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Coastal Palace
03-08-2017, 10:16 PM
My older brother's all time Palace hero.
Before my time but I know he was one of our all time great keepers. Welsh too!
Thoughts?

DARZET EAGLE
23-08-2017, 10:09 PM
My older brother's all time Palace hero.
Before my time but I know he was one of our all time great keepers. Welsh too!
Thoughts?

Vic was a very good keeper making 238 appearances for the club. He was the first of three great keepers followed by the brave and agile Bill Glazier and then John Jackson who was brilliant and made 393 appearances

johnbush
23-08-2017, 11:04 PM
My older brother's all time Palace hero.
Before my time but I know he was one of our all time great keepers. Welsh too!
Thoughts?
Very good, yes. All time great? Hmmm.

01CPFC
24-08-2017, 12:51 AM
Very good, yes. All time great? Hmmm.

Vic Rouse 4th division goalkeeper playing for Wales,bet you probably wont see that again,
John Byrne 4th Division selected for England,bet you probably wont see that again,
This is our History and I was one of the lucky ones to experience it.
Met Vic Rouse once waiting for his bus after training,no flashy cars in those days.
Incredible looking back,at what a team we had late 50s early 60s,its only now that we old timers appreciate the talent we had!
Come on you GLAZIERS!
COYP

MAX
24-08-2017, 02:59 PM
I was lucky enough to be presented with trophies by both Vic Rouse and Johnny Byrne. As a kid I was totally overwhelmed.

Swoonara
24-08-2017, 05:08 PM
He was my manager when I played against Jimmy Greaves and that great old warrior Bobby Kellard.

DARZET EAGLE
24-08-2017, 09:34 PM
He was my manager when I played against Jimmy Greaves and that great old warrior Bobby Kellard.

Who was that for, come on don't be modest.

GorBlimey
25-08-2017, 12:59 AM
Who was that for, come on don't be modest.

According to Wiki, Vic Rouse only managed Atlanta in USA and Met. Police in England so I guess it must be Met. Police.

Can't find when Greavsie and Kellard played together though.

Greaves played for Barnet at the fag-end of his career and Kellard played for Chelmsford at his.

Good story though.

Swoonara
25-08-2017, 06:04 AM
You should be a detective!!!
Southern League Cup 1st round second leg. lost 3-1

Swoonara
25-08-2017, 06:20 AM
Oh,and it was Chelmsford.

Coastal Palace
25-08-2017, 12:40 PM
Very good, yes. All time great? Hmmm.

From what I've heard/been told then he should be considered an all time Palace great.
Lord knows we've not many to choose from!

N Herts Eagle
25-08-2017, 12:53 PM
From what I've heard/been told then he should be considered an all time Palace great.
Lord knows we've not many to choose from! Trouble is there are only a few left that saw him play.......If you gave me a choice there are at least four since him that would be in the all time great side Jacko ,Nigel, Jules and Bill Glazier..... You want to try and name 5 right backs or left backs much harder....

Coastal Palace
25-08-2017, 01:52 PM
Trouble is there are only a few left that saw him play.......If you gave me a choice there are at least four since him that would be in the all time great side Jacko ,Nigel, Jules and Bill Glazier..... You want to try and name 5 right backs or left backs much harder....
****inell! Don't say that! Makes me feel older than I look. And feel.
My older bruv is 64 and remembers Vic Rouse very well.
He was going up Selhurst when he was 5. Like me.

No offence but I'll take his word with regards our best keeper from the 50's/60's era.

Dorking .Eagle
25-08-2017, 01:58 PM
My father in law saw him play. Not a great deal of use remembering much other than 'yeah, he was good'.

If its any consolation, he only ever really mentions Vic Rouse and 'Budgie' Byrne from his earliest years of watching Palace so he must have been decent to be in such company.

DARZET EAGLE
25-08-2017, 09:49 PM
Trouble is there are only a few left that saw him play.......If you gave me a choice there are at least four since him that would be in the all time great side Jacko ,Nigel, Jules and Bill Glazier..... You want to try and name 5 right backs or left backs much harder....

I've had the pleasure of seeing them all. Nigel Martyn was the best closely followed by Jacko. Glazier was brave as a lion, commanded the box superbly and was very agile, he would be my number three.

DARZET EAGLE
25-08-2017, 10:02 PM
My father in law saw him play. Not a great deal of use remembering much other than 'yeah, he was good'.

If its any consolation, he only ever really mentions Vic Rouse and 'Budgie' Byrne from his earliest years of watching Palace so he must have been decent to be in such company.

There were other stars in that era.... powerful forward Cliff Holton, centre half Alan Stephenson, forward Peter Burridge and winger Bobby Kellard.. Incidentally unlike today's transfer window and it's emotional build up, transfers were possible throughout the season. New players seemingly just arrived without major speculation. The first you knew of it was their appearance as a new signing in the Saturday first team, often announced in the morning copy of the Evening Standard, or Evening News football specials.

N Herts Eagle
26-08-2017, 05:19 AM
****inell! Don't say that! Makes me feel older than I look. And feel.
My older bruv is 64 and remembers Vic Rouse very well.
He was going up Selhurst when he was 5. Like me.

No offence but I'll take his word with regards our best keeper from the 50's/60's era. I can do loads more like the average age of a fan is 41 which means how many can recall us playing third tier football.....Ian Wrights grandchild played for Englands Under 16's.

mrgins
26-08-2017, 04:54 PM
Rouse was a solid player. Remember him playing in the first half of the Real Madrid match, but then bill glazier came on for the second half and was a much more spectacular player

ian king
28-08-2017, 11:01 PM
Never saw Vic play for the Palace but met him a couple of times when he came back for reunions. A genuine and charming gentleman.

Zimeagle
30-08-2017, 06:15 PM
I remember him as a very good goalkeeper, especially at 4th Division level. From memory, he was eventually replaced by Bill Glazier following a 4-3 cup defeat at Aston Villa, where Vic was blamed for one or more of the goals.