Mail reporter Craig Hope went out to Budapest with some of the players who played in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (Europa League is now the equivalent) back in 1969 – a long 50 years ago.
We won 6-2 over the two legs against Hungarian club Ujpesti Dozsa.
Craig has posted several great tweets on his Twitter account covering the event.
We will never forget those players who won the last trophy for Newcastle, and I was so pleased to have been at the first leg at St. James’ Park when we won 3-0 with all goals coming in the final 30 minutes.
Two from captain Bobby Moncur and one from Jim Scott.
Now when will we win our next trophy?
A “Blaydon Races” welcome for the NUFC Fairs Cup team of 1969 from the locals in Budapest (needs sound)… pic.twitter.com/48g8FYK958
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) June 13, 2019
Back in Ujpest for a civic reception with the Hungarian team they beat 50 years ago. (L to R): John Craggs, Alan Foggon, Bob Moncur, Jim Scott, Frank Clark, David Craig, David Clark, Keith Dyson, Ollie Burton. #nufc pic.twitter.com/gud1pa5IG6
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) June 15, 2019