Michael Malcolm was a speedy striker, who joined Spurs as a 14 year old for an initial fee of £10,000, which was to rise to £100,000 on meeting certain criteria, but unfortunately, he failed to make the break-through at Tottenham and has moved around to find regular football ever since.
A thin, but pacy striker, Malcolm had the knack of scoring and also had a shrewd understanding of where he should be as a goal-scorer. Unfortunately, his pathway to the Spurs first team was blocked by big money signings and his development failed to continue as the club might have expected. Always slight in build, his ability to score when up against stronger and more physically built defenders made it hard for him to always impress.
Got into the reserves at Spurs, but was released at the end of the 2004-05 season, when he joined Stockport County. Did well at Edgeley Park and somehow was spotted by Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, who wanted to take him on trial, but it was rumoured that his agent blew the opportunity and he stayed in the North-West, until the Hatters released him in May 2007.
Signed for Kettering Town on being released from his contract at Edgeley Park, but, in September 2007, the Poppies did not want to keep him on, so Malcolm moved to Rushden and Diamonds.
Left Nene Park for Weymouth on 4th January 2008 on a free transfer on non-contract terms, but moved on during the season to Crawley Town, form where he went out on loan to Hayes & Yeading.
In 2011, Michael had been reunited with former Spurs Academy team-mate Owen Price at Farnborough Town. This was the start of a long journey through non-league that took in Lewes, Bromley, Whitehawk, Maidenhead United, Wealdstone, AFC Hornchurch and St. Albans.