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It has been announced that Plymouth argyle legend Johnny Williams died yesterday age 76

11 Seasons at Argyle 1955-66 and 3 at Bristol Rovers 66-69

he stepped down to South Western League football with Bodmin Town as player manager and then moved on to Falmouth Town 1973-76 as assistant player manager to Richard Gray

A wing half (No.4) scored many spectacular thunderbolts and played almost 500 league games

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I didn't see the Reserve fixture but I remember Br.Rail laid on a Special Excursion from Penzance.

It was the first game on British soil for the return of Jimmy who had just been transferred to Tottenham from A C Milan for £99,999

Spurs Manager Bill Nicholson said no player is worth £100,000.

From memory after reading his biography he drove himself home across Europe in a sports car as he was so glad to get away from his unhappy time in Italy.

From the Argye handbook

Sat.9th.December 1962

Plymouth Argyle Res. 1 Tottenham Res 4 Attendance 12,907

Scorers Stuart Brace----- Aitchison,Smith,Greaves 2

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