Malcolm Macdonald makes a very special return at our December dinner
Back in the summer of ’69 the Hatters signed a little-known full-back from Fulham by the name of Malcolm Macdonald.
A year later – having been converted to a striker – a legend was born. Macdonald had hit 28 goals in his first season at Kenilworth. He put the super into Supermac and 12 months later he scored 30 goals as the Town won promotion in 1970.
After 58 goals in two seasons for the Hatters, the prolific forward was off to Newcastle for £180,000. The legend continued on Tyneside with 95 goals in 187 league games. His goalscoring form was unrelenting. He then moved to Arsenal and scored 42 goals in 84 games. Oh, and he also scored six times for England.
He scored goals for fun wherever he went. He returned to Kenilworth Road a number of times but, strangely, he couldn’t find the back of the net against his old club – despite trying his hardest. Even when the Town played the Magpies at St James’ Park he couldn’t find the target.
Perhaps he just couldn’t bring himself to inflict misery on those Hatters fans who had chanted his name at Kenilworth Road in his early years as a fledgling Third Division forward.
But now, 44 years after he first set foot in Kenilworth Road, Supermac is back. And there’s no pressure in front of goal this time as he returns to Luton for our Evening with Malcolm Macdonald – Sponsored by A-Plan Insurance on Monday 9th December.
The legendary striker will be reminiscing about his famous career which took off whilst with the Town; recalling the goals, the hat-tricks, the penalties and the promotion on the night which kicks-off at 7pm at Venue 360’s Riverside Suite.
For £65 guests will be treated to a three-course meal and the company of a Luton legend who went onto enjoy a career at the highest level following his departure from Kenilworth Road.
From Kenilworth Road to St James’ Park and from Wembley with England to Highbury with Arsenal, Supermac’s story is one that has to be heard.
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