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Ted Bates statue unveiled

The Ted Bates statue has been unveiled and has received criticism from Southampton supporters.

112,000 was spent on the statue designed by Ian Brennan.

But the bronze statue appears to be out of proportion, with short legs and long arms and has received quite a lot of criticism from Saints supporters who feel that the statue has not done Mr Southampton justice.

Speaking to the Echo Ian Brennan said: 'I've literally worked on it for seven days a week for the last 18 months,'

'Normally you need a minimum of 15 measurements of the face but because that wasn't possible I was photo hungry when I first started'.

'I just had to get on with it and look for as many images as I could, sculpting from photographs is not the cleverest way of doing it - Madame Tussauds would never work from photos alone because it's difficult to get the 3-D effect - and I had nothing to go by at all.

'I saw him from a distance at The Dell but unfortunately I never met the man, which didn't help.'

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Date:Monday March 19 2007

Time: 9:28AM

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112k on a statue? 7 days a week for 18 months? Looks more like Milan mandric with long arms!
The Rabbi
It is rather horrid!
Archer
It's such a shame, I just hope Ted gets the memorial he deserves eventually.
CF Saints
 

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