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View stourbridgepalace's Profile stourbridgepalace Flag Stourbridge 30 Sep 10 6.03pm Send a Private Message to stourbridgepalace Add stourbridgepalace as a friend

I have just been to a 40 year reunion in Warlingham and an old friend's name came up in conversation but no one could shed any light on what he's now up to. Does anyone remember or know the whereabouts of an old mate of mine called Keith Walley who played in the Big Mal era. Keith and his family came from Weymouth and lived at the D&J in Thornton Heath. I lost touch with Keith after getting married and starting a family in 1976.

 

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View lyeemoon's Profile lyeemoon Flag Girne 01 Oct 10 7.59am Send a Private Message to lyeemoon Add lyeemoon as a friend

Interesting. He was the only scorer in a 1-1 draw with Millwall in front of a 30k + crowd on 17th November 1973 which would have endeared him to many. He then played only 3 more games before disappearing off the radar. He presumably was suffering from a bad injury as he is not shown transfering to another club.

 


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View lankygit's Profile lankygit Flag Lincoln 02 Oct 10 10.20pm Send a Private Message to lankygit Add lankygit as a friend

Not certain,as time,beer and funny fags have taken their toll, but I think he may have gone to Weymouth after us.

 


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View stourbridgepalace's Profile stourbridgepalace Flag Stourbridge 06 Oct 10 12.09pm Send a Private Message to stourbridgepalace Add stourbridgepalace as a friend

Yes the goal against Millwall made him instantly popular with the faithfull especially after a desperate start to the season. Palace were without a win in October so after the game at Swindon where he made the only goal of the game for Alan Whittle to score things looked promising. Shortly after followed a visit to Hull (Boothferry Park - looks a bit neglected now [Link] )where for some reason Big Mal decided to play our talented new right sided attacking mid-fielder at left back? This apparantly followed a late warm-up injury (Paddy Mulligan)and caused a re-shuffle. Hull's legendary right wing Ken Wagstaffe had a field day and scored 3 in no time and Big Mal not only blamed Keith for the defeat, he told him 'you'll never play for Palace again', He never did! I watched him at Tonbridge and then he spent time in Durban with Andy McBride. Keith was also mates with Ian Britton and Gary Stanley who were then at Chelsea and had a girlfriend called Val Smith from Penge. Sadly I can't trace him hence my post.

 

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View starks park's Profile starks park Flag 07 Oct 10 10.49am Send a Private Message to starks park Add starks park as a friend

Can't add anything more only to say his surname was spelt WHALLEY and I'm sure he was the son of our former relief manager ERNIE WHALLEY.

Big Mal got rid of him after a few games and I think he went out of the professional game.

 

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View stourbridgepalace's Profile stourbridgepalace Flag Stourbridge 07 Oct 10 11.35am Send a Private Message to stourbridgepalace Add stourbridgepalace as a friend

Hi starks park, sorry but I can honestly assure you Keith's name was spelt Walley. I have it on the 21st birthday card he sent me in his own writing.

Ernie Whalley was one of the coaching staff and absolutely no relation. Everybody used to ask them both just that and they would point out the different spellings. See the team photo with both shown at [Link]

Keith was a really good mate which is how I know what happened in the '70's but I am trying to find where he is now and sadly no one seems to know. Thanks for trying to help anyway.

 

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Quote stourbridgepalace at 07 Oct 2010 11.35am

Hi starks park, sorry but I can honestly assure you Keith's name was spelt Walley. I have it on the 21st birthday card he sent me in his own writing.

Ernie Whalley was one of the coaching staff and absolutely no relation. Everybody used to ask them both just that and they would point out the different spellings. See the team photo with both shown at [Link]

Keith was a really good mate which is how I know what happened in the '70's but I am trying to find where he is now and sadly no one seems to know. Thanks for trying to help anyway.

I bow to your greater knowledge Sir and stand corrected.

Funny how some things involving the Palace are incorrectly stored in the brain and only come to light some 40 years later.

I wish you luck in finding an old mate, try 192.com if he's on the phone and is registered in the book, you might be able to narrow it down to certain parts of the UK.


 

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View claretandblue's Profile claretandblue Flag Isle of Portland, Dorset 22 Oct 10 12.50am Send a Private Message to claretandblue Add claretandblue as a friend

Good evening Stourbridgepalace,
I am reading these posts with interest,i do hope you trace your friend Keith.I am a Palace fan,my home team is weymouth who i have watched for 40 years....
I am sure i can remember Keith Walley playing at Weymouth in mid-late 70s and was aware he was a Palace player.I will look at some of my programmes this weekend & try to find some info in the coming weeks as to where/what happened after Weymouth....

 

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View Morpeth Eagle's Profile Morpeth Eagle 22 Oct 10 1.22am Send a Private Message to Morpeth Eagle Add Morpeth Eagle as a friend

Gawd in all the 17 years I lived on Fraggle Rock,I thought I was in the minority of one of being a Palace fan on Portland,in fact my Palace beer glass is still in The North Portland Con Club after 25 odd years.....I`m still wracking my brain with the name of the goalie we got from Weymouth(Late70`s/Early80`s)...Any ideas

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Good evening Stourbridgepalace,
I am reading these posts with interest,i do hope you trace your friend Keith.I am a Palace fan,my home team is weymouth who i have watched for 40 years....
I am sure i can remember Keith Walley playing at Weymouth in mid-late 70s and was aware he was a Palace player.I will look at some of my programmes this weekend & try to find some info in the coming weeks as to where/what happened after Weymouth....


 

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View JasonAG's Profile JasonAG Flag 22 Oct 10 1.54am Send a Private Message to JasonAG Add JasonAG as a friend

Could have trouble finding him- this suggests he could be anywhere from weymouth to california:

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View Billy 10's Profile Billy 10 Flag sutton 20 Feb 20 7.34pm Send a Private Message to Billy 10 Add Billy 10 as a friend

Keith Walley was a good mate of mine.The last time i saw him however was in 1973 at our Wedding !

 

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