The League Story so far, written by Geoffrey Knights,
was published in 2009 to provide a record of the club’s first 12
years as a Football League club.
Macclesfield Town won promotion in 1997 at the second
attempt and are currently second only to Wycombe Wanderers for
continuous membership of the Football League since automatic
promotion was introduced.
The book relates the club’s trials, tribulations and
triumphs, with an emphasis on events on the field of play, although
the more important dramatic off-field happenings have also been
included. Competing as one of the smallest clubs has not been easy,
but there have been many inspired moments – from a single season in
the former Nationwide Division Two, victories over higher League
opposition in Cup competitions, to being Play-off semi-finalists one
season and losing Northern Area Finalists in the Football League
Trophy in another.
Over the years there have been brilliant individual
performances. Many younger players have developed their skills
at the club with some moving on to play at a higher level, while
more experienced players have become legends in their own right.