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400 miles for that?

Filed: Thursday, 27th September 2018
By: Staff Writer

Disgruntled Macclesfield fans have hit out at their club for making them "a laughing stock", after they spent half a day travelling to watch their team be thrashed 8-0.

The majority of Town fans who attended last night's Carabao Cup third round tie left the Cheshire market town at lunchtime before travelling 190 miles to London in order to get behind their team.

However Town supporters were left with red faces after West Ham racked up their joint second-biggest win in the club's history, scoring eight without reply - much to the embarrassment of many Macclesfield fans.

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"We're bottom of the league, we've not won all season and I think the game just came at a really bad time for everyone," Silkmen supporter Ellie Thompson told the BBC.

"To lose 8-0 to what was pretty much West Ham's reserve team was just embarrassing. We're now the laughing stock of the country. Everyone was laughing at us on Twitter, it's just horrible.

"We're nine [league] games in and we've still not won a game. I think we could genuinely go the whole season without winning. Something's got to change because we could be relegated by Christmas at this rate."

Her anger was shared by fellow fan Sarah Carbutt, who added: "Over 700 Macclesfield fans travelled 400 miles to West Ham yesterday to watch a team completely lack drive and passion.

"It's just pure disappointment following on from such a good season last season."

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Meanwhile fellow fan malcb1 believes the result should be a timely warning for the team as they prepare to fight for League Two survival. "That game should inspire the team for their next league game - NOT," he said. "But maybe it will inspire the Board to change the manager.

"We have yet to win a game in League Two. Weíve only won games on penalties in the Cup. Yet last season we had a spirited team that played together and played exciting football. Of course thatís all gone as well.

"We once played the mighty Chelsea and lost 6-1. The difference is that we did score and our keeper was sent off. West Ham were scoring every three to six minutes at one point. I donít blame the team itís the management that has thrown all the goodwill away this season. Time to act."

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