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saxoneagle
05-05-2016, 02:12 PM
Does anyone recall a player who played for Palace in the mid-60s called Steve Atkins?

He died in September, living in Aus, and through a mutual friend, I found out they came to the UK this week to scatter his ashes but Palace wouldn't let them do it at Selhurst.

Does anyone have any links or any information about him?

Can't find much from searching, and the name is pretty popular in footballing circles!

cappuccinoeagle
05-05-2016, 04:11 PM
No mention of him in Nigel Sands Player By Player Since 1960 book

tony 1947
05-05-2016, 06:00 PM
Sad to hear that news. Steve was a junior in July 1963 and professional January 1965 and played for the reserves 1 game 63-64, 7 games 2 gls 64-65, 29 games 1 goal 65-66 12(1) 3 goals 66-67 when he was released and went to Australia. Although he never played a league game I have him being the non-used substitute in the last game of the season v Carlisle at home May 7th 1966. Thoughts are for his family.

saxoneagle
06-05-2016, 07:57 AM
Thanks guys!

Olympian2
06-05-2016, 03:36 PM
There's a photo & a small write up on him in tomorrow's programme.

Ockleywood
06-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Photo of Steve Atkins from 1965