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Funny moment when Jim played for Oldham Ath @ Grimsby Town, on a night match. We were in their social club bar after the match & Jim was with Alan Groves. Grovesie was chatting up these two girls, winking at me, thus saying he's pulled & then Big Jim is ringing their hanging ships bar bell - around 10pm ish. Everyone thought the bar was shutting early, so started drinking up quickly. Looking at their watches, saying oii - what's going on, it's not closing time (10.30pm).
Jim carried on ringing the bell - to everyone's amusement. Loved it. D
Sadly, Jim died 5th June '20 in Las Vegas aged 79.
I saw him many times playing for Stockport County, along with his scoring partner Bill Atkins.
Thanks for the memories RIP Jim
I watched Jim @ Stockport where he had great link up with Bill Atkins
He was a great header of the ball & am sure I once saw him score a hat trick of headers!
Thanks, Jim, for the memory
A formidable forward line at Bradford(Hector,Fryatt,Ham,Bird,Broadbent).
Fantastic header of the ball.Was present when the dubiously timed 4second goal was scored against Tranmere Canterbury Avenue end.The referee was a teacher from Carlisle with a slow reaction time
Very sorry to hear that Valerie, He was my hero when he played for Oldham Athletic.
I used to watch the Avenue (Bradford) and despite being in the 4 th division we had a great forward line that included Jimmy, Kevin Hector, Bobby Ham etc. That team scored over 100 goals that season, great entertainment. I have similar problems now to those that Valerie tells us that Jimmy has so my memory isnâ€™t too good. I do remember Jimmy tormenting his opposing fullback 1 week though and on a number of occasions knocked the ballover his head and was away. The FB then caught the ball and squared up to Jimmy. Jimmy just flattened him and walked off the pitch. We went on to win.
He is still thought of as a hero by older Avenue supporters and I wish him and Valerie all the best for the future. Thanks for the memories Jim.
Played for Finn Harps FC DONEGAL Ireland on tour of America in 1972.PLAYED AGAINST Jim who was playing FOR PHILADELPHIA ATOMS AT VETS STADIUM.JIM WAS A VERY GOOD PLAYER AND QUITE A HANDFUL FOR OUR DEFENCE. A LOVELY MAN. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS ILLNESS
I was brought up in Southampton next door but one to Jimmy's mum, Daisy. I am 12 years younger than Jimmy and only saw him play in his later years in his second spell at Torquay. A lovely man.
Great header of the ball as good as any in the game.
I am Jimmy√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s wife of 56 years he is one of the players of his era that has CTE/Alzheimer√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s. Despite this, he is in good physical shape, and has great sense of humour