Jack Hixon of the North East

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Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 pm

Reading of the passing of Fred Smith today reminded of the part that Jack Hixon played in the smashing players we had in the 1950s and 60s.
I remembered reading an article in the Chronicle up here and managed to find it ---apologies if it has been posted before.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/f ... s-15069192
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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:08 pm

Not so much in the 1950s really but a good number in the 1960s - his best were probably O'Neil & Coates
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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by Darnhill Claret » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:28 pm

If only he’d have still been primarily linked to us when he scouted a certain Alan Shearer.
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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by Suratclaret » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:39 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Not so much in the 1950s really but a good number in the 1960s - his best were probably O'Neil & Coates
O'Neil and Coates...what a pair! Would have loved to see them in the present Burnley team.

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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by beddie » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 am

Ashingtonclaret. A great read. Jack certainly could spot a player. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by groove » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:58 am

Great little article. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Jack Hixon of the North East

Post by CleggHall » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:52 pm

Yes thanks for posting, this must have stuck in the craw of Newcastle United, finding all these north - eastern players for Burnley whilst their team only ticked over. Mind you the migration trend south started earlier with Adamson, Angus, Pointer, Robson,Talbut etc and carried on later with Hankin, Parker, Scott and others. But don't mention Phil Malley!
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