We were delighted to welcome Jimmy’s eldest son John Armfield to open the club. It was a proud day for all those who have invested time and energy into creating this unique supporters club.
I think you will agree that John’s speech is not only a glowing tribute to his father but also says so much about the reality of football today. Jimmy was a True Tangerine and a supporter as well as a great player.
The notions of being a ‘one club man’ and of ‘staying put when the big boys came calling’ are such stark contrasts to the commercialism of modern football. Dedication, flair and commitment are timeless qualities treasured by supporters.