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Bob Moncur

Years at United: 1960-1974

Rightly considered as one of Newcastle’s finest ever captains, Bob 'Bobby' Moncur achieved what dozens of skippers have since failed to do – lift a major piece of silverware.

Signed as an apprentice in October 1960, he worked his way through the ranks before making his Division Two debut in 1963 against Luton as an 18-year-old.

It wasn’t until the 1967/68 season that he made his mark though - the Perth-born centre-back forming a formidable partnership with John McNamee.

Moncur, rugged and determined, was handed the captain’s armband during the second-half of the campaign and having seen his club side qualify for Europe, Moncur then won his first cap for Scotland against Holland in Amsterdam in May 1968. He would later captain his country too.

But his greatest achievement for Newcastle was undoubtedly the role he played in the club’s Inter City Fairs Cup success in 1969 - an eventful run against the likes of Sporting Lisbon and Glasgow Rangers that culminated in a two-leg final against Hungarian giants Ujpesti Dosza.

At home in the first leg, Newcastle won 3-0 thanks to Jim Scott and a brace from Moncur in front of almost 60,000 at Gallowgate.

Two down at half time in the second leg, the captain found the perfect reply, scoring within a minute of the restart with a crisp left-foot volley that silenced the home crowd and sparked a stirring comeback that saw United win 3-2 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate.

Moncur, who marshalled the back four superbly, would have another chance to repeat that feat in 1974 in the FA Cup final against Liverpool, but saw his side crash to a 3-0 defeat in what turned out to be his last game for United.

A successful radio broadcaster, he now represents the club as an official ambassador.

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