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Player Details : Robert "Bobby" Moncur
Demographic Information
Name Robert "Bobby" Moncur
Date of Birth19/01/1945
Place of BirthPerth, Perthshire, Scotland
PositionDefender
Newcastle Statistics
Years 1960 - 1974
Debut:30/03/1963 - Luton Town [A] --- (W 3-2)
Appearances:358   [Starts: 355,  Subs: 3]
Goals:10
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Bobby joined Newcastle as an apprentice but once he broke into the first team he soon made his mark and was appointed as Captain in double-quick time. Indeed he is to date still the club's longest serving Captain. He was of course Captain on that glorious night when Newcastle won the Inter Cities Fairs Cup, scoring three goals over the two-legged final to boot!

He was also a Scottish international, playing 16 times for his country and captaining them nine times, and was an all-round superb centre-half. Such was the service he gave to the club that not a fan amongst the faithful held it against him that he went to Newcastle's greatest rivals, Sunderland, were he spent another season and a half before moving into management.

His first managerial position was as "player-manager" at Carlisle. Whilst he was in this role he literally stole Peter Beardsley right from underneath Newcastle's noses. He retired from playing to become the full-time manager at Carlisle and in all he spent four seasons there (16/11/1976 - 01/02/1980). He then moved back to Scotland to manage Hearts for a brief period before going to Plymouth for two seasons (01/06/1981 - 30/09/1983) then spending a final season back in the North with Hartlepool United.

Retiring from management Bobby became a sports journalist and radio pundit. He is still, and always will be, a very liked character in the North East, and very much revered on Tyneside, to this day.

Notable Transfers
Date From To Fee
June 1974 Newcastle United Sunderland Free Transfer
References

LMA, (ud), Bobby Moncur, Managerial History, League Managers Association, http://www.leaguemanagers.com/manager/history-450.html, [Accessed: 26/07/2009],

NUFC, 1964, Official Programme 24/08/1964, G.F. Laybourne & Co. Ltd., Newcastle, England,

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

Soccerbase, (ud), Manager > Bob Moncur, http://www.soccerbase.com/managers2.sd?managerid=235, [Accessed: 03/10/2008],

The Scottish FA, (ud), Bobby Moncur, http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/football_player_profile.cfm?page=823&playerID=113814, [Accessed: 06/07/2009],

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,