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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 18, 2018, 08:52:53 AM
For the first time Altrincham Girls will be also playing a mini-tournament on the Sunday under 8 - 11 This
is the first opportunity since being formed of playing on the pitch.

Another brilliant part of the weekend. I must have missed this on the programme leaflet in the bar.

Great to see our juniors team feature as they are the fans of the future.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: winning this league on: April 18, 2018, 08:51:48 AM
The only sensible option would be for Grahame to step down for his position and test the water. If nobody came back, it's not like he couldn't pick the job again in 6 months.

3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 17, 2018, 07:33:38 AM
Been told maybe june 5th before trials games tbc

Who from Wayno?

That's such a shame really. A Tuesday night instead of the beer festival opener.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: winning this league on: April 16, 2018, 09:49:55 PM

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?

As far as any "proof" goes, the only thing anyone has to go on is the 29 that left a game early in protest.

Well thatís not actually proof, because several go to games still but many who didnít walk out donít gi
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 16, 2018, 09:49:03 PM
Ladies team I believe are on the Friday night, Walking Football on the Sunday
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 16, 2018, 09:30:43 PM
I think there was talk of it being on another date. Though in my opinion it should be part of the Beer Festival.

Thanks Chester, do you know the rumoured dates?

I agree, I think itís a massive shame itís not part of the calandra (although it maybe kept on the quiet?)
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Ladies team and Walking football on: April 16, 2018, 08:04:23 PM
Iíve noticed that two out of three of our community sides are playing at the Beer Festival. I hope both sides have a well attended fixture, especially walking football (tournament) making its debut.

I maybe mistaken, but didnít someone post a message from Grahame Rowley saying the Supporters Team were also due to play, and that previous messages that it was cancelled were incorrect. As we get closer to the beer festival,  I wondered before I reached out to the club if this is being organised independtly of the Community-backed  supporters team,

Has anybody heard anything? I canít find the original thread. If not, Iíll reach out and see whatís happening with it, because the Supporters trophy is behind the bar, and itís a game with so much history.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: First Goal on: April 11, 2018, 11:28:21 AM
sutton at home - 2-1. JJ Pen won it
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Barwell : Match Thread on: April 11, 2018, 09:59:37 AM
Key one ahead of 3 aways in 5 days. Get it won and put to bed in the first half.

10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 11, 2018, 08:27:37 AM
Good night

Lancaster keeper was young fella who had a storma for Abbey Hey at Moss Lane in the FAC - looks like he kept em out

Also think Barrows win tonight relegated Chester ?

Chester were relegated on saturday, Barrow might yet escape?

Cheers - realised soon after I posted - Chester could not catch Woking before tonight's game

200 at Warrington tonight - Rugby League town

But, let alone Warrington Town, Rylands were talking about their EFL ambitions this week in the Non-League Paper. Some people are delusional, though, pretty clearly.

Anyway, excellent results for us once more with Ashton United starting to look like the team who might hit the playoffs in good form.

They may even finish runners up, sat in second a point ahead but having played a game more
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: The Run In on: April 06, 2018, 12:17:16 PM
The point is so those of us with analytical mathematical clairvoyant minds can have a bit of fun predicting where the points will be won and lost and then look foolish when we beat shaw lane and lose to rushall and mickleover...

I hope we'll get 101 points and win the league...

Any more predictions! Nearly right with all three

12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Match OFF on: April 05, 2018, 03:38:01 PM

Buxton Shaw Lane and , Grantham in the space of five days
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Marine - Match thread (weather, covers) on: April 02, 2018, 10:45:51 AM
Just shows how important covers are... Just as we launch a fundraising drive for... Covers Smiley

14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Marine - Match thread (weather, covers) on: April 02, 2018, 09:18:10 AM
Again as a point of information, on Boxing Day the coach was scheduled to leave Sale at 12.10 and the ground 20 minutes later. As it happened we were held back as long as possible (which turned out to be 40 minutes) in view of a late inspection at around 1.15. A 12.30 inspection would have created the same problem. A number of independent travellers would also have set off significantly earlier than 12.30 and some will have to do so tomorrow to ensure arriving in good time for a 3 p.m. kick-off given public transport's limitations on a Bank Holiday. All this suggests that an inspection well before noon is advisable, so I for one am grateful that the club have organised things the way they have.

As long as it's okay for you eh?
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Website on: March 30, 2018, 05:29:29 PM
There is far too much news, and currently not formatted correctly. I hope we have a non league round up condensing the current information into a better format.
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