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Former captain John Sewell passes away

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View PhuketEagle's Profile PhuketEagle Flag Phuket 21 Nov 21 4.44pm Send a Private Message to PhuketEagle Add PhuketEagle as a friend

I was there for that famous goal as a small 10-year old clinging to the railings near the half-way line of the Arthur. Never forgotten, toilet rolls, rattles, bobble hats, knitted scarves & 6d peanuts in paper bags. John, you'll live forever in my memory, thanks for everything.

 

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View EagleinSF's Profile EagleinSF Flag San Fransisco 21 Nov 21 4.54pm Send a Private Message to EagleinSF Add EagleinSF as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Think Iím correct in saying he was never booked throughout his playing career.

Yes- until his testimonial where he got booked

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 21 Nov 21 5.00pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

R.I.P
claret & blue legend.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 21 Nov 21 5.21pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

I was at the Astoria in Purley watching the 'Battle of Britain'.
Saw it on the Big Match the next day.

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 21 Nov 21 5.21pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Great servant of the club. RIP John.

 

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View trapperjohn's Profile trapperjohn Flag Horsham 21 Nov 21 6.12pm Send a Private Message to trapperjohn Add trapperjohn as a friend

Also his pen at Old Trafford which Stepney saved only for Shovel (not usually thought of as a fast mover) to follow up and score anyway. 1-1 draw if I remember correctly

 


I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.

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View Foxy0208's Profile Foxy0208 Flag Blackpool 21 Nov 21 6.32pm Send a Private Message to Foxy0208 Add Foxy0208 as a friend

Proper gentleman!

I was there when he scored against Leeds. Not sure he intended it but they all count!!

RIP John.

Worked with Alex Stepney many years ago - he was a decent salesman except all people actually wanted to do was chat about football.

Still know his daughter.

 


Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 21 Nov 21 6.52pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Think Iím correct in saying he was never booked throughout his playing career.

Not quite. Never booked in English football. Booked once during his later stint in the North American Soccer League. TBF some may argue that a Mickey Mouse league doesn't count!

 


Palace since 19 August 1972. Palace 1 (Tony Taylor) Liverpool 1 (Emlyn Hughes)

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 21 Nov 21 8.32pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

My first Palace captain and I was behind the goal when Sprake made the clanger :-) Iím sure they are both having a laugh about it now :-) John Sewell was part of a great Palace team that I started supporting in 1968. Back four of Loughlan, McCormack, Blyth and Sewell. Happy days. RIP Mr Sewell

 

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View Gribbo's Profile Gribbo Flag Bromley 21 Nov 21 8.39pm Send a Private Message to Gribbo Add Gribbo as a friend

I was best friends with his son Howard at Primary School. Took me to my first ever Palace game v Chelsea, 7th February 1970, in his Ford Cortina. Dropped me and Howard off at the Director's lounge for crisps and orange squash before going off to get changed for the match. Different times.

We lost 4 - 1 by the way, some things never change. I still have the black and white programme. Can recall Ian Hutchinson's whirly arm throw ins. Happy days.

True gent was John.

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag hove actually 21 Nov 21 8.39pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Did he and his family have a shop in Caterham Valley for a while? RIP skipper,

 

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View mooro's Profile mooro Flag Dino's Bar and Grill 21 Nov 21 8.45pm Send a Private Message to mooro Add mooro as a friend

Like previous posters Shovel was the first Palace captain I remember and I too was at that Leeds game.
My mum and dad used to bump into him every few years at Jazz dos in Sidcup when he was visiting family after he moved to the States.
His aunt owned a wool shop just outside Hither Green station,
RIP Skipper.

 


Time is still the infinite jest

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