Exactly 47 years ago today, Supermac made his home debut for Newcastle United.
A common misconception is that when Newcastle played Liverpool it was Supermac’s debut, but he’d already played for United away from home for NUFC, the opening game of the season a 2-0 away defeat at Crystal Palace.
A 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane followed, before the first game of the 1971/72 season at St James Park.
When Newcastle United signed the super confident cockney striker in 1971, he wasn’t shy in telling everyone that he was the right man for Newcastle United.
The official attendance that day was 39,736, there to witness a new number nine hero on 21 August 1971.
Never get sick of seeing this footage, Newcastle beating the best team of the era and a new hero born on Tyneside.
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A 3-2 win for NUFC and a hat-trick for the new centre-forward, it doesn’t get better than that.