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George Petchey - midfield stalwart of yesteryear

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View auk's Profile auk Flag 17 Jan 20 10.25am Send a Private Message to auk Add auk as a friend

Sad to read today that George Petchey had died, aged 88.

I recall his importance, as left half, in our 4th Division promotion side that also included Johnny Byrne, Terry Long, Vic Rouse, Alf Noakes, Ron Heckman etc.

He was hard tackling but a skilful passer and scored a fair few memorable goals from long range.

He also had playing spells with West Ham and QPR and was manager for a while at Millwall and Leyton Orient.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 17 Jan 20 10.32am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Sorry to hear a little before my time, RIP.

 


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View eagle180's Profile eagle180 Flag Croydon 17 Jan 20 10.43am Send a Private Message to eagle180 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagle180 as a friend

Remember him well, one of my favourites.
Father of Mark Petchey the tennis coach.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 17 Jan 20 10.46am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


I vaguely remember his name as a coach at Palace. According to Wiki he was the first English coach to get all the EUFA badges.

 

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View eagle in cornwall's Profile eagle in cornwall Flag Made In Thornton Heath. 17 Jan 20 2.20pm Send a Private Message to eagle in cornwall Add eagle in cornwall as a friend

RIP George Petchey. He was a tremendous number six and although he was a tough tackling mid fielder he was extremely skilful, it's so sad to learn of his passing

 


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

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 17 Jan 20 2.56pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

RIP. I remember our promotion year when we came second to Coventry and lost the last game against Oldham - I wonder if George was playing.

 

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View APenwithExile's Profile APenwithExile Flag Penzance 17 Jan 20 3.47pm Send a Private Message to APenwithExile Add APenwithExile as a friend

Very sad news - slightly before my time (my first game was in 1971) but he & the great Bert Head laid the ground for what we are now. Thank you George Petchey, R.I.P.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 17 Jan 20 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

One of my first Palace heroes. Shame the Club donít seem to ever honour/remember old players, like other clubs seem to do

 

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View Zimeagle's Profile Zimeagle Flag Harare 19 Jan 20 9.37am Send a Private Message to Zimeagle Add Zimeagle as a friend

RIP, and condolences to his family. He was a very important player, and later coach, who played a big part in Palace's rise from the 4th Division. It would be good to see the club recognise him at the Southampton game.

 

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