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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Silkmen Legends Vs FA Premier All Stars

A fund raiser to help Macclesfield Town FC. It has been well documented locally of the financial plight of my Football club (for my North American Readers ..... Soccer Club).

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Only a few months ago things were so financially desperate that even starting the season wasn't a given, even now we are far from turning this around, but every event, every penny earned, every penny donated helps keep us going and it seems that month by month we are only just keeping afloat. Lots of hard work from within the club has given the loyal fans at least some hope..... anyway onto the more positive aspects.

Todays game was between Ex Macclesfield players from the Eighties, Nineties and the naughties... versus Ex Premiership players of the last twenty years that graced the greatest football league competition in the world. (Some would argue that graced is a little OTT..... depending where your footballing loyalty's lie)

Steve Burr, Phil Power, Neil Sorvel and Steve Wood may not roll off the tongue to non followers of Macclesfield Town but to the clubs fans these are real legends and an integral part of our clubs history. While in contrast Bryan Robson, Terry Phelan, Frank Sinclair and Matt Jansen are a little more well known across the footballing world.

To the game..... the result really didn't matter but the Macclesfield Town Legends won 5-2.

Macclesfield Town Legends pre match photoshoot
 (how rude of them not to face the right way for me)
Pre match warm up .... Steve Burr
Ben Sedgemore and two ex Nigerian Internationals in Efe Sodje and George Abbey
Bryan Robson, One of England's finest
and the Premiership stars
some Newcastle United old boys talk either tactics or where to meet for a beer
The Star Lane faithful
all in a good cause..... the Pre match handshake
Darren Tinson gets in a cross
Ryan Price tips a cross over
Ritchie Barker marshalled by Frank Sinclair
you can appeal all you like Bryan..... this one counts!
Ritchie Barker opens the scoring
and is congratulated by Phil Power and Efe
Phil Power (far right) curls an effort from an angle
and scores
and celebrates with Stevie Wood
Martin McDonald Orchestrates
While Matt Janson scores for the Premiership All stars
Pascal Chimbonda and Phil Power Tussle for the ball
Jose Veiga claims this cross
Half Time
and a well earned rest for these three legends
Future first choice Manchester United Goalkeeper? ......
Ben Amos talks to Efe at half time
thanks to Scott Sellars and the other players for giving up their free time
Darren Peacock
Steve Burr
Paul Harsley and Matt Janson
Ben Sedgemore (Far left) scores the 4th
Sorvel, McDonald, Burr, Sedgemore and Ingram
Jon Parkin
Frank Sinclair
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Jose Veiga saves comfortably
The Maltese falcon is surrounded
Ben and Bryan
Pascal Chimbonda shapes to shoot
Burr out paces Peacock
Ritchie Barker goes close
Blimey a real trip down memory lane, I forgot how good these players were... in blue 
Tinson, Sodje, Sorvel Price and Howarth
these weren't bad either...... in White
Pheelan, Robson, Janson, Peacock and Watson 

Don't rip the shirts, we need to raffle them
Ben Sedgemore and Ex Macclesfield Town Manager Peter Wragg
Silkmen fan and pay to play.... James Gorfin


theconstantwalker said...

Let's hope they survive Dave... as a Northwich Vics follower (rather than supporter these days) I know all about the problems small town clubs face.

Joop Zand said...

Thats a wonderful serie Dave...... my compliments.

Stewart M said...

Good to see that some stars are putting back into grassroots football. I do wonder how these smaller clubs keep going - I have a bit of a fondness for Bristol City.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS; I almost feel well today - thankfully!