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5 Dec 1922
Blackhall Colliery Welfare
Born in County Durham, a cole miner by trade (playing for his own colliery Blackhall), Bobby was something of a legend of his time at Newcastle United.
Playing over 300 games in all competitions for the Magpies he started his career during WWII, playing in numerous friendlies.
He would help his side win promotion to Division 1 in 1948.
An almost ever present in the team after that, he is one of the most decorated players in Newcastle's history. Winning the FA Cup three times.
Bobby, criminally, would be afforded the chance to represent his county at International level. A fact that lead club legend to declare he was 'the best uncapped full-back I've ever known'
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