Bobby Mimms

Bobby Mimms

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Robert Andrew "Bobby" Mimms (born 12 October 1963) is an English former football goalkeeper.

Playing career

Born in York, Mimms began his football career as an apprentice at Halifax Town. However, he failed to break into the first team and joined Rotherham United in November 1981 for a fee of £15,000. During the 1980s, Mimms played for no less eight different clubs, as managers were reluctant to give the young goalkeeper a chance. However, due to an injury to Neville Southall, Mimms played in goal for Everton for a large part of the 1985–86 season. Everton finished runners up in the league championship and Mimms also played in the 1986 FA Cup Final, which Everton lost 3–1 to Liverpool.

He got his second big break in December 1990, when Blackburn Rovers manager Don Mackay signed him for a fee of £250,000 from Tottenham Hotspur. Mimms' arrival coincided with "the Jack Walker revolution" at Ewood Park.

Blackburn began the 1991–92 season poorly, and Mackay was soon sacked to make way for Kenny Dalglish. Dalglish made several substantial signings during the season and Blackburn reached the playoff final where they beat Leicester City 1–0, ending 26 years outside the top flight.

Mimms was an integral part of this team. However, Jack Walker was not one to rest on his laurels and after the club's promotion vast amounts of money were spent to recruit the finest talents in the country to Ewood Park. Players such as Alan Shearer,......
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