Silkmen Legends: Kevin “Mad Kev” Tomlinson

If you came to the Moss Rose during the late 1980s or throughout the 1990s, then you cannot have failed to have met one of the most passionate, dedicated and inspirational men who ever set foot inside our beloved club. For over a decade he orchestrated the Silkmen Army both home and away, as his passion…

Silkmen Legends: Phil Gibbons – Part Two.

Following on from the first part of our feature with Silkmen Legend Phil Gibbons, we take you back to the summer of 1993 when Peter Wragg had just left the club, and a rookie Northern Irishman ascended to the helm who would ultimately mastermind a fairytale rise through the leagues. To be honest I don’t…

Silkmen Legends: Phil Gibbons – Part One

If you ask any Silkmen supporter whose name is synonymous with Macclesfield Town then they would probably mention Sammy McIlroy, Stevie Burr, Phil Power and Brian Fidler as givens. Yet the other person they would mention would not be a former player or former Manager, but a lifelong fan whose dedication and passion is unrivalled…

Silkmen Legends Flock To Support SLE

Silkmen Legends have flocked to support The Star Lane Website as we mark our first month online. Further to the recent announcement that Gil Prescott has confirmed that we can do an interview with him, we are pleased to announce another three names, all of whom are keen to help us out. The first is…

Silkmen Legends : David Westbury

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, I was taken to my first match at the Moss Rose by my Grandad. It was a pre-season friendly against Chester City, and he had finally given in to taking me after years of mithering him every Saturday lunchtime. So after the obligatory weekend ritual of…

Silkmen Legends: Sir John Askey

Welcome to the latest in a series of articles which will feature the many Silkmen Legends who have all helped to make the club what it is today. Whether they be a former player, official or supporter, they have all played their part in creating special memories which will last a lifetime. In this edition we…

Silkmen Legends: Harry Armstrong

Welcome to the second in a series of articles which will feature the many Silkmen Legends who have all helped to make the club what it is today. Whether they be a former player, official or supporter, they have all played their part in creating special memories which will last a lifetime. In this edition,…

Silkmen Legends: James “Big Jim” Goodwin

Welcome to a new series of articles which will feature the many Silkmen Legends who have all helped to make the club what it is today. Whether they be a former player, official or supporter, they have all played their part in creating special memories which will last a lifetime.

First up is a man who needs no introduction, in fact this site is named after him – the Legend that is James Wilfred Goodwin aka “Big Jim”.