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Happy 61st Birthday Gary Pierce

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  1. Jonzy54

    Jonzy54 Just doesn't shut up

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    38 years ago today Gary played the game of his life.Oh the memories.
     
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    el gringo Senior Member

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    Gary Pierce 61? Crap, I'm old.
     
  3. Wagstaffe Was Magic

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    What a hero . . probably the best day of my Wolves supporting life. They were such a great team and it had looked unlikely that they would ever get their just rewards by winning a major trophy. . . . When i now think about that day apart from Gary's amazing display , i think in particular of Mike Bailey. If ever there was a man who was a born leader, a natural Captain, who led by example, it was Mike. Mike Bailey was born to lift trophies at Wembley. . . and it was so 'right' to see him in the Royal Box that day . . . lifting that trophy and in his own lovely description . . . "turning around and seeing 'The Old Gold' and showing it to them!"
     
  4. Scallywolf

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    I was there. What a game he played!

    A great character and he was great company.

    Saves from Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh were all top drawer.

    Happy birthday Gary.

    A day I'll never forget.
     
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    I remember it well I was 13 great day ! He used to see the landladys daughter of the silver birch pub in parkfields !
     
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    Remember going to a London Wolves do a few years back with leedswolf & meeting GP. Spent quite a while with him chatting about the good days, thoroughly decent chap although he was a little (how shall I put it?) well oiled
     
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    I recall the dour, unsmiling Bill McGarry suddenly getting out of character and running onto the pitch at the end of the match to hug Gary who had been a rock in our defence.

    I also remember my all-time favourite player, the geat Kenny Hibbitt, bringing the cup to show off to the disabled wheel-chair Wolves fans ....what a gent !!!

    I still have the original recorded LP of the match somewhere in my attic !!!
     
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    Same age as me! Great win that against a team full of so called superstars!
     
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    Happy Birthday, Gary.

    Your wonder saves against City will never be forgotton - and 38 years down the line proves it!
     
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    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    Super team under Bill McGarry

    Happy Birthday Gary
     
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    I wonder if Rodney Marsh sent him a birthday card :rolleyes:
     
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    Very fond memories of 74.

    Happy Birthday Gary
    (and Bill McGarry would send another hug too, if he could)
     
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    Cant believe he was only 23 on that wonderful day,
    I had a drink with Gary in the 70s very nice guy. Happy 61st Gary
     
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    'Then we walk out through the tunnel and right facing us was the black and gold of the Wolves supporters... and the noise that they generated- the confidence they gave you, you couldn't wait to get the game started' Kenny Hibbitt on the 74 final.

    Great display from Pierce on a great day and time to be following the club.
     
  15. BB Wolf

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    Happy days and Happy Birthday Gary
     
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    I can remember a report a few years ago saying how Gary had fallen on very hard times. Does anyone know how he is these days?

    Happy Birthday Gary it is a day I will never forget as a 14 year old going to Wembley to watch us lift the cup. I can still see the match in my mind as if I was still there.
     
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    Still the happiest day I've ever had following the Wolves. Wept like a babby when Richards scored.
     
  18. XDevonwolf

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    I used to run Wolves Social FC in the Sunday League and Gary used to help with training the lads.

    I remember him watching one day and the ball went over a metal railing fence, the type with spikes on top. Quick as a flash he climbed over, got the ball back and climbed back over again. I gave him a roasting about the chance he'd just taken and he just laughed.
    A few weeks later he played for the first team in the league.

    A smashing bloke. Very down-to-earth, and liked a pint.
    Happy 61st Gary.
     
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    A great day, remember as one of the best days watching Wolves.
    Gary was superb as was all the team and the fans.
    Happy birthday Gary ( my 61st this year ) old but still proud to be a Wolves fan.
     

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