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View OldFart's Profile OldFart Flag By the sea 20 Sep 22 2.37pm Send a Private Message to OldFart Add OldFart as a friend

Jacko top class keeper. Seems strange these days but I remember him not wearing gloves.

 

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Does anyone recall in which match John made his league debut for the club. It must have been 64/65 season.

I think I may have first seen him play in a post-season friendly game against Croydon Amateurs in May 1964 at the Croydon Arena. I have the programme and 18 Palace players are listed, and it states that substitutes will be allowed and that it is anticipated that "they will all take some part in the match".

Could this have been his first game in the senior side, albeit a Friendly?

 

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John made his league debut v Swindon Town second game of the 64-65 season lost 2-0 away on August 25th.He waited along time for that as he played in the reserves from 1960-61. Bill Glazier was sold soon after to Coventry City.Palace did sign Tony Millington from West Brom and he shared the keeper place the rest of that season

 

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