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ChrisLarge
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.

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

Martinsleftpeg
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.

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

gcwhite
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

ChrisLarge
17-03-2018, 07:41 PM
Dear Ian,

I am the daughter of Chris Large, a former youth Crystal Palace player in 1970. I posted a message last year asking if anyone had anything of him and I read your had a programme or something with his name on it, it would be amazing if you could foward it to me. My email address is a.large.translations@gmail.com.
Really sorry for taking so long to reply, I honestly thought nobody would remember him that's why I never came back to check.

Many thanks,

Best regards

ChrisLarge
17-03-2018, 07:51 PM
Thank you ever so much for all your responses. So sorry for taking so long to reply! I honestly thought nobody would remember him being all those years ago. My dad was in tears reading all your answer.
Many thanks to you all x

ian king
20-03-2018, 01:46 PM
Dear Ian,

I am the daughter of Chris Large, a former youth Crystal Palace player in 1970. I posted a message last year asking if anyone had anything of him and I read your had a programme or something with his name on it, it would be amazing if you could foward it to me. My email address is a.large.translations@gmail.com.
Really sorry for taking so long to reply, I honestly thought nobody would remember him that's why I never came back to check.

Many thanks,

Best regards

I sent you an e-mail yesterday (Mon 19th) evening with 3 scanned attachments. I hope your Dad enjoys them and brings back memories,
check out a couple of the names.

big bad John
21-03-2018, 07:36 PM
Thank you ever so much for all your responses. So sorry for taking so long to reply! I honestly thought nobody would remember him being all those years ago. My dad was in tears reading all your answer.
Many thanks to you all x


Chris, your father's name is very familiar. Could be from just reading Advertiser match reports of the time, but I'm sure I'd heard of him before.

What school did he go to? Did he play in goal for Croydon Schools and which Sunday league team, or teams did he play for? Just for curiosity it would be interesting to know how much a week the club were willing to pay him to sign the dotted line. My ball park guess would be about 15 quid.

transformerman
22-03-2018, 08:30 AM
This all getting a bit hazy but I think i recall watching us play Arsenal in a pre-season friendly at start of 71-72 season at Crystal Palace athletics stadium . It was a bit lively
on the terraces . I think Chris Large played some part of that match - and was clattered by Jon Radford - broken nose possibly ?

If this didn't happen can someone let me know and I'll ask the nurse for more medication .

transformerman
22-03-2018, 12:26 PM
Just had a quick check - it was start of 70-71 season Friday 7th August . Arsenal won 2-0 both from Radford . Attendance given as 2000 .
www.thearsenalhistory.com/stat/aftlu.htm
www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/12783

Will try & find a Palace squad sheet for this one to see if Chris Large was involved .

jimos_uk
22-03-2018, 03:32 PM
I love the BBS sometimes. This is wonderful and well done to our amazing BBS archivists!

tony 1947
22-03-2018, 09:14 PM
This all getting a bit hazy but I think i recall watching us play Arsenal in a pre-season friendly at start of 71-72 season at Crystal Palace athletics stadium . It was a bit lively
on the terraces . I think Chris Large played some part of that match - and was clattered by Jon Radford - broken nose possibly ?

If this didn't happen can someone let me know and I'll ask the nurse for more medication .

John Jackson played the whole of the game v Arsenal. I think you are getting mixed up with another young goalkeeper Colin Wootton who replaced 'Jacko' near the end of another friendly game v Paykaan on August 5 two days before the Arsenal game. Chris Large played in the first reserve game v Swindon won 3-2.We then signed John Hardie from Bradford Park Avenue who had just
been voted out of the league. Chris Large did ply one more reserve game at Cardiff January 13 1971 lost 1-3.

transformerman
23-03-2018, 05:06 PM
Hi Tony . Thanks for info - as I said all a bit hazy . I do seem to remember
him maybe from local / school football perhaps .

And if Chris Large , the poster's mother was originally a ' Perry ' living in
Lambert's Place , Croydon then I think I used to know her and her dad many , many years ago !

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 10:55 AM
Hi thanks for your comment. I married Susan Perry . My parents where June and Ted Large. In my schoolboy days up until joining Palace included Croydon Schools Surrey Schools, London Schools and South East England Schools.

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 10:59 AM
Hi you are quite correct with your information. I am amazed that you are so informative.
I also travelled with the first team squad to Wrexham in a pre season friendly .We stayed at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool and my romm mate was Phil Hoadly.

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 11:03 AM
Yes I was involved but spent the time on the touchline.I had to take my boots home with me that night as I was playing for the Juniors the next day and I travelled home on public transport.

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 11:07 AM
Hi thanks for the memories. The 9-1 victory was an amazing game with Southamptons goal coming from a penalty.

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 11:13 AM
Chris, your father's name is very familiar. Could be from just reading Advertiser match reports of the time, but I'm sure I'd heard of him before.

What school did he go to? Did he play in goal for Croydon Schools and which Sunday league team, or teams did he play for? Just for curiosity it would be interesting to know how much a week the club were willing to pay him to sign the dotted line. My ball park guess would be about 15 quid.
Hi just an update I did play for Croydon Surrey london and South East England Schools.

I went to Croydon Tecnical School in Pampisford Road.

You are close with your guss, it was 10-00 pounds. With a signing on fee of 250-00 pounds paid at the signing and termination of the contract.

keeperchris
26-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Your dad did not make the first team , but did he have a football career after Palace?
Hi. After leaving Palace I played Southern league football but the injury I substained whilt playing with Crystal Palace made it hard to stay in the top flight of football. I moved to Spain where I became the goalkeeper coach to Huercal Overa Almeria, who play in the second division of the Spanish league. I played my last competitive game at the age of 62 savig two penalties in a shoot out.

big bad John
27-03-2018, 01:14 AM
Hi just an update I did play for Croydon Surrey london and South East England Schools.

I went to Croydon Tecnical School in Pampisford Road.



I made my goalkeeping debut for Croydon Schools in 1970 at the Pampisford road ground. If memory serves me right I think we played Sutton Boys.
Were you at Palace at the same time as a black lad called Malcolm Beeson?. He never made the first team but did manage a game for Orient before drifting out of the league.

KYLIE MINEAGLE
29-03-2018, 08:12 AM
Hi. After leaving Palace I played Southern league football but the injury I substained whilt playing with Crystal Palace made it hard to stay in the top flight of football. I moved to Spain where I became the goalkeeper coach to Huercal Overa Almeria, who play in the second division of the Spanish league. I played my last competitive game at the age of 62 savig two penalties in a shoot out.

Chris . Move here. We have an over 45's team ,average age 61.5 years and need a keeper.:supergrin: