Tag Archives: Jimmy Adamson

Burnley & Scotland Defender Passes Away

John ‘Jock’ Aird (1926 – 2021) Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed the passing of Clarets’ oldest player and International ground-breaker. John ‘Jock’ Aird, who had been the club’s oldest surviving former player passed away earlier this month at … Continue reading

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How Brian Flynn Saved Welsh International Football

An excellent article written by Leon Barton looks at former Clarets midfielder Brian Flynn and how he has saved Welsh International football. From having never qualified for major football tournament in their history, Wales are preparing to play in their … Continue reading

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Charlie Casper Joins Clarets Academy

Clarets Sign Frank Casper’s Grandson On Two Year Scholarship Clarets supporters have welcomed a number of legends to the club over the years, names such as McIlroy, Adamson, Miller, Casper, James, Hamilton, Little, Payton all of which have made their … Continue reading

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Clarets Legend Series (Jimmy Adamson)

Jimmy Adamson was born in Ashington, Northumberland on the 4th April 1929, he was born into a mining community and like most football mad kids growing up in the North East in the 1930’s, the narrow poorly lit alleys between … Continue reading

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Clarets Legend Series (Jimmy McIlroy MBE)

Jimmy McIlroy – Clarets Greatest Ever Player James McIlroy MBE, was a Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Glentoran, Burnley, Stoke City and Oldham Athletic. He was regarded as the Clarets greatest ever player, having made 497 appearances, scoring … Continue reading

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Clarets Legend Series (Willie Morgan)

Willie Morgan Interview  Willie Morgan was born in Alloa, Scotland on the 2nd October 1944 and joined the Clarets in 1960 as an apprentice. He quickly started to impress on the training ground and signed a professional contract in October 1962 after … Continue reading

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Clarets Legend Jimmy McIlroy Passes Away

Jimmy McIlroy (1931 – 2018) Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed the sad news that former Clarets inside-forward Jimmy McIlroy has died aged 86.  McIlroy who was widely regarded as the clubs finest ever player made 497 appearances for the … Continue reading

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