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Eric Steel professional goal keeper

In the early 1970s Wallsend Boys’ Club helped produce another professional footballer. Eric Steele, was a goalkeeper who went on to play for Newcastle and then for Peterborough before becoming a goalkeeping coach. In 1971, as a schoolboy, Eric Steel played his second international football match for the England Schoolboys X1 against Scotland at Burnley. Eric, who was a pupil at Burnside High School, and an active member of Wallsend Boys’ Club, played in the England v Wales match at Denbigh, two weeks earlier, which England won 2-0. A press article said that Eric, 17 at the time and studying...
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