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DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 10:27 AM
I have replied to a post on another thread concerning players in bygone days having nicknames, specifically Paul Hinshelwood (Doris), Johnny Byrne (Budgie),John Sewell (Shovel. The Duke). Any others come to mind from our historians out there?

Swoonara
08-08-2016, 10:30 AM
Satchmo - Ian Wright

fioreuk
08-08-2016, 10:32 AM
I'm not sure it was official nickname as a long time back and early days for me but every time Trevor Aylott got the ball, all around I could hear people saying "Effing useless c$$t"

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-08-2016, 10:35 AM
Paul Hinshelwood was Doris.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-08-2016, 10:36 AM
Salako - Salad boy

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-08-2016, 10:36 AM
Fitz Hall - One Size

Lukey.
08-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Jolly - Simon Rodger.

Thanet Eagle
08-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Salako - Salad boy

This one came about when the PA announced him as John Salad !

Lukey.
08-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Cookie - Chris Coleman.

Thanet Eagle
08-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Chris Coleman - Cookie

DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 10:44 AM
'One size' for Fitz Hall is my favourite. On going back a few years was full back Roy Greenwood's nickname of 'chopper', for obvious reasons.;)

ExiledStirling
08-08-2016, 10:44 AM
I'm not sure it was official nickname as a long time back and early days for me but every time Trevor Aylott got the ball, all around I could hear people saying "Effing useless c$$t"
It was a nickname used for a number of Palace players down the years.

Thanet Eagle
08-08-2016, 10:45 AM
Smurf - Jerry Murphy

DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 10:47 AM
Eric Young..Ninja

Rocky Bullitt
08-08-2016, 10:49 AM
Eric the Ninja

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-08-2016, 10:49 AM
This one came about when the PA announced him as John Salad !

Yeah. I think it was at Stoke?

Rocky Bullitt
08-08-2016, 10:50 AM
Paul Hammond - Cinderella

DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 10:52 AM
John Burridge, 'Budgie'.

jaspercpfc
08-08-2016, 10:56 AM
Nigel Martyn - Blazey
Simon Osborn/Simon Rodger - The Bisto Kids
Geoff Thomas "Skip"
Carlo Nash "Clitheroe Kid"

DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 10:58 AM
Nigel Martyn - Blazey
Simon Osborn/Simon Rodger - The Bisto Kids
Geoff Thomas "Skip"
Carlo Nash "Clitheroe Kid"

The little Italian winger, good spot mate.

Popester
08-08-2016, 11:15 AM
Chris Armstrong = Coco Pop

Ardent Eagle Forever
08-08-2016, 11:25 AM
I'm not sure it was official nickname as a long time back and early days for me but every time Trevor Aylott got the ball, all around I could hear people saying "Effing useless c$$t"

No that was Donkey

in-exile
08-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Satchmo - Ian WrightThink its changed after he went to the Arse...for the fans anyway...

Andrew Aitchison
08-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Spider - Rachid Harkouk

Twin of Droy
08-08-2016, 12:00 PM
Spider - Rachid Harkouk

Also Rash the smash

jaspercpfc
08-08-2016, 12:00 PM
Bobby Bell "Blockbuster"
John Hughees "Yogi"
Peter "Rambo" Ramage
Charlie Cooke "The card Shuffler"
Phil Barber "Phyllis"
John Sewell was Shovel
Derek Possee, the sheriff
Alan Whittle "the hustler"
Big Mal was the judge
Nick Chatterton "Interceptor"
Mel Blyth "Masterpieces"
Peter Taylor "Norman"
Was John Humphrey's/Paul Mortimers nickname "Mary"?
Also sure Ricky Newman secured the nickname "Yardie" for his incredibly quiet lifestyle lol

Sluggo
08-08-2016, 12:17 PM
Fitz Hall - One Size

Possibly the best nickname in football.

Didn't Big Mal give the whole team nicknames at one point?

As an aside, wasn't there a Spitting Image sketch (ask your dad) about nicknames of footballers? Graham Taylor having difficulty naming his team ... or something.

Steamy
08-08-2016, 03:14 PM
Lombardo - The Bald Eagle

New LP
08-08-2016, 03:31 PM
Steve Harrison (coach)-shit in a cup

New LP
08-08-2016, 03:34 PM
Jolly - Simon Rodger.

Despite generally struggling to look remotely cheerful at any time in his Palace career.

The Bisto Kids, him and Simon Osbourne.

Jack Regan
08-08-2016, 06:36 PM
David Tuttle - Fred Scuttle

Wolfnipplechips
08-08-2016, 06:44 PM
FFS

ElwissAtMemphis
08-08-2016, 06:59 PM
Kevin "Ticker" Taylor

Walter Wort
08-08-2016, 07:13 PM
Nickname was one piece of information that had to be supplied in the Player Profile in one late 70s season of match day programmes. Dave Swindlehurst's was particularly illuminating. "What is your nickname? Swindles". "How did you get your nickname? It is an abbreviation of my surname".

Archiebald Leitch
08-08-2016, 07:20 PM
Cookie - Chris Coleman.

Several of his team mates did not call him Cookie, but an abbreviated country name we are no longer allowed to say.

New LP
08-08-2016, 07:21 PM
Steady Eddie McGoldrick.

New LP
08-08-2016, 07:24 PM
Are critical ones allowed?

Tony Snail
Marco Flabbiadini
Bruce 50p head Dyer

Garfy
08-08-2016, 07:29 PM
Peter Taylor also went by the nickname of Spud at the time he signed for Palace.

ElwissAtMemphis
08-08-2016, 08:10 PM
George "Stroller" Graham. Given to him in affectionate jest at Arsenal. Literally true by the time he rocked up at Palace.

bert head is god
08-08-2016, 08:27 PM
There was one season or maybe just part of a season when they put nicknames next to some of the players on the teamsheet in the programme. Mostly they were names we had never heard of and it was widely assumed that some bloke who prepared the programme made them up.

DARZET EAGLE
08-08-2016, 08:38 PM
John 'Yogi' Hughes.

Bipe
08-08-2016, 08:47 PM
Phil "Phyllis" Barber also laboured under the monicker "Mr 110%"

ian king
08-08-2016, 09:03 PM
There was one season or maybe just part of a season when they put nicknames next to some of the players on the teamsheet in the programme. Mostly they were names we had never heard of and it was widely assumed that some bloke who prepared the programme made them up.

This is also for jaspercpfc.

Malcolm Allison gave all the players nicknames which appeared on the back of their track suit tops, there is a pic taken on photoshoot day at Selhurst Park.

The programme for the first home game of 1973-74 had on the back page the names against the players as follows:-
Paul Hammond (The Cage)
Paddy Mulligan (The Dealer)
Tony Taylor (The Road Runner)
Nick Chatterton (Interceptor)
Bobby Bell (Blockbuster)
Mel Blyth (Masterpieces)
Derek Possee (The Sherriff)
Charlie Cooke (The Card Shuffler)
Alan Whittle (The Hustler)
Dave Swindlehurst (The Problem)
Don Rogers (Troublemaker)

Bill Roffey was listed as the substitute but he had no nickname.

Others - John 'Stonewall' Jackson, Colin 'Cannonball' Taylor.

Dorking .Eagle
08-08-2016, 09:19 PM
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Madden
08-08-2016, 09:36 PM
Ian Evans "Taff".

Blind_Eagle
09-08-2016, 06:13 AM
Paul Hinslewood - Doris

Panther
09-08-2016, 06:38 AM
A bloke behind me insisted on calling Richard Shaw "Shozza" but I don't think it was commonly used.

Salisbury
09-08-2016, 06:50 AM
Dave 'Scooter' Madden

Uncle Neal
09-08-2016, 07:57 AM
We always called Chris Coleman the Horse after meeting him in the Black Horse in Addiscombe.

He was watching the TV for Championship results whilst we had been up Monks Hill training for the Beckenham Imps!

We the backed him every week to be the first goal scorer at prices of 33/1

fioreuk
09-08-2016, 07:58 AM
Dave 'Scooter' Madden

Have a great cult zeros t shirt of "Scooter Dave". Will always be a hero to me

http://www.cultzeros.co.uk/product/10060/david-madden-crystal-palace/

bert head is god
09-08-2016, 03:30 PM
This is also for jaspercpfc.

Malcolm Allison gave all the players nicknames which appeared on the back of their track suit tops, there is a pic taken on photoshoot day at Selhurst Park.

The programme for the first home game of 1973-74 had on the back page the names against the players as follows:-
Paul Hammond (The Cage)
Paddy Mulligan (The Dealer)
Tony Taylor (The Road Runner)
Nick Chatterton (Interceptor)
Bobby Bell (Blockbuster)
Mel Blyth (Masterpieces)
Derek Possee (The Sherriff)
Charlie Cooke (The Card Shuffler)
Alan Whittle (The Hustler)
Dave Swindlehurst (The Problem)
Don Rogers (Troublemaker)

Bill Roffey was listed as the substitute but he had no nickname.

Others - John 'Stonewall' Jackson, Colin 'Cannonball' Taylor.

Thanks Ian. Always wondered where that came from. Memory plays tricks. I thought it was for many games, not just one.

biggus mickus
09-08-2016, 04:19 PM
I have replied to a post on another thread concerning players in bygone days having nicknames, specifically Paul Hinshelwood (Doris), Johnny Byrne (Budgie),John Sewell (Shovel. The Duke). Any others come to mind from our historians out there?

I always thought Paddy Mulligan was Shovel?:confused:

ian king
09-08-2016, 09:12 PM
Thanks Ian. Always wondered where that came from. Memory plays tricks. I thought it was for many games, not just one.

In the next home programme (v Middlesbrough) four players names did not have the nicknames (Roffey, Cannon, Rogers & Philip) and it seems completely dropped after that.

DARZET EAGLE
10-08-2016, 12:27 PM
I always thought Paddy Mulligan was Shovel?:confused:

John Sewell was definetly Shovel.:hi:

100% Palace
14-08-2016, 07:42 PM
David Hopkin was 'Mary'

ExCroydon_CPFC
14-08-2016, 07:46 PM
Cammy and Chammy - when we had Jerome and Chamahk up top :)

big bad John
18-08-2016, 12:33 PM
Phil Holder - Noddy
Two of our loanees were Steve Staunton - Stan and Ray Butch Wilkins.

Chocky
25-08-2016, 09:39 PM
The worst nickname I've heard in ages was mentioned by Pardew a few days ago.

'Mutchy'. F*cking pathetic. All footballers. Add a 'y' then its a great nickname.

If only they did that in the war. Good ol' Churchilly (con carne). And boo to Hitlery.

OldPeanutSeller
25-08-2016, 09:47 PM
Ian Evans "Taff".

We used to call Ian Evans "Lighthouse". But i think that was just the group i used to go with rather than something that was generally used.

Jim Cannon
25-08-2016, 09:57 PM
Rachid Harkouk - Spider

Scotland's No9
25-08-2016, 10:00 PM
The Beckham from Peckham

Darren Ward

Sam Spade
25-08-2016, 10:01 PM
The worst nickname I've heard in ages was mentioned by Pardew a few days ago.

'Mutchy'. F*cking pathetic. All footballers. Add a 'y' then its a great nickname.

If only they did that in the war. Good ol' Churchilly (con carne). And boo to Hitlery.

And Mussoliniey

Jim Cannon
25-08-2016, 10:03 PM
The Beckham from Peckham

Darren Ward

It was the Peckham Beckham I believe

Jim Cannon
25-08-2016, 10:04 PM
Kevin Miller - Fat ***t (well maybe not an official nickname but very suitable)

Sam Spade
25-08-2016, 10:05 PM
Spiller Miller

Dawkins' Banana
25-08-2016, 10:06 PM
Bert Howe - Chopper Howe

spiny norman
25-08-2016, 10:58 PM
Cliff "Pansy" Jackson.1966-70.

X75
29-08-2016, 08:16 PM
Emerson Boyce - Marleen

gcwhite
29-08-2016, 08:31 PM
Cliff "Pansy" Jackson.1966-70.

I think it was Cynthia.

DARZET EAGLE
29-08-2016, 10:11 PM
I think it was Cynthia.

Correct, but I can;t recall why.

big bad John
30-08-2016, 12:19 AM
The Beckham from Peckham

Darren Ward



Ben Watson the ginger Zidane or the Camberwell Carrot

Tony
30-08-2016, 04:58 PM
A bloke behind me insisted on calling Richard Shaw "Shozza" but I don't think it was commonly used.

Come on the Rickshaw :)

Typical Palace
30-08-2016, 07:21 PM
George Ndah Superstar

Typical Palace
30-08-2016, 07:24 PM
This one came about when the PA announced him as John Salad !

At Stoke's Victora Ground as i remember it. Hilarity among the paltry away support (think we'd been there twice in short period, League and FA Cup)

Tony
30-08-2016, 08:24 PM
Quite a few people used to call David Hopkin 'Mary'... those were the days!

Rash the Smash.

Tommy Langley was called 'Lungs', apparently because of his ceaseless (not to mention aimless) running.

EdMan
30-08-2016, 08:37 PM
Ian Evans "Taff".

"Bambi", surely? :)

Chief Brody
02-09-2016, 01:44 PM
Ticker, Mary and Doris were excellent nicknames and great servants for the club.

cappuccinoeagle
02-09-2016, 08:09 PM
Andy Dorman's should have been Chocolate Fireguard

Scotland's No9
02-09-2016, 08:15 PM
Ben Watson the ginger Zidane or the Camberwell Carrot

Also Prince Harry - am I remembering correctly that we even chanted "We've got Prince Harry, we've got Prince Harry"?

Razor Ruddock
Hairy Harrison

Crofty
02-09-2016, 08:16 PM
Onesize…wins all!

Neil 154
02-09-2016, 08:32 PM
The worst nickname I've heard in ages was mentioned by Pardew a few days ago.

'Mutchy'. F*cking pathetic. All footballers. Add a 'y' then its a great nickname.

If only they did that in the war. Good ol' Churchilly (con carne). And boo to Hitlery.

So can we call you Chock from now?

You're right about Mutchy tho. Of all the names that lends itself to a good nickname...

spy
02-09-2016, 08:44 PM
The worst nickname I've heard in ages was mentioned by Pardew a few days ago.

'Mutchy'. F*cking pathetic. All footballers. Add a 'y' then its a great nickname.

If only they did that in the war. Good ol' Churchilly (con carne). And boo to Hitlery.

Pardew obviously doesn't like players with proper nicknames given he has just got rid of joniesta, Yala and Mile!!

I remember the "bisto kids" from Jonathan Pearce commentary but where did the name come from?

davech
03-09-2016, 09:11 AM
Pardew obviously doesn't like players with proper nicknames given he has just got rid of joniesta, Yala and Mile!!

I remember the "bisto kids" from Jonathan Pearce commentary but where did the name come from?

The name was given to Simon Rodger and Simon Osborn, two young midfielders in Steve Coppell's side of the early nineties.

It related to a TV ad for Bisto gravyback in the seventies/early eighties that featured two little cartoon waifs, enjoying the smell of Bisto. One had blond hair and a cap, and one was a girl with a hat iirc . Because they were young and small in stature, Rodger and Osborn got dubbed "The Bisto Kids", so a bit of poetic licence there :D

CharlieCPFC
03-09-2016, 10:01 AM
Pardew obviously doesn't like players with proper nicknames given he has just got rid of joniesta, Yala and Mile!!

I remember the "bisto kids" from Jonathan Pearce commentary but where did the name come from?

Mile was Jedinak's first name.

davech
03-09-2016, 10:05 AM
Mile was Jedinak's first name.

Jedinak's real first name is Michael! Michael John Jedinak.

I'm sure someone knows where Mile came from, though

ElwissAtMemphis
03-09-2016, 04:39 PM
Jedinak's real first name is Michael! Michael John Jedinak.

I'm sure someone knows where Mile came from, though

So he's really Mike Jedinak. Could it possibly be the equivalent of Mike in Serbo-Croat? Or maybe it's just a typo.

PhuketEagle
03-09-2016, 05:27 PM
Super Al can talk NOW, giving his players nicknames. But us oldies used to sing "Super, super Al, super, super Al, super, super Al, super DONKEY Pardew" till he eventually got better. Trevor Aylott was just an ordinary donkey though.

adrenalin john
03-09-2016, 05:36 PM
'One size' for Fitz Hall is my favourite. On going back a few years was full back Roy Greenwood's nickname of 'chopper', for obvious reasons.;)

I like that one, but prefer Josef

adrenalin john
03-09-2016, 05:41 PM
The worst nickname I've heard in ages was mentioned by Pardew a few days ago.

'Mutchy'. F*cking pathetic. All footballers. Add a 'y' then its a great nickname.

If only they did that in the war. Good ol' Churchilly (con carne). And boo to Hitlery.

This is not only true but also explains why there has never been a footballer called Jeremy

Twilko
03-09-2016, 05:56 PM
Didn't the whole team and coaches have their nicknames on training tops last year? Pardew had "Pards" for example.

The best was Keith "Keith" Millen.

ElwissAtMemphis
03-09-2016, 06:54 PM
I like that one, but prefer Josef

Already attributed to George Best. "Lock up your daughters."

prizesucker
03-09-2016, 07:02 PM
Bakary Sako revealed Scott Dann's nickname is "Sponge Bob' on his twitter..........anyone know why?

ballboy1975
03-09-2016, 08:21 PM
banjo, the card shuffler.