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Newcastle United players wait to board the plane for the start of the clubs 10-day tour
Newcastle United players wait to board the plane for the start of the clubs 10-day tour of Swedan 20 July 1978
Following the controversy of Gordon Lee's defection to Merseyside and the brief Dinnis regime, in November 1977 United turned to an experienced head to steady the rocky ship - former England wing-half and ex-Wolves boss, Bill McGarry.
McGarry was a tough disciplinarian of the old school. But he could not halt the drop into football's second tier in the 1977/8 season. Sporting a distinctive chequered suit (left), he took his squad to Sweden to prepare for a promotion push