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horsham palace 13-09-2017 05:24 PM

Ian Evans
 
I played bowls today with Ian and recognised the name as a player from late 70s when I was a young kid and never had the chance to see him play really. I know he was Coppells assistant in the 80's and I quizzed him on all things Palace until he got bored! What was he like as a player? Was he a favourite with the fans?

Hedgehog 13-09-2017 05:27 PM

Did OK, came as part of the Terry Venables deal.

Probably most famous for having his leg broken by a George Best tackle.

Louis 13-09-2017 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13844058)
Did OK, came as part of the Terry Venables deal.

Probably most famous for having his leg broken by a George Best tackle.

Much more than OK, was excellent for us, dominating in the air. A bit like Scott Dann, but seemed more dominant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Evans_(footballer)

StonePenge 13-09-2017 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13844058)
Did OK, came as part of the Terry Venables deal.

Probably most famous for having his leg broken by a George Best tackle.

I thought he was a very good centre half. The injury was horrendous although no malice at all.I was at the game and recall it quite vividly.His injury opened the door for Billy Gilbert to come in and play alongside Jim Cannon.

regal_eagle 13-09-2017 05:47 PM

Here's quite a good piece on him from 15 years ago

"In 1977, Ian Evans' right leg was broken in a tackle with George Best. He suffered a compound fracture and was out for two years. He went on loan to Barnsley and then the Yorkshire club took the southerner on a permanent deal. He was an experienced centre-half and the club decided to partner him with a young, local centre-back called Mick McCarthy. They struck a handy deal: McCarthy showed him Yorkshire, Evans showed him the ropes."

http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...-26244321.html

WLYWLYAWYPWF 13-09-2017 06:01 PM

Didn't he score a hat trick for us or am I just imagining that piece of trivia?

Louis 13-09-2017 06:02 PM

Another good piece here:

https://www.holmesdale.net/page.php?id=82&story=2514

Se9 eagles 13-09-2017 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13844074)
I thought he was a very good centre half. The injury was horrendous although no malice at all.I was at the game and recall it quite vividly.His injury opened the door for Billy Gilbert to come in and play alongside Jim Cannon.

Maybe not but guess how many times Best visited him in hospital,phoned him or wrote to him?

Jim Cannon 13-09-2017 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 13844102)
Didn't he score a hat trick for us or am I just imagining that piece of trivia?

Yes he did once

ianace 13-09-2017 06:22 PM

Don't forget his exploits with Wales & Joe Jordan's hand ball!
Excellent player.

Se9 eagles 13-09-2017 06:24 PM

Really good,commanding centre half.I think Palace thought he was finished after the injury otherwise we wouldn't have let him go.Was a real surprise at the time when he washed up at Barnsley and had a good spell there....

Louis 13-09-2017 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis (Post 13844061)
Much more than OK, was excellent for us, dominating in the air. A bit like Scott Dann, but seemed more dominant

Thinking about it ... one reason he seemed (and was I'm sure) more dominant was the quality and stability of our defence - Jim Cannon, Kenny Samson, Paul Hinshelwood, Tony Burns in goal (I think). Venables' Palace team wasn't the most exciting but we were built on a solid defence. One thing badly lacking in today's side at the moment.

StonePenge 13-09-2017 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Se9 eagles (Post 13844129)
Maybe not but guess how many times Best visited him in hospital,phoned him or wrote to him?

A round number? If you are right, that's pretty bad.

Se9 eagles 13-09-2017 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13844193)
A round number? If you are right, that's pretty bad.

I am and it was unforgivable.....

Polak 13-09-2017 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 13844102)
Didn't he score a hat trick for us or am I just imagining that piece of trivia?

Away to Millwall at the old den no less unless I'm mistaken

Se9 eagles 13-09-2017 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 13844218)
Away to Millwall at the old den no less unless I'm mistaken

You are I'm afraid otherwise he'd be a legend in SE9!Did score in the 3-0 win there on the opening day of the 77-78 season though....

WLYWLYAWYPWF 13-09-2017 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 13844218)
Away to Millwall at the old den no less unless I'm mistaken

I thought it was against Colchester but I could definitely be mistaken. :D

Louis 13-09-2017 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 13844281)
I thought it was against Colchester but I could definitely be mistaken. :D

Got a feeling you're right - in a 3-2 win at home ...

Se9 eagles 13-09-2017 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis (Post 13844291)
Got a feeling you're right - in a 3-2 win at home ...

August 30th 1975 attn 13,713.We were top of div 3 at the time.Nothing wrong with my memory:lux:.

Polak 13-09-2017 07:34 PM

My mistake. I'm sure that he scored a header at the den though. Could have been in our first season back in the second division in 1977.


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