Ten things about Yeovil!

  1. How lovely was it to be enjoying yesterday evening with an alcoholic beverage in hand, and a big smile on your face after your beloved team has deservedly got three points? This was against a backdrop of more apparent intrigue than you will get in any James Bond movie with Neil Howarth allegedly sacked several hours before the game by the owner, and chairman Mark Blower supposedly leaving the ground in a huff in protest as to what had transpired!
  2. Although it was a low crowd, the atmosphere created by both sets of supporters was pretty decent, and the game itself was much more entertaining and evenly balanced that what we have witnessed at the Moss Rose in recent weeks. To top it all off, with a win and finally getting to a points total that is now in double figures was just incredibly fab! Great credit must be given to the travelling support from Yeovil with a very impressive 218 fans making the long journey!
  3. Our midfield yesterday is unrecognisable (in a very positive way) from that seen since the start of the season. Durrell was superb on the wing; Lloydy and Whits were tireless in the midfield and Rose (who has most definitely got better and better as the season has progressed), looked so much happier with decent players around him. The lad takes a great penalty as well!
  4. Nathan Cameron looks an absolute class act at the back. The lad reads the game beautifully; tackles and heads well and looks like a natural leader the way he positively cajoles and supports the players around him. It now seems to me that we have two natural leaders with Nathan alongside Jared, and I implore the club to sign Nathan until the end of the season at the very least, and longer if possible. THAT IS NOW PLEASE! 
  5. I was really pleased with the performance of Fiacre Kelleher today who had his best performance in a Macc shirt IMHO. The presence of a quality central defensive partner in Cameron appears to be having a positive effect and long may it continue!
  6. I know Harry Smith gets a lot of stick but IMHO he had arguably his best game in a Macc shirt yesterday. He won a lot of headers, and linked up play pretty well overall when the ball was on the floor. Yes I know he probably should have scored in the second half when he fluffed his lines from pretty close range, but I just think we need to keep sticking by the lad and support him as best we can. I am sure some people will disagree with me, but I genuinely think he could still prove a very good signing, particularly now he is likely to get far better service from out wide than what he has received thus far. If he can get a couple of goals under his belt, he could then go on a red hot streak and I would personally be really pleased for the lad. Bob Trafford’s eloquent words in that fantastic interview he did on the official site about his personal battles with his mental health, where he outlined the potentially damaging effects of mental illness upon an individual, should be strongly reflected upon by us all. When considering the personal traumas that Harry has endured / is enduring, I feel sure that our positive support as fans could make a huge difference to him in the challenging months that prevail until the end of the season!
  7. It was great to have Elliott Durrell and Ben Stephens doing the Q&A in the McIlroy Suite after the game. They came across really well and were really singing the praises of Danny Whitaker as a fantastic player, role model and boss.  This is something to ponder when considering the rumours around the possible arrival of Sol Campbell as the new Silkmen boss!
  8. Of course it will be extremely difficult but hearing the words of Elliott and Ben, the team are undoubtedly 100% up for the fight to keep us in the Football League. There are 27 more cup finals for Silkmen fans so let’s make sure the players know that we are supporting them to the hilt in every single one of them!
  9. The rumours around Spurs & Arsenal legend Sol Campbell taking the helm at Macclesfield Town continue to intensify. The Silkmen have a great history of employing Black & Ethnic Minorities (BEM) managers in our recent history as can be seen with Paul Ince, Keith Alexander and now (possibly) Sol Campbell. This is to be lauded when considering that it appears to be fly directly in the face of what happens in the higher echelons of English football. If Sol is appointed as Silkmen boss, then yours truly will make him most welcome, and if he can replicate the achievements of Paul Ince in the 2006/07 season then WOW!! However I vehemently urge that if Sol is appointed as manager, that Danny Whitaker remains as assistant manager. Danny is Silkmen through and through, and can prove an invaluable source of knowledge around appropriate targets from within the lower leagues that can help secure our precious EFL future!
  10.  I urge all Silkmen fans to keep their eyes peeled for an article from the Silkmen Supporters Trust from around 3.45p.m. where they will be able to read a copy of an open letter from the SST Board to chief executive Kevin Green with a number of challenging questions to the Silkmen hierarchy that we expect to receive answers from by Monday 3rd December 2018! The letter will be available to be read on the SST website, Star Lane End & Wraggs to Riches. I AM SILKMEN TILL I DIE!

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