Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Pass out of the Army to United

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Pass out of the Army to United

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VIC KEEBLE had to get a pass out of his army barracks to travel and sign for United back in February of 1952.

"I was billeted near Basingstoke and was instructed by Jimmy Allan, our manager, to come up to London to meet Stan Seymour and the Newcastle directors," said Vic. "I was naive and said to Seymour: 'What's in it for me?' "Quick as a flash Stan replied: 'Oh, we don't do anything like that.' A short while later Jimmy Scoular signed and got a right few quid.

"Instead I received pounds 3 in season and two quid out of season. It reminded me of what Tommy Docherty said when he joined Preston. He got pounds 8 in the winter and pounds 6 in the summer and complained that Tom Finney had eight quid all year round.

"But he's a better player the manager replied. Quick as a flash the Doc said: 'Not in the summer he isn't! …

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