Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tributes for Double Cup Hero Paddy, Key Man of 'Revie Plan'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tributes for Double Cup Hero Paddy, Key Man of 'Revie Plan'

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PADDY Fagan, one of the stars of the fine City team of the Fifties, has died, aged 83.

The Republic of Ireland international was a key man in the 'Revie Plan' team that reached successive FA Cup finals in 1955 and 1956.

Former team-mate Johnny Williamson paid tribute to his old friend, who scored 35 goals in 165 appearances for the Blues from 1953 to 1960.

"He had two great feet - I played with him for years and never knew which was his best foot," said Johnny. "He took penalties, and would take one with his left and the next with his right!

"He could also cross a ball beautifully. He played with some great players like Don Revie, Ivor Broadis, Bobby Johnstone and Ken Barnes, and was also an Irish international."

Born in Dublin as Fionan Fagan, Paddy was brought to Hull by the great Raich Carter, who was manager at Boothferry Park. …

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