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Silkmen Fans Focus: Roger Morrow

28 June 2019

We continue our fans focus by featuring a man who has followed the club for over five decades and still plays a vital role behind the scenes too!

We are of course referring to the one and only Roger Morrow........

I first started supporting Macclesfield Town in the mid-1960's and to be quite honest about it, I did so completely by accident!

I was working for Barclays Bank at the time and one of my work colleagues was a hardened Silkmen fan who started to take me along to games to games at places such as Witton Albion and Northwich Victoria.

I wasn't a big football fan up until that point really and saw the trips more as days out than supporting the team at first.

Yet it wasn't long before all that changed. I started to attend more and more games and like so many others, became hooked on what I saw before me.

Macc boasted a great side during the mid-1960's of course - with one of the high points being that historic trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham back in 1968.

Unluckily for me, Barclays had me down to work that day and therefore I missed out on one of the greatest occasions of that particular era.

What I do remember though is watching Match of the Day that evening and beaming with pride at the performance of a team who were by this time my own.

There have been many wonderful occasions that I have managed to attend however - with the 1970 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium vibrantly sticking out in my mind.

I remember travelling down with a group of students from Dudley College of Further Education would you believe.

I was on a red Midland bus which was filled full of Telford United supporters - which made for an interesting journey down to London and an even more memorable one back!

Other standout memories include winning the Northern Premier League on two occasions, the Conference three times and that wonderful double-promotion under Sammy McIlroy during the late 1990's.

They are memories which can never be taken away and although there have been the odd bad spells too, as football fans we go through them just to experience the glory days when they come around.

That is part of the course at every club and Macclesfield Town is no different.

Despite it being over half a century since I first walked into the Moss Rose, I am still enjoying being a Silkmen fan and all that it entails.

I travel to the vast majority of away games and volunteer at the club in a variety of different ways.

These include working on reception, handling ticket sales and helping out within the control room on a matchday.

I enjoy feeling part of the club and giving something back to those who have given me so much pleasure (and pain!) over the years.

In addition to all of this, I have also built up many lifelong friendships through my involvement with Macclesfield Town.

The Edge family, Bernie Rickman and the unforgettable Moose to name but a few are priceless.

That’s what is so special about our club as no matter what we go through, we go through it together.

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