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Fans Come Out To Pay Respects To Jimmy Armfield

Funeral of Club Record Appearance Holder Takes Place

8 February 2018

Supporters lined Bloomfield Road and the streets of Blackpool today to pay their respects to club legend Jimmy Armfield, who sadly passed away at the age of 82 last month.

The club's record appearance holder, who played 627 times for Blackpool, passed through the stadium one final time while en route to St Peter's Church, where his funeral service was held. 

The first-team squad, youth team and a host of former players formed a guard of honour down the sides of the East Stand, as the funeral cortege passed by the Armfield Stand. 

Manager Gary Bowyer and physio Phil Horner were then among the attendees at St Peter's Church for the funeral service, with ex-team-mates Glyn James, Tommy Thompson, Terry Alcock and Graham Oates also present. 

Presenters and commentators Alan Green, John Murray and Mark Pougatch were amongst those representing BBC Radio 5 Live, while former England team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton, his brother Jack and a host of other names from the world of football attended the service.    

BBC Radio Lancashire provided a live broadcast from St Peter's Church for those unable to attend the service, which was then relayed over the PA system for supporters to listen to inside the stadium.  

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