Online boss has thousands of fans!

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

The EVO-STIK League Premier Division's official 'Football Manager' manager and his virtual side might not be eight points clear at the top of the table like Parkinson and his team in the real world, but they were a point ahead with a game in hand on Tuesday night as thousands of fans around the world logged on to see him take on Whitby Town and then second-placed Warrington Town in top flight action at Moss Lane.

Veteran YouTuber Loki Doki has had more than 35,000 fans watching his 'Rise of the Robins' series since kicking off his campaign on New Year's Day and getting through three of four game a day. And with thousands watching his progress and listening in to his blow-by-blow commentary on the news and action in the hit game, impressed Altrincham officials have even sent their online manager a club beanie hat to wear on the videos of him playing.

Like all bosses, the YouTuber has had a bogey side in the shape of National League Aldershot, the Robins losing twice to the Shots since the start of the season in the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup and the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy!

It hasn't all gone wrong in cup competitions in Altrincham's virtual 2017-18 campaign. After slipping down the table but reaching the EVO-STIK League Premier Division play-offs, Loki Doki was looking forward to a global audience logging on to see his Robins in action in the final of the Integro League Cup on Wednesday night after knocking out promotion rivals Warrington in the semi-finals!

@LokiDokigg tweeted: "MASSIVE episodes of the journeyman and Altrincham saves tonight, we have playoffs and a northern league cup final to deal with #FM18"

Images courtesy of YouTube & @LokiDokigg/Twitter

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