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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: John Laidlar: the end of an era on: May 21, 2018, 09:04:21 AM
I'll echo the thanks for such a great informative site.

I'll like to add specific thanks and praise for the maintenance of the historic archives of news and information - I had a look through a lot of it over xmas this year and its really good to be able to look back so far - I hope its preserved in some form for the future?
2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Talking about investment... on: May 09, 2018, 02:37:04 PM
.....Mr Rowley got his sizeable chunk of shares for nothing (unless someone can show me his investment in the books) so I will ask him, what he and the board asked STAR....why do you neeed more than one share Mr Rowley?



I'm curious - given all the shares were in issue at the time (circa 2002) - which books would this transaction appear in.  The normal share transaction would be person A sells their shareholding to person B, for whatever price both parties agree on, nothing to do with Altrincham FC books at all ?

I'd also challenge the "sizeable chunk" - as at the last return GR having 5% of Altrincham FC ?
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Shaw Lane - Match Thread on: April 18, 2018, 12:50:32 PM
Is the route through Glossop and the Woodhead Pass A628 the generally favoured route ?
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Buxton - Match Thread on: April 18, 2018, 12:11:34 PM


I would put Moult there and then have Richman and Harrop in centre mid. I love Harrop's passion but would tell him to chill a bit.

I had to turn and look away when I saw Max charging towards their player that got him the yellow card - it was like a slow motion train crash coming !
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Stourbridge - Match Thread on: April 09, 2018, 09:01:49 AM
Whats the best driving route to Stourbridge - I'm looking at the map and wondering about avoiding the M5 and its traffic problems and coming off at M6 Jct 10, through Wolverhampton and down the A491. 

Has anyone experience of that road enough to tell me not to try it ?
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Match OFF on: April 05, 2018, 02:19:13 PM
I just did a bit of googling, I'm still not clear what happened with the points but Spennymoor united were unable to fulfill fixtures in 2004/5 in the evostick leagues.

"The 2004-05 campaign proved to be a disaster for the club and the league. Spennymoor hit severe financial difficulties, failing to fulfil their final nine fixtures and being deducted twelve points. The league committee caused turmoil by awarding the points to the opponents in the unfulfilled matches, leading to protests, appeals and a different end to the promotion and play off places.

Spennymoor United folded in the close season of 2005."

I guess if they cant fulfill all their fixtures the league either hands the win to the unfulfilled teams or voids all the games through the season.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Shaw Lane AQUAFORCE - Match thread on: April 05, 2018, 10:23:56 AM
I get bad weather etc etc but after tomorrow is seemingly inevitably postponed then Shaw Lane have a quarter of their remaining home fixtures to fit in, in the last 20 days of the scheduled season which is plainly ridiculous by any standards. How the League have not stepped in and ordered them to find an alternative venue by now is baffling.

Are Shaw Lane playing stupid games - 99.99% saying its off last night and now apparently working hard to get the game on ?  

Me and my 3 boys decided against planning to go tonight given it had 0.01% chance of happening - are they trying to reduce our away support?

Now it sounds more 50/50?
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Workington match thread on: March 12, 2018, 10:10:46 AM
I walked the golf course this morning and there is more standing water on there at present than I've seen this season so far - and my wellies have a split :-(
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Does the £5 offer bother you? on: February 22, 2018, 05:10:37 PM
This is NOT a team issue, PP and the team deserve all the plaudits for the way we are operating at this level.

Surely the board deserve at least some of the plaudits for this, backing the manager with a decent sized budget, the resource made available via the statszone in Rob Esteva amongst other things.


Yet our crowd size is underwhelming to say the least and there is no atmosphere at all.

Looking back 2 seasons ago when we were still in the conf national ( I think the highest level we've ever operated at ! ), there were Sat crowds of 861 vs Braintree, 869 vs Kidderminster, so lower than we got last Saturday.



10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Does the £5 offer bother you? on: February 15, 2018, 10:38:44 PM
I think it should be run just twice a season, let them experience Alty and then itís up to them to return at full price.

Then focus on other groups with various offers including regular fans.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: CSH on: February 07, 2018, 09:56:43 AM
Lets not forget the old club bar and the size of that - even with just half the hall we've probably already got a bar double the size of the old bar with the benefit of catering available too.

The crowd was 600 and half a bar wasnt enough for some ? The Warrington game was 1400+ - was the full bar therefore not big enough and we should make an even bigger bar?
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Home Advantage on: February 04, 2018, 10:10:48 AM
I’d have no issue with us installing a 4g pitch. There would have to be a guarantee that should we be in a position to be promoted to the football league it would be removed without question should it be at a point before the football league allow them, and that the reserves, ladies team, youth team etc are all kept in-house utilising it as much as possible.

That wouldnt work for the juniors - 3G is hard to secure in this area, hence we wouldnt be likely to release any of our current venues/slots if we know the "new" 3G pitch will be ripped up should we reach the football league - we'd be stranded then with no 3G.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Home Advantage on: February 04, 2018, 10:08:44 AM
Sorry - on reading my post again, it's badly worded and open to misinterpretation. Apologies to anybody I unintentionally offended (I'm still one of the disaffected myself after all !)

I'm trying to open discussion on whether our long lease, which most of us applauded at the time, is actually a good thing.

Besides the pitch issues, there is a lot about our ground that would need improvement if we were to progress. I would favour 4G if I were to accept that we would never reach the Football League - but I'll never abandon my 60 year old dream.

The CSH is a great asset, but other areas of the ground are old and tired (so am I).

Anyone got thoughts on this ?

Let's say it cost £200k minus all the grants and funding, and it took us 4 years to get to the football league, I'd like to think we could earn 50k a earn in revenue to cover the installation.

We could then rip it up and install grass for our football league season.

I'd rather we have grass...

I'm pretty sure no one would give a grant to see you rip it up in 4 years!
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Halifax install revolving door... on: February 01, 2018, 04:53:31 PM
Back from retirement is he!
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty TV - Highlights Vs Warrington Town on: January 29, 2018, 04:01:36 PM
The officials were last into the CSH for food after the game - I heard the ref say they had been talking with the referee assessor !
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