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Jimmy MacEwan

Jimmy MacEwan

Clubs played for: Arbroath, Raith, Aston Villa, Walsall. (1947-1966).

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Biography: Two knee replacement operations in 1991 forced Jimmy to retire from the job that he had held in the civil service for nine years. Coached in Birmingham City and later worked at Ansell's Brewery. Apparently, he needed an operation on one of his knees which ultimately made him being three inches taller and moaned like hell because he had to buy new trousers!




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MacEwan, Jimmy My dad knew Jimmy during their National Service dsys in the RAF.
My dad was an ameatur footballer, but always enjoyed playing alongside Jimmy . After their basic training, the squadron was split into 2 flights, Jimmy's went to Germany, whilst my father went on to Egypt. On returning to the UK 2 years later, my father's flight entered their billet, which was in complete darkness, and as they walked through the door, the lights were suddenly switched on, and it was then that they were reunited with the flight from Germany who had arrived in the UK a few days earlier, Jimmy being at the fore front of the "welcoming-party".
16-03-20 Alan Moorley

MacEwan, Jimmy My dad knew Jimmy during their National Service days in the RAF. My dad was an amateur footballer, but always enjoyed playing alongside Jimmy. After their basic training, the squadron was split into 2 flights. Jimmy's went to Germany, whilst my father went on to Egypt. On returning to the UK 2 years later, my father's flight entered their billet, which was in complete darkness, and as they walked through the door, the lights were suddenly switched on, and it was then that they were reunited with the flight from Germany who had arrived in the UK a few days earlier, Jimmy being at the fore front of the "welcoming-party".
10-03-20 Alan Moorley

Macewan, Jimmy Great memery of Jimmy playing on the right wing and taking the odd penalty. I drive a black cab in Erdington. Jimmy would always stop and talk to the Villa fans on the rank. Great bloke.


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