Article by Johnnie Lowery
Top of the league with 7 games to go certainly isn’t a bad place to be in, with it still not quite sinking in just how far this club has come in the last few years.
The pressure is now on Macclesfield to respond when they face Gateshead on Tuesday night.
Indeed there’s more pressure on Macclesfield and the other three sides still involved in the title race generally than there is on United, as Doswell alluded to in one of his interviews this week.
Whilst promotion would be great it would be no disaster if we remained in the National League next season, a league in which we’re financially sustainable and will probably be pushing towards the top end the next season as well.
Macclesfield, by contrast, have known financial problems which many fans feel will balloon if they fail to gain the EFL’s cash windfall that comes with promotion.
Tranmere and Wrexham, as well as Aldershot to a lesser extent, were pre-season promotion favourites with huge expectations, and face expectant fan bases as they look to return to the stage where they feel they belong.
This leaves Paul Doswell’s men in a unique and fairly nice position to be in, with nothing to lose in the business end of the season.
This pressure on the other sides could eventually be a factor – who knows?
As supporters, let’s make sure we do our part in raising the roof at Gander Green Lane for the final 3 home games