From the FFV site via smfcboard.
Monday 29 September 2008
FOOTBALL Federation Victoria is saddened by the loss of one of football’s great stalwarts in James Adam.
Known as ‘Jimmy’ to the football community, Adam arrived in Australia in 1964 after a stellar career in the United Kingdom, where he played with distinction for clubs such as Luton Town, Aston Villa, Stoke City and Falkirk.
Adam’s first season in Australia proved a success, helping South Melbourne secure it’s second ever Victorian State League title in 1964 with a cornerstone display in his customary wing position.
Jim continued on with the club the following season but eventually moved to George Cross where he assumed the head coach position.
His ultimate success as a coach came in 1978, where he steered West Adelaide to the National Soccer League championship in his first and only season at the club.
Adam passed away suddenly on Friday, at the age of 77.