By Paddysboyz
Sunday 17 Jul 2016 14:50:00
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The recent kit launch and fans forum was undoubtedly an unprecedented success, with a real feel-good factor theme echoing throughout the night. There was also significant support for the simple yet brilliant idea that was highlighted by Silkmen chairman Mark Blower, and it could be pivotal in facilitating a return to the football league, that not only brings about the kudos of a return to the elite of 92, but also massive financial benefits that PB knows would be utilised so effectively by the current operational board of our beloved club.

What is it all about I hear you say, and the answer is as simple as the concept itself! The success of the amazingly well supported 10k dash has stimulated the launch of the ‘Silkmen 2016/17 Campaign Fund' whereby there is an opportunity to contribute to ‘Sir' John's playing budget for the 2016/17 season by donating in multiples of £50 with a target of £100,000 that could so easily help the legend that is ‘Sir' John in helping to achieve the dream of a return to League Two. There is an indeed a very juicy carrot attached to this fantastic initiative whereby fans (and businesses alike) would not only vastly improve the chances of our team getting back to where we belong, but also help out those who generously contribute as eloquently advocated by Mark (Blower) when he spoke of how this approach was ‘the beauty of this initiative. It gives supporters the chance to personally contribute to the playing budget with the benefit of seeing a financial return on that contribution if the Club is promoted at the end of the 2016/17 season'.

There has already been support for this great concept from the anonymous benefactor of last year; one of the big driving forces around last year's 10k dash and now it is our turn as fans to help to achieve this target. Having spoken to Mark he is very clear that the club are committed to supporting ‘Sir' John with as much financial muscle as possible and for those fans who would be reticent about providing such a financial commitment then it was very clear by Mark that any contributions DO NOT need to be left to one person, and using PBs basic maths here we go; 5 fans buying into the initial £50 at a cost of £10 a head could reap them a nice little earner of £20 each should we reach the promised land, whilst 4 persons contributing £25 each would invest £100, and potentially win £200 and give themselves a ‘nice little earner' of £50 each should we achieve Football League status once again. At this time, the progress has been steady, but we at Wraggs to Riches want better than that; we want bl*8dy marvellous!!

On Wraggs to Riches over the past few days PB has read comments about the need for a quality striker like Jon ‘the beast' Parkin, and those who have witnessed Ollie Norburn's efforts at Buxton and Leek will see that he looks like a class act in midfield and the comments of ‘Sir' John clearly indicate that he would love to sign him whilst acutely aware of the budgetary constraints that affect us. At the time of writing this article, this unique opportunity has a deadline of Saturday 6th August 2016 at 3p.m. when the new 2016/17 season kicks off at home to ‘The Gulls' of Torquay United. PB therefore urges his fellow Silkmen supporters to get behind this brilliant yet simple concept because ALL of the money from this initiative is added to ‘Sir' John's budget and could just ensure that we get back into the elite 92 clubs of the Football League and the generous investors get the added bonus of doubling their investment in a win-win scenario.


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