So after a very English filled football Summer thanks to Gareth and the lads, the World Cup highs are now beginning to wear off..
However, the wait for football filled weekends is nearly over and the anticipation for the new season is really beginning to build.
Like all of you, I am thoroughly excited for our first season back in the Football League since 2012! Our new management team and players looked to have settled in quickly and like many of you, the referee’s starting whistle at 3pm on Saturday 4th August cannot come soon enough!
I myself am a Macclesfield supporter and have been for 17 years but like many of you, I love everything about the beautiful game. I have no football allegiances other than the Silkmen but will watch any game that’s on TV before and after visiting Moss Rose or an away day!
As well as the above, I probably like to think myself as a bit of a football buff and when it comes to the top tier of our football hierarchy, I certainly fancy myself to pick a winning 11.
With this said, I came up with the idea of putting together an SLE Fantasy football league where fans can take part for free, put together a Premier League eleven and compete week on week with one another as the season progresses.
Bob’s fantastic work with SLE brought the fans and club closer together throughout last season, which for some of us, was the most successful season watching Macclesfield!
Bob will undoubtedly build on his fantastic work from last year in his new position at the club and I for one hope that the SLE, admin and all its current members will also continue to be a thriving Macclesfield Town hub for fans this season.
In this spirit, I felt it would be a great idea to start an SLE Fantasy Football League. Away from our true football passion following Macc’s highs and lows (hopefully not many of lows) next season, I thought we could all have some fun by competing against each other by picking a Premier League 11 and seeing how we fair!
I’ve opted to use the official Premier League Fantasy Football as this allows players to download an app on either their phone or tablet, so you can easily access whilst on the move to make those all-important last minute transfers. See link below to sign up: –
The league is now up and running so once you have created your fantasy 11, you simply follow the link to ‘join private league’ and enter the below code: –
The SLE administrators will kindly donate a 2018/19 home shirt as first prize for the winner so its certainly worth testing your premier league tactics and football knowledge.
I’ll be giving league updates at the end of every game week via the Star Lane End site and hope that as the weeks progress we see some fun, football related banter blossom!
Question is.. Are you a John Askey or a Steve King?