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Shakers to Honour Jimmy Armfield

2 February 2018

As neither Bury or Blackpool were in action last weekend, both sides will pay their respects to Blackpool’s record appearance holder Jimmy Armfield, whose entire playing career was spent with the Tangerines.

Jimmy played a total of 627 games over a period of 17 years, captaining the side for 10 of those years and later becoming Vice-President.  Such was his contribution to the Seasiders, the new South Stand at Bloomfield Road was named in his honour and a statue depicting Armfield sits proudly at the front of the Stadium.

He also represented England 43 times, captaining The Three Lions on 15 occasions and was awarded a World Cup winners’ medal following the team’s success in 1966.

Following discussions with Blackpool FC, everyone attending Saturday’s game will take part in a minute's applause prior to kick-off as a show of respect to a fantastic footballer and gentleman.

Players and management of both teams will be wearing black armbands and there will be a dedicated page in the programme, chronicling Armfield’s career as a player

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