We are deeply saddened to learn that long-time Linnet Malcolm Joynson has passed away aged 78 after a short illness.
Malcolm first started watching Runcorn FC in the early 1980s with his wife Anne, and his sons. He was on hand at Canal Street for the club's 1980s glory years, seeing Alliance Premier League, Bob Lord Trophy and countless Cheshire Senior Cup wins.
For many years, Anne and Malcolm and the boys also travelled all over the country with the Linnets Travel Club, from Gretna & Blyth in the North to Yeovil & Maidstone in the South, and all points in between! Three Wembley defeats never lessened his love for the club who he supported through thick and thin.
When the Linnets FC were born out of the Ashes of the former club, Malcolm was always there at the Millbank (now APEC Taxis) Stadium to cheer on the yellow and greens with Anne and their loyal group of friends Jeff, Bill, Derek and the rest of the gang. We know he had many friends on the terraces, and he will be missed.
Although ill health had prevented Malcolm and Anne from attending many games over the last few years, the Linnets were never far from Malcolm’s heart.
Malcolm is survived by his fellow Linnet wife Anne, and his three sons Ian, Stuart and Neil.