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John McNamee

John McNamee

Clubs played for: Celtic,Hibernian,Newcastle United,Blackburn Rovers & Hartlepool United.

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Biography: A Centre-half and an original hardman of football. He played in the Football League between 1966-74. He was part of Newcastle Uniteds 1969 Fairs Cup winning squad. During his time at Newcastle United he supplemented his wage by running a waste paper collection service. He owned his own lorry and turned up for training in it one day! When his playing career finished he became a painter and decorator however when his wife died in 1983 he became a postman in Cockermouth as it made things easier for him to look after his children. He worked as a postman until his retirement. He still lives in Cockermouth but had to move from his house for a year in 2009 due to the floods.




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McNamee, John He was the man, hard as nails, sleeves rolled up ready for business. Gary Sprake, the then Leeds goalkeeper was terrified if him. I was at the derby game in the late sixties when he scored the equaliser at Roker Park and he swung on the cross bar, what a guy.


McNamee, John Recall southend utd away 1972/3. Team bus pulled as it was being pelted by thugs. John mcanamee got off the bus and grabbed one of them and said something. The thugs went.


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