The Alliance

From Hattrick

The Alliance was established in November 2003 when a group of users came together to form a federation in which they could discuss life, the universe, and everything in between.

Fast forward several years later, and the Alliance is now a hive of activity, with a large number of active users.

The Alliance's motto is "Strength Through Unity", and is one of Oceania's largest federations.


A Brief history[edit]

The Oceanian Conference (OC) is in turmoil. The Mods and GMs are struggling to keep up with the spam of many users and it's become a place that few rational people like to visit. A group of rebels under the leadership of Envelopes, Nemesis1980, -rath- and Magnum_ decided to form a federation where they can chat with like minded folk without the usual crap that goes on in the OC. The 4th member Woosha asked several of his friends ... real life friends as well as those he often chatted to in the #IV.56 chat room ... to join up as well so that the federation can stay alive and many of those in turn invite other friends.


Before to long there were between 20-30 members and things were humming along nicely. Everyone seemed to share the same sense of humour ... fights were very rare ... knowledge was shared ... but it didn't take long for several of the "in jokes" that started in The Alliance to find their way into the OC and OC Non-HT conferences. More and more people wanted to join this Fed and although we were pleased with the upturn in numbers, we tried to keep to our policy of only letting in those who shared the same sense of humour and didn't take things to seriously. Before long a Black List was formed.


Membership still increased quickly and our numbers grew past the 100 member mark. Increasingly threads were started in the OC complaining because so-and-so wasn't let into our Fed. But in The Alliance people still talked openly about most things ... including these people who were annoyed about being denied entry. Most people felt justified in rejecting these people's applications because of the way they acted like spoilt children when they weren't let in. But as time went by, it was inevitable that some of this talk would be leaked either purposely or inevertantly to those who were so vocal about not being allowed in. This is how what became known as the Alliance v Axis Wars started.


The Axis forces led by Dudley, -rogs- and -Finiqs- along with j0nesy started a big campaign in the OC about how truly evil the Alliance members were. "How dare they have negative opinions about people like Dudekrulz, -rogs- and -Finiqs-!!!" was the catch cry and the Alliance copped plenty of flak in the OC. "They could be talking badly about you too in their Fed!!!" So in protest they formed The Axis to be a utopian federation where no one was talked about badly and anyone would be let in.


The Alliance numbers went down a little but despite the bad publicity, most members wanted to continue with not letting just anyone in the federation. Before too long, most of this was forgotten in the OC. Many think it's because a high percentage of OC regulars have the attention span of a goldfish ... other think it's because The Alliance secretly run HT and have been putting mind-supressing drugs into the watersupplies of the world. The general consensus seems to think it's because a decent percentage of members in the Alliance are very interesting, funny and mature people (such as Kitto) who have generally reacted well to the many hurdles this fed has had to cross, despite seemingly overpopulation in this federation.


There are other parts of our history that have passed over ... the small battle against one or two of the GTFO fed members over their bragging about block voting and game fixing ... the Alliance being accused of block voting in Rep Team elections (silly seeing everytime it came up the Alliance had members filling to top 2-5 spots in the final results) ... internal competitions like Addy's YP Lucky Slap, the TalBourne Awards, Survivor, Alliance Cup etc ... TGS ... How Did I Looooose!!! ... and so on. But those are stories for another time :)

Alliance Competitions[edit]

The T.A.L.B.O.U.R.N.E Awards[edit]

The T.A.L.B.O.U.R.N.E Award is the Alliance's weekly youth pull competition and runs for a season. Named after The Alliance's first President due to his ability to pull amazing youth pulls early in the season.

The T.A.L.B.O.U.R.N.E Award - The Alliance Lucky Bastard at Once Underservedly Richer 'N Everyone Award.

Score will be calculated by: TSI + (Age Bonus) / 10 = T.A.L.B.O.U.R.N.E Award points for that player.

Age Bonus : {17yo = 50 bonus points}{18yo = 20 bonus points}{19yo+ = zero bonus points} Keepers will have their TSI quartered (divided by 4) before age bonus calculation as no secondaries are required.

Youth pulls not posted by Wednesday 04:00 HT may not be counted.

With the introduction of the new youth squad, the Talbourne awards are on hiatus.

The Current System[edit]

In season 35, Cyntech resurrected the Talbourne Awards with a new system. The new system uses the popular Hattrick ratings HTMS potential and ability to gauge the strength of a youth pull.

The rating was calculated like this:
(Ability / 10) + (Potential / 100) = Talbourne Rating (rounded to 2 decimal places)

This iteration also fell into disuse as the federation dwindled in size due to exorbitant supporter prices.

In season 49, Natstradamus resurrected the Award once more, this time on the Oceanian Forum using purely the HTMS potential score with a small adjustment for Goalkeepers.

A.D.R.I.A.N.G Awards[edit]

The now defunct A.D.R.I.A.N.G Awards were originally set up by Adriang after a user signed his guestbook saying they slapped his head for good luck in their youth pull. Strangely enough, they were awarded with a youth pull worthy of Talbourne and the A.D.R.I.A.N.G awards became a weekly competition in which Adriang would listen to people's tales of woe and award a "slap of his wig" to the winners.

The most surprising thing about the A.D.R.I.A.N.G Awards was that on several occasions, the slappers were rewarded with some very high quality youth pulls and the legend of the wig grew until Adriang became lethargic and deemed it that anyone who thought themselves worthy could slap the wig. It soon became clear that nobody thought they were worthy and the award disappeared.

Alliance Soccertips Survivor[edit]

Started and controlled by The Alliance's ex-Vice President, Trixibelle, the weekly Soccertips survivor revolves around several matches being selected and participants having to predict the scores of the matches. Scores are tallied weekly and the member(s) who find themselves at the bottom of the table each week are ejected from the Alliance and have to perform some tasks within the Hattrick conferences to be allowed back in.

Soccertips survivor died a slow protracted death, and was last seen circa season 14. In recent times however, it has made a short lived resurgence, with Trixi running the competition for a few seasons to the end of Season 26, whereupon she promptly retired from the task and survivor went into a season of survivor dark ages.

After a desparate plea for help from VP rorzer (Something along the lines of "Can you do survivor to stop me sticking a pen in my eye"), Esquatcho_Mundo agreed to get survivor back into the light. He grew the survivor support base starting in season 28, making important changes such as renaming the survivor chamption to "Alliance Soccertips Survivor Champion of the World (ASSCOW)" and paying for supporter for said champion.

His reign culminated in the glory of his role within the Alliance being named after 2 time Oceanian player of the year, the 0 star goal scoring champion, 'Notis Fofikos'. Challenges were plentiful and funny (Except those completed by TT--TT)and gooutside must have special mention for his roflmao inducing efforts. However, like all golden ages, the glory period crashed in a fiery blaze as Esquatcho_Mundo ran out of time circa season 30. Gooutside tried to revive the interest, but alas having 3 separate season 6 threads confused the angry mob enough that noone tipped anymore.

Only time will tell if survivor can rise from the ashes like the phoenix to once again reign havock upon unsuspecting forums.

Alliance Cup[edit]

Each season since the start of the Alliance, the Alliance Cup has been held. While it hasn't kept the same format every season, it has managed to find a winner every season.

Controversies[edit]

Over the seasons, The Alliance has been involved in several controversies, both inside and outside of the federation.

The Blacklist[edit]

As the Alliance was originally conceived to get away from the Oceania Conference, it was inevitable that not everyone would be allowed into the Alliance.

After a time, the amount of people who were deemed unworthy were noted down and a blacklist was formed. Originally listed in a member's signature (said user was smart enough to turn their sig off outside of the Alliance), it wasn't long before the list grew too big and was secretly added to the Alliance website. Sometimes the blacklist included people outside of hattrick, a couple of well known cases being "the goatface ginger fucking tpth76's ex" and "Sommers' bitch of an ex-girlfriend".

GTFO and Verbal[edit]

While not directly related to the Alliance, several Alliance members were the most vocal when former U20 Oceania manager Verbal colluded with other members of a group known as GTFO to win games that might have otherwise gone against him and also organising the first known "block voting" in Oceania to get Verbal his first U20 manager position.

Block Voting accusations[edit]

After some time, the Alliance had grown to a point where the amount of members could potentially sway the voting and make one of it's members either the Oceanian manager or U-20 manager.

When election time came and the election for U-20 was won by an Alliance member, accusations started to fly in the OC that The Alliance had block voted for the member. Considering that around 7 of the top 10 candidates (including the first 3) were all Alliance members could do nothing to sway the doubters.

When an Alliance member then won the next election, these same accustaions were again brought out with similar results.

Behind closed doors in the Alliance there had actually been polls on whether or not they should block vote and it was unanimously decided that it would not be in the interest of the fed and making 100 plus members vote for a certain manager would be impossible anyway.

The forming of the Axis[edit]

While now a friendly rivalry, the origins of the Axis can directly be traced back to the Alliance when posts made inside the federation forums made it out into the Oceanian conference. Some members of the OC took offense to these posts and decided to make a federation directly opposing the Alliance and everything they thought it stood for.

Things were to get worse before they got better and Alliance and the Axis members frequently squared off in the Oceania conferences. Things have since cooled down and the only rivalry between the two federations is the "Alliance vs Axis Cup" which was a one week playoff between members of both federations at the end of Oceania's 14th and 15th seasons.

The Alliance were comfortable winners in both seasons but the Axis had a few more victories in the second cup than in the first.

Kitto as President[edit]

The serial pest Kitto, once voted "Most Active member of the Alliance", became President of the Alliance after hoodooguru's reign ended during season 19. Despite a number of previous indiscretions, such as causing the removal of poll powers from the Angry Mob, Kitto was elected as president, with crafty puppetmaster Pharbo as vice president.

There are many constant calls for his removal due to his great sense of humour, awesome leadership and resplendent ideas. Kitto refused to listen and such calls only strengthen his resolve to perform his duty.

At the end of season 24, Kitto stepped down and handed over the presidency to Trixibelle.