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RIP Alan Ball

RIP Alan Ball

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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Date:Wednesday April 25 2007
Time: 9:08AM

Comments

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RIP Alan, you were a great servant for this club and always spoke sense on Radio Solent, you'll be sorely missed.
Giddyred
25/04/2007 09:18:00
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R.I.P Alan... a True legend
Saintmike
25/04/2007 09:19:00
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R.I.P Alan Ball gone but not forgotten
mightyowl
25/04/2007 09:20:00
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Terrible news R.I.P
Archer
25/04/2007 09:26:00
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Very sad news, condolences from AFC Bournemouth
DJ
25/04/2007 09:33:00
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RIP Alan. Too young to go at 61. Condolences from Stockport County FC
cropped
25/04/2007 10:05:00
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A great footballing guy and a legend for his achievements back in '66...with deepest sympathy from all at Vital Hull...
ernshaw
25/04/2007 10:44:00
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To a footballing legend R.I.P.From Vital Southend.
Ed Junior
25/04/2007 12:33:00
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true legend. RIP
the_saints_sfc
25/04/2007 15:27:00
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Very sad news. Another great character bites the dust. RIP
bmb
25/04/2007 15:41:00
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