JIMMY ADAMSON: Born on the 4th of April 1929, Jimmy Adamson was one of Turf Moor’s very favourite sons whose overall career at Burnley spanned four decades. He is arguably the best uncapped player in English football during the post-war period. He was born in the mining community of Ashington, the sixth child of a colliery worker. Like thousands of football-mad youngsters in the north-east of the 30s, the narrow, ill-lit alleys forming murky corridors between the terraced rows were the first football pitches the young Adamson knew. His ball skills were finely honed during endless hours of constant practice on the uneven cobbled surface.
Captain of the 1959/60 Championship winning side, Assistant manager in 1962 with England in Chile, offered the chance to manage in place of the great Sir Alf Ramsey with England, footballer of the year (beating Jimmy McIlroy to second), Jimmy Adamson is truly a legend, In this section Dave Thomas looks at one of the Greatest Clarets of all.....