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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 30 Dec 22 11.27pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by bryne and holton

The current owners/ management do not seem very interested in
the players who played for the club before 1990. Parish perhaps
"recognizes" Mark Bright but appears possibly disinterested in
anybody who played for the club before then. John Jackson
apparently gets a mention on the Orient site but nothing from
Palace. The death of Terry Long ignored. The Johnny Byrne
lounge apparently becomes a broom cupboard.

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View jackosperoni's Profile jackosperoni Flag Penzance, Cornwall 31 Dec 22 12.18am Send a Private Message to jackosperoni Add jackosperoni as a friend

To be fair to Parish, he may be too young to have seen Jacko play. But, it does beg the question as to whether Palace need to appoint a club historian, if they don’t already have one.

The Rev Nigel Sands used to perform this role very well. The club’s web site obitis a bit like warm to say the least.

It has to be remembered that Palace’s crowds in the old First Division after the club’s first promotion in 1969 were significantly higher in those days than they are now. London derbies regularly attracted 40k plus attendances when most of the ground was standing only. When we won promotion from the old Div 2 in 1969 over 37k were in attendance to see us beat Fulham 3-2 (having been 2-0 down at h/t), while in 1979 ‘the team of the 80s’ attracted in excess of 49k to the final game of the season against Burnley.

So, while the TV coverage may be much greater these days, a lot more of us actually saw Jacko’s heroics in the flesh. And, in my mind he will always be a Palace hero.

 


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View jackosperoni's Profile jackosperoni Flag Penzance, Cornwall 31 Dec 22 12.24am Send a Private Message to jackosperoni Add jackosperoni as a friend

To be fair to Parish, he may be too young to have seen Jacko play. But, it does beg the question as to whether Palace need to appoint a club historian, if they don’t already have one.

The Rev Nigel Sands used to perform this role very well. The club’s web site obit for Jacko is a bit like warm to say the least.

It has to be remembered that Palace’s crowds in the old First Division after the club’s first promotion in 1969 were significantly higher in those days than they are now. London derbies regularly attracted 40k plus attendances when most of the ground was standing only. When we won promotion from the old Div 2 in 1969 over 37k were in attendance to see us beat Fulham 3-2 (having been 2-0 down at h/t), while in 1979 ‘the team of the 80s’ attracted in excess of 49k to the final game of the season against Burnley.

So, while the TV coverage may be much greater these days, a lot more of us actually saw Jacko’s heroics in the flesh. And, in my mind he will always be a Palace hero.

 


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View cROYdonrogers's Profile cROYdonrogers Flag Leamington Spa 31 Dec 22 7.50am Send a Private Message to cROYdonrogers Add cROYdonrogers as a friend

Great keeper. Really sad. I recall regularly arguing he was better than Bonetti with Chelsea supporting friends.
Just kept catching the ball. Little or no punching. Martyn the only previous keeper to get near him.
Must be worth a clap at next game.

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 31 Dec 22 7.59am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

I was right behind the goal when Swindles headed in, and Jacko had a massive smile on his face as he picked the ball out of the net, not saying he let it in, but i think he could have reached a bit more, i like to think so, i have watched it a few times on youtube, we had to win, then beat Burnley three days later to go up as champions above the seaweed, lovely memory's, RIP Jacko

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 Dec 22 8.20am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

The club website has still not been updated, poor show.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 31 Dec 22 8.23am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

The Rev Nigel Sands deserves a place in the clubs history books ( or at least mentioned on dispatches) he was the "go to" point of contact for all things Palace for many years -

A bit like Hy Money was for the photos -

Originally posted by jackosperoni

To be fair to Parish, he may be too young to have seen Jacko play. But, it does beg the question as to whether Palace need to appoint a club historian, if they don’t already have one.

The Rev Nigel Sands used to perform this role very well. The club’s web site obit for Jacko is a bit like warm to say the least.

It has to be remembered that Palace’s crowds in the old First Division after the club’s first promotion in 1969 were significantly higher in those days than they are now. London derbies regularly attracted 40k plus attendances when most of the ground was standing only. When we won promotion from the old Div 2 in 1969 over 37k were in attendance to see us beat Fulham 3-2 (having been 2-0 down at h/t), while in 1979 ‘the team of the 80s’ attracted in excess of 49k to the final game of the season against Burnley.

So, while the TV coverage may be much greater these days, a lot more of us actually saw Jacko’s heroics in the flesh. And, in my mind he will always be a Palace hero.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 31 Dec 22 8.27am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The club website has still not been updated, poor show.

This has been in the 'News' section since yesterday.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 Dec 22 8.51am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

This has been in the 'News' section since yesterday.

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Thanks but it should be on the front page.

Edited by Badger11 (31 Dec 2022 8.51am)

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 31 Dec 22 8.52am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Should have been worthy of a text update / newsflash style announcement too -

Originally posted by Badger11

Thanks but it should be on the front page.

Edited by Badger11 (31 Dec 2022 8.51am)

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 31 Dec 22 9.22am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

1. John Jackson
2. Nigel Martyn
3. Speroni

In that order, what 3 excellent keepers we have had over the years….

RIP Johnny Jackson (Stonewall)

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 31 Dec 22 9.37am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

I had the good fortune to meet him when I was younger and then again a number of years ago at a reunion for players of his era.
He was such a nice man and for Palace, a great servant and goalkeeper.
Hounded out by Malcolm Allison from memory - he didn't want to leave because he loved Palace.
A great shame and sad news.

 

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