I’ve brought this over from the Newbies as I think it merits a wider audience. Hopefully some United fans and just fans of football in the area can help these fellas out.
Please support a local team in trouble. With no game on Saturday this is an appeal to all United fans to help a local team in real financial difficulty but performing out of their skins on the pitch. Macclesfield Town are 5 points clear at the top of the National League (Conference) despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league. Trying to survive on crowds of 1500 is almost impossible and the players and staff weren’t paid on time in January. Despite all this, the team have been working wonders, culminating in the 4-1 demolition of Tranmere Rovers away from home on Tuesday night to move clear at the top of the table https://www.mtfc.co.uk/news/video-tranmere-1-4-macclesfield-highlights.
There are long standing links between United and Macc Town particularly through former manager Sammy McIlroy who successfully got the club promoted into the league in 1997 and was manager for six years.
If you want something to eat or drink in the McIlroy suite before the game you would be very welcome.
Under manager John Askey, Macc Town play a passing game and are regarded as probably the best footballing team in the league. This is good old fashioned real football, you can still stand on the terrace and there are no prima donnas at this level. Only 20 minutes on the train from Piccadilly any support from real football fans would be fantastic as Macc take on Maidenhead on Saturday 3pm (less than 100 away fans expected). The extra gate money could make all the difference to the club so please consider coming along on Saturday. Ticket details can be found here https://www.mtfc.co.uk/news/ticket-news-for-maidenhead-visit