Our last trophy was won in black & white, unless you were one of the lucky ones to make it over to Budapest for the Fairs Cup final second leg, the best you would have seen would have been the highlights that we bring you below.

It is 46 years ago to the day that Newcastle United lifted that trophy, not many who were around back then, could have imagined what the next 46 years would(n’t) bring.

That European success came only fourteen years after United had won the FA Cup three times within the space of four years.

The first season Newcastle United competed in Europe and they bring back the Cup, you couldn’t make it up.

In this second leg match of course, Newcastle were battered in the first forty five minutes and went in two down, only three-two up on aggregate.

There then followed the great story of Joe Harvey calmly walking into a dispirited dressing room and asking what was wrong, when the players pointed out that United were being taken apart, Joe coolly replied that they just needed to get one and the Hungarians would fall apart (or words to that effect!).

They went out for that second half and Bobby Moncur quickly got his third goal of the two-legged final, the only three goals he would score for Newcastle.

The rest as they say is history, further goals from Arentoft and Foggon capping a magnificent fightback and 6-2 aggregate win.

Watch the classic action below.

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  • LeazesEnder

    Little did we know that we would spend a lifetime being cheated and lied to by a procession of owners who would take supporters for granted.

  • toonmad1956

    My father took me to the first leg when I was just 13 years old – I think I was more interested in the crowd than the match. The beginnings of a love affair that has lasted a lifetime.

  • Demented_Man

    Anyone recognise where the photo above was taken?

  • IntravenusMP

    Demented_Man back of the old stand?

  • nufcslf

    Almost brings back a bit of passion, then you scroll up and see the fat ones face and it is gone again.

  • LeazesEnder

    Demented_Man That is the administration block in the West stand car park Barrack Road behind the bus

  • LeazesEnder

    IntravenusMP Demented_Man You’re getting fresh!

  • IntravenusMP

    Favours for sailors x

  • jarra lad

    Demented_Man  The building on the left was used as a gymnasium for the players to train in when the weather was bad. The Supporters Club shop was just out of picture on the left, if I remember rightly, and you can see the turnstiles for the old Leazes End on the right. I was in the ground when the players paraded the Fairs Cup around the cinder track shortly after this picture was taken, having come up to Newcastle straight after school (Jarra Grammar).
    I went to all of the home games in the Fairs Cup run. The atmosphere was always brilliant and there were some great games and some fantastic goals – in particular two absolute crackers from Pop Robson against Sporting Lisbon and Real Zarragosa.
    I also went up to Glasgow for the semi-final first leg against Rangers – scary! As our coach made its way through Glasgow after the match the people in the Catholic areas were hanging out of their windows cheering us, but when we went through the Protestant areas they were chucking bottles at the bus! I remember stopping for chips at a chippy on the outskirts of Glasgow and the queue was full of Rab C Nesbitt lookalikes in their vests!
    Happy days!