RIP Dave Shipperley
Former Addick Dave Shipperley passed away on Saturday aged just 64.
One of my early heroes when my Dad first took me to The Valley. Ship, Ship, Shipperley was in his second spell at Charlton then after spending three successful seasons with Gillingham in between his time at Charlton where he came through the youth set up.
He was a no-nonsense big centre half who raised Valley pulses when he used to lumber forward for set plays. He was a giant of a man and I remember him fondly when he would bring the ball out of defence with his feet.
Keith Peacock said he wanted to be a winger in a lovely tribute here.
Shipperley is the father of Neil, and was a policemen locally after he retired from the game in 1981 and played 175 games before finishing his career with Reading. According to the OS he is the club’s record goal scoring centre half, which does not surprise me.
Very sad, RIP Ship.