Steve Settle

Has signed from Leigh RMI according to the guardian. He is a right sided midfielder “With an eye for goal”.

Ex Altrincham duo Steve Aspinall and Gary Scott have also been invited to pre-season training.

All very promising…

great stuff nige

Spoke with Nige regarding these lads last night and he was very upbeat. There is still a fair bit of work to do pre-season but Nige is very much on top of the building process and certainly no need to panic over the squad. Nige is planning to look at a few good young lads during some open trial sessions. One of the approaches that he has taken is getting two or three 26/27 year olds with higher league experience, as this will balance the younger lads. Andy Nelson has been instrumental in using his contacts and the club is also looking at one or two players that have had league trials but may not quite make that grade.

No question in my mind that Nige’s coaching skills will really show through during the next couple of months. For certain we will have a new look side when they turn out on August 16th but it is going to be fantastic to watch how the team rebuilds in the right direction. It will be a different kind of expectation this year but no less exciting and enjoyable.

Talking of new look side, Adidas have agreed a deal as kit provider to the league and that means a new shirt on the way. Saw pictures of the kit last night and it looks superb. I will get some images of this on the site over the next few days. Replica tops have been ordered for the shop and will be available before the start of the season!

Steve Settle - Midfielder
TRANSFER DATE :Fri 10 Nov 2006 DATE OF BIRTH :TUE 01 JUN 1982 (AGE 26)

Steve is a player who joined Leigh from local North-West Counties side Atherton LR in November 2006. He is a player who has adapted well to life at a higher level and has a habit for popping up with goals in the FA Trophy. In his first season he scored a stunner to knock out Harrogate Town and in 2007 almost single handedly beat Burscough scoring 2 of the clubs 3 goals in that fixture.


He is a local player who since joining has also been a keen supporter of the club. The tricky wingman made 26 starts for the club during the 2007/2008 season and was a regular during the changeover of managers in October 2007.

Rumours of the Adidas contract being void, and of Droylsden stepping in with a 12th hour approach for them are yet to be confirmed… :stuck_out_tongue:

Stephen ASPINALL (d.o.b. 10 May 1976)
Steve Aspinall was signed in early July 2003 from Vauxhall Motors, where he had been during much of the previous two seasons. He is the son of John Aspinall, who played for Tranmere Rovers and Altrincham in the 1980s and managed Bangor City. Steve started his career at Poulton Victoria and, like his father, was also on Tranmere’s books. He has also been at Runcorn, (whom he joined from Bamber Bridge in December 2001), Chorley, Winsford, Vauxhall Motors and Macclesfield Town. Though Steve originally played as a central midfielder for Alty, he performed so well at right-back when Gary Scott was injured, that he kept the position. Steve was the first-choice penalty-kick taker and also regularly took free-kicks and corners. Towards the end of 2004-05 an ankle injury sidelined him for several games and he underwent an operation on it in summer 2005. His comeback for 2005-06 was hindered by continuing ankle/foot problems and he did not start his first Conference game until Christmas 2005 but re-established himself afterwards as a regular starter either in central midfield or at right-back. In 2006-07 he started regularly at right-back. Steve was unable to retain ar regular place in 2007-08 and went on loan to Ashton United in early 2008 and was released at the end of the season. An often unsung player, Steve was nevertheless an integral part of the team which gained promotion and consolidated Alty’s position back in the Conference. Career appearances for Altrincham: 158+18, 20 goals (inc. 18 pens).

Gary SCOTT (d.o.b. 3 February, 1978, height 5ft 8ins, weight 11st 2lbs)
Gary made his debut for Altrincham on 3 October 2000 as a midfielder (v. Stalybridge). Born in Liverpool, he began his career at Tranmere Rovers but moved to Rotherham United on 7 August 1997. He then played for Marine and Leigh, who released him after he had made 9 Conference appearances. After two games in Alty’s midfield, his first appearance for Altrincham at right-back was at home to Leek Town (10/10/00) and he opened his scoring account with two goals at Hyde (16//10/00). Gary played for the Unibond XI against the F.A. XI (22/11/00). Defensive experiments meant that he was an irregular rather than ever-present member of the team at the end of 2000-01 but he became a regular starter in 2001-02, either at right-back or in midfield, until injured in March 2002. He made a brief return at the very end of the 2001-02 season but re-established himself as the regular right-back for 2002-03 and 2003-04 till injury struck in late August 2003. On his return he played mostly in right midfield until a non-football facial injury sidelined him in February 2004 but he recovered to reclaim his place in April 2004. However, a knee injury sidelined him in September 2004 before he returned in October. In early 2005, Gary was playing in left-midfield or left-back but in late summer 2005 had a hernia operation. He then re-established himself in the team, initially on the left of midfield but more recently at right- or left-back before injury to his knee again sidelined him, in September 2006. After returning to action he was largely on the bench before regaining a place at right-back in February 2007 but injury limited his appearances and he had a further hernia operation in the summer of 2007 but was virtually back to fitness for the start of the 2007-08 campaign. Gary returned to the side at left-back in September 2007 but dould not regain a regular place despite his huge commitment to the club. He opted to seek first-team football elsewhere at the end of the 2007-08 season and will be greatly missed in the dressing room at Moss Lane. . Career appearances for Altrincham: 265(+31), goals 9.

Rumours of the Adidas contract being void, and of Droylsden stepping in with a 12th hour approach for them are yet to be confirmed…

Well spotted Robbo, perhaps their Altrincham based consultant has advised that for a further £0.37p per shirt that Umbro can muscle and snatch the deal from beneath their noses. There are so many unscrupulous people around these days, but I suppose it is all about the commission you can make (allegedly)!!!

Is this Adidas shirt the same as Newcastles but red and white?

something like this perhaps?

Spot on Thomas, that’s the beauty!

Red sleeves, red back with red/white front panel. Looks a treat!


Are we going back to black shorts?

i agree very nice indeed :stuck_out_tongue:

Greenie wrote:

I would love that.

Red shorts I am afraid chaps, but the tracksuits and training gear is the adidas black.

It has to be Red Shorts as the home and away colour schemes have to be filed with the FA some weeks ago and we filed these as the same as last season;

Home - Red/White Shirt, Red Shorts, White Socks
Away - Yellow Shirt, Yellow Shorts and Yellow Socks.

Pic of the away shirt attached. There was limited choice within the given colour scheme but they are really nice shirts and replicas will be available at decent prices. I think they look really good, the Polo Shirts and Training gear is also really nice. The training suit is black pants and red jacket, very European style!

It will be a week or two but the aim is to get all the details out so that these can be pre-ordered for those lucky folk who want to be the first to wear one!

I will pull all the details together soon and get everything posted up on to the site.


This is going to be a very expensive season then! Home shirt, away shirt, shorts, trackie, polo shirt etc etc! Best start saving!

Best get on to!

Unfortunately the downside of the League kit deal is that both shirts change at the same time, the upside is we get a new shiny smart looking kit and to be honest the pricing on this stuff will be very reasonable.

It is nice to only really change one shirt in a season, but something tells me this is a summer when lots of positive changes is not a bad idea!!!


Very reasonable?

How reasonable??

Are we ordering a job lot of ‘Pritchard 4’ shirts?!?