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1  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
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 10, 2018, 09:17:48 PM
Lancaster 2-0 up Smiley
3  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
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Tonight's Games on: April 10, 2018, 08:35:11 PM
HT Warrington 0-0
5  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/
6  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?
7  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

8  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.
9  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.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Buxton - Match Thread on: November 01, 2017, 12:11:13 PM
seems that there are some local rivalries between Buxton and Macc that we perhaps should have been made aware of Wink...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOm8uv22e2U&t=74s

11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 3 points clear on: October 26, 2017, 09:18:25 PM
I take it top 2 go up automatic and next for play off down to 1?
No - only one automatic promotion place

And my understanding is that effectively 8 teams fight it out for the 3rd relegation spot from the Conference North.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Warrington Match Thread on: October 19, 2017, 11:34:43 PM
yeah...quite limited...check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUJ9GFRnQio
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Looking at the Table Tonight.. on: September 27, 2017, 08:01:46 PM
The table looks pretty positive.

Looking beyond the 5th place position is the fact that every game where we dropped points (4 of them basically) were against teams now sitting in the bottom half of the table - every team in the top half we beat whether home or away.

When one then considers that 3 of those 4 games were basically the first 3 games of the season, things look even better. Plus we haven't played any of the bottom 5 teams yet. After the last 2 seasons I am nervous and being unduly optimistic, but tonight I am feeling (hopefully not unduly) optimistic Smiley

14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: WhatsApp launches again! on: September 20, 2017, 01:52:55 PM
Was sat in a lawyers meeting in NYC yesterday, happily watching the scores come through on my WhatsApp. Brightened up what would otherwise have been a dull few hours Smiley

Many thanks to those providing the service - its really appreciated !!
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Dave Johnson RIP on: August 05, 2017, 09:33:20 PM
Such a sad loss. Dave was always so helpful and friendly.
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