In tribute to Ray Ducker

Ray Ducker was a Norwich City fan from the first game he went to with his brother back in the 1950s when he was just five years old, where he sat on the low wall that ran just in front of the Main Stand, watching great players like Johnny Gavin.

Ray Ducker was a Norwich City fan from the first game he went to with his brother back in the 1950s when he was just five years old, where he sat on the low wall that ran just in front of the Main Stand, watching great players like Johnny Gavin.

He witnessed the '59 cup run that we are proudly celebrating this year. Affectionately known as Arrdee, Ray was always full of wit and as a youngster he would compose topical songs to sing in the Barclay. One that stands out in memory was back in 1966 just after the club sold that great centre forward Ron Davies to Southampton and signed the defender Alan Black from Sunderland. Ray changed the words to that famous Los Bravos hit to “Black is Black, we want Ron Davies back” and had the whole Barclay singing along.

In the last few years Ray has been well known on the Pink 'Un messageboard where he was much loved by so many because of his great ability as a storyteller and his tales about Charlie Billington and “Bunny Larkins torn shorts” have been a joy to so many people.

And of course Ray started the Free Bet on that same message board. Together with the generous sponsorship of Dixmar racing Ray brought together City Fans from all over the world united in trying to “Ray's Funds For The Academy” with �400 raised to date.


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The tributes pouring onto the Pink 'Un messageboard over the last two days are testament to the amount of lives Ray touched with his wit, charm, good humour, kindness and generosity.

Arrdee will be so sadly missed by so many people.

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