Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sinclair Was Vital Part of Armoury; MEMORIES: Jackie Sinclair (Right) Reads an Old Fairs Cup Programme with Keith Dyson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sinclair Was Vital Part of Armoury; MEMORIES: Jackie Sinclair (Right) Reads an Old Fairs Cup Programme with Keith Dyson

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Byline: LEE RYDER

BOB MONCUR feels that Jackie Sinclair helped write the history books at St James' Park for the 1969 Fairs Cup-winning side.

Tricky winger Sinclair famously whipped in the vital corner in the second leg of the Fairs Cup final in Budapest for Moncur to head home the goal that began to drain the belief out of Ujpest Dozsa before the Magpies went on to record a 6-2 aggregate victory. Moncur also recalls Sinclair's goal in the semifinal against Glasgow Rangers when the old outside right netted to knock the Ibrox club out of Europe.

Moncur told the Chronicle: "He was a vital part of our armoury in Europe and he really did help us write history with his contributions.

"He could always deliver a good cross and he played with a smile on his face.

"I used to love watching him take on the full-backs, he was real old fashioned winger. …

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