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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Cheshire Senior Cup on: January 18, 2018, 01:13:27 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

Cheers Snork  Smiley
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Cheshire Senior Cup on: January 18, 2018, 01:01:41 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?
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington on: January 18, 2018, 09:32:13 AM
Do Warrington have any kind of fan's forum?  The only one I can find seemed to stop in 2016  Huh

Few clubs have them at this level.
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington on: January 17, 2018, 10:04:18 AM
I half worry about Warrington. They have blanked us twice and did us over in the cup - they've also kept pace with us while we've been winning. Shaw struggle away and Workington have again left it too late.
My greatest concern (more than any of our rivals), is the state of our pitch.

We struggled at their place, granted. But the game at home we barely got out of first gear. I would have fully expected to beat them comfortbaly had we drawn Ashton at home rather than Ebbsfleet. Only Hulme seemed to turn up that night.

The pitch is our biggest killer. With the points gap and games in hand, We could - if we can afford to cash flow wise - spread our games out till March and April with a few postponement.

You saying that we threw the replay because we didn't fancy a long trip to Ebbsfleet, or that PP couldn't motivate the team for a long trip to Ebbsfleet?

Whichever it doesn't bode well for the future, add to that we've lost our furthest two trips this season and drew the other (Workington, Shildon, Whitby)

Incidentally if we threw the game PP should be sacked

I'm saying I think certain players seemed more lethargic, less engaged and less on-point.

Whether that was after a heavy pitch 2 days earlier, or whether players didnt fancy playing ebbsfleet, only they can answer that.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington on: January 16, 2018, 10:26:17 PM
I half worry about Warrington. They have blanked us twice and did us over in the cup - they've also kept pace with us while we've been winning. Shaw struggle away and Workington have again left it too late.
My greatest concern (more than any of our rivals), is the state of our pitch.

We struggled at their place, granted. But the game at home we barely got out of first gear. I would have fully expected to beat them comfortbaly had we drawn Ashton at home rather than Ebbsfleet. Only Hulme seemed to turn up that night.

The pitch is our biggest killer. With the points gap and games in hand, We could - if we can afford to cash flow wise - spread our games out till March and April with a few postponement.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2 on: January 16, 2018, 02:37:15 PM
well I set a new team up when I was asked.......

...it hasn't saved my team so I am not now taking part....

why didn't we just run it for the season? I wasn't expecting it to abrubtly end and be restarted...

The same thing happened to me, but I'm pretty sure an update was sent out advising people to do it again.

I thought it was always intended to re-start it for the second half of the season, but I might be wrong?

Yes, it was planned to be a shorter game with 2 seasons per season to allow people bored of PL FF to join in Jan.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: FANTASY FOOTBALL - SEASON 2 on: January 16, 2018, 02:35:55 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.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stafford - Match Thread on: January 13, 2018, 11:43:40 PM
It’s no criticism of the shift that Max Harrop put in, but we were dominant after the introduction of Simon Richman. Him and Moult are really demonstrating their pedigree at this level.

Two standout performances were, as mentioned above, from Tony Thompson and Connor Hampson. Both had fantastic games. One step closer to getting out of this league. On a side note, we’re also starting to rebuilding our vocal support. Hasn’t felt quite right at most aways this season, but today and last Saturday at Farsley we’ve really got behind them.

That roof massively helped today, as did the roof at Farsley.

9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: One Year On: on: January 13, 2018, 01:40:15 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. I would encourage you all to point these succeses out to the board in hope that there comes a day they understand respect the media and the team behind it.

It's incredibly frustrating given that Andrew and I both know that the social media and marketing is well under capacity of what it could be, as we continue to work in current atmosphere and climate created and maintained by certain people involved in the football club.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Share update on: January 13, 2018, 01:34:06 PM
Whilst i agree with some of the sentiment on here, it cannot be a lack of vision that stops potential investors.  Any self respecting investor will have their own vision, thats what they are buying a club for, they shouldnt need one put on a plate for them prior to investing.


Yes, investors may well have their own vision. It’s called leadership.

They may have their own way to deliver the vision, but I think 90% of people coming on board would want success
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: One Year On: on: January 12, 2018, 12:27:19 PM
What progress has been made on each point, is what I'm guessing the original post was asking for. A 'this is what we said' 'this is what we've done' update?

5678, Andrew runs the social media so he was being genuine in asking what would people like to know.

I discounted social media from original post as it’s more public so people can see what goes on, unlike the others.

However Andrew and I will add an update on here later
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Oh look on: January 12, 2018, 11:58:34 AM
Imagine if some creative fan had suggested approaching them as a tie in to our away kit....

Like they'd have gone for it!

Seriously though, this is a case of who you know. This whole campaign has been outsourced to an agency (managing Vimto) who have previously worked on Hotel Football campaigns. Found that out yesterday.

It’s exactly that attitude why we wouldn’t have got it.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / One Year On: on: January 12, 2018, 11:21:02 AM
As we are close to a year since the review presentation, I thought I’d look back on it and see how we were fairing

The most Pertinent slide is “fan board relations”:

Marketing Manager
Email distribution list
3-monthly meetings with board and fans
Fan Representation on the board
Reviews to continued annually
Build on social media

I wonder if the club could provide an update on when the next “5-year” plan  review is taking place, and where the 5 (not including social media) items on the above list have got to.

I’ll be emailing the same to both the board and the SLO to give them the opportunity to respond
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Oh look on: January 12, 2018, 11:15:16 AM
Imagine if some creative fan had suggested approaching them as a tie in to our away kit....
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Share update on: January 11, 2018, 08:49:08 AM

1. Local football fans who wish they could, or have tried and failed, to invest in a local league club.

How many people have stopped watching United and City? Or wish the could invest there but can't.

Examples: Glenn Templin or the bloke at Fylde.

2. People who want to build something, have their ego stroked.

Sell the shares as a chance to go on the journey to the football league, to become giant killers again.
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