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Alan Suddick, who died on 16 March, 2009, was a gifted midfielder who played for Newcastle and Blackpool in a career that began in the early '60s at the tender age of 17. He played in the same boys team as Colin Clish and Norman Hunter before being scouted by Newcastle United, despite his family in Chester-le-Street being Sunderland fans. He quickly rose through the youth team and reserves and made his first team debut at 17 years and 158 days, setting a Newcastle record as their youngest ever player. He soon established himself in the first team and became popular for his flair and precise passing, earning the nickname the 'Durham Daddler'. After 152 games and 43 goals he left St James' Park for Bloomfield Road for a record fee of £63,000. At Blackpool he again established himself as a key figure in the team, impressing the fans with his commitment. He was a great striker of the ball and became a free-kick specialist - in the 1968/69 campaign he was the club's top scorer. He was also part of the Blackpool side that won promotion to the First Division in 1970. In a decade with Blackpool he scored 76 goals in 348 games and earned the nickname 'The King of Bloomfield Road'. Before his retirement he went on to short spells at Stoke City, Southport, Bury and Barrow. He settled in Blackpool and regularly attended his former club's matches before losing his battle with cancer at the age of 64.
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Published from: March 16, 2009.
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Brilliant player, seriously injured during early 60's. I remember his comeback game in the reserves v Man City 7000 turned out.
Left by Robert Bagrie: 27/11/2011
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Left by Robert Bagrie :
Used to go to St:James Pk with my grandad {Tom Rutherford}..when I was 10 or so-can still see Alan in my minds eye proudly wearing the Black & White stripes. Got his autograph one day also.. Those WERE The Days... Very sad news..he was brilliant
Left by Terry Slesser: 07/12/2010
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