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View Charlie Croker's Profile Charlie Croker Flag Hampshire 04 Nov 21 2.15pm Send a Private Message to Charlie Croker Add Charlie Croker as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

It's all been said really. Did a lot of good for our club and I particularly admired his tough stance with agents. He, unfortunately, lacked the financial support and/or the business acumen to take us further.

Speaks a lot of sense about football generally and I like to think he still has a soft spot for Palace. Didn't he use to live in a suite at the Grosvenor House Hotel? Always thought that was cool.

He did - and when I worked at Marriott (who bought the GHH), it was widely known he was badly in arrears. I've no doubt he paid up before he left, but was give a lot more flexibility on payment terms than you or I would have gotten.

 


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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 04 Nov 21 3.23pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

A Wheeler Dealer, a ducker and a diver. Made his money much like Goldberg in an emerging market where there was little or no regulation and scrutiny. The days when you could fly by the seat of your pants and for a while get away with it.

Tried to run the club by the same methods. Pay bills at the last minute and use 'innovative' finance that in the end bit him on the bum.

Loved the club but lied to the supporters. (Biggest fib being the day we all celebrated just how clever he was (n't) when he claimed to have bought the ground.

He made the decisions and despite his blaming many other factors took the club to the brink of extiction. Not only that but took down many small local suppliers as their bills went unpiad and even failed to pay charities like St John's Ambulance.

Now presents himself as the voice of football despite it clearly being a business he was no too good at.

But the roller coater was fun while it lasted eh?

 

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View cantrbury eagle's Profile cantrbury eagle Flag Canterbury 16 Nov 21 9.42pm Send a Private Message to cantrbury eagle Add cantrbury eagle as a friend

My might be a rumour but it is alleged his 40th birthday.he had Riverboat up the Thames with Kid creole and the coconuts, performing then Dock on private jetty leading to a small hall where Bryan Ferry then the specials who he had reunited performed. Think he lived in the Hilton for a year his book was a very god read.

 

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View Omph's Profile Omph Flag Liverpool 17 Nov 21 9.10am Send a Private Message to Omph Add Omph as a friend

The man has a real talent for being wrong.

Edited by Omph (17 Nov 2021 9.13am)

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 17 Nov 21 11.26am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Very opinionated, often right.

He bought us up without fully realising what it takes to be a successful chairman Of a football club. He had no previous footballing Experience, and arrogantly thought he could do it all himself. Gave himself a massive learning curve, failed to get help from the right places and got a few things wrong because of it. But despite this still came close to succeeding.

Loved his stance on agents, although ultimately he was outnumbered and ended up banging his head against a wall.

I've a feeling that we're he to venture into being a chairman again now, he'd do things differently, and probably be a lot more successful.

 

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View est1905's Profile est1905 Flag 17 Nov 21 5.07pm Send a Private Message to est1905 Add est1905 as a friend

He was a breath of fresh air to begin with and in a time when millions still made a difference he was willing to spend and completely rebuild our team. He couldn't get his head around the way greed conquers all in the football industry where the likes of agents pretty much ran the game.
Largely down to his complaints and his shining a light on some practices that went on in football at that time change has come. For example, agents are now more regulated and have to be far more transparent (as do the clubs). This is largely (not all) down to Simon Jordan. But....he had a massive ego and he was desperate to look like the clever businessman you cant pull one over on. This was what really initiated the lies about buying the ground as well as other indescretions while chairman.
In the end it was the right time to go. He loved Palace and badly wanted success but in the end he ran out of both money and ideas. Having read his book I do sympathize with him in his claim that Parish tricked him out of the club. Its possible but then again Parish was clever enough to share the financial burden with others and was fortunate enough to be able to learn from Jordan's mistakes.
We can debate all night about the circumstances of his departure but I think the majority of Palace fans if offered the current regime or Simon Jordan on his own the overwhelming majority would want to stick with what we have

 

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View saveloy's Profile saveloy Flag carmarthen 17 Nov 21 5.43pm Send a Private Message to saveloy Add saveloy as a friend

Simon used to be a good friend of mine back in the day.We used to meet up behind his house in the Palace car park where there would be about 12 of us playing football,we also played tennis in the Lady Edridge school,lost contact when i moved to Wales.

 

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View Joe Bloggs's Profile Joe Bloggs Flag Nr Norwich 17 Nov 21 5.45pm Send a Private Message to Joe Bloggs Add Joe Bloggs as a friend

Ruddock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peter Taylor having previously saying that he did not rate him...then after the sacking being nasty on tv.

Red Jacket and blond hair to laugh at.

But, thanks for rescue.

No thanks for lies about owning the ground.

 

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View IMMER PALACE's Profile IMMER PALACE Flag BIELEFELD 17 Nov 21 7.56pm Send a Private Message to IMMER PALACE Add IMMER PALACE as a friend

His show is virtually the only decent show on Talksport these days.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 18 Nov 21 7.32am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by est1905

Having read his book I do sympathize with him in his claim that Parish tricked him out of the club. Its possible but then again Parish was clever enough to share the financial burden with others and was fortunate enough to be able to learn from Jordan's mistakes.

Parish & Co also purchased the ground and made sure that they took charges over it to secure the monies that they injected which made sure that their funds weren't at risk

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 18 Nov 21 8.26am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Orange man bad.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Aray's Profile Aray Flag South London 18 Nov 21 9.29am Send a Private Message to Aray Add Aray as a friend

I like him on Talksport but cant listen to it coz of the adverts. Respect him for saving the clube but he was naive and it showed. I completely understand his anger v CPFC10. They knew what they were doing, financially, and that is why he is bitter. He lost millions and they made millions.

 

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