Not the most exciting set of pre season games, we have 7 or 8 National League & National League North clubs and various League 2 clubs within an hour of Wincham Park.
Yet we are playing Runcorn & Vics (play Vics midweek if we have to play them) and get a game that will get the fans excited about coming back as the first game. Underwhelming is the word that springs to mind.
I might be wrong but I think playing Vics is part of the groundshare agreement and both have agreed to play a game in memory of The Doc on an annual basis.
As regards other friendlies, I think I heard something once that the bigger clubs don't want to commit for fear of players getting injured and there could also be financial issues but again, I might be wrong on that.
I appreciate we may have to play Vics and we should remember the DOC but why not in midweek and save the Saturday for a better game.
I think I'll save my money for when the league starts as Vics & Marine don't fill me with excitement and I don't want to travel to Runcorn again as I find their ground soulless. I have also read that Chester are playing Vics at Wincham Park and are also playing Trafford, Clitheroe, Radcliffe & Nantwich all away & I'm sure they will take a decent following & boost clubs coffers.
The Pre Season Friendly at Bala Town scheduled for SATURDAY, 7th AUGUST will now not take place as planned on that date due to The Lakesiders involvement in their League Cup Competition. A new date for the fixture is being considered and details of any new arrangements will be announced in due course.
The Vijay Anthwal Memorial Trophy game is also being played on the Saturday, as the intention of the club is to invite his family to the game. There is a better chance of them attending if the game is played at the weekend.
As Macclesfield Town played their LAST game at Witton, would it be an idea to invite the new re-vamped Macclesfield F.C. to play us in a pre-season friendly. No doubt they would bring a good following! Just a thought maybe.