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Player Details : Thomas Gibb
Demographic Information
Name Thomas Gibb
Date of Birth13/12/1944
Place of BirthBathgate, Lothian, Scotland
PositionMidfield
Newcastle Statistics
Years 1968 - 1975
Debut:14/08/1968 - Sheffield Wednesday [A] --- (D 1-1)
Appearances:264   [Starts: 250,  Subs: 14]
Goals:17
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Starting his career with junior side Armadale Thistle, Tommy soon joined Partick Thistle where he graduated to the Scotland Under-23 squad. Joining Newcastle, bought by Joe Harvey as "a one for the future", Tommy got an early opportunity and siezed it with both hands, hardly missing a game in the following three seasons. Indeed he went on to create a club record, appearing in 171 consecutive games!

Tommy's contribution to the side is often underratted, yet his contribution to the team was vital. His powerful midfield running hardly earned any praise but this created many chances for others around him. In his first season with Newcastle he was a Fairs Cup winner, and in his final season a FA Cup runner-up.

Before returning home to Scotland to become a respected publican, Tommy had spells with Sunderland and Hartlepool.

 

Notable Transfers
Date From To Fee
01/08/1968 Partick Thistle Newcastle United £45,000
June 1975 Newcastle United Sunderland Free Transfer
References

Scott, K.H, 2015, Newcastle United Day by Day, KayLynM Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, ISBN: 978-0-9934201-0-8,

Williams, T., Peskett, R., eds, 1971, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971-72, Queen Anne Press, London, England,

Wright, G., Dunk, P., eds, 1973, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1973-74, Queen Anne Press, England,