|Former Blue Clarke Dies|
Thursday, 17th Feb 2011 19:04
Town have announced the death of former player George Clarke at the age of 89. Clarke played for the Blues between 1946/47 and 1953/54, making 37 starts and scoring one goal.
A centre-half, Clarke made more than 200 appearances for Town’s reserves and, having played for Manganese Bronze after finishing his professional career, lived in the Chantry area of town for many years.
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|ElvisMariner added 19:54 - Feb 17|
I remember meeting George when I was a kid as he worked with my Grandad at Manganese Bronze - he was a true gent - RIP George.
|Sindre94 added 21:13 - Feb 17|
Rest in Peace George...
|cobbold_fanatic added 21:15 - Feb 17|
didn't know of him before today, however its clear george was a true legend RIP
|gypo added 22:02 - Feb 17|
R.I.P George once a blue always a blue x
|Sospiri added 01:56 - Feb 18|
Wonder how much he got paid each week. I'm guessing not a lot. Probably had to call everyone 'sir' as well. Them was the days...
Always sad when one of the old guard passes away. Part of our heritage.
|HKBlue added 02:46 - Feb 18|
Sad to hear any "golden oldies" pass away, you're always assured they were true blues. Back then money was nothing to them, it was the passion to play football and to play for our club.
Thanks for your service Geroge, R.I.P
|We8Norwich added 08:20 - Feb 18|
Lets hope he can look down on the town with a smile on his face with PJ in charge.
|Fatcatevans added 10:55 - Feb 18|
A fond farewell to a fine footballer and all round sportsman who I have known all my life as I live next door to his son David. More importantly he was a lovely man. We will celebrate your life George and have that drink with you later. P
|exeterblu added 14:50 - Feb 19|
Once a Blue, Always a Blue.
|nobbyclarke added 23:42 - Feb 20|
i am so grateful for these twtd posts - thank you - and the nod to the old players from the Club - whatever age and era. My dad and i watched hundreds of matches thru the years and i can just about remember watchin him play .... In those days huge crowds watched every week / first and reserve teams. i have his contracts which show they earned about £7 / £10 a week + half more if win or draw. He used to walk to the ground on match days and train locally on the parks.before that tho' at the age of 18 like many thousands of other young people at the time he was whisked of to war , the RAF. But of course when the war finished 7 or so years later it was hard to pick up the pieces and follow your dreams. On of the few to score on his debut v northampton - but loved the game so much. I know he learnt ball skills playing with a tennis ball under a gas lamp in Rose Lane ips - different era same passion..... lovely man. great dad and friend.
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