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Stafford Rangers shareholder calls for club backing

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

BACK THE CLUB . . . Rangers shareholder Alan Smith.

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LIKE many Stafford Rangers supporters, local businessman and club shareholder Alan Smith has the club at heart.

And he is behind a drive to form an associated committee of supporters of the club to assist the board.

"We used nearly 70 players this season which is ridiculous. The club needs stability, but they are in a catch-22 situation because to achieve that it needs money.

"We've been relegated and now we need to draw a line under it and move on," said Smith. We've all got the club at heart, with different skills and we are all keen to help the club.

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"The whole model of the club needs changing, we've got to work together and we are looking for more people to join us and put their time into the club. I know there are a large number of people out there who are willing to help."

"I feel the club only suffers from a cash flow problem at certain times and we want to help to give the club a fighting chance next season. The club needs help and we need you to join us. You may not think you have the skills, but we would like to hear from you. The club can't go on like this. We are open to all suggestions."

A Boro supporter since 1980, Smith said: "The club has been getting lost in time and all we are looking for is anybody who has a fond memory of Rangers to get along to the ground for the final three league matches and give the club a 'shot in the arm'.

"It's not all doom and gloom at the club, but things need to happen quickly and that's what we aim to do," said Smith, who has the support of the social club committee, Stripes (Stafford Rangers Independent Supporters Trust) and an ex-director as he aims to put the club back on the road to recovery.

Let's hope they get the support for the sake of Stafford Rangers Football Club.

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  • stafford_rang  |  April 03 2014, 9:53PM

    I feel it is a disgrace that the newsletter have taken the views of 2 share holders who in total hold 114 shares out of 200,000. Phil Bennet's holding of 14 shares are worth the price of 2 pints of beer.