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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Altrincham v Chester to be streamed live on: Today at 09:37:35 AM
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2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Phil Parkinson Interview on: July 04, 2020, 08:39:10 PM
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3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / National League Play-Offs Schedule on: July 04, 2020, 11:03:47 AM
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4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Play-offs Update on: June 20, 2020, 03:34:45 PM
There is an update on the play-offs on the official club website.
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Provisional Playoffs on: June 18, 2020, 01:17:40 PM
I know some of this was tongue-in-cheek, but any external involvement from other clubs would surely be seen as bringing the game into disrepute and bring with it tough sanctions

So do I have this right

4th v 7th and 5th v 6th................presume 2nd (York) play winners of 5/6 and not 4/7

I believe that York would play the lowest ranked team still standing, therefore whilst they couldn't play 4, they could play 7.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Provisional Playoffs on: June 18, 2020, 01:15:01 PM

Teams: York, Boston, Brackley, Altrincham, Chester, Gateshead.

Need a minimum of four teams willing to take part.

🔸6 clubs participate - playoffs as normal with 2 ‘eliminator’ fixtures & then semis
🔸5 clubs participate - the 2 lowest ranked clubs play the eliminator
🔸4 clubs participate - all clubs straight into semis
🔸3 or less participate - playoffs cancelled

Quarter Final and Semi Final at high-placed club
Final at neutral ground.

Games to take place between Saturday 18th July and Friday 31st July.

Is it fact or rumour that the final will be at a neutral venue?
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / National League Statement: Ordinary Resolution Supported by Member Clubs on: June 17, 2020, 07:09:13 PM
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8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Playoffs back on???? on: June 13, 2020, 08:08:08 PM
Havant and Waterlooville reckon it's 20k ISH all in.

Approx figures:

£2000 in bio cleans
£7000 in wages (10 days with players on reduced wages).
£3750 (30 tests at £125 each) a week before their SF
£3750 (3o test at £125 each) 3 days before their SF
£3750  (30 tests at £125 each) if they make final

That would certainly make a big difference, let's hope that Havant & Waterlooville are right.
I suspect that costs per club will be £5k-£20k higher, with the highest costs being for any  team that starts at the play-off eliminator stage & advances to the final.
It's still a very big gamble for up to 12 clubs fighting for 2 promotion slots, but £250, 000 is certainly a realistic amount, whereas 12 clubs shelling out £750, 000 could significantly affect the financial future of some of those clubs.
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Preseason thread on: June 13, 2020, 07:31:29 AM

I'd have him back in a heartbeat.

Same here.

A call for our backroom staff to make this one. Can Tommy and Ryan keep him fit enough to make an impact?

Oh please!!!

You do realise the reason he would have missed the playoff final last year and fizzled out this season due to injury?

Why would he have missed the play-off final?
He didn't fizzle out this season, he sustained 2 hamstring injuries.
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Capacity on: June 13, 2020, 07:21:11 AM
I proposed this to the chairman Q and A, however only allowed 1 question. Perhaps Bill can answer this when he next posts the forum.

"The FA cup final may be the first game to see fans back in the stands - albeit it at much lower capacity of around 22%.

Similar measures could see less than 350 fans on Golf Road and 250 in the main stand.

If the same capacity issue faces Moss Lane in the early parts of next season - combined with Premier League being behind closed doors or on reduced capacity - will the board be putting any plans in place to ensure fans who watched us throughout last season have access to priority tickets/entry?

I'd be happy to sign up to a Direct Debit Season Ticket if this guaranteed a spot on the GRE

In the end, we did manage to include your 3 questions & this will be answered when the Co-Chairmen Q & A takes place
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Verdict on: June 12, 2020, 12:21:18 PM
The games at Gloucester and BPA Kiddy were the reason we weren't promoted. Unfortunately we were far from good enough away from home. Converting these into three wins from two loses and a draw would have put us top on PPG.

As for playoffs, we'd have probably not kept that momentum we'd beeen building.

Let's concentrate on a building a title winning sqaud - have to keep Durrell and add a striker.

To do so we need to get fundraising this by fans during the close season, working on any behind closed door game fundraisers (e tickets, half time raffles, Libero local deliveries, matchday pie delivery locally etc. Programmes in the post).

Each of the top 4 on PPG will have their own list of games that they should have won or performed better in.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Altrincham FC-inspired Face masks - Christie's fundraiser. on: June 10, 2020, 11:57:04 AM
Will you be ordering anymore or is this a one-off?
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Questions & Answers with Co-Chairmen to be Rescheduled on: June 05, 2020, 04:22:42 PM
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14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Questions & Answers with Co-Chairmen on: June 03, 2020, 11:17:08 AM
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15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: 2019/20 Season Awards & 'Goal of the Season' nominations on: May 31, 2020, 06:14:20 PM
Some of the goals weren't even the best goals in that game.

22 seems a little long for a list of nominations?

If you can advise of any examples of any goals in a specific match that you believe are better than any other goal that is nominated from that match, I will explain why the nomination is included & the examples aren't.

Agreed........22 is a longer list than I was hoping for, having set out with an objective of including up to 15 goals, however the standard of goals scored was exceptionally high this season & the long list of nominations reflects that.

I meant that there are multiple goals from a single game, so some goals included aren't even the best goal in a single game, so how can they be in the running.

I'll bite, two goals at Telford. There's no denying it's a nicely weighted pass but Jokes tackle and strike is a far better goal?

Peers tap in at Southport as good as Hulmes stike?

Be good to know the criteria that puts a header from Malarky in the same category as the rocket from Hancock against Blyth

The goals have been great this season but 22 goals potentially dilutes the vote. Perhaps we need a knockout competition to split them.

We have never excluded more than 1 goal from a game being in the frame for GOTS, which is the same approach taken by BBC MOTD for their GOTM & GOTS competitions.

I respect your opinion on James Jones' goal at Telford, but if that won GOTS, there is no reason why Lewis Walters' goal couldn't be the Runner-Up.

In my opinion, Tom Peers' goal was the best of the 3 at Southport as it was the best move (Tony Thompson/Sean Williams/Jordan Hulme/Tom Peers.I'll admit that it was a simple finish but the initial movement was excellent & Jordan's ball was one of the best long diagonals of the season.

There aren't any criteria, it's just a judgement on what I thought were the best goals.

A knockout competition is a very good idea & I was planning to do that based on a 4 round knockout competition (16/8/4/2 goals) or a 16 goal competition where the goals were split into 4 groups of 4 & then a final vote for the 4 group winners.This was when I thought that the season awards were going to be done on the resumption of fan attended football at Alty. When the board decided to hold online awards, which I think has proven the right thing to do this season, we didn't have enough time to do the competition this way, which is why it has been as it is.I assumed that there would be a maximum of 16 nominations & would have run a knockout competition with 16, although the Euros/World Cup Group format could have accommodated 20 (5 groups of 4) or 24 nominations (6 groups of 4) & if we had the time, this is probably how it would have looked.
Next season, I think that we may we may well adopt one of these formats or something similar(I have another idea as well that ties in with something else that we are hoping to do next season).

FYI, I checked on the number of nominations last season & there were 18.
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