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JayRM. I wish I knew as much as you. Did you see Stefano.
Jimmy McIlroy was a genius and a wonderful ambassador for Burnley. The club are now where they werewhen he played for us. I really hope he saw some of last season's games that brought about the triumphant return of European football to Burnley. The club was part of him and in later years rebuilt a close bond with after his controversial departure in 1963.God bless him.
"Jimmy was a genius of the game, he had a football brain unmatched by anyone in the times he played. "lol lol lolAlfredo Di Stéfano says hi. Conquered all the best leagues of the time and Europe, not the semi-pro English league.Anyway RIP Jimmy
Jimmy was a genius of the game, he had a football brain unmatched by anyone in the times he played. He would be priceless in today's market. Bless you Jimmy.
You have to wonder what type of sad ignorant idiot takes time out to post negative comments on something like this.Jimmy Mcllroy was a world class player and my clubs finest ever player and finest ever ambassador. I met him once and a more humble, polite and modest man you could never meet. He supported the club and the town for many years and I feel proud and lucky that he chose Burnley.
@66. Don't be so ignorant, read up on him. Very offensive also to those that do remember him. He was before my time, which goes back a long way, but can appreciate he was one of the greats. From a time when teams like Burnley and Ipswich won the league. My respect and thoughts to those who knew him.
These days the words 'genius' and 'master' are used far to freely. With players like Jimmy Mac, and sadly other players of his era who we've lost those words DO apply. Not for them bowlinggreen pitches, lightweight balls and hand made slippers. I'm old enough to remember seeing him at the old Stamford Bridge sitting on my uncle Bills shoulders. After it was all 'Jimmy' even when Chelsea won RIP
One of those players my granddad used to tell me about. RIP.
My boyhood hero ! A true world class player in contrast to those journeymen pros who the self serving media pundits glorify today.RIP Jimmy McIlroy
A great player but he preferred Burnley to a villa overlooking the Med, Italian sunshine and money to set him up for life- he preferred Burnley!!!? A great footballer yes but maybe not the sharpest tack in the box?
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