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481  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Listen live on: October 27, 2007, 05:02:14 PM
For those of you miles away, you can listen to the draw on this FA website link
482  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Some half times on: October 27, 2007, 04:01:22 PM
Corby 0-2 Droylsden
Burton 1-1 Tamwoth
Histon 1-0 Bamber Bridge
Southport 0-1 Vics
BPA 0- 2 Gainsboro
Harrogate Railway 1-1 Harrogate Town
Crawley 1-0 Aldershot
Woking 0-1 Staines
483  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Motivation on: October 22, 2007, 08:59:58 AM
I've been concerned for a while now about the lack of comunication on the pitch. After Tinson went off on Saturday we were very quiet on the park. No one seemed to be demanding the ball and there was no one bossing, encouraging and directing the play. I personally believe that we are lacking leadership on the pitch rather than off it. The same was true last season, Bushell was hardly the most vocal captain after all. We need someone to take the game by the scruff of the neck and lift the team when things go wrong. Perhaps some of the senior players need to step up to the mark and take responsibility especially in midfield.
484  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Who is your ultimate Alty legend? on: October 20, 2007, 09:00:59 AM
1. Rogers
2. Howard
3. King
And then the rest of that 79/80 team.
Ah well, now its just me and me memories.
485  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Worst Alty striker? non productive fun on: October 18, 2007, 11:45:48 PM
Darren Royle the worst by a distance - no contest.
486  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Northwich apply for administration.............AGAIN on: October 17, 2007, 04:43:12 PM
And now a players perspective from the Northwich Chronicle:
Everyone else to blame!

Oct 17 2007

by John Buckley, Mid Cheshire Chronicle
MIKE Connett ‘blamed everyone’ except himself for Vics plight, said a player at Thursday’s meeting with the club’s owner.
‘He spent 45 minutes blaming the fans and the people of Northwich, Steve Burr (former manager) for leaving and Neil Redfearn (his successor) for spending £1,600 a week over budget.
‘We pointed out he provided the budget in the first place, but he still insisted it was Neil’s fault.
‘Connett told us the club was going out of existence and that he wasn’t putting any more money in. He claimed it was what the Supporters’ Trust wanted, that they wanted to start again at the bottom.
‘He blamed everyone but himself. Most of us thought it was all bull****.’

The players voted to play in Saturday’s game against Exeter City.
‘We wanted to fullfil our obligations to the supporters and not be the ones to send the club out of existence. Mike Connett said he would pay us some of our wages, but no-one really expected to get anything.
‘He said it was in our hands if we played and he wasn’t bothered either way,’ added the player.
The Chronicle understands the players are now owed one week’s wage.
The chairman had recently put three injured players – Jonny Allan, Mike Welch, who had both broken bones playing for the club, and Lee Steele – on half-wages, but the issue has been overtaken by events.
The team and fans struck an emotional rapport on Saturday, when it seemed as if the Exeter game might be the club’s last.
Northwich were due to be wound-up today (Wednesday) but the club applied to go into administration on Tuesday. This would pave the way for a deal with the Inland Revenue and a possible takeover by the Manchester consortium led by Jim Rushe.
Administration would mean Vics would be docked 10 points and relegation then would be a near certainty.
At the very least it would also mean a stay of execution and Saturday’s game at Grays Athletic and following week’s FA Cup 4th qualifying-round trip to Southport would go ahead.
487  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Todays Team on: October 13, 2007, 01:35:24 PM
"Goal by James Dean (Altrincham) right-footed (top-left of goal) from right channel (35 yards).Salisbury 0-1 Altrincham."

Get In!!!
488  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Northwich - winding up order on: October 06, 2007, 09:10:03 AM
For me our three main rivals have always been Macc, Vics and Runcorn (in that order), I've never seen the Tameside clubs as serious rivals. Runcorn have reformed and dropped down the leagues, Macc (for the time being) are playing in a higher league, and now Northwich? Football is all about passion - and that is at its highest when you are mixing it with your rivals. It would be a big blow for Alty if the Vics went the same way as Runcorn.
How about a pre-season tournament between Alty, Macc, AFC Vics and Runcorn Linnets?
489  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Vics to go into administration? on: September 30, 2007, 09:48:58 AM
From the Vics fans forum:
"Mr Connett has admitted to people at the game today that he is soon to step down as Chairman and the club will be put into administration to find a buyer. This is due to increasing financial pressure."
No suprise there.
Funnily enough, I hope Vics sort themselves out. Wouldn't be the same without a boxing day win over the Green slime.
490  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / from Boston forum on: June 08, 2007, 03:25:38 PM
Takeover Done On Friday!
By Boston FeverDate: 8/6/2007
The takeover of United by Standing Alone Limited will finally be completed on Friday.

The light is finally at the end of the tunnel for Boston United with their future secured after the near completition of one of the longest takeovers in living memory.The takeover plans, which date back to late 2006, look finally to be done on Friday, ahead of the Nationwide Conference AGM in Bournemouth on Saturday.With just the i's to dot and t's to cross, chief executive Barrie Pierpoint is looking forward to attending the meeting with the takeover complete."I'm like everyone else, I'm just waiting for Standing Alone and Lavaflow to finalise things so we can push on," he told the Lincolnshire Echo."I want to go Bournemouth with the takeover having been completed."It's been very frustrating and has taken a lot longer than we would have liked."To be honest, I have not known a takeover to be so drawn out before - and it has put us a long way behind our rivals."But we're near the end now.
491  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / 50pts? Extrapolation thingy on: March 26, 2007, 04:42:45 PM
This is probably a bit sad on my behalf, but here goes…
I’ve looked into the relative positions of the team finishing fourth from bottom in the conference over the years. Now, as we all know, there has never been a 46 game season in the conf, but if you can get an idea by looking at average points per game.

On average teams finishing 4th from bottom have scored 1.06pts/game. Multiplied by 46 would give you an average of 49pts.

The highest over 42 games was 51pts by Yeovil in 92/93 which, at 1.21pts/game, would equal roughly 56pts over 46 games!!
492  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: AFC Wimbledon - Penalty reduced from 18pts to 3 pts... on: March 26, 2007, 03:55:58 PM
From thefa.com:

At an FA Appeal Board meeting today, the points deduction imposed on AFC Wimbledon by the Ryman League was reduced from 18 points to three points.

The points had been deducted after the club fielded an ineligible player, Jermaine Darlington, who had previously played for Cardiff City and had not obtained international clearance before representing AFC Wimbledon.

The Appeal Board ruled that, although the Ryman League had not misinterpreted its rules on eligibility and the decision to deduct 18 points was wholly in accordance with those rules, given the specific and unusual circumstances the deduction of 18 points was excessive.

The £400 fine imposed by the league was not reduced
Go figure!!
493  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Geoff Goodwin Resigns...in May 2008 on: January 17, 2007, 01:33:45 PM
Much has been rightly said about how Geoff has steadied the good ship Alty on the financial front. But for me Geoff’s biggest achievement has been to bring unity and pride back to the club.
I was fortunate enough to see Alty’s League wins, trophy wins and giant-killings, but as I’ve often said, the achievements of the club in the last two or three years rank right up with those glory years. To get Alty into the conference on a shoestring budget with our heart-warming never-say-die attitude is no doubt credit to the management and board  - lead and inspired by Geoff Goodwin.
No club is perfect but we’ve certainly progressed since the in fighting and turmoil of years gone by.
Thanks Geoff, you’ve given us our club back – you’re a hero.
On a side issue, if a degree of redevelopment takes place on the back of the Craney money and the car park sale, could we have a “Geoff Goodwin Stand”?
494  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Weymouth to revert to part-time status on: January 10, 2007, 07:16:50 PM
Being pedantic, abour 11 million people live within a 50 mile radius of Manchester (over twice the population of Scotland).I'd be surprised if 1 million people lived wihin a 50 mile radius of Weymouth.
Jerome John wasn't a bad keeper considering his hight. I seem to remember he got the train from London for Alty matches but once scrounged a lift back to London on the Away team coach.
495  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 5 points over Xmas... Happy? on: January 01, 2007, 05:39:17 PM
Very happy with the five points. It would have been nice to have put some distance between ourselves and the bottom four - but it's so tight down at the bottom of the league that Gray's aren't that far off. Just need to somehow string a bit of a winning streak to pull clear. Great point today at Halifax.
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