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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: fixtures on: Yesterday at 03:11:22 PM
We may need to pray for a little global warming to save the pitch. The problem is that our current style of football...amazing as it is to watch...will be completely f**ked up by a bad pitch and give the edge to the less skilled but more physical sides.

On the plus side, we have done so well against most of the other top sides away...I imagine they won't be looking forward to the return trip to Moss Lane. I was kinda wondering about Chorley, who we have played, but their recent form looks complete sh*te... hopefully by the time we meet them they will be mid table.
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alsager Town on: December 04, 2018, 08:13:34 PM
from our website...

Altrincham travel  travel to Alsager Town, one of Phil Parkinson's former clubs, on Tuesday December 11th for a friendly game that has been arranged to give a number of players who are short of match time, a much needed run out.

I think we have to have confidence in PP that he knows what he is doing.
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Without getting carried away on: December 02, 2018, 12:47:03 PM
On current form I would have thought that we would be favourites, but the bookies have us 6th favourites, according to this link...

https://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/non-league/national-league-north/winner

Anyway, winter is coming. If the pitch holds up and we don't have too bad a time with injuries, I would be pretty confident
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: "It was not the result we were looking for" on: September 29, 2018, 02:08:29 PM
I wish we were enough of a laughing stock to play in the league cup. Macc seem to play West Ham every third season in one cup of other. We have to qualify to play in the fa trophy..

Well said

Yeah - I wish we were in the FL and had just got thumped 8-0 away midweek against a Premiership side (albeit reserve squad)

It was only 2 seasons ago we were being thumped almost every game in the league we are in now Sad
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Whatsapp on: August 17, 2018, 08:53:14 PM
Yeah...as an exile, would love for this to get going again. It really was so appreciated.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Finally....the answer!! on: May 26, 2018, 06:11:36 PM
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-senior-597b00101/

7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: JACQUI FORSTER on: April 23, 2018, 09:35:26 PM
Kenny and now Jacqui. 2 people both with Alty in their blood, both gone in such a short space of time Sad
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 10, 2018, 09:17:48 PM
Lancaster 2-0 up Smiley
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 10, 2018, 09:15:29 PM
67 mins Warrington still 0-0 but sounds from their T**tter that they are lucky not to be 1-0 down
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 10, 2018, 08:35:11 PM
HT Warrington 0-0
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New Board Member Announced on: March 22, 2018, 01:37:52 PM
Good luck to the man. Will he be bringing investment?

Checking his profile, he is not exactly poor, but unlikely that working for a large corporate that he can bring anything substantial himself. And he doesn't look that old to have accumulated large banking bonuses to justify burning cash investing in a non-league club.

However, he does work for Barclays Wealth, albeit on the systems side from what I can see.Maybe he can help bring some wealthy clients together to form a consortium. Seems a long shot though.

See below link to his profile

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrence-looney-94355910/
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Announcement on: January 25, 2018, 12:37:52 PM
What hasn't been debated is how much of an impact thestatszone may have had on this seasons performance. I have no idea...anyone else got any views?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty and music on: January 23, 2018, 12:04:49 PM
Last couple of seasons (before PP) , Highway to Hell was the only suitable song Smiley

14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 4G Pitch on: December 28, 2017, 08:48:17 AM
Ok, five points are

1. Football on a artificial surface (however realistic these new 4G pitches are meant to be) is simply not the same.
2. These pitches are being ripped up in Holland due health concerns over the rubber crumb
3. Players are reluctant to join clubs that have a 4G pitch, as stated by Peter Band on the radio not so long ago. He said that he along with many others wouldn’t have chosen a club with an artificial surface due to the potential long term impact on joints.
4. Potential reduction in the fan base. I imagine that there are others like me that wouldn’t want to watch football every other week on an Astro turf, due to it changing the nature of the game.
5. Currently the football league doesn’t allow teams with plastic pitches to enter.


I think points 1 - 4 are most relevant, although it would be great if point no 5 became something for us too worry about. Of course the counter to the above negatives is the extra revenue the club could earn from such a pitch, but the business side of the club seems quite robust (thriving, I believe!)....its the football side where we have had the recent issues, although I concede extra revenue allows more investment in players, so its foolish to separate the 2 sides entirely.

I don't know how much a 4G pitch would cost, but its gonna be 6 figures for sure, so a hefty outlay. For that, wouldn't we be better investing in some better drainage and pitch covers? I am no expert, but I suspect its much cheaper, and addresses most of the concerns we have on the pitch without creating problems 1-5 outlined above.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Warrington Replay - Error on Main Website on: December 17, 2017, 11:48:37 AM
A rare mistake on our normally excellent man website. Seems that on this first page under next game it shows :

 Sat. 23 Dec. 2017: WARRINGTON TOWN (Home) 7.45pm
 Sat. 23 Dec. 2017: POYNTON (Home) 2pm
 Sun. 17 Dec. 2017: SOUTHPORT (Home) 2pm
TBA

Whereas I think looking at the fixtures it is a few days before that. I am guessing someone here can fix this Smiley

Caught my eye as I can't remember ever having a Saturday match in the evening.
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