Sunday, 14 February 2010

3D Football available in Macclesfield

The loop is bewildered by all the recent fuss about 3D football ‘live’ on TV. No doubt sofa-dwelling virtual football ‘supporters’ will thrill to the enhanced visual experience. More fools them when the real thing is live and kicking at Macclesfield’s own theatre of dreams – the Moss Rose.

Take a look at this rare and welcome spotlight on Macclesfield Town on last night’s Football League Show on BBC1 (go here 59 minutes in on iplayer) Despite an influx of young attacking talent, the valiant efforts of the club’s tiny marketing team and the work of many volunteers, the gates remain resolutely low. But the matchday experience is warm and welcoming – and great value. £14 gets you either standing room at the London Road side of the pitch or a choice of seat or standing in the rowdy and friendly Star Lane End. For £18 you can eat prawn sandwiches bang on the centreline, pitchside in the McAlpine stand. Everywhere, kids under 12 are free. For 12-15s it’s a fiver. You can then go online and argue about it on Wraggs to Riches, the high volume football bulletin board.

On 27 February the high-rolling league-leaders Rochdale come to town. What the club really needs on that day and the rest of the season is a show of strength from the townsfolk. So ... put your fantasy football and 3D glasses to one side and get into real football with the Silkmen.

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