‘It’s Time For Change’. Altrincham Supporters Stage In-game Walk-out

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It wasn’t only Arsenal fans making their voices heard regarding their desire for change at the top of their club yesterday.

Altrincham supporters said it was time for new leadership as a group supporters staged a walk out protest to encourage chairman Grahame Rowley to step aside.

The  Goodbye Rowley Group left Moss Lane a quarter of an hour into the Vanarama National League North game with Stalybridge Celtic.

Those that did leave the ground didn’t miss much. The game between the two sides down the bottom ended goalless. Both, it appears, will be relegated into the EvoStik League as they have endured such poor seasons.

It would mean back to back demotions for The Robins and that is one of the reasons why they want a new direction.

“Altrincham are certainties for relegation, and the fans are determined to show the current chairman that enough is enough,” their statement read.

“A series of off-field decisions, arguments with fans, lacklustre leadership and dismal managerial appointments have seen Altrincham drop from a comfortable mid-table position in the Conference National to the lowest point in their proud 114 year history, in the space of just 24 months.

“The fans are now calling on Grahame Rowley to step aside for the good of the club so that they can unite under new leadership and move forward.”

“This is our way of making our point, in a peaceful way, with no negative financial impact on the football club. It has reached a point where there is no way back for the current chairman and we call on other Alty fans to join us.”

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