View Full Version : Does anyone remember Chris Large?

16-04-2017, 10:26 PM
Hello to you all. I am Chris Large's daughter. My dad was a Crystal Palace goalkeeper in the season 1970/71. I was wondering if anybody remembers him and may have some photos or videos of him. It would make him ever so happy as he has not got any photos at all. Thanks

ian king
16-04-2017, 11:04 PM
Chris Large played in all three Youth Cup ties in the 1970-71 season along with Martin Hinshelwood and Jim Cannon. I have the programme/teamsheet for the game at Fulham so pm me if you would like a scan, cannot find any pictures though.

17-04-2017, 09:01 AM
Your dad did not make the first team , but did he have a football career after Palace?

17-04-2017, 09:04 AM
I think he went to Archbishops Tennyson school as I recall a Chris Large there?

Neil 154
17-04-2017, 09:14 AM
Good name for a goalie.

18-04-2017, 07:39 AM
That contract is fascinating!

18-04-2017, 08:08 AM
That contract is fascinating!

I wonder if the clause about playing in an efficient manner is still used? We could have sacked some of our duff signings for breach of contract.:supergrin:

N Herts Eagle
18-04-2017, 09:18 AM
I remember your Dads name, unfortunately the first choice keeper at the time was John Jackson and at the time he was one of the best in the country. The reserve keeper up until that season was Frank Parsons he left went to Cardiff. In the close season we signed another reserve keeper John Hardie from Bradford Park Avenue who had been kicked out of the football league the contracts became the property of the football league so we picked him up on the cheap he was around for the season covered by the contract vastly experienced he was the reserve that season without ever playing. At around the same time another young keeper was coming through Paul Hammond and I am guessing your Dad lost out to him as the young upcoming keeper.

tony 1947
18-04-2017, 01:04 PM
Chris Large did play 2 reserve games 1970-71. But as mentioned lost out to other keepers. He did win a South East Counties cup under 17 medal when Palace beat Chelsea over 2 legs 3-1 in 1970. There was a team picture taken but the one attached is from the micro film at the 'Local Studies' Library in Croydon. The micro-film is so very dark, so sadly is the copy which was the best I could do, at least it gives information. Perhaps someone else has a copy.

ian king
19-04-2017, 05:42 PM
Thanks Tony for pointing me in that direction. I have programmes/teamsheets for the Southern Junior Floodlit Cup 1st Round against Southampton in September 1969. Chris is listed as playing in both and after a 1-1 draw Palace won the replay 9-1 !

Again pm me if you would like a scan.

orp pisshead1
19-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Outstanding work Ian & Tony:p