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31  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stafff v Supporters 2018 on: May 02, 2018, 02:20:50 PM
It should have been part of the Beer Festival as it has been in the past. I can't help but feel that it was probably overlooked in favour of other additions to the (highly successful) weekend schedule. Remember, I had to come on here and backtrack after I stated there weren't any plans to host the fixture as part of the weekend, so you'd have thought something would have been arranged after that.

The Supporters' team itself hasn't been as active as in recent times hence why no one has chased it up, but its a good fundraiser and it extends beyond the core squad that go to training and play against other teams. Usually an open door policy in the interest of getting a big squad, and more money into the club.

It looks like we're doing this to tick a box and its far too short notice unfortunately. Better to go away, have a think about how we can integrate it into next years' Festival, and make a proper go of it with a full experience for all who pay to play.

Should involve Alty TV, radio robins twitter coverage.
32  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stafff v Supporters 2018 on: May 02, 2018, 07:37:35 AM
Not my decision , but I'm sure that wouldn't be in the best interest of a new pitch.

What was your view of playing a league match the night before Hednesford?
33  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Stafff v Supporters 2018 on: May 01, 2018, 08:04:26 PM
This morning I had a text message asking if the Supporters Team were available this Saturday for the annual game.

I personally feel this is a little last minute as many people will have made plans, myself included.

However, if anybody would like to play, please ring the club during office hours.

The supporters team organisers have requested if the club is serious about hosting this fixture, that it be a season opener in July.
34  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Youngsters on: April 29, 2018, 11:59:40 AM
Politics aside; to see that many youngsters with rolled up squad photos and running about on the pitch was credit to the community side (£5 junior tickets etc.)

So many of those youngster will be Robins for life
35  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New flags on: April 29, 2018, 11:57:36 AM
As well as the Kenny one ,Ihadnt seen the alty,man u , Glentoran and Northern Ireland one before yesterday

Would it have been a James Lawrie one?
36  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Full-time and proud? on: April 29, 2018, 11:50:27 AM
Parkinsonís changed his tune. Whereís the ďletís buuld momentum and see where it takes us.Ē Aka Chester from pre-season. Snowballing he called it.

Next season should be about aiming for the top 7. Bar sepnnymore and Blyth mini collapse over the last month, both would have made playoffs. BPA (a nearly relegated side) will be in them.

Iím not asking for a ďweíre going for the titleĒ but look at stalybridgs consolidating this year.

Next year with the squad morale and momentum may be our best chance to bounce back up.
37  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Quick Promotion Question on: April 25, 2018, 08:21:49 AM
Was it merely achieved or...?  Smiley
38  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whatsapp group on: April 24, 2018, 10:23:22 PM
We had the goals, result and tonight's postponement on there.

Have you changed phones? Or deleted the number? (Two of the most common issues)

I've done neither. Will try the old turn off and in again and see what happens,cheers.

If you reply a message to the last message you received from Alty I can look into it
39  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whatsapp group on: April 24, 2018, 09:40:07 PM
We had the goals, result and tonight's postponement on there.

Have you changed phones? Or deleted the number? (Two of the most common issues)
40  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.
41  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.

42  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.
43  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
44  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
45  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?)
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