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 Post subject: Jimmy Armfield
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:12 pm 

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http://salutsunderland.com/2018/01/jimmy-armfield-farewell-to-a-fine-and-noble-man-of-football/

A piece by Salut, on the great man. Well worth a read. It includes mentions of Len Shackleton as a little Sunderland interest.

Here's an excerpt


* This is how I introduced the 2011 interview. I wouldn’t change a word:

Jimmy Armfield: placed together in that order, they are two of my favourite words in the English language. There have been better footballers and managers, though he wasn’t bad himself, acclaimed during the 1962 World Cup in Chile as ‘the best right-back in the world’ and later doing good work in charge of Bolton and Leeds. There have been better sports commentators. But he has a depth of knowledge and utterly dependable expressive qualities that most of them must envy … we salute Jimmy Armfield and offer our warmest best wishes to a wonderful voice of the game who played his entire Football League career for one club: Blackpool …


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