Silkmen fans will be getting their heads down at work today in order to butter up their bosses following yesterday’s fixture release.
The iconic “fixture computer” has not been kind to Macc, despite the attractive opening day fixture away at Wrexham. Just ten days in to the season John Askey will take his new look Silkmen side to Sutton United for a Tuesday night fixture, but that is just the start of the travelling nightmare which will endure before 2017 is out.
Macc will travel to Guiseley on Tuesday October 3rd, and the fun really begins at the end of October where we visit Brisbane Road to face newly relegated Leyton Orient on the Saturday, quickly followed by a trip to Dagenham and Redbridge the following Tuesday!
Talk about taking the mick out of loyal fans – two trips to London in four days is an utter joke in my opinion. There is surely a case for staying over for a few days and cutting down on travel, but that is not the point – where is the consideration for those loyal fans who travel to these games?
And finally (I am right on one now as you can probably tell), Bromley away the day before Christmas Eve – what is all that about? I shall just wrap my presents on the coach on the way back shall I? That is assuming I can afford to buy any presents this year after trekking up and down the country.
Clearly nobody can influence the teams which preside in the National League, and we have to play them all home and away, but I can’t help but think that there is a common sense factor distinctly absent in how some of these fixtures are scheduled.
Despite my protestations however, these are the dates we will play on and I doubt that they will change. So, it is time to get my head down, take the boss a few brews (possibly a biscuit too), and submit my holiday forms.