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Peter Shearing

Peter Shearing

Clubs played for: West Ham United, Portsmouth, Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle, Bristol Rovers and Gillingham (1960-1973)

Born: 1938

Birthplace: Uxbridge


Biography: 6ft 1" keeper who was brought to the club to challenge Dick Beattie. When Beattie left the club the following year it looked as though Shearing would make the position his own but when John Armstrong was brought in and a young challenger called John Milkins appeared on the scene, his hopes receded. Played for Plymouth, Exeter and Gillingham until a broken arm ended his career. Is now retired having run a Post Office in Kent. Was also a Parish Councillor with a reputation for being able to do a mean Tommy Cooper impression.

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Shearing, Peter I grew up in the village where Peter ran the post office in the 1980s. I was a football mad primary school boy and I remember asking him to sign a West Ham United poster from Match magazine. He was happy to do so. The thing that always seemed odd to me was that despite living opposite the playing field where all the young lads played, I never once saw Peter with a football.
09-12-21 James Corbett

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