Date: 18th September 2010 at 9:38am
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To Macclesfield cometh the Potteries hordes, Adams a fireplace wheen Maccs were a world power, now has very much the upper hand; but then again that is very much on paper. With hopes in our hearts and outnumbered in our own back yard the Silkmen can and shall prevail this day. Carpe Diem chaps, seize the day, Silkmen, seize the day.

Bring forth this perhaps mythical Simmo Spear of Destiny and show that Robin Hood and the little guy can still do the great deeds when the needs must. Passion will always be the fashion in a Gary Simpson side. Let beauty and the beast forward, let lose Tyrone the Terrible, a lad with a cannonball shot that would strike fear into Hannibal the cannibal.

Oh to the Moss me thinks, for tales of valour, and perhaps a victory against the Vale who outnumber us in all but pride.

Vital Quotes:

Simmo Says
“The more points we’ve got on the table the more confident we’ll be.”,

Mmmm bit more tight lipped than usual there gaffer

We will leave what is going on off the pitch at Vale vis a vis the takeover.
Adams says winger Lewis Haldane will be like a new signing when he returns.

The 25-year-old winger finally resumed full training on Thursday – two months after being hospitalised for 12 days by an infected insect bite in an ankle.

“I’d say Lewis is a month away from getting back into first-team contention,” said Adams. “He’s got a lot of fitness work to do and needs to build his strength back up.

“We’ve missed him, but Lewis will feel like a new signing when he comes back and I’m sure defenders will be disappointed to learn he’s on his way back.”

Haldane lost almost three stone in weight while he was in Stafford Hospital after the bite caused blood poisoning. At one point he was warned his career could be at risk.

THE latest edition of Port Vale fanzine Derek I’m Gutted!!! will be on sale outside Macclesfield’s Moss Rose ground today.

Macclesfield Team News:

Simmo sets the spear of destiny on an unsuspecting world and without further ado here is our guess. Mmmm yes we thought so to why change a winning side.

——–Simmos Spear Of Destiny———–

—————–1 Veiga——————
–2 Reid— 5 Brown– 6 Morgan– 3 Tremarco——
—-4 Bencherif —-15 Bolland— 8 Draper—–
——–9 Sinclair 11 Daniel—————
————— 23 Barnett————–

13 Jack Cudworth (G) 12 Jason Beardsley (D) 16 Shaun Brisley (D) 20 Matthew Hamshaw (M) 7 Lewis Chalmers (M) 17 Samuel Wedgbury (M) 24 Vinny Mukendi (F)

Player to watch: Pick any 3

Magician Daniels, Colin not Paul, you`ll like him an awful lot. And then of course there is Tyrone the terrible forget Hannibal think cannon ball. And then there is Emile, hardly gentile who completes the Silkmen Trinity aka Simmo`s Spear of Destiny.

Port Vale Team News:

Gary Roberts is out through suspension though Jamal Johnson is in on loan from MK Dons suggesting Loft will remain on the bench. Skipper Tommy Fraser will step in to partner Anthony Griffith with Micky Adams far from a happy-chappy with Roberts`s discipline. Lewis Haldane trained for the first time on Thursday suggesting Jamal Johnson may just get a month to stretch his legs at the Vale. The two Richards up front are looking pretty fearsome.

———-12 Tomlinson—————-
2 Yates 6 Owen 5 McCombe 15 Lee Collins
17 Rigg 4 Griffith 10 Fraser ? Johnson
——-M Richards 11 J Richards——-

1 Chris Martin (G) 21 Ritchie Sutton (D) 14 Kris Taylor (M) 7 Doug Loft (M) 3 Robert Taylor (M) 8 Louis Dodds (F) 23 Abdulai Bell-Baggie (F)

Player to watch: Embarrasment of Riches

Where do you start, but then with nearly 4 times our budget you should expect quality all over the park

Match Facts & Stats

League 2 Positions

League Positions

3rd Port Vale
20th Macclesfield


It matters not Silkmen seize the day, seize the day

Maccs Stats – Heroes & Villains

Home Record 23rd
Away Record 5TH
Overall Record 2oth

Biggest Home Win –
Biggest Away Win – 1-2 Wycombe
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Stockport
Heaviest Away Defeat Accrington Stanley 3-0
Highest Scoring game Stevenage 2-2

Heroes & Villains

Goal Scorers

2 Tyrone Barnett, 2 Daniel 2 Mukendi, 2 Nat Brown
1 Sinclair,

2 Hamshaw
1 Sinclair
1 Brisley
1 Tremarco

Keeper Corner
Jose vega the Cape Crusader
Games 6 Saves 42 Clean sheets 0

Yellow Cards
Paul Bolland 2
Vinny Mukendi 2
Paul Morgan 1
Ross Draper 1
Carl Tremarco 1


Highest Gate 3683 Stockport County
Lowest Gate 2720 Chesterfield
Average Attendance 2239
Total Turnstile Clicks 8161

Port Vale

Home Record 13th
P / W / D / L / F / A / GD Pts
3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4

Away Record 1st
P / W / D / L / F / A / GD Pts
3 3 0 0 6 1 5 9

Overall Record 3rd
P / W / D / L / F / A / GD Pts
6 4 1 1 9 4 5 13

Biggest Home Win 1-0 Aldershot Town
Biggest Away Win Southend United 1-3, Bradford City 0-2
Heaviest Home Defeat 1-2 Torquay United
Heaviest Away Defeat –
Highest Aggregate Score Southend United 1-3

Marc Richards 3
Justin Richards 2
Anthony Griffith 1
Gary Roberts 1
Louis Dodds 1
Lee Collins 1

Marc Richards 1
Justin Richards 1
Anthony Griffith 1
Gary Roberts 1

Keeper Corner
Stuart Tomlinson
Games 6 Saves 31 Clean Sheets 4

Yellow Cards
Gary Roberts 5
Marc Richards 2
Justin Richards 2
Lee Collins

Match Prediction:

If The Silkmen can do as they did last Saturday then another upset is on the cards

Next Fixtures:

Sat 25/9 Torquay A 15:00
Tue 28/9 Crewe A 19:45

Port Vale
Sat 25/9 Accrington H 15:00
Tue 28/9 Shrewsbury H 19:45