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Jim Furnell

Jim Furnell

Clubs played for: Burnley,Liverpool,Arsenal,Rotherham United & Plymouth Argyle

Born: 1937

Birthplace: Clitheroe


Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: A goalkeeper who played in the Football League between 1954-76. He started his career with Burnley but only made two appearances for them in eight seasons. He then joined Liverpool but is best remembered for his time with Arsenal and his last club Plymouth Argyle where he played until he was 39. He then became a coach with them but moved to Blackburn Rovers when manager Bobby Saxton moved there. He was appointed reserve team coach and later took the position of youth development officer. He retired in 1998. He lives in retirement at Wilpshire near Blackburn.

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Furnell, Jim One of my fondest memories is someone asking Jim his waist size, he looked at the tag in his shorts and shouted 36!!!!! This was while Jim
played at Rotherham.
24-01-19 Roger Pitcher

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