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Online boss has thousands of fans!
Altrincham Online boss has thousands of fans! By David Watters

Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson has an online rival for the attentions of fans at the EVO-STIK League leaders, star YouTuber Loki Doki!

Saturday's Premier Division action review
Altrincham Saturday's Premier Division action review By David Watters

Altrincham are looking determined to get their place back in the National League North after earning a 1-0 win at Throstle Nest against fellow EVO-STIK League Premier promotion-contenders Farsley Celtic on Saturday, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

Leaders collect award before replay
Altrincham Leaders collect award before replay By David Watters

Altrincham chairman Graham Rowley and secretary Derek Wilshaw collected the club's first Northern Premier League Club of the Month accolade of the season before their Tuesday night heartbreak in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Leaders making off-field headlines
Altrincham Leaders making off-field headlines By David Watters

EVO-STIK League leaders Altrincham are making headlines off the pitch ahead of the weekend's action in the Football Stadia Improvement Fund's 2017 Focus magazine.

Leaders taking time to lend a hand
Altrincham Leaders taking time to lend a hand By David Watters

EVO-STIK League leaders Altrincham are looking forward to putting the title race to one side to help local families in crisis this Christmas.

Robins host breakfast broadcasters!
Altrincham Robins host breakfast broadcasters! By David Watters

EVO-STIK League Altrincham are looking forward to hosting talkSPORT Radio again after the club led nationwide efforts to encourage greater inclusion and diversity in football on Non-League Day.

Campaigners condemn hate attack
Altrincham Campaigners condemn hate attack By David Watters

Outraged officials at Altrincham have condemned an attack on a local Muslim community leader as they prepare to fly the flag for the EVO-STIK League on Non League Day 2017 backing Kick It Out's Fans For Diversity campaign.

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Altrincham Football Club has a proud history, which includes knocking more Football League sides out of the FA Cup than any other current Non-League club. They have also been founder members of the Cheshire County, Northern Premier and the Alliance/Conference leagues as well as Conference (Nationwide) North.

Nicknamed 'The Robins', Altrincham were ever-present in the National Conference (formerly Alliance) from 1979 until 1997 when they suffered their first relegation to the UniBond Premier League (Northern Premier). As UniBond champions in 1999 they regained their Conference national status for 1999-2000, but only for one year before being relegated again to the UniBond.
They narrowly qualified for the newly formed Conference North in 2004 and went on to finish fifth before becoming the only-ever winners of a North versus South play-off in 2005 to return to the Conference National for their third spell at that level. Despite being one of only a handful of part-time clubs, Altrincham finished a very creditable 18th in the Conference National in 2005-06, only to be deprived of any satisfaction at their achievement when they were deducted 18 points following Accrington Stanley's failure to get international clearance for James Robinson, who had joined Alty from Stanley.

The deduction meant they were placed bottom of the league and relegated but the demise of Canvey Island and then the demotion of Scarborough gave Altrincham a late reprieve at the Conference AGM in June 2006 and they played again in the national division in 2006-07. This time, despite amassing 51 points, they finished fourth-bottom and again looked to be set for relegation. But once again financial shortcomings at another club saved them when Boston United were forcibly demoted to Conference North from League.

The 2010-11 season saw relegation on the last day of the season when a win against Eastbourne would have saved them as other results went their way but the already relegated southern side won 4-3 and sent the Robins down into the Blue Square Bet North. The first season in the BSBN was one of transition with new manager Lee Sinnott, followed by three seasons of steady progression. The Robins looked to go one better and that was achieved with a last minute goal by Greg Wilkinson in the play-off final to win promotion back to the newly named Vanarama Conference for the 2014-15 season.

The 2015-16 season saw Lee Sinnott leave before the season ended and the caretaker role taken on by Neil Tolson and Matt Doughty was unsuccessful in preventing relegation. The 2016-17 season saw three sets of management in place but they couldn’t prevent a second successive relegation to the Evo-Stik League. Phil Parkinson was appointed as manager for the 2017-18 season along with his assistant Neil Sorvel, and hopes are high for a quick return to the Football Conference.

The club prides itself on its financial prudence, with the current board having steered Altrincham FC from near financial ruin 14 years ago through hard work and keeping to strict budgets. Historic debts have been paid off and though this has meant that the club operates on a much lower budget than its competitors, it has not sought the easy way out of going into administration and reneging on its debts.

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