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MANY are the long-serving Toon foot soldiers who have stayed unswervingly loyal to their one love.

Norman Adams from Battle Hill in Wallsend was one such man. A Newcastle United fan all his life.

Norman was laid to rest this week at the age of 84 having been a regular at all European Fairs Cup reunions along with his great friend Eddie McIntyre.

They used to always have a VIP front-row seat whenever we staged Fairs Club nights with the old players of '69.

Eddie, who scouted for Sunderland, took Norman into the St James' Park players lounge after a game with Sheffield Wednesday and introduced him to Pavel Srnicek.

They remained pals ever since. "Norman was a grand old man and typical of Newcastle supporters," said McIntyre.

"He loved those Fairs Cup nights. Many football folk will miss him."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 18, 2015
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