Three North-East football heroes are set to star at a Newton Aycliffe event in March.
Malcolm Macdonald, Richard Ord and Bernie Slaven – the new Three Legends – are coming to Aycliffe Working Men’s Club for a Pie and Peas supper on Friday 28th March, with tickets priced just £15 each.
The do is being jointly organised by the town’s Northern League club, Newton Aycliffe, and Newton Aycliffe Juniors FC, with the proceeds being split between the two.
Macdonald and Slaven were part of the original Legends trio which hosted Real Radio’s popular radio phone-in, while ex-Sunderland star Ord has replaced Micky Horswill, with the three now hosting a new show on local radio.
All three were huge fans’ favourites during their time with our local teams.
Striker Macdonald, now 64, scored 95 goals from 187 games for Newcastle between 1971 and ’76 before joining Arsenal for the unusual fee of £333,333.33. He also scored six goals from 14 England caps.
Murton-born Ord, 43, played 285 league and cup games for the Black Cats between 1987 and ’98, and was in the same Sunderland squad as ex-Aycliffe coach Brian Atkinson that lost the 1992 FA Cup Final.
Scottish goal-poacher Slaven, who won seven caps for Ireland, joined Boro in 1985 and played a huge part in Bruce Rioch’s team that won successive promotions to the top flight after the club bounced back from liquidation in ’86.
Now 53, Slaven scored 119 goals from 307 games during eight years with Boro and remains a legend these days on Teesside. He also spent one season with Darlington.
Aycliffe general manager Dan Lewis said: “All three players bring something very different in their experiences of football and have some very interesting stories from contrasting eras.
“Macdonald was a big England star in the 1970s and Slaven became a huge hero among Boro fans in the 80s and 90s, while Ord played under several managers during his 10 years with Sunderland.
“Having all three in one event is a big coup for us and will hopefully attract football supporters of all teams to what promises to be a cracking night, while also raising much-needed funds for both Aycliffe FC and the Juniors.”
• To buy tickets (£15 each) from Aycliffe FC, call or text Dan Lewis on 07581 784726, or email [email protected]
• To buy tickets from Aycliffe Juniors FC, call Vicky Carr 07717 752594 or email [email protected]