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Silkmen Fans Focus: Ellie Thomason

7 July 2019

We continue our fans feature with a much-loved member of the Silkmen faithful who has followed the club for the last two decades - Ellie Thomason.

I first got involved with Macclesfield Town through my dad and sister who already had season tickets.

One Saturday when I was five my mum had to work - so I went along with them to the game and have carried on ever since. Twenty years later I’ve still got a season ticket and still get that same sense of excitement when I walk through the turnstiles that I did all those years ago.

There have been some brilliant times watching the club over the years. I still have a vivid memory of going on the pitch at the end of the 2001-02 season. Richard Tracey was my favourite player at the time and we’ve got some brilliant photos with him and Rickie Lambert somewhere.

Two of the games I remember most are when we beat Stockport 6 - 0 at home on Boxing Day and when we beat them 4 - 3 at Edgeley Park a few years after. That was probably one of the best away games I’ve ever been to. Playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup has to be up there too, even if we did get hammered 6 - 1!

I used to help out in the office and I have also worked on the turnstiles and in the ticket office too.

When I was at high school I used to come with friends during Saturday’s in pre-season and help with odd jobs around the ground. From painting the steps in London Road to the barriers in the away end, we did it all!

But since I went to university and got a job, I have had to confine myself to writing the odd bit for the programme every now and then - which is still something I really enjoy doing.

Macc is special to me because we are always the underdogs. We are a small club by size and have a small fan base, yet against all odds we always seem to surprise people - and ourselves.

Long may that continue!

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