Norwich City legend Terry Bly dies
Michael Bailey Norwich City and Peterborough United legend Terry Bly has died at the age of 73.An inaugural member of the Canaries Hall of Fame, Bly suffered a heart attack at his Grantham home last night.He leaves a widow Glenda, two daughters Karren and Debbie and three grandchildren.
Norwich City and Peterborough United legend Terry Bly has died at the age of 73.
An inaugural member of the Canaries Hall of Fame, Bly suffered a heart attack at his Grantham home last night. He leaves a widow Glenda, two daughters Karren and Debbie and three grandchildren.
Bly's former Carrow Road team-mate Terry Allcock said: “I'm very sad and shocked by this news and first and foremost my thoughts go to his family.
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“He was a very level headed lad and deserved the success he had in his career. Although he was only at Norwich for a short while he made an immense contribution particularly in the Cup run. He was a popular guy and this is very sad news.”
Bly played 67 games for Norwich, scoring 38 goals, and was instrument in the club's historic 1958/9 FA Cup run - scoring seven goals in nine games as the Canaries reached the semi-finals as a Third Division side.
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His two-goal haul in City's giant-killing of Manchester United in January 1959 led to the memorable Pink 'Un headline “Bly, Bly Babes” as Sir Matt Busby's United were dumped out of the competition at a snow covered Carrow Road.
Bly's seven goals in the cup run all came at Carrow Road, following up his brace against United with two against Cardiff, the winner against Tottenham and another brace against Sheffield United in the quarter-finals.
A Norwich statement read: “The thoughts of everyone at Norwich City go to Terry's family and friends at this sad time.
“A moments applause with take place prior to Tuesday night's League One match against Leyton Orient in recognition of Terry's achievements with Norwich City.”
Bly also achieved legendary status at Peterborough, where he scored 87 goals in 101 appearances, including 52 goals in Posh's first season of league football in 1960/1- a club and Division Four record.
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