Chronicled: The History of NUFC | Episode 9: 1926-30: Wor Hughie Gallacher and the League Champions

Episode 9, fittingly, chronicle's one of the greatest ever strikers to pull on the black and white stripes: Wor Hughie Gallacher.

The episode also covers the glorious 1926/27 season where Newcastle win an actual top flight title once again, though sadly this will be the last time it happens during this series.

To discuss all this Matt Ketchell and Paul Joannou are joined by sport journalist and author Harry Pearson. Harry is actually a Middlesbrough fan but has deep knowledge and interest in the life and career of Hughie Gallacher. Harry's books on North East football: 'The Far Corner' (1995) and sequel 'The Farther Corner' (2020) are must reads. You can also follow Harry on Twitter here:

A Crowd Funder to fund a memorial plaque at the West Rd Crematorium in memory of Hughie Gallacher has begun here

A petition to commemorate Hughie Gallacher's life and achievements with a statue at St James' Park is here:

The moving Pathe footage of Hughie Matt, Paul and Harry discuss can be viewed here:

Theme music by Tom Ramsey.

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