Do you have any interesting, happy, or humorous memories of Jimmy?
If so, please let us know and we will be happy to share them with the world!
I can remember when I lived in Rowledge nor Farnham and with Jimmy as Manager he got Aldershot promoted so we all clambered down to his bungalow in Rowledge shouting and cheering. Sadly I can’t remember the year.
I am 77 but remembered the great Shankly era, It was then that Jimmy created the midfield magic that was a combination of the " square pass" the through ball" "the dummy" in a memorable Easter game against Spurs we won 5-2 and Jimmy scored 2 . He invented the theory of passes that split. defences which I copied during my minor footy career in the Sunday School league, Zingari, Craven league, I recently met a relation of Jimmy and he promised next time he was back in the UK I might get the opportunity to meet him.
02-05-21 Ken Birch
Good old friend who always said it as it was. Had many lunch chats with Jimmy that I thoroughly enjoyed. Great knowledge of the game. Keep dancing Jim.
02-03-21 Dave Briody
I met Jimmy in kuwait and we had so much fun at The SAS hotel. 5 a side football etc and socially at Muckys bar !! What a laugh we had - very happy memories.
04-02-21 Dave Greedy
Jimmyâ€™s wife and my brotherâ€™s wife were sisters and I met Jimmy once when my brother Alban introduced me in Liverpool where we lived. Jimmy was a great footballer and a good bloke.
19-07-20 Eddie McGuinness
All Jimmy wanted from us players was 1-2 1-2 he wouldn't stop until we could all give and go. Keep the ball :-) And if you lost it ...so would he.