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Paley Nigel

1971-72 Winger

NPL    League 0(1)0

Debut 31 March 1972 Northwich Victoria (Away)

An amateur player who was a second half substitute on his sole senior appearance.

 

Palmer

1914-15 Left-back

 

LC     League 3 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Official debut 5 October 1914 Hyde (Home)

He played in the home match against Chester on 19 September 1914 but as Chester failed to complete their fixtures this match was deleted from the records.

 

Hailing from Manchester he had played in the South East Lancashire League before signing for Macclesfield. Featured in pre-season matches but was unfortunate to be injured on his first match for the club against Chester. He faced stiff competition from the very experienced Harry Pearson for the left-back position and only featured occasionally when Pearson was unavailable through injury.

   

Palmer Michael

1960-61 Goalkeeper

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 31 December 1960 Altrincham (Home)

A 6'2" amateur 'keeper made a single senior appearance in the 3-1 victory at a time when the club were looking for a second 'keeper. Michael only made this one appearance as shortly after the Altrincham match, Roy Dixon was signed as the club's second 'keeper.

   

Parker

1930-31 Forward

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 September 1930 Manchester Central (Home)

 

There is nothing recorded about this player other than he moved to the Moss Rose from Stafford Rangers.

   

Parker

1958-59 Defender

 

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 7 March 1959 Winsford United (Away)

 

A member of the reserve side who had been playing well, given a taste of senior football.

 

Parkes

1901-02 Left-back

 

#ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 21 September 1901 Lymm (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who made two early season appearances at senior level.

   

Parkes David

1928-29 Centre-half

Parkes_David

CL     League 30 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

David was born in Lye, West Midlands in May 1892 and joined Newcastle Town before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion.  He then signed for Sheffield Wednesday in 1913, remaining there until 1919 making 47 league appearances before moving to Stoke City in 1920 where he made six senior appearances. A short spell with Llanelly was the prelude to a move to Rochdale where he made 209 senior appearances and scored 11 goals in a five year period.

He signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1928 going straight into the team, and was one of the few players who missed very few matches during the season when there were numerous positional and personnel changes. He was captain of the team.

David was left out of the side in  March when he was in dispute with the club. At the time he signed for Macclesfield he agreed to attend training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, but around this time he was asked to attend on Wednesdays in addition.  However, on the first Wednesday he was required to attend he was ill and did not attend, resulting in the club giving him 14 days notice to terminate his contract.  David appealed to the Cheshire County League who upheld his appeal with the result that he was re-instated in the team.

David died in 1975.

   

Parkin Jon

2003-04 to 2005-06 Forward

Jon Parkin

FL    League 63(2)30    Cups 12(1)6

Debut 21 February 2004 Carlisle United (Home)

Jon started his career at Barnsley and then moved to York City, signing for the Silkmen in February 2004.  A tall, robust target striker, Jon did not disappoint starting the 2004-05 campaign in fine form scoring six goals in the first five matches, and went on to score 26 goals in all competitions in the season, a club record since Macclesfield were promoted to the Football League. The highlight of his season came when he hit a magnificent hat-trick in the 5–0 win against Notts County.  Jon was a favourite of the fans and was affectionately christened “The Beast” by Andy Worth the PA announcer.  After recovering from injury at the beginning of the 2005-06 season Jon continued his scoring prowess, and in such good form it was no surprise that he attracted the interest of several clubs culminating in a transfer to Hull City for an undisclosed fee. 

Jon moved to Stoke City in June 2007 for a fee of £275,000, then to Preston North End on free transfer in September 2008, and in January 2011 to Cardiff City from where he spent time on loan at  Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United. In the summer of 2012 Jon signed for newly promoted Football League club Fleetwood Town, moved to Vanarama Conference club Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2014 and signed for Newport County in the summer of 2016. Moved on loan to York City on 1 January 2017.

 

Parkinson

1913-14 and 1914-15 Centre-forward

 

LC     League 5 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 6 December 1913 Portsmouth Rovers (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who made two appearances in each season, scoring on his debut in the 1-3 loss at Portsmouth Rovers  who were based at Cliviger near Burnley.

   

Parkinson J

1886-87

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Parlane Derek

Parlane

1988-89 and 1989-90 Forward

Conf   League 10(17)2     Cups 5(7)0

Debut 24 August 1988 Sub Boston United (Away)

Derek played for Rangers for 10 years from 1970 to 1980. He won two championships, two Scottish League Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup during his time there, and was capped by Scotland 12 times and gained one under 21 cap. On leaving Rangers he played for Leeds United, Manchester City, Swansea City, North Shore in New Zealand, Belgium Racing Jet, Rochdale and Airdrie, before signing for Macclesfield. On leaving Macclesfield was on the books of Curzon Ashton for the 1990-91 season.

Said to be working for Reebok supplying kit to British Football teams.

 

Parle Mick

1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 9 December 1978 Matlock Town (Home)

There is no recorded information available for this player.

 

Parr JR

1919-20 Inside-right

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 20 December 1919 Chester (Home)

 

From Brentford he was one of numerous players in the 1919-20 season given a trial.

   

Parr Phillip

1954-55 and 1955-56 Outside-right

CL     League 15 Apps 2 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 April 1955 Winsford United (Home)

A young amateur who made his debut at the end of the 1954-55 season and then covered the outside-right position from the end of August to the middle of November 1955.  His goals came in the 3-1 home victory against Mossley and the 1-1 draw at Altrincham. It was reported that he did not like wearing shin pads!

 

Parry Colin

1972-73 Defender

NPL   League 31(0)2     Cups 18(0)1

Debut 19 August 1972 Skelmersdale (Away)

Previously with Stockport and Rochdale, Colin brought a wealth of experience to the Moss Rose gaining a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1973.  He retired from football in May 1973 after which he worked at Nelstrops flour mill in Stockport.

 

Parsons

1921-22 Right-half

 

CL     League 19 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 December 1921 Winsford United (Home)

 

Whilst a schoolboy played for St Philips' Litherland near Bootle and on leaving school signed for Liverpool Tanning Co in the Liverpool Central Combination where he won a Championship medal.

In World War One he joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in October 1914 serving with them until demobilisation in 1919. During this time he represented his regiment at Central Forces in both this country and in France. He sustained a slight injury during his war service.

After the war he signed for Leeds for the 1919-20 season playing in their Midland League team. 1921-22 saw him at Runcorn when he was selected to represent the Rest of the League versus the Champions. He started the 1921-22 season at Stockport County playing in five Lancashire Combination matches before being promoted to their Cheshire League side.

He moved to Macclesfield in December 1921 as a defender but completed the season at Inside-left.  He proved to be a cool, effective player who was a fearless tackler, but missed the  home match against Chester at the end of January as he missed his train.

Away from football he ran a sweet and tobacconist business in Liverpool.

 

   

Parsons John

1946-47 Outside-left

CL     League 16 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 7 September 1946 Droylsden (Away)

Prior to joining Macclesfield had played at Stockport County and Northwich Victoria.  During the Second World War he served in the RAF when he played for Cheltenham and was on the books of Grimsby.

All his appearances came in the first half of the season with his goals coming in the 2-0 win at Chester and in the 2-1 victory at Wrexham, his last match for the Silkmen.

Lived in Alderley Edge.

 

Partington

1896-97 Right-half

 

TC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 March 1897 Buxton (Home)

 

Drafted into the Macclesfield side for the final two matches of the season, both against Buxton, when the committee were finding it difficult to raise a team. In the away match Macclesfield could only field 10 players; losing 10-0 at half time they refused to take the field for the second half with the match awarded to Buxton.

   

Partridge Derek

1968-69 Midfielder/Manager 1977-78 and 1978-79

NPL    Cups 1(0)0

31 August 1968 Bangor City (Away) NPL League Cup Round 1

Derek was appointed manager in mid March 1978 moving from Middlewich Athletic.  He brought with him two Middlewich players including prolific scorer Rob Wheeler but he had insufficent time to have an impact on the Silkmen who finished the season third from the bottom of the Northern Premier League. The 1978-79 season started badly, including a 1-7 defeats at Mosley in the league Cup and 0-6 at Runcorn in the league, resulting in Derek being dismissed in September 1978.

 

Paul FW

1876-77 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)

 

A member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team who appeared in the newly formed Macclesfield FC team.  The following year he was awarded a Scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford.  Brother of H Paul.

   

Paul H

1876-77 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)

 

A member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team alongside his brother FW Paul who, from the limited information available, played in the newly formed Macclesfield FC team.

   

Paul

1927-28 Inside-left

 

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 19 November 1927 Winsford United (Home)

 

Came to Macclesfield having been on the books of Manchester North End, Bacup and Middlewich, but only played in three consecutive matches in a season when 10 different players were used for the inside-left position.

   

Payne Stefan

2012-13 Forward

Payne_Stefan

NC     League 0(1)0

Debut 15 January 2013 Sub Dartford (Away)

Part of the youth section at Croydon, his first opportunity in senior football came at Sutton United, but after scoring six goals in 10 league appearances he was signed by Fulham, however, he did not make the breakthrough into their senior side although he appeared regularly for the youth and reserve sides. He signed for Gillingham in 2010 making 37 appearances for them, most of which came from the substitutes' bench and also had a loan spell at Braintree. He moved to Aldershot Town in 2012 but only made one appearances before returning to Sutton where he scored 15 goals in 47 appearances.

Signed by Macclesfield during the January 2013 transfer window, he made one substitute appearance in the two weeks he was at the club before signing for Ebbsfleet Town towards the end of the transfer window.

In the 2013-14 season he played for Ryman Premier League side AFC Hornchurch, signing for Dover Athletic in the summer of 2014 and moved to Barnsley in the summer of 2016. Went out on loan to Shrewsbury in January 2017 for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

   

Payne Steve

1994-95 to 1998-99 and 2003-04, 2004-05

Payne

Conf  League 112(0)4    Cups 49(1)4

Debut 17 September 1994 Stevenage Borough (Away)

FL      League   84(6)2     Cups 13(0)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

A former Huddersfield Town trainee, Steve made his debut for the Silkmen at the age of 19 in September 1994 at the beginning of a three month loan period with his move made permanent in December 1994. Steve enjoyed success in Macclesfield’s Conference days as a member of the Conference championship winning sides in 1995 and 1997, gained a FA Trophy winner’s medal in 1996, earned an England semi-pro call up and was Player of the Year for the 1995-96 season. Steve was a member of the Nationwide League Division  3 team which won promotion to the Nationwide League Division 2 as runners-up in 1997-98.  Also gained a winner's medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1998.

In Macclesfield’s first two years in the Football League Steve was the backbone of the defence, when he wore the captain’s armband for much of the time, always good in the tackle, possessed an excellent turn of pace and had the ability to provide pin-point crosses to the wings.  In the summer of 1999 he moved to Chesterfield returning to Macclesfield for the final few weeks of the 2003-04 season when he brought stability to the back line.  Having sustained a close season injury Steve did not play at all the following season and was released in April 2005.

Steve moved to Northwich Victoria, Stalybridge Celtic and FC Halifax where, as captain, he led them to the League title in the 2009-10 season after which he retired from playing football returning to his carpentry trade in West Yorkshire.

 

Peacock

1931-32  Centre-forward

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 24 October 1931 Ashton National (Home)

Drafted in from Leek at a time when different players were filling the centre-forward position, scoring the winning goal in his second match against Sandbach Ramblers. Said to be a tricky player who worked hard and won admiration. 

 

Peake William

1923-24 Centre-half

 

CL     League 36 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 25 August 1923 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

 

A teacher by profession, William trained at St John's College, Battersea where he played for the College team scoring over 100 goals in two years. He then played for Northern Nomads and Eccles Borough before signing professional forms with Sheffield United in 1910, moving to Bury in 1912.

He saw war service in France in 1915 and was commissioned in 1917 but later that year he was wounded and returned to England.  William assisted Stoke for a time but on demobilisation he returned to Bury where he was appointed captain of one of their teams.

For the 1922-23 season he moved to New Cross (later named Manchester North End) where he captained their Lancashire Combination side.

Signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1923 he was appointed captain and only missed four matches throughout the season. Described as a cool and intelligent player he was also a good distributor of the ball. Returned to Manchester North End (Blackley) for the 1924-25 season and was appointed Headmaster of Central School, Blackley, Manchester in 1928.

 

 

Pearson

1880-81

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Pearson

1911-12 Outside-right

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 February 1912 Fleetwood (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who was probably given a one match trial.

   

Pearson HarryPearson_Harry

1913-14, 1914-15 and 1919-20 to 1923-24 Left-back

LC      League 48 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

CL      League 122 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 32 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 25 October 1913 Padiham (Away)

A native of Poynton he started his playing career at Cheadle Heath before moving to Horwich End where he gained a winners' medal in the Derbyshire Cup. He then played for Glossop and was on the books of Crystal Palace.

He signed for Macclesfield in the 1913-14 season appearing regularly other than for a couple of spells in the 1914-15 season when he was injured. The first of these absences came in the home match against Barrow on 19 December 1914 when he was basically attacked by a Barrow player who was dismissed for his actions.  Harry underwent an operation and the Barrow player was fined £4. 4s.0d (£4.20) of which £3. 3s.0d (£3.15) was paid to Harry to cover his medical expenses.

In the War he served as a Naval Petty officer and was a Physical Training Instructor covering a wide range of activities: boxing, wrestling, ju-jitsu, swimming, bayonet fighting, sword drill, foil fencing, gymnastics, sports and games.

After the War he returned to Macclesfield giving sterling service over many seasons, tackling with vigour and always frustrating the opposition. He was well known for cheerfully shouting to his fellow team members 'keep 'em out lads!!!'.  In the 1919-20 season he gained a winners' medal in the Altrincham Cup. Harry was appointed captain for the 1922-23 season but relinquished the position later in the season.  Whilst he appeared regularly in the 1922-23 season he was missing from the middle of March and in the 1923-24 season he was injured early in the match on 2 February 1924 and had to be admitted to hospital after which he did not feature again. Was playing for Eccles United in the 1925-26 season.

Away from football Harry was a professional sprinter.

 
   

Peel Dave

1977-78 Defender

NPL   League 30(0)1    Cups 8(0)0

Debut 6 September 1977 Buxton (Away)

David had played for Bangor but moved, initially on loan, from Altrincham. He was a strong tackling and creative player who added stability to the team.

 

Peel Nathan

1996-97 and 1997-98

Peel

Conf   League   0(2)0    Cups 1(5)1

Debut 19 March 1997 Morecambe (Away)

FL       League 10(4)3    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 5 September 1997 Darlington (Home)

Nathan played at Preston North End, Sheffield United and Burnley as well as having loan spells at four other clubs but, along the way, there had been times when he was affected by injuries.  Joining Macclesfield in January 1997, he made some appearances in the 1997 Conference championship season and then in the Football League, but the big striker lost his place  following the arrival of new faces and moved to Winsford United at the end of December 1998. Nathan later played for Northwich Victoria, Barrow (twice), Droylsden and Clitheroe

   

Pepper

1935-36 Forward

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 14 December 1935 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

Pepper, who was a consistent scorer for the reserve side, was a speedy player with good ball control and a hard shot, made his appearances in the senior side at a time when Trippier had been dropped.  His one senior goal came in the 5-2 victory at Congleton Town.

 

Pepper

1960-61 Inside-right

CL    Cups 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 28 September 1960 Linotype (Away) FA Cup Q2 replay

He played in one senior match when he scored a goal to help the Silkmen gain a 3-0 victory.

 

Pepper William

1920-21 Outside-left

 

CL     League 18 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 18 September 1920 Nantwich (Away)

 

At the age of 13 was playing for Newcastle St George reserve team and then graduated to the senior side gaining a winners' medal in the North Staffordshire Church League Cup. For the 1917-18 season he moved to Silverdale Catholics during which time he appeared for Port Vale when they won the Sentinal Cup (a competition for under 21 players). He then moved to to Silverdale St Luke's for the seasons 1918-19 and 1919-20 where he was top-scorer with 29 goals in his second season with them.

Signing for Macclesfield for the 1920-21 season, he played fairly regularly from September onwards although injury kept him out of contention from time to time. He was unable to match his goal scoring record at his previous club but was a plucky winger who had the ability to work well in a small space with good ball control and whenever he lost possession always tried to regain possession.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Whitchurch in the summer of 1921 remaining there for two seasons and then moved to Winsford United for the 1923-24 and 1924-25 seasons.

   

Perel Omry

Perel_Omry

2016-17 Midfielder

NC     tbc end of season

Debut 14 January 2017 AFC Sudbury FA Trophy Round 2

An attacking winger who is from Israel where he started his career at youth level with Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 2011-12 he played for Maccabi Herzliya before  moving to Hapoel Ramat Gan in 2012 where he remained until 2016 when he moved to the UK. Has featured for Egerton (Knutsford) before signing non-contract forms with Macclesfield in December 2016.

Has represented Israel at Under 17 and Under 19 levels.

 

   

Perkins Dave

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL   League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 20 August 1977 Mossley (Away)

Son of a local licensee, David was with Stoke in the 1975-76 season and then in the Cheshire League.

 

Perkins Russell

1969-70 and 1977-78 Forward

NPL   League 19(1)5    Cups 1(0)1

Debut 27 April 1970 Matlock Town (Away)

Russ was an experienced and well known non-League player, who was signed from South Liverpool. A local teacher who played mainly for the reserves in his first spell, he then played for Northwich Victoria (twice) where he was top-scorer, Morecambe, Walton & Hersham and Stalybridge Celtic before returning for the 1977-78 season as an elegant ball playing centre-forward.

On leaving Macclesfield he was player/manager at South Liverpool, was a player at Witton Albion, Manager at Southport, played at Ellesmere Port & Neston and Prescot Cables before being appointed Manager at Skelmersdale, after which he was Manager/Director of Football at Burscough.

In 2004 he was the Sports & Recreation Manager for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust.

Perkins_Russ

 

Perrins F

1927-28 Right-half

 

CL     League 5 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 27 August 1927 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

 

Came to Macclesfield having been a member of Blackpool's Central League team, but only made five early season appearances prior to Norman being signed who then filled the right-half position for majority of the 1927-28 season.

   

Perry

1904-05 Outside-right

 

#ML     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 18 February 1905 Oughtrington Park (Away)

 

It would appear that Perry was given a two match trial when the team was in the middle of a 13 match spell without a win.  Despite scoring in his second match Perry was not signed, nor does it appear that he was given a chance in the reserve team.

   

Perry Dave

1979-80 Forward

NPL   #League 22(4)2   Cups 7(1)4

Debut 22 August 1979 Mossley (Home)

Dave was signed from South Liverpool. He was a fast attacking winger capable of playing on either flank.

 

Peters E

1930-31 Right-half

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 April 1931 Mossley (Away)

 

A local player who made two end-of-season appearances.

   

Peters Harold 'Harry'

1930-31 Inside-right

CL     League 24 Apps 8 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 3 January 1931 Northwich Victoria (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup R1

Before signing for Macclesfield in January 1931 he had played for Southport, Altrincham, Chester and Stockport County. A clever player who went straight into the side eventually taking the place of Harold Lievesley.

On leaving Macclesfield Harold played for Mossley in the 1931-32 season (25 appearances scoring two goals), Witton Albion, Great Harwood and was with Hyde United in the 1934-35 season.

Died in Salford in 1968.

(Thanks go to Mossley FC for photo)

Peters_Harold

   

Phelan

1912-13 Left-half

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 October 1912 Nantwich (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player, but as he did not appear for the reserve team it is assumed that he was give a one match trial.

   

Phenix Mike

2014-15 Forward/Midfielder

NC     League 0(3)0

Debut 21 March 2015 Sub Nuneaton Town (Home)

A former member of the youth section at Bolton Wanderers, Mike then played for Skelmersdale United before signing for AFC Telford United in June 2013 where he played a part in their promotion campaign in the 2013-14 season.  At the start of the 2014-15 season he scored six goals in 14 appearances before signing for Barnsley in October 2014 making two substitute appearances.

Joined Macclesfield Town on loan from Barnsley in the middle March 2015 but was only called on to make three substitute appearances, on each occasion featuring on the right wing. On leaving Barnsley signed for Southport moving to Salford City in the summer of 2016.

Phenix_Mike
   

Phillips Benjamin 'Benny'

1978-79 and 1979-80 Defender

Phillips_Benny

NPL   League 8(2)2    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 30 September 1978 Gateshead (Away)

Although he had been on the books of Manchester City, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield was Benny’s first senior club where he featured regularly in the reserve side deputising for players in the senior side from time to time.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Bury where he made 14 senior appearances before joining Winsford United and then Stalybridge Celtic, Mossley (player of the Year 1982-83)and Witton Albion. He then went on to play for many North West non-League sides.

He moved into management filling the assistant manager's role at various times with  Stalybridge Celtic, Congleton Town, Ashton United, and coached Mid-Cheshire League sides Grove United and Bramhall. He was then appointed manager at Mossley and later at Witton Albion. His managerial career then took him as assistant manager at Leek Town, Clitheroe and back at Witton where he was also the Commercial Manager. Next stop came at Bradford Park Avenue, following which he was first team coach under manager Steve Burr at Stalybridge Celtic and took over as caretaker manager on Burr's departure to Kidderminster Harriers. He was then appointed manager at Radcliffe Borough.

Away from football, Benny owns a Bingo Club in Hyde.

 

Phillips James Peter 'Jimmy'

2015-16 Midfielder

NC     League 1(2)0

Debut 27 February 2016 sub Wrexham (Home)

A member of the Youth section at Stoke City from 2006 to 2009, whilst never making an appearance for Stoke's senior side he spent time on loan in 2008 at Alfreton Town and Stafford Rangers. Signed for Burton Albion in the summer of 2009 where he made 137 appearances in all competitions spending his final month as a Burton player on loan at Alfreton Town in 2015.  He then  moved to Gateshead in the summer of 2015 making 17 appearances but with the appointment of a new manager he was surplus to requirements leading him to sign an initial one month loan deal at Macclesfield Town in February 2016.

A speedy winger who, at Macclesfield, only appeared once in the starting line-up against Torquay United and also made two late substitute appearances.

Returned to Gateshead at the end of his loan, immediately being loaned to Altrincham. Released by Gateshead in May 2016.

Phillips_Jimmy
   

Phillips John

1963-64 Left-half

Phillips_John

CL   League 16 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 August 1963 Buxton (Away)

Featured fairly regularly for the senior side during the first half of his single season at the Moss Rose, and also played for the reserves.

   

Phillips Peter

1979-80 Forward

NPL   #League 0(1)1 Cups 2(1)2

Debut 25 September 1979 Goole Town (Away)

Peter was a junior at Stoke City and played for Northwich Vics before signing for the Silkmen from Eastwood (Hanley). His two cup goals came in the 5-2 home win against Kirkby Town in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

 

Philliskirk Anthony 'Tony'

1997-98 Forward

Philliskirk_Tony

FL   League 1(9)1

Debut 14 February 1998 Sub Leyton Orient (Home)

A vastly experienced striker who played for many league clubs. His career started at Sheffield United in 1983 where he remained until 1988 (80 league appearances, 20 goals).  Whilst there he spent  time on loan at Rotherham United.   On leaving Bramhall Lane he had brief spells at Oldham Athletic (fee £25,000) and Preston North End before signing for Bolton Wanderers in 1989 for a fee of £50,000 (141 league appearances, 51 goals) remaining there until 1992. Next stop was Peterborough United (fee £85,000) in 1992 (43 league appearances, 15 goals) before moving to Burnley  (fee £80,000) in 1994 (40 league appearances, nine goals). Whilst there he had a short spell on loan at Carlisle United in 1995. In 1995 he signed for Cardiff City (fee £60,000) where remained until 1998 (61 league appearances, 5 goals).

Tony spent time on loan at Hailfax Town before his loan spell at Macclesfield for the final few months of the Silkmen’s first season in the Football League. During his short time at the Moss Rose he was used mainly from the substitutes’ bench and scored just one goal in the final match of the 1997-98 season, which was Tony's last professional match of his playing career.

On his retirement, Tony joined Oldham Athletic where he has enjoyed roles with the youth team, reserves and was Ian Dowie’s assistant when he was manager. Following Dowie's departure to Crystal Palace, Tony reverted back to working with the youth teams and is Oldham's Academy Manager. In both 2005 and 2013 he had short spells as caretaker manager at Oldham. Youth team manager for the 2106-17 season.

Towards the end of his playing career Tony was a referee for two years progressing as far as the Northern Premier League.

 

Phoenix

1919-20 Forward

 

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 December 1919 Winsford United (Home)

 

Originally from Portsmouth Rovers, but playing for Norman Athletic when he was one of several players tried out by Macclesfield in forward positions throughout the season. He scored his league goal in his second appearance in the 2-0 home win against Chester. Was with Chester in the 1921-22 season.

   

Phoenix C

1938-39 Inside-left

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 November 1938 Wigan (Home)

Previously on the books of Bristol Rovers and was with Macclesfield during the 1937-38 season, however, he only played twice at senior level in consecutive matches during the 1938-39 season scoring on his debut in the 2-0 win.

 

Pickering Sean

1992-93

Conf   League 0(1)0

Debut 16 January 1993 Sub Merthyr Tydfil (Home)

Replaced Richie Mitchell in the 1-0 home defeat by the Welsh side.

 

Pickford

1878-79

 

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player

   

Pickford

1937-38 Outside-left 

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 7 May 1938 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

An amateur player from Leek who was a member of the Silkmen reserve side and was brought into the senior side  for the penultimate match of the season as cover.

 

Pickford PercyPickford_Percy

1898-99 and 1899-1900, 1905-06 to 1914-15 Right-half and then Right-back

NSL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals            Cups 1 App 0 Goals

#ML   League 168 Apps 15 Goals     Cups 28 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 107 Apps 1 Goal          Cups 11 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 4 April 1899 Congleton Hornets (Away)

A local player who had represented Macclesfield Modern school before playing for Prestbury Club and Poynton. In addition, he made three appearances for the Hallefield team between 1899 and 1900 making quite an impression on his debut in April 1899. (Local Club Hallefield had taken over the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC had failed financially.) He then moved to Stockport County for three years where he was captain during his last two years there, although it has not been possible to establish for which team he was captain.  Moved to Blackpool in August 1903 where he remained until 1905 but only appears to have made a single appearance for the senior side.

He then signed for Macclesfield. Percy gave sterling service to the club for 10 years, initially at right-half and from the 1910-11 season at right-back making over 300 appearances. He was described as a tower of strength and  ever-present for five seasons, however, he had signed for Burslem Port Vale in June1906 but returned to Macclesfield for the fourth match of the 1906-07 seaason. Missed a couple of matches through injury shortly after and missed several weeks in the middle of the 1910-11 season, again through injury.  Was appointed captain for the 1912-13 season when Macclesfield were members of the Lancashire Combination. It seems that he retired from playing in 1914 but was persuaded to return until he joined the forces at the end of the 1914-15 season.  At this time he had a connection with a junior team at Broken Cross.

A member of the Manchester & District League Championship sides in 1909 and 1911 and was a holder of a winners medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup 1911.

During his career bids were received for him from Liverpool and Derby County, but he declined them because of business commitments as a textile designer, an occupation he maintained throughout his playing days.

 

 
   

Pickford N

1929-30 Outside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 April 1930 Middlewich (Away)

 

A young local player from the Junior Unionists brought in for one match towards the end of the season.

   

Pickup

1920-21 Outside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 September 1920 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, he deputised for Howard Bushby for two matches.

   

Pilkington E

1927-28 Utility

 

CL     League 8 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 27 August 1927 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

 

In the 1926-27 season he was with Llandudno and during his time there represented the Welsh League against the Cheshire League. Signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1927 he went straight into the side appearing regularly in matches until the middle of October 1927.  He scored his one league goal in the 3-0 home win against Altrincham in September 1927.

   

Pilkington George

2013-14 to 2015-16 Defender

Pilkington_George 

NC      League 98(2)3      Cups 7(1)0   

Debut 18 February 2014 Chester (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 3

Commenced his career at Stone Dominoes before becoming a youth player at Everton where he was promoted to the senior ranks in 1998, however, he did not make any appearances for Everton but made his senior debut whilst on loan at Exeter City in 2002. Signed for Port Vale in 2003 where he went on to make over 250 appearances in all competitions, remaining there until 2008 when he moved to Luton Town making over 150 appearances in all competitions. A move to Mansfield Town in the summer of 2012 has seen him only making a handful of appearances due to a hip injury but George spent time on loan at Forest Green Rovers at the start of the 2013-14 season. 

Signed on loan for Macclesfield Town in February 2014 from Mansfield Town featuring regularly for the remainder of the season as a useful central defender.  His two goals came at the end of February in the away matches at Woking and Hereford.

Signed permanently for Macclesfield in the summer of 2014.  George was a regular in the starting line-up throughout the season at centre back and quickly becoming a favourite of the fans for his strong and measured performances. He formed a centre back partnership with four different players during the season: initially with on loan Luke Waterfall, which proved to be a formidable duo, next on loan Liam Hogan, and when he was injured and returned to Fleetwood Town young on loan Alex Grant became George's third player to partner him and lastly Thierry Audel. His performances were recognised when he was voted Supporters' Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season and jointly as Players' Player of the Year with Rhys Taylor.

The 2015-16 season saw George again at his very best as a central defender only missing eight matches throughout the season. His strong performance was recognised when he won a hat-trick of end-of-season awards: he was voted the Supporters' Player of the Year, the Players' Player of the Year and the supporters' web site Wraggs to Riches Player of the Year.

   

Pinfield

1947-48 Right-back

CL    League 5 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 17 September 1947 Winsford United (Away)

The reserve team right-back, an amateur from Bollington,  made six early season appearances when different players were being tried out in this position.

 

Plant

1908-09 Goalkeeper

 

ML     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 October 1908 Berry's (Away)

 

Macclesfield's reserve team goalkeeper at this time played in three consecutive matches when John Wilkinson seems to have left the club and before Burbidge was signed. With him in goal the team were successful drawing one match and winning two.

   

Plant James Edward 'Jim'

Plant_J

1922-23 and 1926-27 Right-half

CL     League 33 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1926 Hurst (Home)

Started his career in the youth sections of Whitwell and then Cresswell College. He then played with several local sides whilst working as a miner before seeing active service with the Sherwood Foresters in World War 1. Having been wounded in the war he went to play for Whitwell Discharged Soldiers where he was spotted by Sheffield United who signed him on a professional contract in January 1920. During his time at Sheffield, Jim was given a one match trial by Macclesfield in November 1922 but, at that stage, was not signed. He remained with Sheffield but could not establish himself in the side on a regular basis, incurred an injury at the start of the 1923-24 season and was released on medical grounds in the summer of 1925 having made 55 league appearances.

After leaving Sheffield he took time out from football for the whole of the 1925-26 season.  Having signed for Macclesfield during the summer of 1926 he went straight into the side at the beginning of the season playing at centre-half for the first five matches before Frank Knowles signed for the club.  He moved to right-half in the middle of September 1926, a position which he held regularly only missing a few matches in the final two months of the season. His three goals came in the first match of the season, a penalty in December 1926 against Middlewich and the winner in a seven goal home match against Witton Albion at the beginning of March 1927.

On leaving Macclesfield he went on to play for Worksop Town (1927), Ripley Town (1927-29), Whitwell Old Boys (1929-31) and Whitwell Colliery (1931)

   

Platt

1906-07 Outside-right

 

ML     League 4 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 1 September 1906 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

Played in the first three league matches in the 1906-07 season scoring three goals and also in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup in October which was his last appearance for the Silkmen. There is no information recorded about this player who must have left the club as Sammy Mitchell took over the outside-right position for the remainder of the season.

   

Platts

1921-22 Left-half

 

CL     League 20 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 10 December 1921 Chester (Away)

 

Moved to Macclesfield from Coniston initially playing in the reserve team.  As a hard working player he was promoted to the senior side in December when Tommy Jones was out injured taking over the left-half position which he retained to the end of the season. (When Jones recovered he was moved to the forward line in a season when various players were being tried out in forward positions). He moved to Mossley for the 1922-23 season.

   

Pointer

1911-12 Inside-right

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 December 1911 Great Harwood (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who was probably one of many players given a one match trial during the 1911-12 season.

   

Pollitt Michael Francis 'Mike'

1990-91 Goalkeeper

Pollitt_Mike

Conf   League 1(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 January 1991 Boston United (Away)

As an eighteen-year-old Mike spent a month on loan from Manchester United playing in two matches when Alan Zelem was unavailable. The first, his debut, resulted in a 1-1 draw, but the second was the FA Trophy first round 2-0 home defeat by Gretna who were then members of Division One of the Northern League.

Mike has gone on to make over 570 career appearances at several League clubs including Lincoln City, Darlington, Rotherham United (where he made almost 200 appearances), and Wigan Athletic for whom he signed in 2005.  Along the way three clubs, Notts County, Sunderland and Rotherham United, each paid a fee of £75,000 for his services.  Even at the age of 33 he commanded a fee of £200,000 on his transfer from Rotherham United to Wigan Athletic in 2005. Whilst at Wigan had loan spells at Ipswich, Burnley and Barnsley. Mike retired from playing at the end of the 2013-14 season when he was appointed goalkeeping coach at Wigan Athletic.

 

Pons Eric

1946-47 Goalkeeper

CL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 9 November 1946 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

Eric served in the RAF when he played for Liverpool reserves and captained RAF representative teams.  He was signed by Macclesfield from New Brighton reserves when Foxcroft had left the club at extremely short notice.

He endured an eventful debut being knock-out but having recovered was injured later in the match and had to leave the field (with Bardsley taking his place in goal). He recovered to play in the next two matches when he conceded 10 goals. He lost his place when Johnny Liddle was signed.

   

Poole John

1961-62 and 1962-63 Goalkeeper

CL    League 78 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 August 1961 Buxton (Home)

Having learnt his football as a schoolboy in Market Drayton, he joined Stoke City as a youth and then signed for Port Vale as a part-time professional.  After National Service he returned to Port Vale but as a full-time professional. Having made 50 senior appearances at Vale he moved to Macclesfield where he made up for his lack of inches with his agility. He was employed as a motor mechanic.

Poole

 

Poole Vernon Cecil

1946-47 Outside-left

CL    League  3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 March 1947 Wellington Town (Home)

 

Had been on the books of Norwich City and Cardiff City and played for RAF representative teams.  He spent a month on loan from Bangor City, for whom he had scored 32 goals, as a further attempt to solve the problem of a position where there had been many changes and experiments.

   

Postle(s) George Own

1893-94 Left-back

 

#TC      League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 30 September 1893 Leek (Home)

 

With Northwich Victoria from 1888. Whilst there, due to his amateur status regulations allowed him to play for more than one club and he represented Chirk in two Welsh FA cup winning sides on 18 April 1892 and 3 April 1893.

Signed for Macclesfield in September 1893 but only made three appearances before returning to Northwich Victoria in October 1893 and then moved to Crewe Alexandra representing them in the Football League in the 1893-94 season.

On retiring in 1896 he became the Druids' trainer (having played for them in earlier years) but soon became involved in refereeing and organising junior soccer in Denbighshire. He also served for many years on the management committee of various leagues and was a parish councillor.  His refereeing career saw him progress to the Combination League and he took charge of three Welsh Cup finals and ran the line for international matches. In September 1935, his service to Welsh football was recognised with a testimonial fund.

At international level, represented Wales against Canada in the autumn of 1891.

Died 10 February 1940 at Acrefair, near Wrexham (his place of birth).

Note: Known as Postles at both Macclesfield and Northwich Victoria but his registration with the Football Association of Wales is recorded as Postle.

   

Potter

1892-93, 1894-95 to 1896-97 and 1899-1900 Inside-right

#TC      League 19 Apps 9 Goals      Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

NSL      League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 January 1893 Gorton Villa (Home)

 

First appeared for Macclesfield in January 1893 probably on trial scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 home victory against Gorton Villa. Signed from Compstall in September 1894 but only made a single league appearance in the 1894-95 season.  In 1895-96 he was brought into the team for the final matches making one league appearance and for the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final replay and the final to gain a winners' medal. Probably having proved himself in these end of season matches he featured regularly in the 1896-97 season scoring a brace of goals on three occasions. Returned for two matches in the 1899-1900 season assisting Hallefield-Macclesfield's North Staffordshire and District League side. (Hallefield had taken over the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC failed financially)

   
   

Potter Graham

2003-04 and 2004-05 Defender

Graham Potter

FL   League 55(2)8    Cups 6(1)0

Debut 14 February 2004 Doncaster Rovers (Away)

The former England Under-21 international started his career at Birmingham City, and then played for eight further clubs including Stoke City, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion who collectively paid a total of £625,000 in transfer fees, moving to Macclesfield in February 2003 from Boston United. A left-sided defender, Graham’s performances were soon appreciated by the supporters especially his overall defensive abilities, his quality crosses and, at the same time,  his willingness to track forward which allowed him to score six goals in his second season. However, despite performing consistently he was released in the summer of 2005 when he retired from professional football.

After leaving the Silkmen, Graham graduated from the Open University in Social Sciences and became the Football Development Manager at the University of Hull. Following the University’s International Office linking up with the Ghana Football Association, Graham was appointed a Technical Director to the Ghana Women’s National side for the duration of the 2007 Women’s World Cup tournament and travelled to China to coach the players. At the same time he was assistant coach to the England Universities squad. He moved to Leeds Metropolitan University in July 2008 as the Football Coaching manager where he remained until January 2011.  He then signed a three-year contract as coach to the Swedish Division 1 club Ostersunds FK. In October 2015 Ostersunds FK gained promotion to the Swedish top flight for the first time in the club's history.

 

Potts

1935-36 Outside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 29 February 1936 Mossley (Away)

A young local player given a trial when he took the place of  Titley who was injured.

 

Potts Alan

1975-76 to 1977-78 Defender

Potts_Alan

NPL   League 24(0)1    Cups 5(0)0

Debut 16 August 1975 Gateshead United (Home)

Alan never appeared regularly for the senior side, such that his appearances were spread over the time he spent at the Moss Rose. Alan also made two appearances for Witton Albion at the beginning of the 1976-77 season.

   

Potts Reginald 'Reg'

1960-61 and 1961-62 Left-back

CL   League 25 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan (Away)

Started his career at Wellington Scouts, Northwood Mission and Stoke City before singing for Port Vale in 1945.  National Service interrupted his career such that he could  only play regularly from February 1952, however, he  made 281 league appearances and scored three goals. Reg helped Vale win the Third Division North Championship in 1954 and reached the FA Cup semi-final in the same year.  He moved to Worcester City before signing for the Silkmen in 1960. A clever positional player, he appeared in every match in the 1960-61 season until February 1961 when he lost his place and only made one league appearance in the 1962-63 season. Reg died in January 1996.

Potts_Reg

   

Potts W

1902-03 Centre-forward

 

#ML     League 16 Apps 2 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals 

 

Debut 6 September 1902 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Signed for the 1902-03 season. The first choice centre-forward for the majority of the season, but with only two goals to his credit it would seem that he lost his place in the middle of March 1903.

 

Poulson J

1904-05 Left-back

 

#ML     League 23 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

3 September 1904 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

From the Crewe district Poulson was signed for the 1904-05 season. He went straight into the team and would appear to have played in the majority, if not all, matches throughout the season. Would appear to have been with Crewe Alexandra during the 1906-07 season.

   

Poundley C

1887-88

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Pountley Ken

1958-59 and 1959-60 Outside-left

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 10 January 1959 Witton Albion (Home)

Ken was a local player who was a member of the reserve side.

Pountley

 

 

 1955-56 and 1959-60 Left-half/inside-left

CL   League 4 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 14 September 1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves  (Home)

Played for the local side Windsmoor and as an amateur first played for Macclesfield at the age of 17. Like his brother Ken, Philip was a member of the reserve side. His two goals came on his debut and in the following match at Runcorn.

Pountley Philip

Pountley_Philip

 

Povey

1963-64 Centre-forward

CL   League 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 25 April 1964 Bangor City (Away)

A young player who came from the Potteries youth side, he was given a taste of senior football when several young players were used after the Silkmen had clinched the League Title.  He scored in the 1-1 draw. A member of the club's reserve team.

 

Powell

1949-50 Right-back

 

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 8 March 1950 Rhyl (Away)

 

A member of the reserve team.

   

Powell Gary

1993-94 Forward

Powell

Conf   League 5(2)2    Cups 1(3)1

Debut 2 April 1994 Sub Dover Athletic (Away)

Prior to joining Macclesfield Gary had made over 100 Football League appearances at Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic and Bury. He then moved to Altrincham in the summer of 1993 but signed for the Silkmen on transfer deadline in March 1994.  His two league goals came in the 1-0 home victory against Welling and in the final match of the season, a 1-1 draw at Northwich Victoria. Gary gained winners' medals in the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994 when he was introduced from the substitutes' bench in both competitions.

On leaving Macclesfield in the summer of 1994 he went on to play for Welsh Clubs Bangor City, Rhyl, Flint Town United, Conwy United and for five years at Total Network Solutions where he made almost 150 league appearances scoring 26 goals.

Gary was first-team coach at FC Chester from June 2010 to January 2014.

 

Power Phil

1993-94 to 1997-98 Forward

Power

Conf   League 118(5)51    Cups 44(3)24

Debut 9 October 1993 Witton Albion (Away)

FL       League   21(17)7     Cups   3(2)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Prior to joining Macclesfield Phil enjoyed league experience with Crewe Alexandra, but the majority of his career had been spent in semi-professional football, including a spell at Northwich Victoria where he was the youngest player to appear in a FA Trophy final. He had also played abroad with Sleima Wanderers in Malta leading to his nickname ‘The Maltese Falcon’.

Phil joined Macclesfield in October 1993 from Stalybridge Celtic and became one of the leading scorers.  A tricky striker, who was always fast on the ball, adept at twisting round opponents and could always score from opportunist positions. Phil earned semi-professional honours for England, a FA Trophy winner’s medal in 1996 and was an integral part of the two Conference Championship sides in 1995 and 1997. Also gained winners' medals in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994 and 1997.

Having enjoyed success in Macclesfield’s non-League days, it was unfortunate that Phil had to compete with other players in the 1997-98 season although he still gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition in 1998. Unable to command a regular starting place, resulted in Phil leaving the club in the summer of 1998. 

He went on to play for Altrincham, Radcliffe Borough, Bacup Borough and then spent time as assistant manager of FC United of Manchester. In the summer of 2013 Phil was appointed joint manager with Barry Massey at Salford City and later was appointed sole manager but was dismissed in January 2014 after a series of poor results.

Phil works as a residential social worker for Salford City Council in children's homes.

 

Prescott Gil

Prescott_Gil

1993-94 to 2001-02  Assistant Manager/Youth Development Manager/Director of Youth Development/Director of Football

Manager - 37 Marches, Won 10, Drawn 12, Lost 15, %Win 27.02

Gil's first involvement in football came at Manchester City (hence his aversion to Manchester United and anything red) but it was in the Non-League scene that he played his football as a centre-forward and left-winger at the likes of Witton Albion, Winsford Unuted and Bangor City.

At the end of his playing days Gil spent 12 months as the National Coach for the Armed Services in Saudi Arabia based in Jeddah where he leant to speak Arabic. He had also travelled as a scout for Graham Taylor when he was manager at Aston Villa. He first teamed up with Sammy McIlroy as his assistant at Northwich Victoria and then Ashton United.

He came to Macclesfield in May 1993 as Sammy McIlroy's assistant but over the eight years he spent at the Moss Rose he held several roles. As Sammy assistant the team enjoyed significant success winning the Vauxhall Conference twice, Promotion to Nationwide League Division Three and the following season promotion to Division Two. They won the Conference league Cup, the Cheshire Senior Cup twice, Staffordshire Senior Cup twice, the Championship Shield three times and the Umbro FA Trophy played at Wembley. Even though he was assistant to Sammy, over time he took on the roles of Youth Development manager, Director of Youth Development and Director of Football. It was during his time as Director of Football that he was appointment manager when Peter Davenport decided to leave the club at the end of December 2000. Under his guidance the team completed the 2000-2001 season in 14th position. In October 2001 he stepped down from the managerial role to concentrate on his other responsibilities. During the summer of 2002 the club decided that due to financial constraints (they were still reeling from the loss of the failed ITV Digital company) they could only offer Gil a part-time contract and wanted to move him from a 'Football' Contract which included a specified length of time to a 'commercial' contract with a month's notice by either party. Gil felt that the workload required could  not be achieved in the restricted hours and elected to leave the club. This was a sad day for the supporters as he readily gave his time to them and never failed to speak to the fans at away matches. His forte always was, and always will be, spotting young talent and scouting overall, and his post-match notes on every single opposing player whilst at Macclesfield were brilliant as they were concise yet complete.

He was appointed Centre of Excellent Co-ordinator at Oldham Athletic with some involvement in scouting. After Sammy McIlroy had resigned from the position as manager of the Northern Ireland International Team he was appointed manager at Stockport County in November 2004 which led to a reunion with Gil who was appointed Chief Scout remaining there for just over a year until Sammy stepped down as manager.

Since then Gil has concentrated on scouting for various clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield United (May 2006 to June 2011) and Blackburn Rovers (July 2013 onwards). He is also an International Freelance Consultant providing individual player and team assessments worldwide and an International Consultant for Scout7 Ltd providing player assessment worldwide.

   

Prescott Jack

1946-47 to 1949-50 Left-back

CL   League 117 Apps 5 Goals   Cups 21 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 October 1946 Runcorn (Home)

Jack moved from Sedgeley Park to Everton in 1937 as an amateur but was promoted to the  professional ranks  in 1938. He served in the Second World War, and on his return he played for Everton’s Central League side. Signed for the Silkmen in October 1946, he instantly won favour by virtue of his stylish and clever play. He was one of the finest backs in the Cheshire League at that time and made a big difference to the Silkmen’s defence.  His positioning, anticipation and kicking were of the highest order and he always put his heart into the game.

Prescott_Jack

 

Price John

1979-80 Defender

NPL   League 3(0)0

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Away)

Signed from Rochdale, but otherwise there is no other information recorded about this player.

 

Price Ryan

1995-96 to 1999-2000 Goalkeeper

Ryan Price

Conf   League 59(0)0     Cups 30(0)0

Debut 4 November 1995 Hednesford Town (Away)

FL       League 99(1)0     Cups 16(0)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Ryan spent six years at Stafford Rangers completing a record 320 consecutive league appearances, where he also collected four England semi-pro caps.  In 1994 Barry Fry made a successful £40,000 bid for Ryan which took him to Birmingham City where he was involved with the team when they won the old Second Division and the Auto Windscreen Shield. 

He moved to Macclesfield in November 1995 for a fee of £15,000, where he became the first choice ‘keeper and along the way earned two further semi-pro England caps, a FA Trophy winners medal in 1996, was an important member of the 1997 Conference championship side and gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1997. Ryan was a fearless ‘keeper who kept 20 clean sheets, in all competitions, in the 1997-98 season and played with £20,000 worth of titanium plates and screws in his face following an on-field accident at Southport the previous season. Was a member of the Nationwide League Division 3 side which won promotion to Division 2 as runners-up in 1997-98. In the same season he gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup. He did not fare as well in the old Second Division at a time when the team as a whole found life difficult, and in his final season at the Moss Rose, Lee Martin came onto the scene to replace Ryan but, in his last match, he came on from the bench to make his 100th League appearance before moving to Telford United and later Stafford Rangers.  Ryan was a Sales Account Manager supplying refuse disposal vehicles and is now Trash UK business development director.

 

Priest Chris

1999-00 to 2003-04 Midfielder

FL   League 140(10)13    Cups 18(1)1

Debut 7 August 1999 Northampton Town (Home)

Chris was an Everton trainee moving to Chester City in September 1994 where he remained until moving to the Moss Rose in the summer of 1999. A regular in the starting line-up, Chris was an integral part of the midfield, always using his experience to the full and worked tirelessly from box to box.  His ability to move forward enabled him to contribute several useful goals including two late goals in the home victory against Carlisle United, the second of which was the last goal to be scored in the 20th century by a Football League player.  Chris has since played for League of Wales sides Bangor City and Colwyn Bay from where he retired from playing to become a delivery driver for a leading pharmaceutical company.

Chris Priest

 

Prince

1931-32 Centre-forward

 

CL     League 6 Apps 2 Goals

 

Debut 21 November 1931 Manchester North End (Away)

 

A young player living in Oldham who was discovered and tutored by club captain James Burridge. Filled the centre-forward role from late November to the end of December 1931 scoring on his debut, but lost his place when the free-scoring John Jepson was signed.

   

Prince Eric

1948-49 Forward

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 18 September 1948 Northwich Victoria  (Away) FA Cup Second Preliminary Round

Initially played for his local village club Ipstones before joining Port Vale in 1944 remaining there until 1948, although in the whole of his time there he only made 29 league appearances scoring seven goals.  During his time at Vale he played at West Bromwich Albion and guested at Crewe Alexandra. He was released by Port Vale in February 1948 when he moved to the Moss Rose. 

He only featured in two matches for the Silkmen, finishing on the losing side on both occasions. On leaving the Silkmen he played for Simplex Creda.

  

Pritchard Ken

1949-50 Inside-left

Pritchard_Ken

CL   League 22 Apps 8 Goals   Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 22 October 1949 Chester Reserves (Home)

Ken was signed for a fee of £200 from Wrexham where he had spent four seasons.  He was described as a clever ball player and a schemer and from October 1949 to the end of the season he filled the inside-left position on a regular basis.  He scored two goals on his debut in the 5-1 home victory, with his single goal in cup competitions scored in the 4-2 victory against Winsford United in the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

 

Proctor Peter

1958-59 Left-winger

CL   League 14 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 August 1958 Buxton (Home)

Appeared regularly in the first half of the 1958-59 season joining Witton Albion at the beginning of the 1959-60 season.

 

Proudlove Andrew George 'Andy'

Proudlove_Andy 

1980-81 Forward

NPL   League 2(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 25 October 1980 Workington Town (Away)

Andy’s football career started at Reading in 1971 (five league appearances), after which he moved to his home town club Buxton, and then Mossley in September 1972 (10 appearances) before returning to Buxton in October 1972.

He moved back into the Football League with Sheffield Wednesday for the 1975-76 season (15 league appearances). He was then on the books of Norwich City in 1976-77 (one league appearance) and Hereford United in 1977-78 (11 league appearances), however he was unable to establish himself at any of the Football League clubs. He returned to Buxton in 1978 for a short time before moving to Port Vale in November for a fee of £1,000, but after five consecutive games he had not solved Vale’s problems at that time and moved back into the non-league scene with Stafford Rangers.

Andy signed for the Silkmen in 1980 and whilst he was an attacking player, he did not always do himself justice and was transferred to Matlock Town before returning to Buxton for a third time.  Spent time in Finland with Kuopion Palloseura FC in 1982.

(Thanks to Mossley FC  for photograph)

 

Pyatt

1897-98 Left-half

 

#SDL     League 7 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 16 October 1997 Disley (Away)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Quinn James

1947-48 and 1948-49 Right-half

CL   League 26 Apps 3 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 11 October 1947 Witton Albion (Home)

Played in only one match in the 1947-48 season but featured regularly from September 1948 to the beginning of April 1949.

 

 

TC

The Combination

1890-1897

SDL

Stockport and District League

1897-1898

NSL

North Staffordshire and District League

1898-1900

ML

Manchester and District League

1900-1912

LC

Lancashire Combination

1911-1915

CL

Cheshire League

1919-1968

NPL

Northern Premier League

1968-1987

Conf

Vauxhall Conference

1987-1997

FL

Football League

1997-2012

NC

National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 

 

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-

   
 

From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals

   
 

#Known appearances and goals.    Due to the style of reporting there is no information for teams/goal scorers for some matches and in other cases it has only been possible to extract part teams from match reports. In addition, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.

  

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