Silkmen sign striker Harry Smith

Macclesfield Town have bolstered their striking options today with the arrival of former Millwall forward Harry Smith, signing a one year deal with the club. The striker, aged 23, arrived at The Den in August 2016, following a successful spell with non-league side Folkestone Invicta, where he scored 13 goals in 19 appearances during his…

A bluffers guide to Fiacre Kelleher

Here are some facts about defender Fiacre Kelleher, the latest Silkmen signing who has arrived on a season-long loan from League One club Oxford United: 1. Fiacre was born in Cork on March 10 1996, making the Irishman 22 years old. 2. Kelleher started his football career at Irish side Avondale United. 3. He signed…

George Pilkington: A Look Back at a Sensational Silkman

Earlier this week ‘Mr Consistent’ George Pilkington announced his retirement from professional football after a long career of playing. George Edward Pilkington started his professional career at just 19 years of age, signing with Everton. He then moved on to Exeter City on loan and then signed for Port Vale in 2003, playing in over…

Silkmen sign Kelleher on season-long loan

Earlier it was announced that Macclesfield Town have signed Oxford United defender Fiacre Kelleher on a season-long loan. The Cork born player, aged 22, started his career at Avondale United before signing for Scottish Premier League side Celtic in 2012. Kelleher would move through the under 17 and under 20 team during his time with…

Reaction as Lowe signs up for The Silkmen

Good news from the Moss Rose this morning as the last of our title winning heroes has signed up for another season. Keith Lowe was the last player with a question mark over his future, which has now been put to bed as the big defender has signed a 1-year deal. The popular defender proved…

A bluffers guide to Neil Howarth

SLE does the research, so you don’t have to! In the latest instalment in our new series, we furnish you with some facts about Neil Howarth, one of the Silkmen’s new assistant managers and former captain in his playing days: 1 – He started his career at Burnley, from where he joined Macc, initially on…

Silkmen fans on a high as Lowe signs new one year deal

I know that I speak for Silkmen fans everywhere in expressing delight that Keith Lowe has signed for another season with us. Keith arrived last season as the Conference North Player of the Year and he ably demonstrated what a good player he is by producing a series of commanding displays alongside the peerless George…

A bluffers guide to Miles Welch-Hayes

SLE does the research so you don’t have to! Earlier this month it was announced that Miles Welch-Hayes had signed for The Silkmen and here are some facts about the defender courtesy of toddymacc: 1 – He joins on a 2-year deal from Bath City. 2 – Miles made the Official National League South team…

The Jolley effects! Can we learn from them?

I read with interest some recent articles about the highly educated former city trader Michael Jolley, who took over as Grimsby Town manager in March of this year. Jolley is a strong believer in the philosophy that football clubs are a pivotal aspect of their local community, and since his arrival his proactive approach to…

Noe Baba signs for Waterford

Another member of our National League winning side has found a new club. This time it’s Noe Baba, the man who scored the only goal at Wrexham in our opening day victory, who has signed for Waterford. Baba is familiar with Irish football, having been raised there and having played youth football with Castlebar Celtic. He…