Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars to Mark Legend's Work; EVENT WILL CELEBRATE CAREER OF TOON STRIKER SUPERMAC

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars to Mark Legend's Work; EVENT WILL CELEBRATE CAREER OF TOON STRIKER SUPERMAC

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Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk @lisachron

THE last surviving player from the 1955 FA Cup-winning Newcastle team is to help Magpie veterans celebrate in the New Year.

Toon hero of yesteryear Vic Keeble has agreed to join other former players at a guest talk-in organised to honour the club's great striker Malcolm Macdonald's time on the pitch. The event is to say thank you to the legendary Supermac for his time at the Toon and everything he has done afterwards.

He will be joined by Magpie stars Iam 'Willie' McFaul, Stewart Barrowclough, Alan Kennedy, David McCreery and a big star surprise guest who is being kept under wraps.

And now 86-year-old Vic has said he will make the 630-mile round trip from his home in Colchester to come to the party at King Street Social Club in North Shields on January 5.

The do is being organised by the Fairs Club, set up by die-hard fans to remember the glory days at Newcastle United. Vic said: "I wouldn't have missed it for the world, I always love to meet up with the boys. I will see a few familiar faces and it will be a great night. I love coming back, the fans are amazing."

Founder of the Fairs Club Bill Gibbs, from Wallsend, said: "Vic has also said that he is coming to the night. It should be a great one.

"We feel it is time Supermac should be honoured so we are holding the evening for that purpose. We have worked tirelessly to get the surprise guest.

"We still have some tickets left, which would make great Christmas presents for any die-hard fans."

Secretary and treasurer of the Fairs Club, Harry Watson, also of Wallsend, said: "It will be a talk-in which always goes down well.

"The Fairs Club want to make each event a bit more special for fans so we have organised a big name Newcastle United superhero who will be making an appearance as a surprise. We can't say too much at this stage but it will put a big smile on Malcolm Macdonald's face."

The evening will be hosted by the Chronicle's sports columnist John Gibson, who is the president of the Fairs Club. …

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