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What's New and Acknowledgments


February 2019

Macclesfield Town were unbeaten in Penalty Shoot-outs until 4 December 2018 when they lost to Newcastle United U21s in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy. The article 'Penalty Shoot-outs' provides details of all the matches which have ended in a Penalty Shoot-out.


December 2018

 * Some text throughout the site when accessed through mobile devices (eg 'phones, Kindle) appeared grey-out and difficult to read.  Following technical changes at the server and work using the design tool, adjustments have been made to make all text easier to read.

*In addition, there were instances of text appearing large size when accessing the site using mobile devices. Action has been taken to reduce the size to the same as used in the web site as a whole.

*Within the Manager and Player Profiles section, the names of the players appeared in small type. Changes have been made so that the size of type is now the same size as the statistical data on the right hand side at the top of each profile.

 *The above changes relate to accessing the site by way of mobile devices only.

*If a page is accessed still showing the greyed-out print, it is recommended that the page be refreshed as the server retains the edition of the page when last accessed.


 *The Profiles for former Macclesfield Town players continue to be updated on a regular basis to record their current club.



 My sincere thanks go to everyone who has assisted me in any way to enhance this web site:

1.  Graham Phythian, author of the Saga of the Silkmen (first published in 2001), has undertaken hours and hours of work making   enquiries of libraries and visiting Liverpool and Newcastle libraries in person. Graham has also answered enquiries from his research notes. 

2. Gregor Lindberg (Accrington Stanley), Phil Chadwick (Witton Albion), and Michael Chatwin (Nantwich) have provided much valued additional information and photographs.

3.  Mark Bettany, and Matt Davies (supporters) and local historian James Hough have provided detailed information. Also, family members of players  have been a useful source of information.

4.  Martin O'Connor has kindly provided a significant amount of information for players who featured before World War 2 which has greatly enhanced many Player Profiles.

5.  Kenneth Westerberg of Queens Park Rangers FC has provided additional information relating to first names and career paths for several players following research undertaken at his own behest.

6.  Steve Wilson, a Macclesfield supporter of many years, has spent a considerable amount of time undertaking research.  The results of his work have enhanced many Player Profiles including the addition of photographs.

7.  A very special word of thanks goes to all the staff manning the reference desk at Macclesfield library who, without exception, were most helpful. Personal visits have been made to Buxton, Congleton, Manchester Central, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northwich and Stockport libraries.

8. The following libraries have kindly answered queries by e-mail - Accrington, Altrincham, Ashton, Barrow, Bolton, Burnley, Chorley, Crewe, Darwen, Fleetwood, Goole, Great Harwood, Halton, Heywood, King's Lynn, Lancaster, Nelson, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, South Elmsall, Southport, St Helens, Stockport, and Wallasey.

9.  Personal visits have been made to Chester, Hanley and Tameside Archives, where, again, the staff  were most helpful. E-mail enquiries have also been answered by Caernarfon and Tameside Archives.

10.  Information has also been supplied by - Bangor City unofficial web site, Mossley FC, The New Saints FC, South Liverpool FC and Tranmere Rovers FC.

11.  Archive articles in opposition team programmes have also proved a valuable source of information, including those written by the national football historian Leigh Edwards.

12. Career path details provided on the official site of Macclesfield Football Club by Tom Rance have also been included in the Player Profiles or have provided a good basis for further research.

13.  The names of everyone who have provided photographs for the Photo Archive section are listed in the introduction to that section.

14. The majority of the Match Information for the Northern Premier League and the Vauxhall Conference is based on work which Chris Pugsley, former kit-man, programme editor and worker for the club over many years, had undertaken. The Player Profiles for these two leagues are based on the significant amount of research which Chris had carried out.  In addition, the layout of the individual Player Profiles is based in part on an idea he formulated some years ago.  The information Chris had gathered provided an excellent base on which to start this archive web site.

15.  And lastly and by no means least, Mike Scott for his technical expertise and ongoing support without which there would be no web site.


 If anyone has any additional information and/or photographs it will be most appreciated if they will advise me using the following e-mail address -