At the end of last week I met up with a real Macclesfield Town hero – the one and only Mr Philip Gibbons, in order to interview him for our Legends feature.
Whilst I was with him, I was extremely privileged to be able to look through his photograph albums spanning decades of watching his beloved Silkmen and as such I thought that it would be good to share just one or two with you.
So here is a taster of what is to come, as well as pictures which will no doubt elicit some of your own cherished memories from days gone by.
Phil raises £1404 for Steve Burr’s Testimonial Fund and is seen here passing the cheque to Steve.
Gibbo celebrates getting to Wembley in 1989 with Alan Zelem and Elfyn Edwards
Phil with the lovely Helen Chamberlain after appearing on Sky Sports in their build up to the 1996 FA Trophy Final against Northwich Victoria
Following our first Football League match with Torquay in 1997 Phil developed special links with The Gulls fans – here we see him at Plainmoor with lifelong friend Jamie Thorpe looking on.
Phil with Andy Mellor and Kevin Keegan before our first match in the Nationwide league Division Two against Fulham back in 1998.
Phil in the Bobby Moore Suite at Wembley with his richly deserved FA Award.
Phil with Wraggy’s Dream Team during one of his unforgettable events (Pic courtesy of Matt Eagles Photography).
We hope that you have enjoyed this pictorial tribute to Phil – keep checking back here for the great man’s interview in full!