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16  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Alty Site on: July 09, 2018, 11:35:24 PM
Get the content right, then you can play with the platform until your heart is content (From a Web master)

As much as you might want to hear about histons u17 bake sale, there is very little content astound atm.

Twitter figures show this as weíre down to 600,000 hits from 2 million a month.

Content will always ebb and flow (thought web masters died into Y2K)
17  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Alty Site on: July 05, 2018, 10:54:07 AM
A few points:

1) I looked at it from the point of view of a new potential supporter or visitor. Can they find the basic information they need quickly i.e. through one obvious link/click:
- when are the matches?
- how much is it?
- where is it?
- how do I get there?
- what are the facilities?

It took me a few clicks and a bit of searching  - most of the information is under the not so obviously named "Club" menu option.  Perhaps a more obvious link might be more helpful: something like "New to Alty?" , "First time visitors", "All the basics"....?

2) I couldn't see anything obvious about the availability of shares/investment opportunities (surprise, surprise).

3) I would think it would be a good opportunity to have the CSH  available for sponsorship as well as the stadium, main stand etc

4) The CSH is described as a registered charity, which is inaccurate and potentially misleading as far as I'm aware - it's certainly used by a registered charity, but to describe it as such suggests that users of the CSH are contributing to a registered charity, which they may not be.

I agree with these points; perhaps a link to Mike and Alison's details for a new fan who might more specific questions
18  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Alty Site on: July 05, 2018, 07:29:36 AM
We'd be better of embedding a link into each article saying "Want to hear more stories link this?" Sign up to our newsletter {here}

Then a sign up form of news that you want: I.e first team  community ladies events
19  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Alty Site on: July 04, 2018, 11:44:18 PM
Seems my comment has been deleted

Iíll try again: I have concerns that pop-up may lead to data issues. Certainly not okay with GDPR legislation introduced recently
20  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tom Marshall on: July 04, 2018, 05:02:52 PM
Played for Kettering last season.

I'd take him back personally.
21  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Intertoto Cup Draw:- Isle of Man Away 🇮🇲 on: June 12, 2018, 10:19:28 AM
Rare to look forward to a friendly, but very much looking forward to it.

When I booked last week we were already booking up a second hotel. Granted there may not have been many spaces in the first once, but still sounds like thereís plenty of Robins visiting.
22  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New chairman on: June 09, 2018, 09:15:03 AM
No response from the club yet
23  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Shaw Lane close diwn on: June 08, 2018, 06:48:01 PM
This is sad but probably inevitable.

What this demonstrates is that wealthy people will invest in their own projects where they have a local connection (in this case Barnsley).

What hasnt happended yet at Alty is for this to happen at Alty. Historically it wasnt encouraged after the bad experience of Maunders,.....
However, lately, despite clear attempts to find investor(s) nobody seems to have come forward,.. I remain convinced this is exactly because there is so much competition in the NW and so many other options to invest in.

What are these clear attempts?

I haven't seen any public attempt, it would be nice to see adverts, media engagement etc.

24  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Intertoto Cup Draw:- Isle of Man Away 🇮🇲 on: May 29, 2018, 01:17:20 PM
Unlucky!

It's a busy summer for the Isle of Man, as they are also competing (as Ellan Vannin) in the CONIFA World Cup for "independent football associations" in the south-east of England.

Looking at their squad for that tournament, the vast majority are based on the island, but one player is from Bottesford Town in the Northern Counties East League, and I know one or two readers will be interested to see that Seamus Sharkey is a Sligo Rovers player.

http://www.conifa.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Paddy-Power-CONIFA-WFC-2018-Team-List-Ellan-Vannin-180517.pdf

I believe they're two different sides - Ellan Vannin are an unofficial team and not recognised by FA, but tolerated. I think because the Isle of Man has aspirations of following Gibraltar into European competitions

25  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Liam Goulding on: May 29, 2018, 11:46:22 AM
We've got 18 signed on now and I'd be surprised if we have more than 19 in the squad so assume just a goalkeeper to come in. I think Dwyer is the additional striker.


I think that's the case, too. Hulme, Peers, Dwyer. Do we really need a fourth when we are very likely to play one up front and have a midfield that should contribute its fair share of goals?

If Phil is anything like last season I would expect a few to leave in early August
26  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Liam Goulding on: May 28, 2018, 09:26:39 PM
A striker and goalkeeper still required.
27  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Who does the twitter?? on: May 22, 2018, 01:41:38 PM
Wish it was under better circumstances and certainly I'm sure as Andrew planned this wasn't the plan to aim for national coverage.

At least it says National coverage.
28  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Statement from Barrow Chairman/Owner - Ring a bell ? on: May 18, 2018, 09:22:06 PM
Cheers Ian, I'd forgot to add it was a football mad city.
Weak

Its precisely the degree of competition in the city that has for many years put off wealthy investors, history clearly shows us that.
I am not a defeatist as you clearly think, see my other post, I am a REALIST and local businessman who knows the hard realities.
We CAN succeed but not with a fractured and split/disenchanted fanbase  Cry

So the chairman should resign for the good of the club then....

If there was a better option I am sure he would.

Are you saying the chairman thinks that nobody can do a better job than him then? Smiley
29  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Statement from Barrow Chairman/Owner - Ring a bell ? on: May 17, 2018, 12:28:07 PM
It doesn't make him right.
30  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Retained Players on: May 17, 2018, 12:03:03 PM
Agree with both previous posters. Iím concerned that some of the posts on this forum recently appear to be advocating the desirability of NOT actively seeking investment. If this view is shared at board level, we face a difficult future.
This thread has taken a very strange turn. I can't see where anybody is advocating that we should not be seeking investment. Stating the difficulties is simply pragmatism. See my earlier posts on other threads about the need for a high profile FA Cup run, and the publicity it would bring. That scenario is, to my mind, the best way to encourage investment. Roll out the bandwagon !

Some say pragmatic, some say excuses and negativity.

Just remember there's a solution in every problem.
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