Where is legend John Gray these days?????

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Where is legend John Gray these days????? Reply with quote

Was having a conversation with mate over the weekend and we wondered where legend Hooker John Gray was these days..... Any ideas? Any links that would provide more info on him??
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he is living in Sydney.


Here is an old thread about him:
http://www.mightybears.com/viewtopic.php?p=5586

Here is a photo from a recent players reunion. Is it John Gray?
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photo above looks like Terry Adams (on the right) with Gary Larson.

John Gray taught me at school. I asked someone the other day about him. He is teaching at Marist Brothers again and is living in Northbridge, to the east of the shopping centre down Sailor's Bay Road. You just can't take the BEAR out of the man.

He is one of the world's true gentlemen and I am hoping to bump into him again as soon as possible.

Shortly before my Father died 2 years ago, I saw John at the Royal NS Hospital getting some therapy on that injury that he sustained a few years back.

Hope that helps Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to hear John is working because from what i heard he wasn't
in good condition for a while. Hopefully the back problem is behind him.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the last time i saw he was at the 2005 north sydney reunion he's looked and was goin alright and he rang me up about 6 months ago still the same goin good, i think he said he was workin at a bank.
he was ringing up because he didn't get the message until late about my uncle neville makin passed away yeah he missed the funeral but still there was a big turn out for the big lovable big bear family and friends.


cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wrong above about John being at Marist.

It was another Mr Gray.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumped into John at the Fish Market, Pyrmont, yesterday. Still the same - a f****** great man.

Sadly he told my wife what a great student I was. I think the lies come from his time at Manly.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodenspoon wrote:
Hopefully the back problem is behind him.


3 years on and I finally saw the pun Laughing

He is still hobbling a bit, but his mind is as sharp as ever.

Not as good as the Cadbury Kid (Greg Bird), with a glass and a half in every block (of flats).
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought you might like to see an article about him from 1982. I have a large poster if anybody is interested.




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw Johnny Gray yesterday at the CC Bears foundation lunch.. had a quick chat.. he is also looking very fit.. just has the limp now from his accident a few years back....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this article from a few years back:

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2007/05/04/League-Extra.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2007/05/05/2479_league_lines.html&usg=__o5um0-u9_VCKS04L--UNpxKZwIA=&h=382&w=330&sz=43&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&tbnid=DRq7Rirgs-wuUM:&tbnh=123&tbnw=106&ei=thlqUIrUC-HXmAX_uIGgCg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Djohn%2Bgray%2Brugby%2Bleague%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26cr%3DcountryAU%26gl%3Dau%26tbs%3Dctr:countryAU%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1

(sorry, I don't know how to hyperlink). Nice photo in there too.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sad that john supports manly. just terriable yes he played for em but hahha he got suspended and missed the 1978 grand final, should of kept playin with the bears
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