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1201  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Thanks Again! on: January 20, 2008, 01:11:28 PM
would say that away support was only matched by northwich 2 years ago (not played them at home yet this year)
We did on boxing day
Well we turned up on boxing day.
1202  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Farlsey to sign loads of quality players this month according to their chairman on: January 16, 2008, 01:25:07 PM
Let's hope these 'quality' players are of Cortez Belle standard at Northwich! I couldn't believe that our sworn enemies had signed possibly the worst player I have seen in this division this season!
He has been signed to improve their disciplinary record.
1203  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty make it onto Setanta at home at last..according to Woking.. on: January 16, 2008, 01:18:35 PM
Yes that was me. I suggested 3pm midweek kick offs. People don't want to go out on cold, wet, dark nights. Especially away fans who have to travel hundreds of miles and get home at 1 o'clock in the morning.
Or 7 in the morning because our wonderful rail service don't do trains to Chester after midnight.
1204  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: If you were given 15M and the keys to Alty on: January 15, 2008, 06:53:06 PM
I would appoint a very experienced commercial manager to relieve the pressure on Barry Pond

Then I would appoint a marketing and PR manager with a huge budget for tram advertising, poster campaigns, radio adverts.

These two could mean that the money stayed untouched for a while

Nail Hit firmly on the head this club needs someone with some PR Savvy to push the club forward.

being serious i would drop the money into a high interest account 15 mil makes 19,903 a week on a 6.9% intrest account. that is the sort of budget that pays for your dobsons your fleetwoods and leave funds for your peytons and your lawtons to build a squad loyalty. i would make all the terraces like the popular sides middle bit. if we start to see success and promotion i would re-locate us. not far but there are a few locations within a 3 mile radius of ML which would work. oh and i'd look into buying the VS, just cause i could!
Why would you give Connett any of your money?
1205  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty make it onto Setanta at home at last..according to Woking.. on: January 15, 2008, 06:48:57 PM
Just for baldrick.....

All not rosy in the Setanta garden?
(The Mail On Sunday: 13th January 2008)


Setanta need push to reach 2m target

Talk of an ITV Digital-style meltdown seems premature but there is no doubt that the next few months will be crucial for satellite TV company Setanta.

Despite the announcement that they had hit their initial target of a million premium subscribers just before Christmas, rumours abound that Setanta are struggling under the weight of their big-money challenge to Sky.

The City is already being warned that, with consumers feeling the pinch, Sky's own forthcoming results will be disappointing.

If anything, Setanta are more vulnerable to viewers making economies and, although in the next football season they will add England and FA Cup games to their portfolio, it seems inevitable that they will lose customers during the summer because their schedule looks rather bare after failing to pinch Super League rugby from Sky.

Setanta, who have borrowed much of the 800million to fund their football contracts, are said to need two million subscribers to achieve their goal of being in profit by 2009.

I presume this means clubs will not be spending the TV money before receiving it, like the Championship clubs did before Brian Barwick's ITV digital went bust. Or are we going to have the likes of Oxford going into administration.
1206  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: my nearest away match on: January 14, 2008, 12:15:20 PM
nearest game for me is northwich. hopefully next season we can stay up and wrexham come down then that will be my nearest.

Would we then sing" thank you very much for beating Boston."
1207  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Graham Barrow - New Assitant Manager on: January 13, 2008, 02:23:55 PM
At least Graham Barrow is likely to treated a lot better than he was at Chester.
 Despite promotion back into division 2 in his first spell , after being relegated after conceding 102 league goals. Promotion was won with little money and with quick counter-attacking football. He left when the board didn't give any money to strengthen the squad. Chester returned back to Division 3 the following season. His second spell saw Chester win their first trophy for 30 years when they the Conference Cup at Kingstonian despite a lot of meddling by Terry Smith. He was sacked at the end of the season by the crackpot yank for Gordon Hill tactical genius. His third spell was as an Assistant Manager to Mark Wright last season. Again he was shafted by Chester City Football Club.
1208  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty v Kidderminster Updates on: January 09, 2008, 11:58:48 AM
I see there is one Kiddy supporter giving it the" we should be beating the likes of Alty" on their forum.
1209  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: GH keep your gob shut and concentrate on the match on: January 09, 2008, 11:31:43 AM
Maybe the crowds frustation could have been directed at the linesman who didn't seem to know the offside law.
1210  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Great Quote From Dave Pace on: January 08, 2008, 02:02:12 PM
Funny enough. Isn't is the team who scores the most goals that win the game? Grin
1211  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Sort out the men from the girls! Alty v England Ladies! on: January 08, 2008, 01:58:56 PM
I think the England Ladies goalkeeping would let them down. While Rachel Brown is one of the better keepers in Ladies football she messed in the game against U.S.A. The disappointing feature in last years Women's World Cup was the goalkeeping errors. The other point is that there doesn't seem to be many tall goalkeepers. I know the keeper that played at Chester City Ladies was 6 foot 2 , and I remember the Wolves keeper was quite tall and looked like Jana Novotna, but generally I think the average height for Ladies goalkeepers is 5 ft 8.
1212  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: tonight on: January 08, 2008, 01:47:30 PM
Agreed although i must admit for what we have to put up with and go thru i think the majority of Alty fans are brilliant when it comes to getting behind them, even 4 nil down we can still sing and clap them off !!

Anyway any news on the team, ie injuries or likely starters? Ive heard Col an obviously Seniors back so will they partner upfront again? To be honest i'd like to see Senior with the new lad upfront, and rest Col, who i think needs a bit of a kick up the bum. The new lad (cant remember name!!) looks good on the ball and strong which might compliment Seniors style. Obiovusly my personal opinion. No doubt Logan will get a good 10 minute run out to stretch the legs ha!!

Any thoughts .............
why don't we play Little, Senior and Cahill up front?
1213  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies football on: January 08, 2008, 01:45:31 PM
I was involved in the running of Chester City Ladies for about 9 years. 3 of those years was as Secretary. When I first started watching. They were bottom of North West Divsion 2 with only 1 point. They won 10 of their last 12 games to stay up that season. The club progressed by winning 3 promotions to reach the 3rd tier of the Women's pyramid( Northern Womens Combination), which included winning the North West Premier League title after 15 wins and 3 draws and including 15 clean sheets(which cost me a lot of money after I sponsored the club 10 a clean sheet).
At that time we had a good set up. We travelled by coach to the likes of Newcastle, Middlesboro and SC**thorpe. We produced our own programme and had regular reports in the local paper, plus a regular attendance of about 50 people which about 20 people would travel to away games. Also a few games were played at the Deva Stadium including a F.A. Womens Cup 1st Round tie against SC**thorpe which attracted 200 people paying a pound to get in.
 
Unfortunately the club are now struggling in the Northern Combination and they struggling for cash as politics has played a major part in the club not progressing plus the lack of involvement by Chester City Football Club.
 
The top 2 tiers of the Women's pyramid seem to be reasonable organised but lower down it is a bit Sunday league. I think it is too much to expect amater clubs to be expect to travel from Caenarfon to SC**thorpe or to Middlesboro or West Auckland in Durham.

If Alty did start up a Ladies team they would start in the Cheshire and Manchester league. I think there is a Broadheath Central team that plays in the Chester Girls League which has a U12's, a U14's and U16's league.

Yes Cestrian I remember that Chester City Ladies team very well indeed. As I recall you had two very good midfielders, one with blonde hair and a little 'snapper' together with another couple of decent players too.

Were you involved when they played Tranmere in the County Final at Christleton and lost the keeper to injury very early on? I think it was the last season that Sue Smith played at Tranmere - I was on the line.
The one with Blonde hair was called Lisa Pritchard. She retired from playing, became a level 5 referee and now is manager of Chester City Ladies. The other one was Michelle Brady who despite being only 5 foot won a lot of headers against taller players. She rejoined the club this season but a rare illness has meant she has had to stop playing.
I remember that Cheshire Cup Final. Laura Edwards got injured in a 50-50 challenge and outfield Jo Reynolds took over and also got injured but she finished the game. Which probably why they got beat 7-0, though they would have a lost anyway. Chester played Tranmere a couple of years later and were a little unfortunate to lose 3-1.
I remember you refing the game at Trafford when Chester won 4-0 in their North West Premier League Championship season. I was pleased to see a fair and experienced ref after the previous season's game ended with a 22 player brawl and the Trafford Manager, I think his name was Cliff Andrew, going across the pitch threatening me, and asking for a fight.
1214  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies football on: January 07, 2008, 02:50:36 PM
I was involved in the running of Chester City Ladies for about 9 years. 3 of those years was as Secretary. When I first started watching. They were bottom of North West Divsion 2 with only 1 point. They won 10 of their last 12 games to stay up that season. The club progressed by winning 3 promotions to reach the 3rd tier of the Women's pyramid( Northern Womens Combination), which included winning the North West Premier League title after 15 wins and 3 draws and including 15 clean sheets(which cost me a lot of money after I sponsored the club 10 a clean sheet).
At that time we had a good set up. We travelled by coach to the likes of Newcastle, Middlesboro and SC**thorpe. We produced our own programme and had regular reports in the local paper, plus a regular attendance of about 50 people which about 20 people would travel to away games. Also a few games were played at the Deva Stadium including a F.A. Womens Cup 1st Round tie against SC**thorpe which attracted 200 people paying a pound to get in.
 
Unfortunately the club are now struggling in the Northern Combination and they struggling for cash as politics has played a major part in the club not progressing plus the lack of involvement by Chester City Football Club.
 
The top 2 tiers of the Women's pyramid seem to be reasonable organised but lower down it is a bit Sunday league. I think it is too much to expect amater clubs to be expect to travel from Caenarfon to SC**thorpe or to Middlesboro or West Auckland in Durham.

If Alty did start up a Ladies team they would start in the Cheshire and Manchester league. I think there is a Broadheath Central team that plays in the Chester Girls League which has a U12's, a U14's and U16's league.
1215  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Altrincham 4 Kidderminster2 on: January 07, 2008, 02:24:06 PM

 Altrincham v Kidderminster 
 
 Full Time Result
   
Altrincham     2/1 Bet
Draw     11/5 Bet
Kidderminster     6/5 Bet
Alty are 11/5 at Corals.
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