Saturday, 28 April 2012
I Love the 70s: It's Iam not Ian McFaul
Continuing our 1970s theme here's another page from The Tiger Book of Soccer Stars 1971.
Today's star is another goalkeeper. This time it's Newcastle United's number one Iam McFaul.
I've always thought McFaul was tiny for a keeper but according to Tiger he was 5ft, 9 and a half inches. Which is taller than me if nothing else.
In his time at Newcastle he helped the team to victory in the 1969 European Fairs Cup. They beat Rangers in the semi-final and then Hungarian side Ujpest FC 6-2 on aggregate in the final over two legs.
He played for his country too but he had the misfortune to be a contemporary of Northern Ireland's greatest keeper, Pat Jennings.