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1201  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Dave Pace on: February 08, 2008, 01:53:34 PM
I have to say I quite like the fella these days but his comments in todays MEN really made me smile

In advance of Saturday's game, Dave Pace, the Droylsden boss, has told the , "We have to beat Alty it's as simple as that, but we're certainly capable of doing so. I've said all along we won't go down and nothing that's happened to us so far has altered that view. It's a case of getting the lads to believe in themselves and, if we can drag ourselves back to within seven points of Alty, with a game in hand, anything's possible. The Bloods have won their last two games; in the league against Kidderminster and in the Setanta Shield against Farsley Celtic.

What about losing three out of four games 5-0 Dave or the 8-0 at Crawley?  There must have been times when he thought "we might go down here..."
Perhaps Mr Pace should have been named Derby manager to go with their new Chairman who thinks Derby are going to be a worldwide brand like Man Utd in 10 years.
1202  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Droylsden on: February 08, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
I think it will be 5-4 to Droyslden. Missis Potts to win Totesport Trophy now that the ground is not soft enough for last years winner, Heathcote.
1203  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: You cant seriously be telling me on: February 06, 2008, 12:22:54 PM

I don't think that they have replays in the FA Womens Cup but this season they have introduced replays in the Cheshire County Womens Challenge Cup..

I've just copped for Stockport v Frodsham in the next round
Not much chance of that going to a replay. I remember being linesperson at Mond Rangers v Tranmere a few years ago. Tranmere played a league game in the morning and then played the Cheshire Cup game in the afternoon. They took the piss and won 8-0(i think) Sue Smith play as sweeper.
1204  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: You cant seriously be telling me on: February 06, 2008, 11:59:13 AM
I was out refereeing in the Cheshire FA Womens Cup a couple of weeks ago.

For as long as I can remember you've had to play to a finish on the day of the original tie (Three 90th minute equalisers in as many years really do piss you off) but this year a replay was indicated should the original match be drawn.

This was to take place the following Sunday, i.e. seven days after the initial match.

I'm not sure whether the seven day rule is applicable for CSC ties or not but the FA nationally set out the order of precedence of competitions which will always place a County FA competition above any League (other than the Premier League which is under the auspices of the FA nationally)

Also, I believe that entry to the Competition is mandatory for those Clubs not granted an exemption.
As my time as secretary of Chester City Ladies F.C. they had to enter the Cheshire Cup to be eligible for the F.A. Women's Cup. I presume it is a similar rule for all football clubs. As for the F.A. Womens Cup. I can't believe they have replays nowadays especially in the Northern Section when Caernarfon could draw Middlesborough. This is absolute lunacy. Consider how much it's costs a club to travel to these games. Especially when these clubs are only amateur clubs and the prize money is not very much in the F.A.Women's Cup.
1205  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: You cant seriously be telling me on: February 05, 2008, 01:29:53 PM
Yeah because we have to charge the same price as a First team game

It's a crazy rule  Shocked
I think not being able to play loan players without permission is a crazy rule as well.
1206  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: You cant seriously be telling me on: February 05, 2008, 01:03:51 PM
Normal admission prices tomorrow!
Yeah because we have to charge the same price as a First team game. Another Cheshire F.A. Senior Cup rule. I will check my handbook about whether there is a replay. I presume we have permission to play our loan signings tonight if they are selected.
1207  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: A full run down of "sh*te fortnight" on: February 04, 2008, 01:15:04 PM
Is tomorrows game against Vauxhalls part of sh*te fortnight?
1208  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Woking on: January 30, 2008, 03:36:29 PM
Also since our return to the Conference we have never won a league game after being behind at half-time, and I don't think we have won 3-1 in a league game since our return to top-flight non-league football.
1209  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.
1210  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.
1211  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.
1212  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?
1213  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.
1214  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."
1215  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.
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