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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 11 Nov 19 3.53pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I have an idea who it is !

Did you see any of these superstars play - bit before my time.

 

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View Conwy56's Profile Conwy56 Flag Conwy 14 Nov 19 12.20pm Send a Private Message to Conwy56 Add Conwy56 as a friend

I have spoken to the family who raised no objections to me naming the gentleman in question.

I am sure many will have realised who he is.

Alan Woan, rising 89 next year and still a combative character who regularly attends Turf Moor and freely offers his opinion on the matches he views.

Thank you all for helping me start to answer the question.

I wonder if the Palace have and "official" archivist who may be able to supply further information on this question

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 Nov 19 12.34pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Conwy56

I have spoken to the family who raised no objections to me naming the gentleman in question.

I am sure many will have realised who he is.

Alan Woan, rising 89 next year and still a combative character who regularly attends Turf Moor and freely offers his opinion on the matches he views.

Thank you all for helping me start to answer the question.

I wonder if the Palace have and "official" archivist who may be able to supply further information on this question

Didn't it use to be the the vicar?

 


One more point

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 14 Nov 19 1.04pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Didn't it use to be the the vicar?

Rev Nigel Sands, if memory serves me correct. Hence why we are called 'Stripey Nigels'(so ive been told)

 


Is joining the 'Grumpy Old Gits' Club

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 14 Nov 19 1.05pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Conwy56

I have spoken to the family who raised no objections to me naming the gentleman in question.

I am sure many will have realised who he is.

Alan Woan, rising 89 next year and still a combative character who regularly attends Turf Moor and freely offers his opinion on the matches he views.

Thank you all for helping me start to answer the question.

I wonder if the Palace have and "official" archivist who may be able to supply further information on this question

His son Ian Woan is Assistant Manager at Burnley.
I remember his with a terrific left-foot and was great at free kicks over a wall in the mould of Stuart Pearce.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 14 Nov 19 1.09pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by chris123


Did you see any of these superstars play - bit before my time.

I don't recall seeing playing for us any of the players in their late 80s mentioned on this thread.

 

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View Osvaldo's Profile Osvaldo Flag Epsom 14 Nov 19 4.12pm Send a Private Message to Osvaldo Add Osvaldo as a friend

Petchey and Choules would still put in a performance today. They played for peanuts and I was really proud of their style of play because it was entertaining. How can we be proud of football that bores you to death knowing that these guys are earning more in a year than the average guy/girl would earn in a lifetime!
Roy, you remember these players of the fifties and sixties. I was really proud of them when they only lost 4-3 to a full strength Real Madrid, what a team, what a performance!

 

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View CharlesPaterson's Profile CharlesPaterson Flag 14 Nov 19 5.03pm Send a Private Message to CharlesPaterson Add CharlesPaterson as a friend

Originally posted by Conwy56

I have spoken to the family who raised no objections to me naming the gentleman in question.

I am sure many will have realised who he is.

Alan Woan, rising 89 next year and still a combative character who regularly attends Turf Moor and freely offers his opinion on the matches he views.

Maybe Palace and Burnley could arrange something for the fixture at the end of the month, have him receive a round of applause in the centre circle or something..

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 14 Nov 19 5.12pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Osvaldo

Petchey and Choules would still put in a performance today. They played for peanuts and I was really proud of their style of play because it was entertaining. How can we be proud of football that bores you to death knowing that these guys are earning more in a year than the average guy/girl would earn in a lifetime!
Roy, you remember these players of the fifties and sixties. I was really proud of them when they only lost 4-3 to a full strength Real Madrid, what a team, what a performance!

I have a faint memory of Petchey playing for us in the 60s but I don't recall Choules.

 

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View eagle in cornwall's Profile eagle in cornwall Flag Made In Thornton Heath. 15 Nov 19 1.46pm Send a Private Message to eagle in cornwall Add eagle in cornwall as a friend

So pleased to read that all the above mentioned Player's are alive and well, I have some great memories to recall from all of them.
I spoke with Tony Collins a while back, he now lives in Kensington and will be 94 next year. He was an extremely fast left winger and left the Club in 1959

 


........................Then along came Johnny Byrne! and the rest, as they say, is history.....................

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 15 Nov 19 3.19pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I have a faint memory of Petchey playing for us in the 60s but I don't recall Choules.


I'm surprised at that, Mr W. I've always thought you were about my vintage; but, that not being the case, I'd better say no more.

Len Choules was an ever-present at centre half for years - till around 1960, I think. I have memories - both good and bad - of a particular home match against Carlisle in 1959. I belonged to a syndicate which bought some tickets at every home game for the draw for the match ball, and at half time when the winning number was announced, we found that we'd won. The bad news that day was that with Palace having been 0-1 down for most of the game, Len put the result beyond doubt with a fantastic own goal at the Whitehorse end, his back pass from about 30 yards clearing the goalkeeper's head (probably Vic Rouse) by about 5 yards. For years afterwards we played with that ball - always known as the Choules ball - in Brockwell Park.

 

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View CharlesPaterson's Profile CharlesPaterson Flag 15 Nov 19 4.38pm Send a Private Message to CharlesPaterson Add CharlesPaterson as a friend

Originally posted by JRW2


I'm surprised at that, Mr W. I've always thought you were about my vintage; but, that not being the case, I'd better say no more.

Len Choules was an ever-present at centre half for years - till around 1960, I think. I have memories - both good and bad - of a particular home match against Carlisle in 1959. I belonged to a syndicate which bought some tickets at every home game for the draw for the match ball, and at half time when the winning number was announced, we found that we'd won. The bad news that day was that with Palace having been 0-1 down for most of the game, Len put the result beyond doubt with a fantastic own goal at the Whitehorse end, his back pass from about 30 yards clearing the goalkeeper's head (probably Vic Rouse) by about 5 yards. For years afterwards we played with that ball - always known as the Choules ball - in Brockwell Park.

What a great post and memory.
I also used to play over Brockwell Park as a kid..

 

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