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Chairman: Jimmy's Achievements Went Way Beyond Football

Statement Issued In Tribute To Club Record Holder and Vice-President

22 January 2018

Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston has issued the following statement following the passing of Jimmy Armfield earlier today:

“It is a very sad day for Blackpool Football Club, the town of Blackpool and the game of football. Jimmy is a legend in every sense of the word and his presence will be irreplaceable. He was a one-club man who absolutely loved wearing the tangerine shirt and his achievements extended way beyond the football pitch. He was a fantastic ambassador for the community and the many charities he represented.  

Jimmy leaves behind an incredible legacy and on behalf of everyone at the club, I send my sincere condolences to Jimmy’s wife Anne, his two sons, Duncan and John, and the rest of the Armfield family.    

On a personal note, he’s been an immense support and counsel in good times and bad and I’ll miss him greatly.” 

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