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Newcastle United 1927 League Champions Retro Football Shirt

Hugh Kilpatrick “Hughie” Gallacher joined Newcastle from Airdire for £5,500 and whilst he had a reputation for criticising the less talented members of the team, his strong leadership and eye for goal inspired Newcastle to their first League Championship since 1909. Hughie scored 387 goals in 541 Scottish and English League games. His life ended tragically in 1957 when he committed suicide on a railway line in Gateshead some 100 yards from the TOFFS offices.