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Born: 20 March 1935
Came from: Sheffield Wednesday Went to: Watford
First game: 16 January 1960 Last game: 16 November 1963
Appearances: 147 (147/0) Goals: 37
One of three footballing brothers who began their careers at Sheffield Wednesday, Jimmy McAnearney was the brains of the Argyle attack in the early 1960's. He was a slightly built player blessed with great vision, and strikers Wilf Carter and George Kirby scored numerous goals from McAnearney assists. He left Argyle for Watford in 1963 and finished his career with Bradford City, before dipping his toes into management with Rotherham and Scarborough.
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From Keith Roberts in Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire on 16/07/2019 ...
Jimmy McAnearney was a classy, skilful inside-forward who played for Argyle around 1960, and laid on many goals for the likes of Wilf Carter and George Kirby. He didn't score many himself, but I remember one in particular, when he scored with his right foot from just inside the penalty area on the right. The opposition were convinced that the ball passed through the side netting, and the ref indeed found a large hole in the side netting which was duly repaired. He still awarded the goal!
From Steve Rhodes in Romsey, Hants on 21/07/2019 ...
The goal referred to was one of two that Jim scored during a 7-1 win against Preston North End, early in the 1962-63 campaign.
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