View Full Version : Who remembers Jack Bannister ?

tony 1947
02-03-2017, 11:13 AM
A friend of mine knows Jack Bannister, and he said the happiest time of his career was with us. I certainly remember him as a reliable and and valuable member of the team in the 1960s.
He spanned the time of Dick Graham and Bert Head and could play anywhere in defence and midfield. Dick Graham signed him on a free transfer from Scunthorpe United after he started at West Brom Albion. I remember him scoring against Aston Villa away in our promotion season but after the signing of Roger Hoy and John Loughlan he moved to Luton Town. He
Had a good record of goals v Plymouth Argyle. Along with Brian Wood I think he was the best
Of the ex Albion signings.

Dom the Eagle
02-03-2017, 11:16 AM
Decent cricketer for Warwickshire too.

02-03-2017, 11:35 AM
He was in the first Palace team l ever saw, think it was 1968. If l recall correctly l don't think he played for us much more.

Harry Bassett
02-03-2017, 11:36 AM
Decent cricketer for Warwickshire too.

Same name but different people.:hmph:

02-03-2017, 02:09 PM
Remember him pretty well. A regular and a decent player

02-03-2017, 03:32 PM
In the old terminology, a wing-half, now would probably be regarded as a defensive midfielder. I think he played in the famous cup victory over Forest in the sixties.

02-03-2017, 11:13 PM
I do remember him he was another very reliable wing half, and Wiki states that he made 120 appearances for us in four seasons scoring 7 goals.

03-03-2017, 12:37 AM
I do dark haired No.6 who always put in a decent shift and chipped in with the odd goal.

Hal Low
05-03-2017, 01:39 AM
I remember him well. Never let us down

05-03-2017, 02:45 AM


05-03-2017, 03:13 AM
Looking at those stats, H, Jack was pretty much a regular for the time he was here ,which is pretty much how I remember him.

05-03-2017, 03:20 AM
Looking at those stats, H, Jack was pretty much a regular for the time he was here ,which is pretty much how I remember him.
I started going in 68-69 but really don't recall ever seeing him... looks like he actually played 15 games in the promotion season, but they must have all been at the beginning of the season.

old geezer
05-03-2017, 04:35 AM
My first game back in the mid 60s included Jack Bannister
My brother remembers a song they used to sing about seeing Jack Bannister score

05-03-2017, 09:31 PM
His first Palace appearance was away against Coventry City on 18 September 1965 where we won 1-0. He made a further 22 appearances that season scoring 3 goals towards the end of the season against Plymouth (A) won 3-1, Plymouth (H) won 2-1 and Carlisle (H) won 2-1.

In the 1966/67 season Jack played in every game scoring another 3 goals including one against Plymouth. In 1967/68 he only missed one game and had one substitute appearance. In our promotion season, 1968/69, he played in our first 15 games including 2 as a substutute and 3 League Cup games. His last goal for us was the one at Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw shortly before he was sold.

As mentioned it was the purchase of Mel Blyth from Scunthorpe and to an extent Roger Hoy from Spurs that paved the way for Jack's sale to Luton.

Certainly a dependable defender in his time with us.