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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's games on: Yesterday at 09:45:59 PM
Shaw Lane win 2-1. The lead at the top doesn't look as comfortable now.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 21, 2018, 04:36:37 PM

Thank you. He may have been approached about a bigger job or a full time position somewhere. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough if it affects Alty.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 21, 2018, 02:50:35 PM
I am just glad PP, his team AND THE PLAYING SQUAD are all here. Thoroughly enjoying this season, why shouldn't we be optimistic about next season.  I know we should wait and see what happens finally this season, but we have had 2 years of disappointment. I believe that Phil and his team only need to make slight tweaks during the close season and we will make a good challenge next also.

Phil is happy, we are a big club and doing well and the future is now looking a little rosier. I think Phil would be wrong to leave that now and I think the club will do all it can to prevent that happening. I am just enjoying the now, and i look forward to every game. We are doing well because we have built a squad consisting of Nationwide North level players and those who want to meet the challenge. Plus a management team who want their players to play football the way it should be played, suits me fine.  However, we should take this in realistic stages rather than grow too quickly and backfire. All football clubs have upper years and downers, we have just bottomed out from ours and are now upturning.  We had a similar team during the Kingy era that played the same incessant attacking football, though I believe this team has slightly less aggression in it's play. They were both fabulous to watch though but as I say, this is the now and is why I am going to a few more away games than normal, despite yesterday's disappointment. Great side and very good on the eye to watch. I also believe that the players are actually enjoying the season too, as they are playing so well with each other. Probrably the best ones to ask would be the likes of Shaun, Jake and Simon, as they have been here through the bad and now good times. the mere fact they are still here tells me how they feel about the club, management team and board, so what is wrong with our infrastructure - very little in my opinion.

Congratulations to Graeme Rowley and the board for making this happen, mistakes have been made in the past which I bought into too, but we are now on the up and I feel people should lay off them now and finally get fully behind the club again. We now need to be a united club with players, board and fans and I am sure our success will continue. That is why i have written this message!
If Phil is so happy at the club, then why is he considering his future?

Is he? Have I missed something?
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 21, 2018, 02:47:26 PM
While I understand your points, Bob. my message was to try and reunite the fans and I agree that the club should also reach out. Now is actually the ideal time for both factions to come together whilst the club is on the up but both factions need to do whatever is best for the ongoing strength of the club. the board have already admitted they have made mistakes in the past but I am sure lessons have been learnt by everybody.

It is all for the good of OUR club, but some fans must also be open-minded and  allow repairs to be made before they are lost forever or the club starts to destabalize.  Time to let it go now and be reunited and do whatever it takes to repair damage done from both sides. I would suggest another meeting between fans and board. It's time also they and possibly the management got together again. The Rowley out campaign is damaging to the club and destablises it for all of us. Credit where credit is due now that things are looking up again and lets not lose sight of this.


I'm sorry, but that logic just doesn't work. I think that everyone is pleased with the way the team is playing at the moment, but we shouldn't have been here in the first place and I do not believe that there has been anything like the accountability there should have been or indeed any true form of apology from the clique that runs our club.

If we all follow your logic, then all Americans should be praising Donald Trump, forget the character of the man because the 'on the pitch' indicators say he's doing a great job for America. Unemployment is falling and is almost at a record low, US stocks have had a record run and the American economy is growing. It's not all about the current 'on the pitch' factors though is it? The character of the man is such that stability is more luck than judgement. No accountability, no ability to admit mistakes, fake news (NLP anyone), keeping 'yes' men around you lest your judgement be questioned and get rid of those who you feel undermine your authority.

I don't think there is anyone who is not behind the team and PP, but that does not equate to thinking everything at boardroom level is rosy, nor should it.

Another excellent post
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 21, 2018, 12:35:47 PM
I am just glad PP, his team AND THE PLAYING SQUAD are all here. Thoroughly enjoying this season, why shouldn't we be optimistic about next season.  I know we should wait and see what happens finally this season, but we have had 2 years of disappointment. I believe that Phil and his team only need to make slight tweaks during the close season and we will make a good challenge next also.

Phil is happy, we are a big club and doing well and the future is now looking a little rosier. I think Phil would be wrong to leave that now and I think the club will do all it can to prevent that happening. I am just enjoying the now, and i look forward to every game. We are doing well because we have built a squad consisting of Nationwide North level players and those who want to meet the challenge. Plus a management team who want their players to play football the way it should be played, suits me fine.  However, we should take this in realistic stages rather than grow too quickly and backfire. All football clubs have upper years and downers, we have just bottomed out from ours and are now upturning.  We had a similar team during the Kingy era that played the same incessant attacking football, though I believe this team has slightly less aggression in it's play. They were both fabulous to watch though but as I say, this is the now and is why I am going to a few more away games than normal, despite yesterday's disappointment. Great side and very good on the eye to watch. I also believe that the players are actually enjoying the season too, as they are playing so well with each other. Probrably the best ones to ask would be the likes of Shaun, Jake and Simon, as they have been here through the bad and now good times. the mere fact they are still here tells me how they feel about the club, management team and board, so what is wrong with our infrastructure - very little in my opinion.

Congratulations to Graeme Rowley and the board for making this happen, mistakes have been made in the past which I bought into too, but we are now on the up and I feel people should lay off them now and finally get fully behind the club again. We now need to be a united club with players, board and fans and I am sure our success will continue. That is why i have written this message!

We keep hearing how the fans need to move on and get behind the board and the club. I'm sorry but this works both ways.

The failings of the previous two seasons ultimately were down to the chairman and board. In my opinion there was an unacceptable lack of accountability and humility from those at the top. That drove some fans away, left others alienated. Since then I do not feel the response from Mr Rowley and the board as a whole has been remotely adequate (although they deserve the credit for PP's appointment).

This shouldn't be about the fans needing to get behind the club. The onus should be on the club to reach out to the missing and alienated fans and win them back.

I fully support PP incidentally. He has done an excellent job so far.

Excellent post Bob
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 20, 2018, 12:47:52 PM
Have to agree with Evostik Shame. Yes we are flying on the pitch this season but let's not get too carried away.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Phil Parkinson on: January 19, 2018, 05:30:54 PM
Well said, Wayno; agree with you entirely on all this. All the players and management, plus the board members deserve credit for finally starting to turn things round.

There is still a long way to go, but I would also like to see all the fans reunited again for the good of the club, no matter who is in charge. We should all get behind the team to keep us going in the same direction.

So come on all of you, come back to the ground and watch a team who are playing some great football now. We know and understand you all have your reasons, but we all want to see this run continue with the support the players deserve and have earned in bucket-loads. Keep it going lads, you are a joy to watch!
Rowley out

He's been a great appointment so far. TROLLS OUT! Cheesy

PP may have a built a decent squad and be doing a good job but calling people trolls for wanting Rowley out shows your total lack of understanding of the club in general.

Rowley Out!
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Cheshire Senior Cup on: January 18, 2018, 07:48:43 PM
Wouldn't it have been six games against Fisher that season? Pretty sure the trophy tie was settled at the fourth time of asking. I think that was late 80s.

My memory isn't the best,I got the team right though  Smiley
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Cheshire Senior Cup on: January 18, 2018, 01:08:55 PM
Home to Winsford or Warrington

Should we play Warrington, that will mean 4 games so far, with a 5th to play. (2 league, 3 cup)

Is that a record number of games against a side in a single season?

I think we played Fisher 5 times in a season in the early 90s
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2 on: January 16, 2018, 04:00:18 PM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.

Factually incorrect. Only 30% dropped out.

98 out of 141 re-signed up. Meaning 200 unique people have played the game in total over the two seasons.


200 unique people? So you got 59 new players in season 2 to add to the 98 that re-signed up? That's great going,fair enough.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2 on: January 16, 2018, 12:57:11 PM
It's a total farce which is why more than half the original participants dropped out.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FA Trophy on: January 13, 2018, 01:36:24 PM
I can't believe some people are pleased we're out of non league's most prestigious competition! Absolutely ridiculous thread to start off!!
Edit..I forgot to add that I've been to Ebbsfleet/Gravesend a few times and have always had a warm welcome.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread on: January 08, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
Hannigan has been brilliant alongside Harrison. I don't think we have conceded a goal when Dens has STARTED at RB. He came on against Witton and didn't start against Warrington in the trophy replay. Dens has been quality. The whole defence have been spot on.

Absolutely and going for the cliche coupon buster, if you hold possession like we are doing this season, the opposition are less likely to have chances to score. I do think it's fair to say the Workington and Witton defeats were down to very specific circumstances and they account for 9 of the 21 goals conceded thus far. It means we've let in 12 goals in the other 24 games played, which will always give us a more than even chance of winning, as Saturday showed.   

We might be seeing a lot more of those Witton circumstances though and I hope that the management team have taken that on board and prepared  accordingly. I have some faith that they have.

I imagine PP is surprised at the state of the pitch. If we want to play sexy football in this league then we need to have a decent playing surface at home because we cant reply on the opposition for that.

4G?
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread on: January 06, 2018, 09:04:51 PM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.

I agree but Harrison is just as good.
It wasnt that long ago many experts on here saw Hannigan as an injury prone luxury Shocked Huh
How wrong they were Grin

I was one of them tbh Pukka. His ability was never in doubt,he's a class act,it was just his injury record which is hopefully now behind him.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farsedly Celtic - Match Thread on: January 06, 2018, 06:58:08 PM
Hannigan is the best defender in the league by a country mile,just hope is fitness issues are behind him.
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