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    SPFL Championship Kicks off tomorrow 

    Friday, August 02, 2019 5:22:24 PM

    We will welcome Partick Thistle to the Indodrill Stadium in what is going to be another fantastic SPFL Championship season in which “The Wasps” will look to build on the good work and achievements of last season. Nobody will be taking “The Wasps” lightly and under new manager Peter Grant we will look to consolidate and improve again this term.  Last season Partick Thistle edged the games against “The Wasps” with two victories, and one draw, against “The Wasps”, while Alloa won 1-0  on 20th October, 2018 when Dazio Zanatta netted the winning goal. Prior to last season the clubs had not met in competitive action since 2005/06 season when we defeated “The Jags” 2-1 on 28th February, 2006, 2-1 with Alloa goals scored by Ross Hamilton & Graeme Brown

    "As we look forward to  the first day of the new season, I’m sure like every other season there will be twists and turns, ups and downs but that is the beauty of football and why we love it so much. On to the actual playing side, I have been delighted with the players attitude and quality they have shown both in training and in the cup ties that we have played, we are all disappointed we didn’t get through to the next stage but to finish second to a team that is hoping for a top four finish in the SPFL Premiership is something we can build on."

    "I have said from day one we want to WIN every match we play in so today’s match will be a good marker of where we are as we are playing one of the promotion favourites, one thing for sure is we will show everyone of our opponents the upmost respect but will fear know one. To all Alloa Athletic supporters I wish you all a fantastic and memorable season."

     

     

     

    "Changing the dimensions of the pitch is important to the way we play, I have watched the games earlier in the Betfred Cup competition and I felt everything from the final third was nearly a corner against us or either long throws reaching straight into the box. It is important for the way we play, sometimes it is easier to defend if the pitch is narrow, people drop off especially if you go a goal down and it can be very difficult to get round them. It is something in the team we want to express ourselves, we have a very fit team and group of players so the size of the pitch getting larger will not be a problem for them because technically our players are good and in football people are always crying out for space to play, you need space to play that’s what we have looked at. Importantly the players are very happy with the change and I’m sure the supporters will enjoy and embrace the change, and for the opposition the pitch will again become bigger, which is a thing when I arrived here everyone spoke about it, I didn’t take too much concern about it at first but having watched our games I realised the benefits for changing the size back and thankfully the chairman has agreed to that and he has been different class respecting the decision and I am delighted in the work put in to make sure the size will be restored for our opening SPFL Championship game against Partick Thistle on Saturday."

     

     

    Peter Grant

    Alloa Athletic FC - Manager

     

     



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