

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Race Night

Date for your diaries...
On Friday 13th March Trafford FC and Supporters Club are putting on the annual TFC Race Night.
Doors open at 7.30pm


... Hopefully see you there!