Yet another recent sad loss to local football was the passing of Phil McKee aged 90, writes Tom Potter.

Phil played in the very first season of the Wallasey Sunday League in 1963 for Lord Nelson and over many years played for numerous teams.

He was always known affectionately as Phil Magee, but maybe it was just the sound of his name?

He also played in the West Cheshire league and I believe his boots only got hung up when he reached his 50s. Often seen on his bicycle every weekend with his boots stuck in a brown paper bag, Phil was always looking for a game to play in.

Long before the cry of 'ringer' or unregistered was banded about, Phil would often ask teams in the dressing rooms if they needed a player.

Nine times out of 10, he got a game and gave his all to every team he played for.

Best way to describe Phil was 'have boots will travel'.

Phil will always be remembered as a real character, but always friendly and sociable and totally in love with football.

The league would like to pass on their condolences to his sons, David and Phil junior and his daughter Christine and all close friends.

His friendship to many will never be forgotten and we shall always remember him.

Rest in peace mister football.