At the beginning of the 1878–79 Macclesfield United Football Club merged with Macclesfield Football Club. The Macclesfield Town FC Fan App is the best way to keep up to date with the club. Macclesfield Town progressed through four qualifying rounds to make their first appearance in the FA Cup first round in 1960 under manager Frank Bowyer, but lost 7–2 to Southport. [101] Phythian's Saga of the Silkmen (p. 85) and the News of the World Football Annual both give the record attendance of Moss Rose games involving Macclesfield Town as 9,003, in the Cheshire Cup tie vs. Winsford United, 14 February 1948. In April 2011, football magazine FourFourTwo voted Macclesfield Town supporters "League Two Best Away Fans". [57] After Danny Whitaker took temporary charge,[58] on 16 January 2020, Mark Kennedy was appointed head coach. Judge Sebastian Prentis made the order after receiving no evidence relating to the club's sale or satisfactory evidence of the club's ability to pay creditors, saying "nothing gives me comfort that the club can pay its debts in a reasonable period". Following a poor run of results and with the club again flirting with the relegation zone to the Football Conference, on 27 February 2008, Brightwell and Hartford left the club with immediate effect. [19] A total of 7,698 Silkmen supporters attended the final. [59] On 29 January, three Macclesfield players (Emmanuel Osadebe, Theo Vassell and Miles Welch-Hayes)[60] approached the EFL and had their contracts terminated ahead of the transfer deadline. [5] The club reached the FA Cup third round for the first time in 1968, meeting First Division Fulham at Craven Cottage. 279 likes this. Sports Team. On 5 January 2013, Macclesfield Town beat Championship Leaders Cardiff City in the FA Cup 3rd round 2–1. Macclesfield Town Football Club was a professional association football club in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, which was wound-up after a High Court ruling on 16 September 2020.[1]. After a points deduction activated on 11 August 2020, the club was relegated to the National League, the 5th tier of English football, for the 2020–21 season. Macclesfield Town lost 4–2, but the performance resulted in Macclesfield Town's Keith Goalen becoming the first non-league player to be named Footballer of the Month by the London Evening Standard.[6]. Macclesfield Town were champions in each of the first two seasons of the competition, finishing 12 points clear in 1968–69, and by goal average in 1969–70. [14] The club retired the number 21 shirt in his honour. ; initially matches alternated between association and rugby rules. Macclesfield Town FC. 21 – Richard Butcher. [61] Club staff wages for February were also not paid on time,[62] leading the PFA to contact the club. About See all. Forgotten account? The official Facebook page of Macclesfield FC. [63] On 9 March, the club was charged with misconduct by the EFL for failing to pay players on time, and was referred to an independent disciplinary commission after failing to fulfil the Crewe and Plymouth fixtures. The momentum of the Conference success continued, and, unbeaten at home in their first League season, Macclesfield Town finished runners-up in Division Three and were promoted for the second consecutive season, this time to Division Two. Macclesfield FC. However, on 3 July, the EFL said it would appeal against the independent disciplinary panel's sanctions on Macclesfield;[71][72] the hearing was set for 11 August 2020. The club's most vociferous supporters congregate in the Star Lane End, which is a mixture of terracing and seating. 12 September 2020. However, many loyal supporters were not happy with the modern design so the plans were delayed and a re-designed badge was introduced in early 2008, which has won the approval of the majority of fans. Forgot account? See more of Macclesfield FC on Facebook. Macclesfield Town FC 14:23, 13 OCT 2020. A dismal start to the following season cost Davenport his job though, and Gil Prescott took over for the remainder of the season, keeping Macclesfield Town clear of relegation. Create New Account. Sports club in Macclesfield. [21], Following the departure of John Askey for Shrewsbury Town, Mark Yates was named as manager in June 2018. Buy official Macclesfield FC merchandise. [44] Most were paid so the game went ahead. [45] Two weeks later, Macclesfield players again told the club's owner they would not train, or play on 7 December against Crewe Alexandra, if owed wages were not paid. 2,139 people follow this. Keith Alexander was named as manager until the end of the season. Professional Sports Team. Having initially been founded as Macclesfield in 1874, the club were reformed in their current guise - Macclesfield Town FC - in 1946 following the end of World War Two. Log In. [66] After the Silkmen Supporters' Trust provided a loan of £10,000 to help towards the payment of players' wages for April, further misconduct charges were brought by the EFL on 1 June, relating to late payment of salaries in March. If the takeover – said to be at "an advanced stage" – fell through, current owner Amar Alkadhi said outstanding debts would be paid (HMRC was owed £188,721.09, with eight creditors owed £592,000). They finished in mid-table in their first Conference season, and eliminated two League teams, Carlisle and Rotherham, from the FA Cup. Macclesfield became inaugural members of the Cheshire County League at the start of the 1919–20 season of which they were champions in the 1931–32 and 1932–33 seasons. The current capacity of the Moss Rose is 6,335, of which 2,599 is seated. When in League Two, the closest rivals were Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra. David Moss in turn succeeded Prescott as manager and delivered two decent mid-table finishes, but a bad start to the 2003–04 season resulted in his sacking. Former Wales international Robbie Savage, now a Stockport Town player, is to join the club's board, and former Town manager Danny Whittaker is to be team manager.[84]. [23] After Danny Whitaker and Neil Howarth briefly took temporary charge, former Premier League and England defender Sol Campbell was appointed manager in November 2018. Public. 10,340 check-ins. Image: Macclesfield Town will relaunch as Macclesfield FC On September 16, the Insolvency and Companies Court wound up the club over unpaid debts of … Club stalwart John Askey succeeded Moss initially on a temporary basis, and earned the job permanently with some promising early results. Macclesfield Town Ladies FC. [4] At the end of that season the club won the Cheshire County League, beginning a nine-year period in which they won three league titles and finished no lower than fifth, and in 1964 won the Cheshire County League by a record-equalling 13 point margin. Macclesfield Town club legend Danny Whitaker has been named as our First Team Manager, as our "Magic Man" takes charge of assembling Macclesfield FC's historic 2021/22 squad. In March 2004, with relegation to the Conference threatening, Macclesfield Town turned to the experienced 55-year-old Brian Horton to take charge. From a high of a fourth place league finish in 1989–90, Macclesfield Town's final standing diminished each season, and following a struggle against relegation in 1992–93, manager Peter Wragg was sacked, and replaced with former Manchester United midfielder Sammy McIlroy. Priory Park, Priory Lane (7,381.33 km) SK10 4AE Macclesfield. [7] A period of decline then followed, despite the performances of Willie Mailey in goal, and the side's fortunes reached a nadir when the club finished bottom of the Northern Premier League in 1979, a year when the stronger teams from the division formed the national Alliance Premier League (now known as the National League). The club stayed in the fourth tier of the Football League from 1999 to 2012, losing a play-off semi-final in 2005, before being relegated back into the Conference. [31], Frustrated by the club's financial position, with December's pay arriving late, manager McMahon resigned after four months in charge, on 2 January 2020,[55] joining Dagenham & Redbridge the following day,[56] along with assistant Steve Gritt. Attribution Wrexham. Macclesfield Rugby Union FC. [29], In October 2019, players again went unpaid, seeking help from the EFL[36] – which, in November, began a formal investigation into the club's failure to pay its players. [20] Macclesfield topped the National League table for the majority of the 2018/19 season and on 21 April 2018, the Silkmen beat Eastleigh 2–0 to win the title along with promotion back to the Football League after six years playing non-league football. Macclesfield Town FC. Related Pages. [64] In April 2020, it was reported that the club had not paid its players for a fifth time, failing to pay March's wages,[32] and later that the first team, backroom staff and most office staff had been put on furlough (temporary leave) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, local businessman Robert Smethurst purchased the assets of Macclesfield Town, intending to rebrand the club as Macclesfield F.C. [103] Reasons for this include the proximity of Macclesfield to cities with large football clubs such as Manchester and Liverpool, and a lack of historical success, as Macclesfield Town had only been a Football League club since 1997. [16] After defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge on 17 March continued a winless streak of 14 League matches, Simpson was asked to step down as manager by chairman Mike Rance, and was replaced by Brian Horton. Squad of Macclesfield Town FC Filter by season 20/21 19/20 18/19 17/18 16/17 15/16 14/15 13/14 12/13 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 71/72 58/59 He was replaced by club supporter Mike Rance, with ex-player Andy Scott, founder of Bank Fashion Retail stores, as Vice-Chairman. Macclesfield Town defeated Telford United 2–0 in front of more than 28,000 spectators to win the competition. They again won the Conference title in 1996–97 and this time were promoted, winning promotion in their inaugural Football League campaign with a second-place finish in the Third Division in 1997–98. 87 likes. [3] The club's form in the remainder of the 1940s was largely indifferent, with the exception of a Cheshire League Challenge Cup win in 1948. Renamed Macclesfield Town in 1946, the club were founder members of the Northern Premier League in 1968, winning the league in its first two years, as well as the FA Trophy in 1970. [33], Campbell left the club by mutual consent on 15 August 2019,[34] with Daryl McMahon taking over as manager;[35] Campbell later backed the HMRC winding-up bid, claiming to be owed £180,000. The 1980s saw steady rebuilding. Buy official Macclesfield FC merchandise. [70] On 1 June, Macclesfield received a two-point deduction – retaining the club's League Two status – along with a suspended four-point deduction and a £20,000 fine plus costs. Wrexham sign defender Kelleher. On 29 June 2007, Ian Brightwell was announced as the new manager, with Asa Hartford as his assistant. The club were founder members of the Northern Premier League, one of three leagues at the fifth tier of English football, upon its creation in 1968. Macclesfield Town played their home games at the Moss Rose stadium in the south of the town, and did so from 1891. Create New Account. [37] A strike by first team players over the unpaid wages jeopardised Macclesfield's FA Cup first round tie against non-league Kingstonian at the Moss Rose on 9 November 2019,[38] but the club fulfilled the fixture, fielding six youth team players and five loanees,[39] losing the tie 4–0 amid protests from Macclesfield supporters, many of whom boycotted the game. The Macclesfield Times (19 February 1948) reported that 80 coachloads of supporters had arrived from Winsford. [73] In the meantime, the club provided the EFL with a "robust" business plan showing sustainable future financial and management resources,[74][75] and on 4 August, chairman Amar Alkadhi resigned his position. Macclesfield Town's traditional rivals are Altrincham and Northwich Victoria, rivalries dating back to when all three clubs were in the Cheshire League, and later the Northern Premier League and Football Conference. The first ever manager, James Stevenson, was appointed for the 1936–37 season. In Macclesfield Town's first 14 seasons in the Football League (1997–98 to 2010–11 season), they played 644 games, winning 204, drawing 181 and losing 259 games. [+] Macclesfield Town, is seen on September 17, 2020 in Macclesfield, England. You can read the full press release below, with further details on … Local businessman Roberst Smethurst … Hoodies, t-shirts, jacket, hats - free delivery on orders over £70 Adored by the Moss Rose faithful, Danny was the only man for the job as we embark on our new journey together. Pages Liked by Page. 1,878 people like this. [76], On 11 August 2020, the club was relegated to the National League following the EFL's appeal. 1 404 puhuu tästä. 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