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As soon as I saw the topic I thought oh no .....RIP Peter surely pound for pound one of Boltons best ever signings.

Pure class......glad to have seen him in a white shirt.

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18 minutes ago, Biganddaft said:

Oh no only just seen this, he has to be one of the best wingers I ever saw play in a Bolton shirt, one of those players that made going to Burnden Park an exciting experience in the 70s, RIP Peter Thompson and thank you for the memories 

This!!!

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In the ealy nighties I was working in the North East & visited a pub in Bishop Auckland .The landlord who served me asked me where I was from , he then asked me if I followed the Wanderers to which I concurred .He then told me used to play professionaly for Middlesboro & Hartlepool & that he was part of the team under Jack Charlton that only lost four games all season when they won the then second div title.One of the two games they lost was at Bolton & he played in the game at rightback up against Peter Thompson .The game was played on easter monday the second of two away games .The landlords name was Peter Creamer & he told me that the first choice full back John Craggs hated playing against Thompson & he had a good idea that Craggs would cry off after the Saturday game which is what happened subsequently he got a skinning & Bolton won 2-1.He refused payment for my pint out of respect for the great Peter Thompson.

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RIP

Probably my first and greatest footballing hero. Always wished I'd been old enough to fully appreciate (always worry childhood memories = I exaggerated how brilliant he was). Very few clips around of him in action for us, but thankfully the few snippets I have seen seem to confirm it. Never seen a winger take the piss like this fella could.

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Gutted about that, top top footballer, also lucky enough to have met him when I went to see a customer in the lakes my customer said I’m going to a rotary club afternoon dinner where there’s a guest speaker and lucky enough when we turned up it was Peter Thompson I was introduced to him and didn’t twig it was him, I asked him who he’d played for thinking it would be Barrow or Carlisle when he said England, Preston, Liverpool and a lovely little spell at Bolton I said bloody hell I should of recognized you I’m a BWFC fan, he said he loved his time at Burnden and he was lovely fella with no edge to him. Sad day it’s shit getting old and your heroes as a kid passing away. RIP Tomo. :( 

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A great bit of business by Jimmy Armfield brought Peter Thompson to Burnden and I remember as a youngster getting excited that we were signing someone from Liverpool.

A great winger who I had the pleasure of watching him and I can still see him now skinning full backs.

RIP 

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Along with Tony Dunne he was the best and most skilful player I ever saw play live until the more recent era of Hierro, Djorkaeff and Anelka.

Thompson was a World Cup winner, and League and FA Cup winner when we signed him so I'm not exaggerating my claim in any way.

Time catches up with us all in the end sadly.

Thanks for the memories Thomo.

RIP

PS - remember his testimonial well - some 40 years ago now!

Frightening how time slips away.

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Like others, remember him, but don't remember him as well as I wish

18k, I think the fee was said to be

Had this great trick of shoving the ball past the full back, running in to him and getting a free kick

His testimonial, think it ended 6 5 with goals for mcdonagh and clemence

We had the division 2 trophy, them the European cup

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I see he died in Portugal

I knew he had the Knott end caravan site while he was with us

Different world

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RIP Thomo. Wonderful player! Remember him toying with fullbacks before delivering a pin point cross nearly every time.

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26 minutes ago, Casino said:

Like others, remember him, but don't remember him as well as I wish

18k, I think the fee was said to be

Had this great trick of shoving the ball past the full back, running in to him and getting a free kick

His testimonial, think it ended 6 5 with goals for mcdonagh and clemence

We had the division 2 trophy, them the European cup

He missed a penalty during that testimonial. Ref asked him to re take it, it was his match after all, he missed again. Can't remember the attendance but it seemed to be heaving. I touched the European Cup that night.

 

RIP PT.

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5 minutes ago, Underpants said:

He missed a penalty during that testimonial. Ref asked him to re take it, it was his match after all, he missed again. Can't remember the attendance but it seemed to be heaving. I touched the European Cup that night.

 

RIP PT.

https://www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/FriendlyGame/8084

 

just over 20k ....finished 5-5.

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