One of the "ball players" RIP Jimmy.
West Brom in January 1963, one of only 3 ties played that day due to the big freeze. It was the day Alex Jackson broke his leg up near the Old Director's Box in the right hand corner of the Barn Park end. He had actually got us back to 1-1 but once Jackson could not come out for the second half we quickly fell behind.argyleapf wrote: Fond memory from my early days of support. A good player in a very good team. I recall him scoring the only goal in a 5-1 FA cup defeat at Home Park. I pretty sure this was against Sheffield Wed.
I have heard that same thing from Paul. Not only was he born at Freedom Fields, but it was on the very day that the Queen Mother officially opened the Tamar Bridge. When I visited them in Sheffield Jim's wife Jean asked me if I had any idea why HMY Britannia was in the Sound on the day Paul was born at FF. I didn't know then but a quick visit to the library when I returned to Plymouth solved the mystery.plymptonborn wrote: I don't remember Jim playing as it was a little before my time but I was on holiday in Kos with my wife in 1987 and met a couple from Sheffield and when I told him I was from Plymouth he proudly announced he was born at Freedom Fields Hospital.........he was Jim's son Paul who proudly talked of his father's football career.
Condolences to the family.
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