Peter Thomson passed away a few years ago and is much mourned and missed by the Fulham faithful. In many ways he resembled all that the club represented with his eccentricity, intelligence, whimsical books about the club and his steadfast support. He never pretended to be otherwise than a public school headmaster yet he was loved and respected by one and all. With yet another couple of articles in The Times detailing sexual impropriety in St Pauls, where Peter rose to deputy headmaster – and should have been headmaster – and Fulham relegated, I sometimes think he is better off where he is, in the Senior Common Room in the sky.
Peter would have been exactly the right man to guide the school in troubled times, and Fulham too. Many have tried to reach Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Few have succeeded and he remains advised by those who have 10% of Peter’s feel for the club. Peter, who could claim the Sultan of Brunei as as one of his circle, would have obtained an audience, of that I am sure. Firmly, but always politely, he would explain where it all went wrong and until Mr Khan listens to Fulham people it will continue to do so. He would be clever enough to know that Mr Khan’ s real fear is losing his investment. I cleaned Peter’s windows for years and Fulham football club and St. Paul’s School are poorer places for his passing.