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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Reigate 01 Jan 23 5.44am Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Originally posted by Fatherken

by far the best goalkeeper we have ever had

RIP John " Stonewall " Jackson

I was going to say to those who can remember him how good was he compared to other Palace goalkeepers?? Obviously I know he was a legend and extremely highly rated but I'm not old enough to of ever seen him play...

For me personally Nigel Martyn was the best goalkeeper I've seen at Palace... For those that were lucky enough to see both Jackson and Nigel was he better than Martyn do you think??

 


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View djmikeyp's Profile djmikeyp Flag 01 Jan 23 10.41pm Send a Private Message to djmikeyp Add djmikeyp as a friend

I've old enough and lucky enough to have seen John Jackson, Nigel Martyn and Julian Speroni. So difficult to choose who was best - different eras, different styles.
What they had in common was coming across as good people, as well as great footballers.
I admit I am biased, as he is my all-time favourite Palace player, but my vote would go to John Jackson.

 

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Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

I was going to say to those who can remember him how good was he compared to other Palace goalkeepers?? Obviously I know he was a legend and extremely highly rated but I'm not old enough to of ever seen him play...

For me personally Nigel Martyn was the best goalkeeper I've seen at Palace... For those that were lucky enough to see both Jackson and Nigel was he better than Martyn do you think??


Yes he was.

 

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View Brinscalleagle2's Profile Brinscalleagle2 Flag Brinscall 02 Jan 23 4.38pm Send a Private Message to Brinscalleagle2 Add Brinscalleagle2 as a friend

Jackson was better than Martyn .

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 02 Jan 23 9.28pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

When you think about Palace Keepers he immediately springs to mind, such a wonderful player, very sad news.

 

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View jackosperoni's Profile jackosperoni Flag Penzance, Cornwall 03 Jan 23 12.13am Send a Private Message to jackosperoni Add jackosperoni as a friend

As much as I really rated the ‘Big Cornishman’, and he went on to play for England which Jacko didn’t, I will always say that Jacko has been our best keeper since I started watching Palace in 1967. RIP

 


55 years on the Palace rollercoaster!

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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 03 Jan 23 1.14pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

I first went to Selhurst as a boy of eight in 1948 so I am in a good position to rate the merits of the many excellent keepers since then.

Vic Rouse was first and capped by Wales. Bill Glazier was a young acrobatic keeper and then along came the best and bravest of them all, John Jackson.

You have to bear in mind the state of the sodden pitches in his era and also the leather ball which became leaden in the rain, and above all, the lack of protection against often lethal No.9's. You had to be fearless in these situations and Jacko was supreme.

Keepers from the 80's on have it made: a light ball, pristine surfaces and refs who did not permit an aerial challenge on keepers.

I doubt if the Martyns, Millingtons, Speronis would have coped.

If the club does not mark his passing in some meaningful way it will be a disgrace to his memory.

 


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View Jacey's Profile Jacey Flag 03 Jan 23 1.31pm Send a Private Message to Jacey Add Jacey as a friend

RIP Jacko,the best of the best!!

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 03 Jan 23 1.36pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Uphill

I first went to Selhurst as a boy of eight in 1948 so I am in a good position to rate the merits of the many excellent keepers since then.

Vic Rouse was first and capped by Wales. Bill Glazier was a young acrobatic keeper and then along came the best and bravest of them all, John Jackson.

You have to bear in mind the state of the sodden pitches in his era and also the leather ball which became leaden in the rain, and above all, the lack of protection against often lethal No.9's. You had to be fearless in these situations and Jacko was supreme.

Keepers from the 80's on have it made: a light ball, pristine surfaces and refs who did not permit an aerial challenge on keepers.

I doubt if the Martyns, Millingtons, Speronis would have coped.

If the club does not mark his passing in some meaningful way it will be a disgrace to his memory.

75 years of following Palace? Deserves a Pride of Britain award at the least.

 

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View Nigeh63's Profile Nigeh63 Flag 05 Jan 23 11.20am Send a Private Message to Nigeh63 Add Nigeh63 as a friend

I was disgusted to find that there was no mention of the great late John Jackson in last night’s Spurs programme. What an insult to a player who gave so much to the club in his 393 appearances yet he wasn’t deemed worthy of a tribute in the programme!!. So sad!.

 

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View auk's Profile auk Flag 05 Jan 23 1.01pm Send a Private Message to auk Add auk as a friend

Had the programme already gone to press before the sad news broke?

 

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View auk's Profile auk Flag 05 Jan 23 1.01pm Send a Private Message to auk Add auk as a friend

Had the programme already gone to press before the sad news broke?

 

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