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ian king
23-07-2017, 07:49 PM
The club has recently been advised of the passing of Mike Deakin aged 83.

Mike was a centre-forward who joined the club from Bromsgrove Rovers in November 1954 and made just over 150 first team appearances and scoring 62goals until his last game in August 1959.

This was a difficult time for the club as we became a founder member of Division Four but Mike then found himself playing alongside Johnny Byrne as
the upturn in the club's fortunes began. Mike then played for Northampton Town and Aldershot.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Percy Dalton
23-07-2017, 08:32 PM
RIP Mike. saw him play briefly during my first season watching the Glaziers.

MAX
23-07-2017, 09:07 PM
Remember him well. Good player.
RIP

Dobbo
23-07-2017, 09:08 PM
Played No9 in the first game I ever saw. RIP.

N Herts Eagle
24-07-2017, 05:44 AM
RIP condolences to his family

Zimeagle
24-07-2017, 08:44 AM
RIP, and condolences to his family.
Scored the first Palace goal I can remember, a header at the Whitehorse Lane end. I remember him as a good player, the main goal scorer of his time and my first Palace hero.

orp pisshead1
24-07-2017, 12:30 PM
RIP , condolences to family & friends.

alf
24-07-2017, 12:48 PM
Slightly before my time. His goal scoring record looked good. RIP Mike. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

selhursthoover
24-07-2017, 06:15 PM
Never saw him play but another Palace family member passes away.

RIP Mike. Again, condolences to family and friends.