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1 month 3 weeks ago #31 by WHS
WHS replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Rushall Olympic.
I think we have to come to terms with the fact that this is a much tougher league than last season and a good finish for us is top half with maybe a chance of the playoffs. A lot of money about and gates much higher than ours make winning regularly a difficult proposition. Best of luck lads at Lancaster and see you all next Saturday.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #32 by TWSfooty
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I agree with CJ the 3 players named there will be missed in any squad . Let’s hope we get them all up and running soon because I think we have a strong enough squad to challenge again for at least a play off place . Today was just one you take on the chin . Move on
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #33 by Paul S
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Chris Lowe wrote: That's an awful result in front an awfully poor attendance. Top of the league this morning and the town can't find 300 interested people? What chance does the club have? Much respect to those hardy souls were there.....


Do you have any suggestions as to how the club can increase home attendances Chris? We advertise the club in the local press, on social media, in the new Wittoner Bulletin and we even offer free transport to home games from town.

Interest in local non league football is on the decline throughout the land, it is far easier for football fans and their families to associate themselves to a Premier League club and press the tv remote control in the comfort of their own home rather than venturing to the likes of Wincham Park on a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon or Tuesday evening. Furthermore we are also up against the fact that there are a dozen or so Premier League/Championship clubs within very close proximity to boot.

The circa 300 hardcore Wittoners are always there and always will be. I'm sure the club would welcome any suggestions you have to improve gates though. UTA

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1 month 3 weeks ago #34 by Mario Kempes
Mario Kempes replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Rushall Olympic.
its a shame because the Pics came with a great attitude and deserved some of the spoils,we weren't firing on all cylinders and that is sometimes how it is,the opposition played their part in making this a good game our two subs made a huge impact and we nearly got something on an off day,whats more upsetting is the pathetic crowd,the beautiful stadium/playing surface blood and guts of players and volunteers and the players still keep ultra professional and in front of bugger all

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #35 by Paul S
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Mario Kempes wrote: its a shame because the Pics came with a great attitude and deserved some of the spoils,we weren't firing on all cylinders and that is sometimes how it is,the opposition played their part in making this a good game our two subs made a huge impact and we nearly got something on an off day,whats more upsetting is the pathetic crowd,the beautiful stadium/playing surface blood and guts of players and volunteers and the players still keep ultra professional and in front of bugger all


Ditto my response to Chris.

How do you propose getting more people through the gate? The club are all ears to your suggestions.....

I have massive respect for our club, board, players, volunteers and everyone else associated with WAFC and always will do. But you can not force people to watch their local football club if they are not interested in doing so.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #36 by WHEELS
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The other problem is nowadays, football gets wall - to - wall coverage on television. It's impossible to find a day now where there isn't a game televised.
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #37 by Paul S
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WHEELS wrote: The other problem is nowadays, football gets wall - to - wall coverage on television. It's impossible to find a day now where there isn't a game televised.


We do very well to get the attendances we do imvh. Would love to know what the 4K "wittoners" that came to Wembley with us do nowadays. Prob watching city or Chelsea on sky ;)

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1 month 3 weeks ago #38 by WHS
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Just cancelled my Sky Sports subscription, £27.50 a month and most of it spent on over-paid foreigner footballers playing mediocre football. For every Aguero, there are half a dozen foreign players no better than British born players. I only watch Rugby and Cricket anyway and Sky have lost out to BT with those sports. See you all on Saturday.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #39 by batchman
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Wish a few more would do the same - it might improve our gates. Mainly though, people watch live games on a Saturday through foreign channels instead of supporting their local team/s
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1 month 3 weeks ago #40 by Knutsfordian
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I think there is a trend developing in the games that we lose. Each time the team has been reshuffled to cover the absence of a player, with perhaps 2 or 3 changes rather than a 1 for 1 change. There's no doubt that when we have our first pick team, all playing in their true positions we are as good as anyone, but it doesn't take much to upset the balance of the team. I am sure CM is working on it and we have reasons to be optimistic. Its all part of the learning !

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1 month 3 weeks ago #41 by Witton_Albion_fc
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Another thing I've noticed is that the first goal in our games seems absolutely crucial. I think I'm right in saying that we've scored first in every game that we've won and the opposition have scored first in every game that we've lost.
It's as if the way we're set up is fine when we can dictate the play, when we're on top, but we're much less suited to chasing a game when the other team have a lead to defend.
I suppose that's true of all teams to some extent but with us it seems a hard and fast rule.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #42 by Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Rushall Olympic.
My complaint is against the people of Northwich, not the people who are running the club. Clearly the club have tried all sorts of things to get people to the club - a big investment in the youth section, free tickets for military veterans, buses from town etc. I have no complaint there at all but the lack of interest from a sizable town is, well, sad? A disgrace? A reaction to years and years of squabbling between the people who were trying desperately to run two clubs in the town? Who knows? No doubt the Premier League, TV etc are all playing their part but Northwich is a bigger town than Chorley, Alfreton, Leamington, Spennymoor and plenty of others which get bigger gates than we do. We can't blame the players or management, they are doing well and I think the way the club is run is a credit to the town. Perhaps the nonsense on the shit side of town has damaged football's reputation but any neutral looking in on football in the town now would say its time to merge the three clubs together. I don't want that and the two portions of shit seem to hate each other more than they hate us so there is no way they would go for it. However, back in the day, I was told the clubs wouldn't merge while one was doing well and one doing badly. Well with hardly anyone in the town watching football, who could argue that anyone is doing well? The plastic shit would no doubt love to get away from that toilet of a ground and the real shit are in so much trouble that they might grasp at any kind of deal. I could be persuaded - as long as the name Witton remained part of the deal and our first kit was red and white......I genuinely thought that the real shit would have simply disappeared by now - they may still do so - but they haven't yet and the plastic shit seem pretty determined - but is that because they haven't had a better (or any) offer? We are in a much stronger position than they are, maybe it's time to flex that muscle and offer them something. I look forward to receiving a torrent of abuse.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #43 by WHS
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Sorry, Chris, I am a Wittoner, I could not support an amalgamated club no matter what its name was unless that name was Witton Albion. I remember a suggestion we call ourselves Witton Albion of Northwich and that went down like a lead balloon. No, we will soldier on in the hope that the people of the town will get the message one day. (A good Trophy run would help.)
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