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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Buxton - Match Thread on: Yesterday at 10:44:39 AM
Official news will confirm but itís safe to say heís done for the season. This is bad. Hampson back Thursday is a god send.

ADDED: Itís his hamstring, thatís confirmed. Needs to be assessed but first signs are itís a tear. f**ks sake.

So Tom Hannigan is now our only fit centre half. Some sort of irony there.
Alas, Sam Heathcote is also fit.......

Thought he was a striker now? He's sh*t anyway.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 17, 2018, 09:04:25 AM
Bring back the supporters and bring back our most successful manager Ekey

And bring back star jumps

Star jumps were the highlight of our training regime.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: winning this league on: April 17, 2018, 08:26:49 AM

May I interpose a few rather boring facts?
Average home league gate over the last ten seasons is 1022, not including play-off matches.
Seasonal averages as follows:
2008-9 1081; 2009-10 1095; 2010-1 1038 (all in Conf Nat)
2011-2 827; 2012-3 837; 2013-4 910 (all in Conf North)
2014-5 1246; 2015-6 1270 (Conf Nat)
2016-7 1150 (Conf North)
2017-8 to date 767 (EvoStik Prem)
The figures for 2016-7 are somewhat skewed by the presence of Salford & FCUM among the opposition, so a considerable reduction in average was to be expected in any event. The more interesting comparison is between this season and the three in Conf North from 2011-14. I am perfectly well aware that there are lies, damned lies and statistics but would suggest that the gates this season, which are the highest on average in this league by some distance (Stourbridge, the next best, average just under 700) are not perhaps quite as poor as some may think.
By the by - since our winning leagues happens on average less than once every Preston Guild (which occurs every 20 years, for the uninitiated - we've won five league titles in 115 years) I shall be very happy to celebrate winning this league if & when it happens!

I think your last point undermines your argument that all is well.

This is a championship winning season, you are almost guaranteed a home win, we have slashed our admission prices by 40%, we can drink beer on the terrace, and yet we have the lowest average attendance in the last ten years. This is a Preston guild?

Do you really think we should be proud of the fact that we have the largest attendance in the evostick? Is that how far we've dropped? I can hear the laughter from Macclesfield.

So on the one hand you are bemoaning that people aren't coming to watch a winning side but then talk about us being at such a low level and how far we've dropped. I'm genuinely confused, it's probably just me though.

I can't see anyone saying all is well, or that they are proud of the crowds. The issue of so many hard-core supporters staying away has been referred to time and time again in this and other threads (and this cannot remain the elephant in the room as far as the board is concerned).

There's been plenty of context and restraint in the praise given. People are giving credit where it's deserved and actually trying to squeeze some sort of long overdue and well earned pleasure and positivity after two seasons of hell. Is that really such a bad thing?
Ok Iíll keep it simple for you.

The loss of our core support is worrying. I want bigger crowds that include all of our core support. The ďf**k themĒ mentality of the board is divisive and bad for the club. The board should be actively trying to get all of our fans back to moss lane.
So how big is this core support loss, being due to the continued presence of Grahame Rowley, as opposed to the fact that we are playing in the Evostik league?

Depends how big our core support actually is but I'd estimate between 5% and 10% which is a fair chunk especially as a lot of them are singers.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Northern Premier League 2017/18 - Odds on: April 15, 2018, 08:08:19 PM
I had a score on us at 7/1, currently offering me £152 on the cash out

Horrendous cash out, that.

It's not that bad,only £8 less than the full settled amount.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Northern Premier League 2017/18 - Odds on: April 15, 2018, 03:10:10 PM
I got us at 7/1,didn't stake massive money though.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Thursday Night Games on: April 11, 2018, 05:14:54 PM
Interesting that last line. My guess only allowed because any advantage to Stalybridge won't benefit their season.

Doubt that could happen with our game.

I think it's more that the game needs to be played regardless or Shaw Lane won't be able to fulfill their fixtures due to how bad their pitch is.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Altrincham vs Barwell - Dementia Awareness Fixture on: April 08, 2018, 07:25:00 PM
Yes, joint ticket, apologies if that is not clear. The event page has more information and is more clear.

Ticket sales go towards the club as usual in case anyone is wondering, so the more we can share, the better.

Man United are away the day after, so could be a big turnout again.

Judy

Thanks for that,just me being thick then  Wink
Like I said earlier,fantastic work raising awareness of dementia as this can strike people as early as their 30's which is very scary!
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Altrincham vs Barwell - Dementia Awareness Fixture on: April 08, 2018, 05:40:08 PM
General Information
Altrincham FC are hosting Barwell in the Evostik Premier Division on Saturday 14th April - 3.00pm kick off, with bar and catering facilities open from 1.00pm in the Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall.

Altrincham FC currently sit top of the table and are pushing for promotion. This is the penultimate Saturday home fixture of the season at the J.Davidson Stadium, so we encouraging as many fans to attend as possible.

This match is a designated Dementia Awareness fixture, as Altrincham FC Community Sports Lancashire Cricket Club and Sporting Memories Network will be promoting the work they do in Trafford. Altrincham FC Community Sports regularly promote discount tickets to families and school children. For this fixture, we are encouraging children to attend with their grandparents, with the focus of the day being on sporting memories and encouraging older people to attend local sessions.

Sporting Memories
Unlock the power of sporting reminiscence to unite generations and to help tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. Sessions run throughout Trafford on a monthly basis. The Sporting Memories Foundation memory games are designed to create an opportunity for fans to recall their favourite moments from football Ė to help spark that memory. Whether that is of a favourite moment, player, or team, Sporting Memories want to highlight the importance of a footballing memory. The work the charity does is designed to embrace those memories and it uses sport to support people living with depression, dementia and loneliness.

By working with the clubs to create an awareness of this work on match days, Sporting Memories  wants to speak to football fans round the country if they have a family member, friend, or colleague who may want to get involved in some of the work Sporting Memories is involved in. Fans can check out some of the exciting projects and #jointhesquad by visiting www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

Tickets
- Book online in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-awareness-match-altrincham-fc-vs-barwell-tickets-44871750614 and gain entry for just £5.00 (Under 15's accompanied by a grandparent - over 50)
- Any ticket purchases made on the day of the fixture will be set at normal price. Only advance discount applies. The booking system closes Friday 13th April at 5.00pm
- Adults MUST display ID to match the name on the ticket purchased (bank card, driving license, passport, etc) when they enter the turnstile
- Once purchased, no refunds can be given. If there is a match cancellation due to weather issues, this ticket will apply to the rearranged fixture against Barwell

Further Information
Contact Judy on 0161 928 1045 or visit AFC Facebook and Twitter for more information



Is it just me being thick or is it not £2 entrance for U16s anyway so why would they pay £3 extra?
A fantastic cause by the way as dementia is something that is very common indeed and doesn't get the awareness it merits.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster - Match Thread on: April 06, 2018, 06:41:03 PM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/3018045/FA-Cup-Poland-out-to-make-history.html
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Neil Young (thread 900) on: April 05, 2018, 08:50:58 PM
Change the Chairman

Corrected for you.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Neil Young (thread 900) on: April 04, 2018, 09:45:09 PM
Never has so much damage been done in such a short time by anyone

The damage was started by Grahame Rowley appointing Neil Tolson.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Marine - Match thread (weather, covers) on: April 02, 2018, 09:19:40 AM
I hear what your saying but would an hour and 45 minutes make much difference in the big scheme of things


If the weather in Alty is anything like Oldham then a 2:55 pitch inspection wouldn't make a difference.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Marine - Match thread (weather, covers) on: April 01, 2018, 07:48:30 PM
10:45 inspection.

Any idea why it's so early?
Probably so that Anthony Taylor can get to his next engagement.

It'll be off then he's doing the inspection!

I would rather it was off than play on a mud heap. Recent history tells us that soggy pitches and we drop points. We can't cope with boggy pitches
I dont know the guy but I think Anthony Taylor is quite capable of deciding if a pitch is playable or not

He tends to inspect to Premier League standards and has called off some playable pitches in the past. My original point though was why is the pitch inspection so early? We could have an inspection at 12:30 and Marine would still have plenty of time to travel if it's on.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stay away fans and atmosphere on: April 01, 2018, 06:36:24 PM
I will not be back with my lad until Alty get back to Conf National.  The standard of football below that is not worth the admission price.  Simple as that.

Your lad can push you into the ground in your bath chair. National North is our natural level these days. I don't see us in Conference National until at least 2024, and staying there won't be easy.

Agreed. Staying in the Conf National would've been a lot easier than getting back there if Grahame Rowley hadn't appointed his mate!
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Marine - Match thread (weather, covers) on: April 01, 2018, 06:34:46 PM
10:45 inspection.

Any idea why it's so early?
Probably so that Anthony Taylor can get to his next engagement.

It'll be off then he's doing the inspection!
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