Macclesfield Town Fan Who Paid £10,000 To Play For Club Lasts 10 Mins Before Limping Off Through Injury

Chris Wright

8th, August 2013


By Chris Wright


Gorfin in action, shortly before it all went tits-up

Remember when Macclesfield Town offered one fan the chance to play for their first team in a competitive league or cup game in return for just £20,000 not so very long ago?

Well, the offer was quickly bumped down to an appearance in a pre-season friendly after the Conference Premier board stepped in and voiced concerns that letting any old Tom, Dick or Harry play in a proper game may just serve to slightly undermine the integrity of the competition in question.

Anyway, Macclesfield then knocked down the price of their “fan package” to £10,000 and it was duly snapped up by local business man James Gorfin, who made his debut for the Silkmen yesterday in a pre-season friendly against Stoke. A baptism of fire if ever there was one.

Having come on as an impact sub in the second half, Gorfin  – who’s wife and kids were cheering

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