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Supermac: My Autobiography [Paperback]

Malcolm MacDonald , Colin Malam
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5 Aug 2004
Luton, Fulham, Newcastle and Arsenal were all home to adopted Geordie superstar Malcolm Macdonald, affectionately known as Supermac. In his autobiography he looks back over a dramatic and eventful life. He played football at the highest level (he was capped for England 14 times, and broke the Wembley record when he scored all five goals for England against Cyprus in 1975), went into football management at Luton and Huddersfield, spent five years in Italy, was declared bankrupt and returned to Newcastle. During this time he also overcame alcohol problems with the help of Carol (ex-wife of Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC), whom he had met 25 years earlier).

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Highdown; New edition edition (5 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904317669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904317661
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"outspoken as a player, his views remain candid and relevant.." The Times; "fans queue to meet football legend... Supermac's still our hero" Newcastle Chronicle; "a candid and courageous account of a great footballer.... a true 1970s maverick" FourFourTwo magazine"

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4.0 out of 5 stars Supermac - when football was real football 3 Oct 2003
Excellent. Concentrates on the football without giving too much away on home life except for the teenage years. But as most people will be buying for the football side then this suits me fine. Very honest and pulls no punches in naming those who crossed Supermac. Whilst he has mellowed as the years have advanced, he's not as old as you may think, you get the impression he would still sort out a few if given the right circumstances.
For someone who had such a successful career, I found it surprising he had so many football regrets and disappointments. 'Football' you feel let Supermac down when he most needed help and support.
Well worth the investment - get it now. I don't read many books - they fail to keep me interested but this one is well worth the investment in time and money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 29 Dec 2008
'Supermac' is the reason I now support Newcastle - he was the No.9 at St.James' Park in the early '70's when I first started going and I was immeadietley hooked on both he as a player and supporting the club.
I was naturally interested in hearing his view on events at SJP in his days there and in particular, his relationship with Joe Harvey and Gordon Lee. I was not disappointed, and amazed at the amateur goings on at the club in relation to the Board's behaviour in particular, the farcical preparation for the ill-fated FA Cup Final in 1974.
'Supermac' is a fascinating story about a real person and his frailties and the so-called 'characters' in the game of football.
Great for any fellow Toon fans who witnessed his fantastic goals at SJP - the hairs on the back of your neck would stand up when Supermac got the ball and launched a run forward at the opposition's goal, with the crowd bellowing their support.Happy days!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Mac Donalds 25 July 2007
Completely changed my view of him as a person.

Very open and honest about himself and his faults. why arent footballers like this anymore??? shame bring back real characters.

Highly recommended.
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