A special day for Wyn Davies on Saturday.
The name will always light up the eyes of those who watched him play for Newcastle United back in the 1960s.
A formidable centre-forward, ‘Wyn the Leap’ was a key member of the team that won the Fairs Cup in 1969, Newcastle’s most ‘recent’ trophy win…
Now 76, Wyn Davies says he was ‘humbled’ when he found out that there was going to be an unveiling of a commemorative plaque, marking his birthplace.
The former Newcastle player travelled from his home in Bolton to his birthplace in Caernarfon, to see the unveiling on the wall of 17 Maes Barcer.
Considering he also played for Man City and Man Utd in his career, lovely to hear what Wyn Davies said on Saturday.
The former striker said ‘Newcastle was the best club I played for. Humble people and fanatical.’
He also remarked on a yearly visit that 40 Newcastle fans make every year to come and see him, with former NUFC centre-back also joining them each time.
Wyn Davies speaking to the Daily Post:
“It was great of them to do this for me.
“I was a bit nervous about it but it was very humbling.
“There were many other good players to come out of Caernarfon, not just me. I am very grateful.
“Perhaps I should have come home when I finished playing with Newcastle. The people are down to earth and it’s home.
“Newcastle was the best club I played for. Humble people and fanatical.
“Around 40 Newcastle fans still come down every year to see me and another player who played after me, Pat Howard.
“They still sing the song to me that they used to sing on the terraces: ‘Come all without, come all within, you’ve not seen nothing like the Mighty Wyn’.”