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ALTRINCHAM FC PLAYERS OF 1971-72
From the Gainsborough Trinity v Altrincham programme of 8 February 1972 and Wigan Athletic v Altrincham 30 October1971.:
MAILEY, Willie (goal):. In third season. Signed from Crewe Alexandra. Ex-Everton Youth team. Rated by many as one of the best keepers in the league. Former Scottish Schoolboy International.
COOKE, John (goal): Signed early this season as cover for Willie Mailey following seven seasons with Macclesfield. Ex-Port Vale.
HALLIWELL, Derek (defender): In his second spell with Altrincham after retiring following a serious injury. Now back to best form. As always, gives 100% effort; powerhouse of the side.
LUCAS, Peter (full-back): Signed 1971 summer from Bolton Wanderers. 21 years old.
MOBLEY, David (full-back): One of the club's younger players, now in his second season. Signed from Grimsby Town after playing with Sheffield Wednesday.Younger brother of Vic Mobley, the former England under-23 international.
GANNON, Mick (wing half): Now in his second season with the club. Signed 1970 summer. Ex-Crewe, Everton and Scunthorpe.
ASHWORTH, Barry (wing half): In second season with the club after signing from Chester. Started his professional career with Bangor Cityand moved on to Southend United.
TAYLOR, Brian (centre-half): The pillar of the Altrincham defence. In his fourth season with the club after eight years of Football League experience with Rochdale.
ROBERTS, Dave (wing half): Club captain. Signed midway through last season from Macclesfield Town after playing with Tranmere and Wigan Athletic.
MURPHY, Nick (wing half): 1971 summer signing. Ex-Manchester United and Reading. 22 years old.
WORTH, John (forward): High-scoring forward. Leading scorer in N.P.L. two seasons ago. In second spell with Robins after a spell with-Hyde United. One of the bravest players in the League.
BROADHEAD, Tony (inside forward): Signed last summer from Macclesfield. Ex-Oswestry and Bangor.
YOUNG, Dick (inside forward): Signed last summer from Southern League side, King's Lynn. A great wealth of football experience with Stockport, Grimsby, Bangor, Ellesmere Port and Macclesfield.
CORFIELD, Merrick (inside forward): Another 1971 summer signing from Macclesfield. Formerly with Oswestry Town.
FIDLER, Dennis (winger). Yet another summer signing from Macclesfield, after Football League experience with Manchester City, Halifax and Darlington.
RYAN, John (forward): Signed midway through last season from Notts County. Started his career with Liverpool and then professional with Tranmere and Wigan Moved on to Luton Town with manager Allan Brown for a four-figure fee. A very fast, tricky winger.
MASON, Keith (inside forward): Signing from Mossley being negotiated. Ex-Manchester City Youth team.
McLOUGHLIN, Tony (forward): Recently returned from America where he helped Dallas Tornadoes win the North American Championship. Leading goalscorer last season. Former Wigan Athletic player.