Des Palmer and Doug Rudham transferred to Johannesburg Ramblers

May 20, 1960
Welsh international centre forward Desmond Palmer, transferred from Swansea Town to Liverpool for £8,000 in March last year, is to play for Johannesburg Ramblers. Also joining the Ramblers are Doug Rudham, the South African goalkeeper who has been with Liverpool since 1955, and Tranmere Rovers wing half Ray Williams.

All three have been released by their clubs and fly to South Africa on Sunday. There is now a distinct possibility other players similarly placed may seek heir fortunes in the Union.
(Source: Daily Mirror: May 20, 1960)

One comment

  1. played for Ramblers 1957 until demotion with great footballers– eddie dry, derek Richards, dave mills, errol dicks, hymie sally, bobby clark , dennis devine, chopper mcgwyn, gary wood, luchy satorie, dougie wood , the murphy brothers, Neville walters, pat grove, colin viljoen, johnny macbean, garth cambia, dennis cahill, brian Gibson, des palmer, ray Williams, georgie adelaine, basil hauser, peter hammer, peter macwean, reg Coetzee, dougie howe, schwartzie and who would ever forget old man morgan and his son. great memories never to be forgotten!!
    today s.a. football is a disgrace and no more white players!!
    ag shame and it will get worse.

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