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Fairs Club: Robert Moncur

It seems to be appropriate that, as Newcastle United embark on their first European adventure in five years that the first FAIRS CLUB piece of the new campaign focuses on the last captain to win a trophy, and a European one at that. Robert ‘Bob’ Moncur was to be born in Perth, Scotland, on 19th January 1945, joining the Magpies as an apprentice professional in the October of 1960, as a raw 15 year old. By the time he would leave the club, for rivals Sunderland, some fourteen years ....


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Wyn Davies

“Come on without, Come on within, You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Wyn!”..the song Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann in the 60’s reworded by the Leazes End to worship the finest header of a ball ever to wear the black and white. Born on the 24th March 1942, Wyn Davies started life playing for his home town team Caernarfon whilst working in the quarries every day! He later ....


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Fairs Club By Jim Vaughn & Bill Gibbs

Born on 8th June, 1944 in Belfast, the soft spoken Irishman joined Newcastle United in 1960, going on to complete 412 appearances which puts him 7th in the all time list of Newcastle players’ appearances. Had David not lost a further 100 games to injury, he would no doubt have been top of the list for appearances! When he came to Newcastle he was immediately taken under another Northern ....


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Fairs Club Ollie Burton

  Borm Alwyn Derek Burton on 11th November 1941 in Chepstow, Wales, “Ollie” Burton was to start his career at Newport County in 1958 making 53 appearances and scoring 8 times. He then made the move to Norwich City in1960, playing 57 times and scoring 8 goals. Norwich won the Milk Cup that season at Wembley. His move to Newcastle United came in 1963 and he had a horrendous start ....


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Fairs Club John Mcnamee

FAIRS CLUB John McNamee  Now retired, John was the original hardman of professional football players who played in more than 281 league games between 1960 and 1976 as a defender. John was born on 11 June 1941in Coatbridge, a small town about 10 miles from Glasgow. John’s footballing philosophy can be summed up in a game against Chelsea at St James’ Park in the late1960s. After ....


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Tommy Gibb

Tommy Gibb, aged 65 was born in Bathgate on 13th December 1944.   Tommy played for Newcastle United between 1968 and 1977. In all he managed 199 games for the Toon and still holds the club record for 171 consecutive appearances. Tommy managed to net 12 goals for the Toon but will always be remembered for his industrious midfield skills.   Tommy began his career in junior football ....


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The Fairs Club

  Tommy Gibb, aged 65 was born in Bathgate on 13th December 1944.   Tommy played for Newcastle United between 1968 and 1977. In all he managed 199 games for the Toon and still holds the club record for 171 consecutive appearances. Tommy managed to net 12 goals for the Toon but will always be remembered for his industrious midfield skills.   Tommy began his career in junior ....


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Jim Scott

Following the death of Jackie Sinclair, we thought it fitting to write a few words about Jim Scott who played alongside Jackie in the late 60’s. Best friend Jim, attended the Falkirk Hospital with Jackie, providing Jackie with support and encouragement in his battle against cancer. Jim was born on 21st August 1940 in Falkirk and started his professional career in 1958 with Hibernian, ....


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The Fairs Club

Each issue the lads from the Fairs Club will pay tribute to our living legends, the 1969 Fairs Cup Winning Team. Jackie was born in 1943, John Evans Wright Sinclair and played 52 games for the Magpies, scoring eight goals between 1967 and 1969. The Fairs Club was formed by those privileged enough to follow United's debut tour of Europe through 1968 and 69 culminating in the Mags lifting the ....


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