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Chairman's Message: It's a Team Game, Jose

Posted: 20.12.18

The other day I watched again the highlights of ‘How The Ryder Cup Was Won’ and was, of course, struck once more not only by the sheer excitement and joy of the occasion but by the obvious real sense of teamwork among the Europe team. Even when playing in singles or in pairs, there was a real sense of playing for and being part of a team, with support from captains and non-players forever at hand.

When Real Madrid won La Liga in 2012 they had gone four years without the title and the open-top procession took double the time estimated due to the larger than normal celebrating crowds.

After club captain, Iker Cassillas, draped the national flag over the city hall balcony he held up three fingers and two fingers. The club’s 32nd La Liga championship. The crowd got that and cheered even more loudly.

The manager stepped forward and held up five fingers and two fingers. The crowd didn’t much get that and didn’t respond. What did he mean?...seven days in a week?...Seven deadly sins?...Seventh heaven?... CR7?

No, he was signifying that he had now won seven league titles.

It’s a team game Jose (as proved to you again this week!).

We like to remember that it is a team game at Alton FC.


Jim McKell

Fixtures & Results

  • Laverstock & Ford (Away)
    Sat 23rd Mar, 3.00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1

    New Milton Town (Away)
    Sat 30th Mar, 3.00pm

    Sydenhams Wessex League: Div 1
    See all:
    First Team Fixtures & Results 2018-19
    Last Result:
    Alton 1 - 4 US Portsmouth
    Sat 16th Mar

    Sydenhams Wessex League
  • Liss Athletic (Away)
    Wed 27th Mar, 7.45pm

    Wyvern Combination Football League (East)

    Tadley Calleva (Home)
    Sat 30th Mar, 3.00pm

    Wyvern Combination Football League (East)
    Last Result:
    Hartley Wintney Res 3 - 2 Alton Res.
    Thu 14th Mar (Ald. Int. Cup)

    Wyvern Combination League
  • Ash United (Away)
    Tue 26th Mar, 7.30pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (South)

    Westfield (Home)
    Tue 9th Apr, 7.30pm

    Allied Counties Youth Football League (South)
    Last Result:
    Alton Youth 2 - 1 Knaphill
    Tue 19th Feb

    Allied Counties League
  • Moneyfields (Away)
    Sun 24th Mar, 2.00pm

    SRWFL First Southern
    Last Result:
    Shanklin 0 - 1 Alton Ladies
    Sun 10th Mar

    Southern Region Women's Football League: First Division - Southern

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