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Burnley's farewell to Clarets hero Jimmy Adamson

Jimmy Adamson
Image caption Jimmy Adamson's Burnley team "knew we were going to win"

Crowds lined the street and players and friends paid tribute at the funeral of ex-Burnley football manager and captain Jimmy Adamson, who died aged 82.

His cortege left the Turf Moor ground and drove along a fan-lined Harry Potts Way to a private service at Burnley Crematorium.

Adamson captained the Burnley side which won the First Division Championship in 1960.

He was manager for seven years and won promotion from Division Two in 1973.

Former Burnley player Paul Fletcher said: "What Adamson was able to do was put together four or five absolute stars, great players, and amongst those he had six or seven bread-and-butter players and we just gelled as a team.

"Every Saturday, as we went out, we knew we were going to win."

Club chairman Barry Kilby said: "He was a great, elegant player who we were all proud of and it's a very sad day for us all."

Ashington-born Adamson played 486 games in a one-club career spanning 17 years.

He later turned down a chance to manage England.

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