Jimmy Armfield obituary

22 January 2018 12:45
Blackpool and England footballer who was a member of the winning World Cup squad of 1966Around the time of the World Cup quarter-finals in 1966, the footballer Jimmy Armfield, who has died aged 82, was asked what chance he thought England had of winning the tournament. He deliberated a moment, then answered – “slight”. In the event, when England did win, it was without Armfield, who did not get a game in that World Cup despite being an integral member of the squad. Although he was a powerful, mobile and adventurous right-back, injury cost him his berth in the team, and his place was taken by George Cohen. Related: Jimmy Armfield, former England captain, dies aged 82 Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian