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Tommy Gibb

Tommy Gibb

Clubs played for: Partick Thistle,Newcastle United,Sunderland & Hartlepool United.

Born: 1944

Birthplace: Bathgate, Scotland

Position: Midfielder

Biography: An industrious midfield player he played in the Football League between 1968-78. He is best remembered for his time at Newcastle United where he played in 171 consecutive games for the club and this is still a club record. He also played in both legs of Newcastle Uniteds winning Inter Cities Fairs Cup team of 1969. He went on to run a pub in Armadale West Lothian for ten years. He was then employed in the haulage business until problems with his back forced him to take early retirement. He still lives in Armadale.

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Gibb, Tommy My all time favourite Newcastle player. If he played well we won but if he played badly he never hid. I will never forget the moment when Eusebio had him cornered beside the corner flag in the Leazes end. A drop of the shoulder and flick of the ball left a confused Eusebio looking at the flag. Tommy Gibb my ultimate football hero
26-11-22 Thomas Melia

Gibb, Tommy Incredible first season at NUFC, Gibbo never let the Toon down a great team man.
13-06-22 Trev Jones

Gibb, Tommy Apart from Macdonald, Gibbo was always my favourite. Like the previous writer, I could never understand why he got some stick later on in his career at Newcastle. Apparently played 171 consecutive 90 minutes for us from his debut onwards. I guess he’s a favourite for me because he scored the winner against Chelsea on his home debut in 1968, and I think that was only my second ever game.
01-01-22 Chris Gray

Gibb, Tommy One of those players every team needs. Not technically gifted but an industrious tough tackling ball winner who never hid.
11-08-21 Alan Smith

Gibb, Tommy A wholehearted player for some reason I could never understand the crowd always had a go at him. I thought he was great.
09-03-21 Joe McMillan

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