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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Wilf Carter.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:19 pm 

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So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to all his family.

Brilliant player and exceptional goal scorer. I have so many memories of those great days and those who played with Wilf - Johnny Newman, John Williams, Bruce Mclaren, George Robertson, Gordon Finch, George Kirby, Jimmy Mcannearney to mention just a few.

Thank you Wilf for giving so much pleasure to so many Argyle suporters.


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PRESTO wrote:
So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to all his family.

Brilliant player and exceptional goal scorer. I have so many memories of those great days and those who played with Wilf - Johnny Newman, John Williams, DaveMclaren, George Robertson, Gordon Finch, George Kirby, Jimmy Mcannearney to mention just a few.

Thank you Wilf for giving so much pleasure to so many Argyle suporters.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:38 pm 
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graiser wrote:
PRESTO wrote:
So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to all his family.

Brilliant player and exceptional goal scorer. I have so many memories of those great days and those who played with Wilf - Johnny Newman, John Williams, DaveMclaren, George Robertson, Gordon Fincham, George Kirby, Jimmy Mcannearney to mention just a few.

Thank you Wilf for giving so much pleasure to so many Argyle suporters.


Sorry mate just had too, but you are correct Johnny Willams, Gordon Fincham and Johnny Newman, best half back line ever and Wilfy with George Kirby and/or Jimmy Gauld bleddy great memories. R.I.P Wilf

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Wilf Carter.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:51 pm 

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Wilf Carter has always been my Argyle hero. I feel very very privileged to have seen him play for us when I was just in my early teens. He scored goals and scored goals and scored goals. He looked the part too. I remember trying to
copy his hairstyle going to the barber's in town and asking for 'a semi-crew on top with the sides swept back into a square neck....just like Wilf Carter please!' Fantastic times for a young lad and as others have said some great memories.... Rest In Peace Wilf in the certain knowledge that you had a profound effect on me and my peers and for me at least unsurpassed in all my time as a loyal supporter of Argyle.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:11 am 
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Condolences to Wilf Carter's family and friends.
For those who did not see him play, what you have heard is true. He had the swagger and arrogance necessary for a goal scorer, and while he could do other things, scoring goals was what he enjoyed. How often have we wished for a striker who could score from five yards in recent times? It's not as easy as it sounds. He could do it.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Wilf Carter.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 am 
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Wow...

1957-58 Wilf Carter - 32
1958-59 Wilf Carter - 25
1959-60 Wilf Carter - 22
1960-61 Wilf Carter - 28
1961-62 Wilf Carter - 20
1962-63 Wilf Carter - 14

If his funeral is in Bath then I might try and go along. If anyone hears anything then please let me know.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:22 am 

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Good to see so many brilliant comments. I had the privilege of spending a day with the great man in March 2008. He seemed surprised how many people remembered him and was deeply touched. Like many greats he had great humility. Some may think that it was because he played when football was still the working man's game. But believe me, this was one very humble man who considered himself lucky to have achieved what he did. He told me how he enjoyed walking from his home in Langhill Road to home games and meeting fans along the way. As we sat and reeled off the names of the people he played he always had just two words to say - "smashing lad". Although he was particularly fond of Peter Anderson and Johnny Williams, both of whom he said could have played at a higher level, he insisted that his success in front of goal was down to those around him. The words 'great' and 'legend' may be a little overused these days, but in this case they are fully deserved. Here was a man who had that intangible 'it', the quality that sets apart the great from the good. RIP Wilf.


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RIP Wilf.

One of my early childhood heroes, the other was Geoff Barnsley in goal!

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RIP Wilf.

One of my early childhood heroes, the other was Geoff Barnsley in goal!

Spoke to Geoff yesterday morning to pass the sad news. He was genuinely upset at the loss of oldest football pal. They had known each other for the better part of 62 years, having been lads together at the Hawthorns.


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This has brought back to me as a child visiting the brickfields to see Wilf and the Argyle squad training and afterwards into the pub for a few drinks, then wait for autographs, and meet these players, the 1959 argyle squad
were to me the favourites in my long association with Plymouth Argyle, visiting Home Park then was an absolute joy
for me, taken along by my Dad, the pairing of Wilf with Jimmy Gauld along with the excitement they generated always brought something special to the game, it's a great pity that todays loyal fans never got to see this side of
the 50s who were not paid the thousands that they are paid today, Geoff Barnsley was another fine asset who I
watched in his first game in Plymouth in a possibles v probables match Harry Brown being the existing keeper, Geoff
was a breath of fresh air and soon wore the goalkeepers shirt the following season, Wilf & Geoff both came from
West Bromwich Albion, & Jimmy from Everton, these players adequately supported by Williams, Wyatt, Penk, Anderson et al.
I have to stop now as I am getting upset with a lump in my throat.

RIP Wilf you will never be forgotten.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:03 pm 

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slider wrote:
This has brought back to me as a child visiting the brickfields to see Wilf and the Argyle squad training and afterwards into the pub for a few drinks, then wait for autographs, and meet these players, the 1959 argyle squad
were to me the favourites in my long association with Plymouth Argyle, visiting Home Park then was an absolute joy
for me, taken along by my Dad, the pairing of Wilf with Jimmy Gauld along with the excitement they generated always brought something special to the game, it's a great pity that todays loyal fans never got to see this side of
the 50s who were not paid the thousands that they are paid today, Geoff Barnsley was another fine asset who I
watched in his first game in Plymouth in a possibles v probables match Harry Brown being the existing keeper, Geoff
was a breath of fresh air and soon wore the goalkeepers shirt the following season, Wilf & Geoff both came from
West Bromwich Albion, & Jimmy from Everton, these players adequately supported by Williams, Wyatt, Penk, Anderson et al.
I have to stop now as I am getting upset with a lump in my throat.

RIP Wilf you will never be forgotten.

Slider, you sum it up well. You may be pleased to know that even to this day, Harry Penk, Peter Anderson and John 'Cardiff' Williams still meet up at least a couple of times a year. George Baker still alive and well living back in the Valleys. Len Casey was the club's guest at Southend on Saturday and he keeps well too.


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yes Wilf was a great player for the greens RIP

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My Dad started taking me to watch Bath City when I was at primary school, and Wilf was my first real life football hero. Wilf's days in the black and white stripes are very fondly remembered by those of us who were lucky enough to see him play.


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