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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.
about his famous career which took off whilst with the Town; recalling the goals, the hat-tricks, the penalties and the promotion at the Christmas Dinner.The legendary striker reminisced. Supermac came backLast December, 44 years after he first set foot in Kenilworth Road,
This season, Andre Gray became the second striker after Supermac to join the 30-goal-a-season club. He’s in good company…