Supermac, Superstar

Newcastle United and manager Joe Harvey were prepared for changes and a new challenge in the 1970s, ready to build upon the positivity of their triumph in the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final. A new character would soon lead the front-line and don the legendary number nine shirt for the Toon, but few would have […]

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An ode to the diving header

It’s May 1987 and I’m at a family gathering in Hartlepool with the flotsam and jetsam of the Campbell household. The annual FA cup final game is playing on an ancient Rumbelows telly that’s buzzing with anticipation of what’s about to unfold. Already Coventry City and Tottenham Hotspur have conjured up a Saturday afternoon classic. […]

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