Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Night Mac Thrilled Expatriate Geordies

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Night Mac Thrilled Expatriate Geordies

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I was living in Johannesburg, in South Africa and about 32 years ago we started the Geordies' Club.

It began with a story in a local paper inviting all Geordies to a get-together at Len Scully's place and from there the club developed.

It grew very strong and after a while we even had a very good football team.

It was during the early days and we were discussing the forthcoming soccer match between Hellenic and a UK selection of players including Malcolm Macdonald and a few other internationals.

One member was trying to get Supermac to visit the club and had gone so far as to climb in at the back of an hotel where he was staying to see him and nearly got arrested ( all to no avail.

A few days later I was at work and one of our clients came in and I knew he played soccer for one of the big teams but I was not sure which one. …

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