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Peter Reeves

Peter Reeves has no Wikipedia entry, which seems a shame. For my generation of supporters he was a very significant player, whose career was cut short far too early.

Rodney Marsh is still trying to find a way out of Peter’s pocket.
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  • I presume it is because nobody has taken the time to create a page for him. He was before my time, but maybe that needs to be remedied. Probably fewer fans of the relevant generation that are active online in that way than a reflection of the player!
  • He was a real no nonsense half back, I used to love seeing him play.
  • My Dad used to play bowls with Peter around twenty years ago, lovely fella.
  • His mum used to work in the air fix factory in Charlton.
  • I didn't know they made Air-fix in Charlton.
  • My favourite player when I first started to watch Charlton. Thought that he had real class.
  • I use to sit next to his Mum and Dad, in the Old West stand when i was a kid. Had a terrible knee injury.
    Captained England u17s i think. Drove past him when he was working as a Milkman. But would have been worth £20 million at todays prices!
  • I didn't know they made Air-fix in Charlton.

    Factory off The Woolwich Rd, near to the A102M
  • PeteFPeteF
    October 2012 edited October 2012 in General Charlton
    Peter Reeves will be joining us for a chat before the Boro game, any questions for Peter?

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    bucksheebuckshee
    October 2012
    Ask him if he's still bowling.

    Used to bowl with my Dad , nice fella.
    LenGloverLenGlover
    October 2012
    How far do you think you could have gone but for that damned injury?
    Oggy RedOggy Red
    October 2012 edited October 2012
    Eltham lad, if I remember.

    His Mum and Dad used to regularly travel on the away coach with us.
    revellinitrevellinit
    October 2012
    buckshee said:
    Ask him if he's still bowling.

    Used to bowl with my Dad , nice fella.

    He also bowled with my ex father in law Dave Banfield, also had the pleasure of meeting him whilst on holiday in Ibiza. Had a few games of pool, he was good at that as well!!
    Yes nice bloke.
    Davo55Davo55
    October 2012
    Ask him if he remembers coaching Sutcliffe Park FC in about 1967. The little kid with dark hair was me!
    masicatmasicat
    October 2012
    Ask him if Rodney Marsh is still in his pocket !
    gilbertfilbertgilbertfilbert
    October 2012
    Does he still come to games regularly?
    Six-a-bag-of-nutsSix-a-bag-of-nuts
    October 2012
    Why did that excellent 68/69 side fall apart the following season?
    What was Eddie Firmani like as a manager?
    gilbertfilbertgilbertfilbert
    October 2012
    Excellent questions, @Six-a-bag.
    PeteFPeteF
    November 2012
    He is in this Saturday, its your last chance to get a question in
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    daveaddickdaveaddick
    November 2012
    Peter did a bit of coaching at Eltham Green for a while when I was in the 6th form so that would be around 1971-72 and recall he was a great bloke and a real gent. I also have to say he was a reaslly good player for CAFC.
    GlovepupGlovepup
    November 2012
    If he looks at the modern game, is there a player that reminds him of himself back in his playing days? Similar style etc.
    WhenIwasLittleBoyWhenIwasLittleBoy
    November 2012
    Would he be interested in co commontating on the Charlton Player for away games.
    ashfordaddicktedashfordaddickted
    November 2012
    Peter and I lived a few doors apart in Keynsham Gardens when growing up in Eltham. If I remember correctly, he and his brother, Johnny, both went to Eltham Green School. When he joined Charlton, my late Dad forgave him for all the nights that he had spent kicking a ball about on the grassed area outside our house and really enjoyed Peter's many memorable encounters with Rodney Marsh. At the end of his playing career Peter worked for what today is the equivalent of British Gas and lived with his wife in Commonwealth Way, Abbey Wood. He subsequently moved to Spain and some 10 years ago, I met him again at the Altoreal Golf Club in Murcia and helped him to win a long-standing bet with another member by confirming that he had Captained the England Youth Team against Wales at Southampton. He still owes me a drink for that one and I hope that we will be able to renew our acquaintance when he visits the Valley tomorrow.
    soccergibbosoccergibbo
    August 2013 edited August 2013
    Hi Peter... Hope you see this. It has been so long... George Gibbs here... I found this site and joined... Do you remember the night of your testimonal at the reception at the club in '74? I was with the two American girls... I loved playing for you at Dartford, we won promotion that year you managed and for the short time I knew you, you are a class person. Hope you are well, these days I live in the States in Up state New York. I am on face book so drop me a line... Great days, I watched you play for Charlton as a lad and you were so tough, fast tenatious defender. You would had gone to the top had it not been for your career ending injury. Hope my note finds you mate.... George Gibbs
    bucksheebuckshee
    August 2013
    Ask him how his bowling is these days. Met Peter a few times as he my dad played bowls as well . Nice bloke.
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  • I didn't know they made Air-fix in Charlton.

    Factory off The Woolwich Rd, near to the A102M
    Wasn't it at the end of that small road to the left of the new Fire station?
  • T_C_E said:

    I didn't know they made Air-fix in Charlton.

    Factory off The Woolwich Rd, near to the A102M
    Wasn't it at the end of that small road to the left of the new Fire station?
    It was the second road from the fire station, just before the railway bridge.

  • I played for a kids team called Sutcliffe Park back in the 60s and Peter Reeves did some training/coaching sessions with us. No clue why. I was awestruck, one of my Charlton heroes within touching distance. He was a very good, hard tackling defender.
  • I have a recollection which maybe ficticous that when we beat Swansea 6-1 Peter Reeves scored and the referee and linesman both had the surname Reeves as well.
  • Used to be a meter reader.......for British Gas I believe.
  • Remember seeing him in the late seventies then in to the eighties at Metrogas’s old sports ground where B&Q is near Horn Lane and then when the gas moved to Avery Hill
  • Used to be a meter reader.......for British Gas I believe.

    This certainly seems correct, if memory serves me right he used to bowl for metrogas.
  • Excellent player, total commitment, such a shame he's career ended so early
  • I didn't know they made Air-fix in Charlton.

    Factory off The Woolwich Rd, near to the A102M
    Remember working one summer there when at uni. Quite enjoyed it!

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  • buckshee said:

    Used to be a meter reader.......for British Gas I believe.

    This certainly seems correct, if memory serves me right he used to bowl for metrogas.
    Bastard of a green!
  • I knew peter in the 80s but lost touch long ago, how time flies, did a bit of socialising with him with our other halves and mutual friends, have some great memories of that which have just come to mind, nights in the old metro Gas, a particular night in the valley club, and a couple of others in circus tavern immediately pop up, some of which have been making me laugh and probably not for posting but thanks for starting the thread and triggering the memories. I seem to recall he also went out to Greece or one of the islands at one stage for a short while to manage a football team. As has been mentioned a great player and we moan about the way our players get injured today but his career ending one came in a testimonial match for Brian Kinsey at what was I seem to recall bexley united’s ground but is welling united’s ground today.
  • an all action defender in the Des Walker mould .. the prototype for Richard Rufus ((:>)
  • buckshee said:

    Used to be a meter reader.......for British Gas I believe.

    This certainly seems correct, if memory serves me right he used to bowl for metrogas.
    Bastard of a green!
    The one where B&Q now is? I remember having to go there while my Dad played and being totally bored.
  • Cheer up Peter Reeves? ;)
  • One of the best centre halves this club has ever produced. Apart from being good at bowls he used to read gas meters. Had a lovely chat with him when he came to read mine about the good old days. My mate from primary school used to live next door to his mum in Wendover Road, Eltham and every Thursday after school we’d wait for him to come round to visit his mum and then we’d have a kick about with him in the road or on the green. #ThoseWereTheDays
  • edited August 11
    _MrDick said:

    One of the best centre halves this club has ever produced. Apart from being good at bowls he used to read gas meters. Had a lovely chat with him when he came to read mine about the good old days. My mate from primary school used to live next door to his mum in Wendover Road, Eltham and every Thursday after school we’d wait for him to come round to visit his mum and then we’d have a kick about with him in the road or on the green. #ThoseWereTheDays

    Was he a centre half? Not that I remember....he was a half back, as was the position description in those days.
    He in fact didn’t have that much of an all round game and certainly wasn’t really at ease anywhere other than in his own half. He was generally given the task of one on one marking of the oppos play maker and generally being an fing nuisance defensively and boy was he good at it.
    Was particularly well known for his takling from behind (far more acceptable back then)......used to send Rodney Marsh nuts on every occasion we played QPR (which was quite often in those days). He was a Billy Big Bollox cult hero at the time, especially at QPR of course.
    Marsh never ‘ever’ got the better of him, leading to many a tantrum and outbursts of frustration. Peter would just stay ice cool and simply got on with it, in classic Bjorn Borg fashion.
    He was never a dirty player either, just played hard, fair and uncompromisingly.
    Good honest pro and club man......everyone (apart from Rodney Marsh that is,) will have fond memories of him.
  • _MrDick said:

    One of the best centre halves this club has ever produced. Apart from being good at bowls he used to read gas meters. Had a lovely chat with him when he came to read mine about the good old days. My mate from primary school used to live next door to his mum in Wendover Road, Eltham and every Thursday after school we’d wait for him to come round to visit his mum and then we’d have a kick about with him in the road or on the green. #ThoseWereTheDays

    Was he a centre half? Not that I remember....he was a half back, as was the position description in those days.
    He in fact didn’t have that much of an all round game and certainly wasn’t really at ease anywhere other than in his own half. He was generally given the task of one on one marking of the oppos play maker and generally being an fing nuisance defensively and boy was he good at it.
    Was particularly well known for his takling from behind (far more acceptable back then)......used to send Rodney Marsh nuts on every occasion we played QPR (which was quite often in those days). He was a Billy Big Bollox cult hero at the time, especially at QPR of course.
    Marsh never ‘ever’ got the better of him, leading to many a tantrum and outbursts of frustration. Peter would just stay ice cool and simply got on with it, in classic Bjorn Borg fashion.
    He was never a dirty player either, just played hard, fair and uncompromisingly.
    Good honest pro and club man......everyone (apart from Rodney Marsh that is,) will have fond memories of him.
    He was a No6 which technically was left half. Paul Went was the No5 which was centre half. But in today’s money, he’s a centre half
  • _MrDick said:

    _MrDick said:

    One of the best centre halves this club has ever produced. Apart from being good at bowls he used to read gas meters. Had a lovely chat with him when he came to read mine about the good old days. My mate from primary school used to live next door to his mum in Wendover Road, Eltham and every Thursday after school we’d wait for him to come round to visit his mum and then we’d have a kick about with him in the road or on the green. #ThoseWereTheDays

    Was he a centre half? Not that I remember....he was a half back, as was the position description in those days.
    He in fact didn’t have that much of an all round game and certainly wasn’t really at ease anywhere other than in his own half. He was generally given the task of one on one marking of the oppos play maker and generally being an fing nuisance defensively and boy was he good at it.
    Was particularly well known for his takling from behind (far more acceptable back then)......used to send Rodney Marsh nuts on every occasion we played QPR (which was quite often in those days). He was a Billy Big Bollox cult hero at the time, especially at QPR of course.
    Marsh never ‘ever’ got the better of him, leading to many a tantrum and outbursts of frustration. Peter would just stay ice cool and simply got on with it, in classic Bjorn Borg fashion.
    He was never a dirty player either, just played hard, fair and uncompromisingly.
    Good honest pro and club man......everyone (apart from Rodney Marsh that is,) will have fond memories of him.
    He was a No6 which technically was left half. Paul Went was the No5 which was centre half. But in today’s money, he’s a centre half
    But he never played a centre half role MrD......that was never his designated position.
  • _MrDick said:

    _MrDick said:

    One of the best centre halves this club has ever produced. Apart from being good at bowls he used to read gas meters. Had a lovely chat with him when he came to read mine about the good old days. My mate from primary school used to live next door to his mum in Wendover Road, Eltham and every Thursday after school we’d wait for him to come round to visit his mum and then we’d have a kick about with him in the road or on the green. #ThoseWereTheDays

    Was he a centre half? Not that I remember....he was a half back, as was the position description in those days.
    He in fact didn’t have that much of an all round game and certainly wasn’t really at ease anywhere other than in his own half. He was generally given the task of one on one marking of the oppos play maker and generally being an fing nuisance defensively and boy was he good at it.
    Was particularly well known for his takling from behind (far more acceptable back then)......used to send Rodney Marsh nuts on every occasion we played QPR (which was quite often in those days). He was a Billy Big Bollox cult hero at the time, especially at QPR of course.
    Marsh never ‘ever’ got the better of him, leading to many a tantrum and outbursts of frustration. Peter would just stay ice cool and simply got on with it, in classic Bjorn Borg fashion.
    He was never a dirty player either, just played hard, fair and uncompromisingly.
    Good honest pro and club man......everyone (apart from Rodney Marsh that is,) will have fond memories of him.
    He was a No6 which technically was left half. Paul Went was the No5 which was centre half. But in today’s money, he’s a centre half
    But he never played a centre half role MrD......that was never his designated position.
    You’re right, my mistake, he never played the centre half role
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