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Andy Pilley pays tribute to Jimmy Armfield

22 January 2018

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Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley pays tribute to football legend Jimmy Armfield who passed away on Monday, aged 82.

"On behalf of everyone at Fleetwood Town I’d like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Armfield. 
"Jimmy wasn’t just a legend of football, but a legend of the whole of the Fylde coast.
"Not only did he have a fantastic career and captain his country but off-the-field he was involved in so many things across the Fylde and did so much for charity.
“As someone who followed Blackpool in my younger days, Jimmy was always someone I had huge respect for and looked up to and that’s something which has carried on to this day as chairman of Fleetwood Town Football Club.
“He was always warm, welcoming, knowledgable and above all a total gentleman who was always quick to offer an opinion or word of advice when I saw him.
“He will be a great loss to the whole of football, may he rest in peace."

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