Date:Wednesday April 25 2007
Former Southampton player and manager Alan Ball has died aged 61.
Ball who was also part of the England World Cup Winning team of 1966 died of a heart attack.
Sir Geoff Hurst told the BBC: 'He was the youngest member of the team and man of the match in the 1966 World Cup final.
'Socially he was always a good laugh and the 1966 team mixed a lot after then.'
'We are all totally devastated.'
Lawrie McMenemy added: 'He was my guest at St Mary's on Saturday and I should have been playing golf with him this morning.'
'We were very, very good friends.
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