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Jimmy Armfield, CBE

It's not the knighthood we were all hoping for but nevertheless, everyone will be delighted that Jimmy Armfield's community work has finally been recognised with a CBE.

The honour follows his OBE that was awarded in 2000 for services to football.

Speaking about the honour, Armfield joked:

'I'm very grateful for the award - and just grateful to be here!

'I like to think this is an honour for Blackpool, the football club and for all the organisations I'm involved with.

'I get a lot of pleasure out of the work I do and the people I meet.'

With the 'Jimmy Armfield South Stand' set to open this year, as well as the planned creation of a statue at Bloomfield Road to honour him, 2010 promises to be a big year for 'Sir Jim'.




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Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 2 2010

Time: 7:13AM

 

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