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Chris Pearce

Post by djemba-djemba » Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 pm

Haven't seen this article before:
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... is-pearce/

Quite said how it ended for him really. Sounds like he was frozen out and never really knew why.
Admittedly he'd been making errors here and there the previous season (Hereford away springs to mind) and seemed to me to struggle in the air so it was probably the right decision to try and replace him but the way it was done sounds very harsh. Especially after the title was won.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by tim_noone » Wed May 27, 2020 10:40 pm

Always liked Pearce....recall some large gentleman between bites of his pie slagging him off at the CF End.. And it was 0..0 !! I eventually had to to tell him where I was gonna stuff it. Which got a round of applause. :D

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Belial » Wed May 27, 2020 11:03 pm

Give us a dance

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Rowls » Wed May 27, 2020 11:26 pm

Likeable chap and a solid enough 4th division goalie but wanted and needed better and that's what we got.

He's a bit of a cult legend though, isn't he what with his dancing and his part in the 4th division championship?

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Wed May 27, 2020 11:53 pm

Rowls wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:26 pm


He's a bit of a cult legend though, isn't he what with his dancing and his part in the 4th division championship?
And legging cheeky ball boys up.

He was a decent goalkeeper (for where we were) at times. They'd have field day on here though about his kicking and coming for crosses.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Dy1geo » Thu May 28, 2020 12:24 am

A proper cult figure, thought he was OK and a massive step up from Joe Neenan who couldn’t kick the ball past half way.
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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by shulgin » Thu May 28, 2020 12:52 am

A player that every fan of that era would have loved. Couldn't imagine anyone having any vitriol for him. Decent enough for a few years. However, that 91/92 season, probably needed better. Tried several times, with Marriott and Walker especially standing out. Main thing is that Pearce came in post Orient, cheap, did a job and endeared himself. Top bloke.
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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu May 28, 2020 5:31 am

had the pleasure of speaking with him for a while, he was gutted the way it ended and I can't blame him.Had nothing but positive words for the fans

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Woodleyclaret » Thu May 28, 2020 6:34 am

There was rumours of a training bust up with another player

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by bfcjg » Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am

Great dancer :D

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by groove » Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 am

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:34 am
There was rumours of a training bust up with another player
Ended up with a shiner off George Oghani didn't he?

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by ElectroClaret » Thu May 28, 2020 8:25 am

I remember him doing a great dance in front of the fans at an away game at Bradford once. :D
Like others have said, OK for us at the time and yes, a great cult hero.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 28, 2020 9:43 am

Don't ever be surprised at the way players were treated by Mullen
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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by TomtheClaret » Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:43 am
Don't ever be surprised at the way players were treated by Mullen
Shocking. Roger Eli's book is a good read on Mullens era. Pearce was and is a lovely guy.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 28, 2020 2:14 pm

TomtheClaret wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Shocking. Roger Eli's book is a good read on Mullens era. Pearce was and is a lovely guy.
Not read the Eli book but I don't think he was treated very well either - but him and Pearce were just two

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by tiger76 » Thu May 28, 2020 2:27 pm

We've been spoilt by our recent keepers,Pearce was decent enough at that level,but it was best concerned for all he moved on when he did

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Thu May 28, 2020 2:29 pm

Another terrace cult hero back in the early 90’s for those dancing skills!

My dad taught his son at school in Blackburn. Said he was a really nice bloke. One parents evening he couldn’t resist but ask him about that performance at Bradford in the Sherpa Van or whatever it was called then.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Claretforever » Thu May 28, 2020 2:52 pm

He still lives in the area and plays golf at Towneley. Nice bloke.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Croydon Claret » Thu May 28, 2020 4:27 pm

You could just tell he was a nice guy even without having met him.

Fond memories of him

And if I recall it was his failed attempt to catch the ball at the Baseball ground that contributed to the "Jimmy Mullens Claret and Blue army" that followed.

Who knows, if he'd caught the ball that day then we could have been deprived of one of the best memories of following the Clarets

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by groove » Thu May 28, 2020 5:01 pm

I remember a midweek game at Bradford possibly the Sherpa Van when he was absolutely phenomenal. He stopped everything including a penalty. Maybe the best goalkeeping performance I've ever seen. He got marked 10 in the Telegraph ratings, first and only player to do so to my knowledge.

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 28, 2020 5:36 pm

Claretforever wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:52 pm
He still lives in the area and plays golf at Towneley. Nice bloke.
He's still a season ticket holder too - at Ewood

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by TVC15 » Thu May 28, 2020 5:50 pm

groove wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:01 pm
I remember a midweek game at Bradford possibly the Sherpa Van when he was absolutely phenomenal. He stopped everything including a penalty. Maybe the best goalkeeping performance I've ever seen. He got marked 10 in the Telegraph ratings, first and only player to do so to my knowledge.
Yes that was the one game that stands out to me as his finest. I went to that game and we got battered and think we won 1-0 with a Futcher goal (might be wrong).
Pearce stopped everything but in particular me and my mates always remember him for his style of flicking it over the bar with his hand bent - to this day we mimic it !!

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu May 28, 2020 5:54 pm

groove wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 am
Ended up with a shiner off George Oghani didn't he?
It was a bit more than a shiner....

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Re: Chris Pearce

Post by Volvoclaret » Thu May 28, 2020 6:10 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:54 pm
It was a bit more than a shiner....
To true, George also nicked his ironing board.😁

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