Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

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Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

Postby Gavin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:19 am

JIMMY Andrews, the manager who brought cult hero Robin Friday to Cardiff City during the mid-1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 85.

During his coaching career, Andrews worked alongside Alec Stock at Queens Park Rangers, Tommy Docherty at Chelsea and Billy Nicholson at Spurs before joining manager Frank O’Farrell at Ninian Park.

Later, he had the chance to bring John Toshack back to the Bluebirds, but hesitated and the Wales international centre-forward launched his managerial career with Swansea City.

Andrews, who lived in Cowbridge, succeeded O’Farrell as Cardiff manager in 1974. The former West Ham team-mates worked together at Cardiff until O’Farrell had accepted a job in Iran and asked Andrews to go with him.


The Scot stayed with the Bluebirds and was appointed manager. City were relegated from the old Division Two in his first full season during 1974/75, but Andrews then led his team to promotion in the following campaign.

He was in charge at Cardiff over four and a half years, steering the Bluebirds to 63 wins and 51 draws in 190 matches, before he was sacked with Richie Morgan taking over.

It was Andrews who paid £28,000 for the hugely talented and unconventional Friday in 1976 and said: “I watched him play for Reading against Burnley. He was different. Long hair, hippy look. Kids loved him. They thought he was the best thing that had ever happened to Cardiff City.

“But things went wrong for him. He became involved with things outside football which did not help his game. The next thing we heard was that Robin had died. That was a sad loss.”

Andrews spoke at his home in Cowbridge about the time he was offered the chance to bring Toshack back from Liverpool to Cardiff.

“John came to see me and we talked about him playing for Cardiff City again and moving into coaching,” said Andrews.

“But he was ambitious and already talking to Swansea City as well.”

Andrews, a former Dundee, West Ham United, Leyton Orient and Queens Park Rangers winger, continued living in South Wales after leaving Cardiff City.

He later worked as a scout for Southampton, coached football in Cowbridge and enjoyed playing golf.



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Postby Majorca Blue » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:11 am

R.I.P Jimmy Andrews.
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Postby Forever Blue » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:12 am

Thank you Jimmy, I really enjoyed your years as a Cardiff manager. RIP :ayatollah: :ayatollah:
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Postby Sneggyblubird » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:42 am

RIP Jimmy
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Postby gpbluebird1927 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:13 am

Forever Blue wrote:Thank you Jimmy, I really enjoyed your years as a Cardiff manager. RIP :ayatollah: :ayatollah:


Me too Annis, Great pic, great side. Thought they were the bollocks at the time. I'm sure there are a few missing from that era, Gil Reece RIP, Mike England, Paul Went and Alan Campbell. RIP Jimmy Andrews, the start of the casuals with his gazelles. :ayatollah:
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Postby gpbluebird1927 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:13 am

Forever Blue wrote:Thank you Jimmy, I really enjoyed your years as a Cardiff manager. RIP :ayatollah: :ayatollah:


Me too Annis, Great pic, great side. Thought they were the bollocks at the time. I'm sure there are a few missing from that era, Gil Reece RIP, Mike England, Paul Went and Alan Campbell. RIP Jimmy Andrews, the start of the casuals with his gazelles. :ayatollah:
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Postby Blueboys1927 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:44 am

RIP Jimmy Andrews, you gave us some great years as Cardiff City,s manager :ayatollah: :old: :ayatollah:
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Postby Martyn1963 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:57 am

RIP Jimmy ..... great memories as a kid watching the Bluebirds with you as the gaffer :ayatollah: :old: :ayatollah:
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Postby tommo blue » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:08 am

R.I.P. JIMMY, NICE BLOKE :ayatollah:
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Postby cardiff 74 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:25 pm

rip jimmy what a season 75/76 we got promoted thanks for the memories
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Postby RICK+CCFC » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:22 pm

The manager when i first started watching City,,,,,sure they used to sing "Jimmy Andrews walks on water" to the tune of "deck the halls"??
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Postby Dange » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:47 pm

RIP Jimmy - My first City manager!! :(
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Postby TopCat CCFC » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:58 pm

Dange wrote:RIP Jimmy - My first City manager!! :(


Was also my first Cardiff City manager Simon - R.I.P. Jimmy Andrews :(
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Re: Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

Postby lethal's shooting boot » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:26 pm

Sad news & yet another of my heroes has gone to that great pitch in the sky.Thanks for the memories Jimmy, your City team, that long hot summer & punk rock are great memories from my youth.The Hereford game remains my most fondest game ever. RIP gone but you'll never be forgoten.
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Postby jammsy 1927 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:59 pm

If I remember right he coined the phrase ,Attack! Attack! Attack! when we had to beat QPR, he was a footballing manager, look at the players he chose Clive Charles, Brian Attley, Albert Lamour, Tony Evans, Adrian Alston, Doug Livermore Willie Anderson, when at the time dirty Leeds Utd were winning things with their style of play and intimidation of referees, along with Liverpool

R.I.P Jimmy Andrews, thanks for the memories
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Postby AHERNE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:33 pm

RIP JIMMY ANDREWS .... first city manager i ever knew! .... :ayatollah:
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Postby earnieblue » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:09 pm

R.I.P Jimmy
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Re: Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

Postby lurch1982 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:11 am

RIP Jimmy Andrews. I was one of the last people to play football with you. We had a little tap around behind my mothers & your care-home at Brocastle Manor, Bridgend.
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Re: Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

Postby langley » Thu May 01, 2014 9:22 pm

Really enjoyed following city in jimmy Andrea era. R.I.P
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Re: Former City boss Jimmy Andrews dies. RIP

Postby GrangeEndStar » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:20 pm

Sad news. He was also my first manager when I first started going as a kid. Great memories and great times. Rest In Peace.
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