The first pre-season friendly this year was a rain-soaked affair, and saw a very strong Macc side put five past a depleted and tiring Congleton team. The new Silkmen set-up looks impressive, particularly with the surprise inclusion of Johnny Miles as a midfielder. (I have to admit that I suspected this before the game. The Silkmen have been doing a fair amount of training this summer at the Macclesfield athletics track, which means I can watch them from my office. Last Wednesday I watched an 11-a-side practice game in which Miles was tried in midfield and Danny Whit played at right wing-back.)
With the strong new signings (Tony Barras was excellent yesterday), and with Brian Horton in charge and bringing his wealth of experience, we’re very optimistic for the coming season. We talked with chairman Rob Bickerton just before yesterday’s game and he also seems excited with the changes made at the Moss in the last few months.
I’m really looking forward to our family holiday in Scotland during August, but it does mean we’ll miss the first two games of the season… :(