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Player Details : Ronald James "Ron" McGarry
Demographic Information
Name Ronald James "Ron" McGarry
Date of Birth05/12/1937
Place of BirthWhitehaven, Cumbria, England
PositionInside Forward
Newcastle Statistics
Years 1962 - 1967
Debut:15/12/1962 - Cardiff City [H] --- (W 2-1)
Appearances:132   [Starts: 129,  Subs: 3]
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Ron, nicknamed "Cassius", by many wits, because of his 'hustling and bustling' style, or, "Have Goals Will Travel" by others, was quite a favourite at St James's Park.

He was never a shy man, never letting a defender get in the first 'dig'. and quite happy to mix it with the toughest. He was brought to Newcastle, by Joe Harvey, to "do a job", and that job was to lead Newcastle out of the Second Division and in 1965 this mission was achieved.

Unfortunately the move up a division did not really suit Ron, as he was never able to have the same impact at that level and he moved on to Barrow. Spending only a season there he returned to the North East, and Tyneside, to play for Gateshead whom he subsequently went on to manage.


Notable Transfers
Date From To Fee
February 1962 Workington Bolton Wanderers  
December 1962 Bolton Wanderers Newcastle United £17,500
March 1967 Newcastle United Barrow £3,500

NUFC, 1964, Official Programme 24/08/1964, G.F. Laybourne & Co. Ltd., Newcastle, England,

Scott, K.H, 2015, Newcastle United Day by Day, KayLynM Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, ISBN: 978-0-9934201-0-8,