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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:17 am 
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Very sad to hear of the passing of this superb player today, aged 86.

Burnley paid Glentoran £7000 for Jimmy in 1950, and he was the scheming midfielder (inside right) in Burnley's superb teams of the late 50's/early 60's. He also played 55 times for Northern Ireland, often in midfield with Danny Blanchflower - quite a pairing. He scored over 100 league goals in 437 games at Turf Moor, before joining Stoke in 1963 and ending at Oldham.

One of the greats of the post-war era.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Before my time, but obviously I'm well aware of how great a player he was, mainly thanks to Pathe News and the like.
Another legend gone.
RIP Jimmy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Better late than never, a very nice obit in today's i newspaper written by Ivan Ponting. Hope this is legible:-


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