Jimmy Armfield

Jimmy Armfield

JIMMY ARMFIELD 1935-2018: An emotional farewell to Blackpool’s favourite son

Standing in the rain with the top of the Tower rising up through the mist, hundreds of people lined the streets to say a final and fond farewell to Blackpool’s favourite son Jimmy Armfield.

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Blackpool players applaud as the the Jimmy Armfield funeral cortege passes inside the Bloomfield Road stadium

Bowyer: Jimmy Armfield will always live on at Blackpool FC

Gary Bowyer has stressed the importance of his Blackpool players knowing all about the huge contribution Jimmy Armfield made to the football club.

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Listen to the whole of Jimmy Armfield's funeral service in Blackpool

The funeral of Blackpool football football legend Jimmy Armfield was held today at St Peter's Church in South Shore.
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Emotional farewell planned for man of the people Jimmy

Blackpool will say an emotional goodbye to Jimmy Armfield today.
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Charlton boss Karl Robinson

Charlton boss Karl Robinson 'fuming' at Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston

Charlton Athletic boss Karl Robinson has hit out at Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston following the postponement of today's match.
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Supporters will congregate at Armfield's statue

LIVE: Blackpool to pay tribute to Jimmy Armfield

The town of Blackpool will come together today to pay tribute to its greatest son, Jimmy Armfield.

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Kelvin Mellor and Jim McAlister modelling the specially-printed Armfield t-shirts

Blackpool FC confirm itinerary for Jimmy Armfield tributes

Blackpool Football Club has confirmed the final itinerary of tributes for tomorrow's game against Charlton Athletic at Bloomfield Road.

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Banning orders have been lifted for tomorrow's game

Blackpool FC relaxes banning orders for Charlton game

Blackpool Football Club has announced it will relax its banning orders for tomorrow's game against Charlton Athletic.
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Blackpool FC Community Trust looks to legacy of Armfield

Blackpool FC Community Trust have paid their own tribute to the late, great Jimmy Armfield, stressing that he will leave a lasting legacy.

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Jimmy Armfield is applauded on to the pitch by team-mates ahead of his 627th  and final  game as a Blackpool player

Memory Match: Blackpool 1-1 Manchester United, 1971

Matt Scrafton trawls through the archives to look back at Jimmy Armfield's last game for Blackpool; a 1-1 draw against Manchester United on May 1, 1971.
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Former Gazette writer William Watt with Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield

Jimmy Armfield at 80: Our interview with the Blackpool legend on his milestone birthday

On turning 80 Jimmy Armfield did a special interview with the Gazette’s Seasiders writer William Watt. Here are some extracts.

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Burgess says it was an honour to have played for the same club as Armfield

Burgess: Thanks for the memories Jimmy

Former Blackpool striker Ben Burgess says it was a privilege and an honour to have played for the same club as Jimmy Armfield.

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The statue of Jimmy Armfield has become a shrine to the great man. Photo: Dan Martino

Blackpool mourns Jimmy as book of condolences is opened

A top-class footballer. A dignitary. A respected journalist. All these things. But also a down-to-Earth Average Joe who was never too busy for a chat with his fellow man.
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Fleetwood Town boss Rosler pays tribute to Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler paid his respects to a man he says will be sorely missed on the Fylde coast – Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield.

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Malcolm Phillips and Jimmy Armfield

Could Blackpool football legend Jimmy Armfield have been a rugby star?

He is one of the great right-backs of the English game, and as the Fylde coast honours Jimmy Armfield’s footballing legacy, an old school friend wonders whether they could have teamed up in the England rugby union side.

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Blackpool team from 1970

Glyn James: My Champagne Blackpool moment with Jimmy Armfield

They played together in the famous Tangerine strip for many years but one Champagne moment will always be Glyn James’ lasting memory of Jimmy Armfield as the town mourns the loss of the Blackpool legend.
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Jimmy Armfield and Sir Tom Finney cut the ribbon to open the Kirkham and Wesham (now AFC Fylde) supporters shop in 2008

AFC Fylde owner Haythornthwaite hails friend of the family Armfield

“In football he was known as ‘Gentleman Jim’ but outside of football he was also ‘Gentleman Jim.’”

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Armfield pictured in front of the stand named in his honour

BST to pay tribute to Armfield OUTSIDE Bloomfield Road

Blackpool Supporters' Trust has confirmed it will pay tribute to Jimmy Armfield OUTSIDE Bloomfield Road prior to Saturday's home game against Charlton Athletic.
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Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley

Fleetwood chairman Pilley remembers ‘total gentleman’ Armfield

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley says Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield’s passing is a great loss to the whole of football and one that will be mourned across the whole of the Fylde coast.

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Armfield pictured in the director's box at Bloomfield Road with Karl Oyston

Karl Oyston: Jimmy Armfield is irreplaceable

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has praised the "incredibly legacy" left behind by the club's greatest son Jimmy Armfield.

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