Tony and Brian are well aware of this trend and considered staying in the pub with Lance and Ray before their basic sado-masochistic instinct kicked in and they came along with us.
But what an absolutely cracker of a game! Oh, we of little faith!!
It wasn't long before Darlo started passing the ball round smartly - the latest loan signing Liam Hatch fitting in very quickly with the rest of the team and looking to be an aerial threat up front.
A good move lead to Billy Clarke's opening goal about half-way through the first half - a deserved lead. Macc huffed and puffed a bit up front but keeper Brown now seems to have developed a good understanding with his defence and looked quite comfortable.
Neil Austin celebrates his goal
And Greg Blundell almost claimed a seventh goal but the Macc keeper Brain saved smartly.
At the final whistle the team didn't have too long to celebrate with the fans before Dave Penney gave them a team talk on the pitch - no doubt trying to keep their feet on the ground and remind them that we want this sort of performace every week.
(Right) Chris and Martin get over-excited at the final whistle.
And so we all made out separate ways home with that little warm glow inside.
We were blessed with a good journey back to London with Martin dropping Chris and I off at Acton Town tube.
A shame that my Oystercard was split and wouldn't work but that's a small blip on a very enjoyable away day - it'll be hard to beat...