Posted by Don Madgwick on the BBS
It is with sadness to regretfully announce the passing of one the games's true gentlemen Johnny McNichol. He passed away in hospital of a stroke on Saturday March 17th, aged 81.
John played in Chelsea's Championship side of 54/5 and later signed for Palace at the age of 33, not missing a game between March '58 and August '62 and played 205 times for the Club. Palace fans' may remember his newsagents in Croydon as well as him running the formative Palace Lottery in the early 70s.
People wishing to pass on their personal condolences to the family can write to them c/o CPfCP: PO Box 2005, London SE25 5EN.