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View chislehursteagle's Profile chislehursteagle Flag Garden of England 30 Aug 15 10.48pm Send a Private Message to chislehursteagle Add chislehursteagle as a friend

I dont know if anyone can help me with this query , i am looking for anything newpaper articles ,or photos , or any information about a centre forward that played for Palace from 1952 to 55, his name was Robert Thomas , we signed him from Fulham, apart from his wickepedia page of which i have found there doesnt seem to be much on him...my daughter gets married next year and "Robert Thomas" was my future son-in-laws Grandadand ( sadly not with us anymore) he has got one team photo of Mr Thomas when he played for Fulham with the great Tommy Trinder standing on the end of the team picture. I would love to get some more info, maybe there is one of our older supporters who could tell me a bit about him. I know its a long shot but worth a try ...thanks chaps.....

 

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View Joe Bloggs's Profile Joe Bloggs Flag Nr Norwich 30 Aug 15 11.03pm Send a Private Message to Joe Bloggs Add Joe Bloggs as a friend

A bit pissed off having to admit to being an older supporter but hey! I used to watch Bob Thomas play for Palace, he certainly came from Fulham and he was getting to the end of his career.

I suggest that you look in a copy of Roy Pesketts book on Palace to find a Palace team photo.

 

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View chislehursteagle's Profile chislehursteagle Flag Garden of England 31 Aug 15 6.53am Send a Private Message to chislehursteagle Add chislehursteagle as a friend

Thanks Joe i will look on Amazon for that book.

 

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Bob Thomas in action for Palace against Southend at Selhurst Park March 20th 1954, Palace won 4-2 and Bob scored two of them.

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Bob Thomas signed from Fulham Sept 1952 (then aged 33) and made a total of 102 appearances and scored 33 goals for the club he left Palace in 1955 to end his career in non league football at Tunbridge Wells FC, the programme and line up is from a Division 3 South fixture on Saturday 4th April 1953.

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View chislehursteagle's Profile chislehursteagle Flag Garden of England 31 Aug 15 9.07am Send a Private Message to chislehursteagle Add chislehursteagle as a friend

Thanks Palace67 not only a teriffic picture of Robert but the information you gave with it makes it even more special.

 

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View Palace67's Profile Palace67 Flag Diss, Norfolk 31 Aug 15 9.17am Send a Private Message to Palace67 Add Palace67 as a friend

My pleasure, here's the programme cover from the Line up.

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I will have a look also for Palace programmes spanning the 52/55 seasons......i know they have very limited informatin on players inside probably just the teams and a few adverts ....as that is what the programmes were like in those days ....again thanks for posting those pictures......

 

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I do get the impression that Robert Thomas was a strong bustling old fashioned type of centre forward .

 

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I have an original of that action photo v Southend so if you would like a high res scan of it please pm me and I'll email it to you.

I also have 2 photos of him while at Fulham, one here and one on the next mail

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Zaha, Williams, Murray, Ambrose, Scannell.

A 5-man forward line who scored 3 goals in 10 minutes on 27th September 2011 at .......................

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Here's a portrait of him at Fulham

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Zaha, Williams, Murray, Ambrose, Scannell.

A 5-man forward line who scored 3 goals in 10 minutes on 27th September 2011 at .......................

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View PalacePhotoMan's Profile PalacePhotoMan Flag Wallington 31 Aug 15 10.30am Send a Private Message to PalacePhotoMan Add PalacePhotoMan as a friend

And here's one of him at Palace, dated August 1954.

Again, if you'd like a copy of this original please PM me.

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Zaha, Williams, Murray, Ambrose, Scannell.

A 5-man forward line who scored 3 goals in 10 minutes on 27th September 2011 at .......................

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