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PLEASE JOIN THE ALTRINCHAM FC PATRONS SCHEME TODAY
* HELP THE CLUB THROUGH THE COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
* HELP FUND THE CLUB TO BIGGER AND BRIGHTER THINGS
* HELP THE MANAGERS ATTRACT THE PLAYERS THEY NEED TO PUSH THE CLUB FORWARD

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 51 
 on: Yesterday at 05:23:05 AM 
Started by bigedd - Last post by Hugh
No chance this season.

Dates likely extended as suggested.

So called lockdowns were supposed to be a last resort to prevent hospitalisation and premature deaths, but they have now become the norm. Government does not want to screw this up and has become risk averse as a result. Disproportionate measures to risk will still be in place post vaccination of all the other 50s by end of March. So fully expect to see things slip further. So no footy this season with crowds

Sorry - having a Hugh moment



And for the record... last I heard, less than 100 healthy people under 40 have died of cv (in the UK), and less than 1000 healthy under 60's. Asymptomatic transmission appears to be largely a myth as a spreader (how many teachers have died by catching it from their pupils?).

At the end of the day, everyone who wants one of those "vaccines" will have had one by autumn, and cv deaths look set to be less than 20/day this week - a lower rate (adjusted for population) than road deaths in 1960. And I guarantee they'll be low in summer, as I said. I just don't see what the problem is, and repeat, if we don't have fans back in May, something is very wrong. If not May, then when? Or is this supposed to carry on permanently? In which case you can forget non-league football as we know it. If only people understood risk assessment....

And no, Casper, this isn't politics, it's making the case for people to be allowed to watch Altrincham fc, the thing we all live for (well sort of). And I will be touching people if invited!

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 04:59:05 AM 
Started by Hugh - Last post by Hugh
Hugh - This is a football forum for Altrincham FC. Not a political discussion arena - see the daily mail for that.

It is common sense to do a risk assessment of returning, and you will be fully aware that many businesses have felt enforcing everyone has been vaccinated will reduce any potential claims or issues resulting from employees becoming ill.
Many businesses are worried that if they do not enforce everyone having vaccinations before returning to an office, that they may be liable if an employee returns, has covid, infects a person or, persons. In the worse case scenario of an employee dying because they contracted covid from a colleague whilst at work, the company could very well be liable under health and safety at work.

Not political discussion? Isn't it?  Look at yesterday's thread! :)

Besides, this business has quite a lot to do with Altrincham fc at the moment. As I said, no positive discrimination. I want everyone to be able to attend games next season. And football clubs have got involved in politics where necessary. (Charlton Athletic spring to mind).

Anyway, back to the football... I checked the goal scorers for the last full National League season (2018-19) - 9 goals (my Tom Peers projection for this season's NL if he played all of every game in a 46 game season) would have put you joint 28th top scorer. And a few club's top scorers were even less than that.  Admittedly, strikers are unlikely to play 46 games of 90 minutes in a league season (even when there are 46 NL games available!). Still, remind me of the going rate for a 20 goal a season NL striker - or even 15 goal a season. Make no mistake, it will be a tremendous achievement if the club can find one. And I hope they do, of course...

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 04:15:47 AM 
Started by Inter Alty! - Last post by Hugh
My favourite old school bogs were at Workington, about 20 years ago for a match against Bradford. Overgrown, and I'm pretty sure unchanged from the FL days. Bootham Crescent wasn't bad too. Incidentally, why did they never replace the toilets by the popular side? Used to be a snack bar there too.
What, inside the toilets?
Near enough. Can't have been more than a few yards between them and the Safe hut/snack bar/broom cupboard.

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 03:58:50 AM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by Hugh
That's the trouble when you start bringing politics into it. There's no positive discrimination, just discrimination, some say. Still, there is this to be said. I remember reading an article some years ago about how young "Asian" players were not being given a chance by professional football clubs because apparently the hierarchy at such organisations had an attitude that "Asians" did not make good footballers, and feeling shocked that such attitudes persisted in football in the 21st century. It featured a player who was setting all sorts of records in an amateur league but was not getting a look in when he went for trials. My bottom line is that everyone from whatever background should be given a fair chance, so anything that can help to give such players the chance they deserve, as long as it is respectful to everyone, must be a good thing.

In the spirit of increasing understanding, I  should add that I will never go to a match at 3pm on Good Friday, this being the holiest hour in the Christian year (and I'm sure our vibrant community of Kerala Catholics would agree), which obviously makes it less worth while for me to get a season ticket whilst leagues and clubs persist in this practice. (I'm obviously speaking as a Christian, for those who don't know...)

 55 
 on: April 13, 2021, 11:11:35 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by Bath Alty
I have no time for religion, if people want to believe something that's fine. What does concern me is the club should treat all faiths equally. Anybody put Jedi on the census form?

*SIGH* once again, for the people at the back...

Just because we're talking about ONE religion in this specific case (as it's Ramadan, no less) - doesn't mean we don't care as much about other religions. At no point has the club suggested otherwise, nor treated any faith differently.
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That last statement isnít exactly true though is it?  I donít recall an Easter video explaining why Christian players or fans may have struggled with playing a match on Good Friday (if it werenít for the tragic circumstances this year). We have treated the Muslim faith differently, not complaining just pointing out that equality is impossible to achieve. Itís impossible to please everyone though as we would have proved if our Muslim players had been here for the match in the rainbow kit. The no discrimination badges were one thing but we couldnít or shouldnít have asked those whose faith forbids homosexuality to play ina shirt that takes pride in it.

 56 
 on: April 13, 2021, 11:06:38 PM 
Started by MarpleAlty - Last post by One Foot in the Grave
If you deduct his hat trick while on loan at Alfreton, he's only scored 8 goals in 43 career games - all of them at a lower level than the National League. I would hope we can do better.

Not sure this is accurate - he's scored 7 in 17 appearances for Chester this season, which isn't the worst return.
The stats ignored this season, since it's void. The goals are still at a lower level.

 57 
 on: April 13, 2021, 11:04:48 PM 
Started by TheCultOfIanTunnacliffe - Last post by One Foot in the Grave
I still think we fanny about too much instead of taking a pot at goal. Just think how many goals are scored via a deflection - we don't get those because our shot ratio is poor.

 58 
 on: April 13, 2021, 10:40:09 PM 
Started by Inter Alty! - Last post by CRT Butty
My favourite old school bogs were at Workington, about 20 years ago for a match against Bradford. Overgrown, and I'm pretty sure unchanged from the FL days. Bootham Crescent wasn't bad too. Incidentally, why did they never replace the toilets by the popular side? Used to be a snack bar there too.

Canal Street, Runcorn. Blokes could have a pish and easily watch the game over the bog wall.

You still can at Hurst Cross, Ashton, and not miss a second of the game.

Superb customer service.

 59 
 on: April 13, 2021, 10:32:17 PM 
Started by Inter Alty! - Last post by Sale Holmfield
My favourite old school bogs were at Workington, about 20 years ago for a match against Bradford. Overgrown, and I'm pretty sure unchanged from the FL days. Bootham Crescent wasn't bad too. Incidentally, why did they never replace the toilets by the popular side? Used to be a snack bar there too.

Canal Street, Runcorn. Blokes could have a pish and easily watch the game over the bog wall.

You still can at Hurst Cross, Ashton, and not miss a second of the game.

 60 
 on: April 13, 2021, 10:10:26 PM 
Started by Brian Flynn - Last post by JD
This forum is nowhere near as good as it used to be.

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