Terry Bly

Born 22 October 1935 in Fincham – died 24 September 2009

Terry was a prolific goal scorer for the Posh.  A brave centre forward who had the knack  of being in the right place at the right time. Signed from Norwich City in June 1960 by Manager Jimmy Hagan he made an immediate impact at the Posh not only scoring on his debut for the Posh against Wrexham (our first game in the Football League) but scoring 5 hat-tricks and two pokers (4 goals in a game) as Posh swept to the 4th Division Championship.

In total in the 1960/61 season Terry scored a total of 52 league goals including 5 hat tricks and 2 pokers (4 goals) which are all still 4th Division and club records. In the 1961/62 season (in the 3rd Division) Terry was again our leading goal scorer though he ‘only’ managed to score 29 league goals!

Terry controversially left London Road for Jimmy Hill’s Coventry City’s team in a £10,000 deal where his rich goal scoring vein continued managing 26 goals in 32 league games.

Did you know: Whilst playing for Norwich City who at the time were in the Second Division, Terry helped them to the semi final of the FA Cup and in doing so defeated First Division sides Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United, following which national headlines of ‘Bly, Bly Babes’ was made in reference to the Busby babes.