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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: If we lose all our remaining games..... on: February 04, 2017, 10:47:23 AM
If we do lose all our remaining games then Buzz will get the job. If you are willing to say yes and nod to Emporer Rowley then you get a job (or if you are related to him or in the clique). A loyal paying customer of the club doesn't get taken seriously unfortunately.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Vice Chairman Resigns on: February 02, 2017, 07:11:47 PM
So if we've currently got 1000 fans paying an average of 10 each = 10000 a game through the turnstile. (No idea whether that is realistic or not)
Next season 650 fans paying average of 8 each = 5,200

Then you've got to look at how much less business the CSH will do and the guys in the food cabins.
It's going to be a serious drop in income.

The only thing potentially still bringing in the same level of income will be the extra curricular stuff in the CSH.

Sobering times

I think that is what Emporer Rowley wants so he can turn round and say 'I told you so'

3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / New Song on: January 29, 2017, 09:24:07 PM
Heard this at the game yesterday and someone needs a lot of credit for thinking of this.

Rowley Rowley Rowley
You've left such a sh*t legacy
We'll be playing Rushall
We'll be winning f*ck all
At least we've got a community hall.

A reworking of

Follow follow follow
We don't have to go to Barrow
We are white and we're red
We're going Oxford instead
'Cause we don't have to go to Barrow.

Playing Oxford instead of Barrow in a league game. They were the days. Rowley FC is dying.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Pride on: January 22, 2017, 04:57:15 PM
To be fair I think a lot of the anger from fans would be aimed at Rowley and the rest of the clique, rather than players, if they interacted with fans more.

We all know tha won't happen though because there isn't a set of balls between them all.

5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Pride on: January 22, 2017, 12:40:33 PM
But continuouly criticising them isn't  going to help.

As a paying customer at a football match I expect my team to put in 100% effort and I also expect to be entertained. Yesterday neither of my expectations were met for the full game so I have the right to complain. If you are 6, 46 or 106 you surely can't be happy with the state of the club at this moment in time?

If continuously criticising the team isn't going to help, then what do you suggest will? Please don't patronise me and say we need to get behind the board and the players because I will just laugh at you.

6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Pride on: January 22, 2017, 11:55:24 AM
I witnessed this, it was quite apparent that certain players are immune from criticism from sections of our support, what one player is lambasted for, another avoids any criticism and this was happening time and time again in the 2nd half. To those who disagreed with the gentlemans outburst,it was passionate and emotional and if I was on that pitch I would respond to a supporters passion rather than the derogatory comments many thought was more appropriate!!
Regarding the Twitter incident,in my opinion  you were stood in a perfect position to see the corners  being taken, you were stood in the same place for the mentioned corners but you could only see it was James lawrie who delivered 2 poor corners and not Nicky Clees, maybe move so you have a clear view next time. You also point out you volunteer to provide updates via twitter so thank you for that but please don't allow personal opinions to interfere with reporting the facts.
The teams effort in the 2nd half could not be criticised on a poor pitch against a better team and they kept going till the end regardless of so many insults aimed at them every time they were in earshot

Whilst I appreciate the team showed plenty of effort in the second half, it is not possible to win a game of football if you have no shots at goal. I find it laughable that you feel it's ok to blame a bad pitch and the fact we were playing a 'better' team. Chorley are higher in the table than us yes but in the second half yesterday they were no better than us. How many notable saves did Deasy make compared to their keeper? Both teams could have played without a keeper in the second half.

It speaks volumes that the only bit of praise you can come up with is that 'the players kept going til the end'. So they bloody should it's their job. If you paid someone to wallpaper your living room and they stopped working without hanging the last piece would you say 'oh it's ok he's shown plenty of effort'? You can't praise someone for doing their job badly.

7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Pride on: January 21, 2017, 11:18:43 PM
When was the last time you could honestly hand on heart say you were proud to be an Altrincham FC fan?? I certainly wasn't proud today and haven't been for a long while watching the sh*t being served up week after week. And to be lambasted by fellow Altrincham 'fans' today at the game for showing my anger at the situation is out of order.

8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: When on: September 11, 2016, 11:18:54 AM
I think the treatment of Barbara Pig on this thread is disgraceful. Maybe it will make it into the chairmans programme notes for Saturday??

9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rowley Out!! on: September 11, 2016, 11:13:53 AM
I wouldn't get rid altogether I'd put him in charge of the community side as he clearly knows nothing about football but is excellent at running things on a tight budget. Get someone in on the board that understands football asap because our club is in deep trouble. None of the board know a thing about football and that's scary for a club at this level. I can take losing heavily to Fylde but not Gloucester. Hand in the pocket time Mr Chairman or step aside

10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rowley Programme notes on: September 07, 2016, 04:16:06 PM
Maybe to resolve this issue, if anyone is still upset by the chairman's comments, rather than post your displeasure on the forum, just speak to him personally?

Edited, abridged version here...

no one should be obliged to personally seek him out. It went in print, so his apology (which I'm sure on reflection he understands is due) should come in print.
this was the point I was trying to make thanks . It's in the public realm now and needs to be closed in the public realm

Which may or mat not be legally permissible.  For example if the alleged perpetrator is below the age of legal responsibility.
that's fine then .. it could read .. can not be named for legal reasons


Or .. no further action was taken etc etc

I'm not asking for names and addresses.. I'm asking for closure

It's not the inquest I'm bothered about. I want to read "sorry that I made a fanbase of 800-1000 regular fans look like idiots in the national press based on the (alleged?) actions of 1 or 2 individuals when as a custodian of the club part of my role is to protect our reputation. Etc"

Sadly the chances of that are less likely than him sacking a manager

11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rowley Programme notes on: September 06, 2016, 05:29:39 PM
It wasn't aimed at me either but with how vague the statement was I question the motive of the statement. I hope the chairman wasn't attacking to defend and take the focus away from his and his boards appointment of two inept Neil's.

12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Jim Harvey is the new Alty manager on: September 05, 2016, 11:49:47 PM
A big well done to the board?? How hard is it to say 'yes Mr Harvey you have the job'? Well done and thanks Jim Harvey for applying more like. All the best and good luck.

13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rowley Programme notes on: September 05, 2016, 06:03:03 PM
And it's all down to the chairman. I'm not holding my breath for an apology though. He will regret it when there is 500 watching tomorrow

14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Rowley Programme notes on: September 05, 2016, 04:44:04 PM
If I was a football manager thinking of applying for the vacant job at the club I certainly wouldn't do now after the way the chairman has publicly slated the fans.  If it's true what has happened to NY and his family (which I think is a deflection tactic from Rowley) then it is wrong and wants investigating but I'm sure Mr Rowley has added to NYs harassment calls and texts from journalists trying to get a story now.

15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: A message to the board on: August 28, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
Amazed to see the board sitting on their hands again - another mess, the board need to go as quickly as the management. We the supporters are being treated as idiots now, Rowleys piece in the programe is totally disrespectful to the supporters

Young should have been dismissed by 5pm yesterday, I shall not be going again until he has gone. I urge others to not go as well, thats the only way this board will take notice

I urge board to step aside as well, your destroying the club. Give us a fighting chance with new ownership, its not even about money anymore - just direction. We're no longer a football club but a community centre which does a bit of football on the side


Don't normally agree with some of the things you say but these are two excellent points.

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