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Jimmy Armfield.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Jimmy Armfield. Reply with quote

So very sad to hear this news today.

He was much loved in my home town...a big part of the community...and throughout the land. He will be much missed.

The top of Blackpool Tower will be illuminated tangerine tonight in memory of him. The arches at the start and end of the Illuminations will also display a message to honour Jimmy.

No more than he deserves....

RIP Jimmy.x

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42773347
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - I don't really remember him in his playing days but I loved his expert comments on Five Live - and Radio 2 before that - and certainly he was very loyal to his home town club

Not many people in football have that kind of loyalty these days

RIP Jimmy Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy was a real treasure of a man. I am lucky (and old) enough to remember him as the England captain, before Bobby Moore, and then as a manager and finally, a much loved voice on BBC radio football commentaries. Blackpool ran through him, like a stick of rock.

Here's a little video that features Jim leading England out, against the Rest of the World team, for the centenary FA celebrations, back in 1963. I was eight and managed to wangle the afternoon off from school (it was a Wednesday) as ITV were showing the second half live. My hero, Jimmy Greaves, scored the winner. Just take a look at the legends in this game. And in all these years, I never realised that Lev Yashin, possibly the greatest goalie ever, didn't play in the second half.

Rest well, Jimmy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCXa74oit0
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Jimmy was a real treasure of a man. I am lucky (and old) enough to remember him as the England captain, before Bobby Moore, and then as a manager and finally, a much loved voice on BBC radio football commentaries. Blackpool ran through him, like a stick of rock.

Here's a little video that features Jim leading England out, against the Rest of the World team, for the centenary FA celebrations, back in 1963. I was eight and managed to wangle the afternoon off from school (it was a Wednesday) as ITV were showing the second half live. My hero, Jimmy Greaves, scored the winner. Just take a look at the legends in this game. And in all these years, I never realised that Lev Yashin, possibly the greatest goalie ever, didn't play in the second half.

Rest well, Jimmy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCXa74oit0


Loved that,Raver....thanks. Eusebio .. Di Stéfano ...so many wonderful players on display.
Near enough all of the men in the crowd had suits,shirts and ties on and I spotted a woman supporter sporting a rather fetching hat... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed that clip as well.

I too have often wondered why men always wore ties at football matches in the 60s. The same at the 1966 World Cup Final, suits and ties everywhere!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall many, if any, men in shirts and ties at The Den, back in the 60's...but I do remember those big wooden rattles, which would be classed as a deadly weapon, nowadays.

I had to chuckle at Becky spotting a woman in a fetching hat...

I do remember my old St Paul's football team "coach", Fr Owen Beament, attended the '66 final, so if you see someone in a dog collar, it may have well been him. Or he may have been in a rugby shirt, but never a shirt and tie.

I've seen him once or twice, at family funerals, but have never plucked up the courage to say 'remember me?', as it didn't seem the time or place. That's my excuse, anyway. Maybe if I ever see him again...

http://www.haaf.org.uk/rev-cannon-owen-beament
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I don't recall many, if any, men in shirts and ties at The Den, back in the 60's...but I do remember those big wooden rattles, which would be classed as a deadly weapon, nowadays.

I had to chuckle at Becky spotting a woman in a fetching hat...

I do remember my old St Paul's football team "coach", Fr Owen Beament, attended the '66 final, so if you see someone in a dog collar, it may have well been him. Or he may have been in a rugby shirt, but never a shirt and tie.

I've seen him once or twice, at family funerals, but have never plucked up the courage to say 'remember me?', as it didn't seem the time or place. That's my excuse, anyway. Maybe if I ever see him again...

http://www.haaf.org.uk/rev-cannon-owen-beament


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