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Jimmy Conway

Jimmy Conway

Clubs played for: Celtic, Norwich City, Southend United, Partick Thistle. (1958-1966)




Biography: Coached and scouted for Bolton, while taking a correspondence course in Physiotherapy. Still lives in the town. (Played for the Scottish League against the Irish League)

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Conway, Jimmy Joined Bolton Wanderers on schoolboy forms in late 1968. Jim Conway was one of the coaches along with former players George Hunt and George Taylor. Training and home matches were played on the Bromwich street ground, with Jim joining in practice matches with his booming voice instructing and encouraging the lads non stop. Cracking bloke , it was only much later that you realise Jim had a successful career and perhaps that injury cut it short as he was still in his twenties and already started his coaching career.
01-07-23 Paul Thorpe

Conway, Jimmy Have lots of fond memories of being coached by Jim Conway while at Bolton Institute of Higher Education in the late 80’s/ early 90’s. He had a great knowledge and passion for the game and we all had the pleasure of winning the National Colleges cup - final was played in Stafford- lots of renditions of Flower of Scotland on the way back to Bolton. An absolute gentleman with a typical Scottish straight talking demeanour. Caught up with him again in late 90’s when I bumped into him in the town
19-05-22 Sean Dunne

Conway, Jimmy I played with Bolton Institute of Higher Education football team 1988 - 1992 when Jim was the coach. I remember we had a good cup run one year and before the final Jim had gone into the dressing room ahead of us and had all the jerseys hanging up in sequence, the shorts, socks all laid out underneath and the water ready to go. He made us feel like pro's. He was and is a legend with an exceptional knowledge of the game. I wish him all the best. (Conor Jameson 1/12/20)
02-12-20 Conor Jameson

Conway, Jimmy My dad celebrated his eightieth birthday on August 27th 2020. He is in great health, plays golf with his close friends at Deane Golf Club in Bolton, twice a week, and is still happily married to my mum, Mary after fifty seven years. He is delighted that people have written such nice comments about him.
Chris Conway
09-09-20 Chris Conway

Conway, Jimmy Jim played for Portadown when I was the sports editor of the local paper. I think he scored twice in his first game for the club. I have fond memories of Jim. He always co-operated with the paper and made my job easier. He hadn't an easy time at Portadown - the club had no money and Jim relied a lot on untried talent. But he is still remembered at Portadown as one of the club's best ever players. Would appreciate it if you could give him my best wishes.
02-09-20 david armstrong

Conway, Jimmy I saw all Jim Conway's home games for Norwich city FC. He signed from Celtic and was Norwich City's first £100 a week player. Strong and well built, he took a while to get off the mark but a pleasure to watch.
03-01-19 Anthony otway

Conway , Jimmy Great memories of Jim coaching the team at Bolton Institute of Higher Education in the early nineties. I'd like to thank him for his enthusiasm, encouragement and the catchphrase 'consolidate lads' which we never quite worked out what he wanted. Best memory is of him nervously chain smoking cigars throughout a cup match whilst marching up and down the touch line.

Conway , Jimmy Played a round a golf with Jim and what a great gentlemen and lovely guy. A pleasure to be with for the four hours on the course and after for the socialable evening. I hope our paths cross again. Good health to you Jim.

Conway , Jimmy Jimmy was our manager at Leigh RMI what a gentleman he is. His knowledge of football is second to none. We All still say to this day Jimmy was the best manager we have ever had and who got the best out of us. Keiron Power, Ian Disley, David Chadwick & Paul Greenacre.

Conway , Jimmy We met Jim and Mary Rose in Jersey when we were on honeymoon in June 1963 and have a few old photos with them from that time. We lost touch with them and have since emigrated to Sydney Australia but still have some happy memories of Jersey with them.

Conway , Jimmy I to St Pats High School with Jim in 1954 He was street ahead of any other school footballer at the time in the school. I used to enjoy him sharing his banana sandwiches which I think from memory his sisters used to prepare for him. I have never forgotten Jim Conway. A good guy!

Conway , Jimmy Jimmy Conway was the first ????100-00 a week footballer to play for Norwich. A crew cut and very well built he took a few games to get of the mark but a very good player.

Conway , Jimmy Jim Conway is my grandad, he was once the worlds best footballer playing for Teams like Norwich, Celtic and Southend united. He is now the 2nd best golfer in the world being beaten by jamie mccoll.

Conway , Jimmy I met Jim last night in Solihull where he was visiting his son and family. He is the grandfather of one of my hockey players. We had a fascinating 2 hours talking about the 60s. He was pals with Tommy Bryceland, Phil Kelly, Gerry Mannion and Mike Sutton. It was great to meet him. He is now 72

Conway , Jimmy In the early seventies I was a football reporter with Hayters Football Agency. I frequently reported Fulham home games and did two features on him for 'Goal' and 'Inside Football'. I regularly spoke to him after games and he was always happy to give quotes which I would work into my reports. A great little player and a lovely guy.

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