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