Former cruiserweight world champion Glenn McCrory interviews Newcastle legend Malcolm Macdonald on this week's Sporting Heroes.
County Durham-born McCrory took the IBF title in June 1989 but while his victory over Patrick Lumumba won him legions of fans, his idol growing up was Magpies ace Macdonald.
The striker netted 95 goals in 187 league appearances for Newcastle between 1971 and 1976 after starting out his career with hometown club Fulham.
Macdonald also had spells with Luton, Arsenal and Swedish side Djurgardens IF before managing Fulham - whom he guided to promotion to the Second Division in 1981-82 - and Huddersfield Town.
In this week's show McCrory will ask Macdonald about...
MAGPIE MAGIC: Macdonald became a hero at Newcastle - he'll tell McCrory about his move to the North East, his favourite moments on Tyneside and why he left in 1976
NATIONAL SERVICE: Despite his prolific goal scoring at Newcastle, Macdonald only won 14 England caps. He netted all the goals in a 5-0 drubbing of Cyprus but he would only go on to score one more time for his country - against West Germany. He'll reflect on why he wasn't able to convert his league success to the international stage and discuss whether he was given a fair chance by England
EARLY END: Macdonald's career was cut short at the age of 29. McCrory will ask the former forward about the knee problem which forced him to hang up his boots and whether he feels he could have won a major honour had he carried on, after suffering defeat in two FA Cup finals and one League Cup final
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