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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

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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.
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25/04/2007 09:18:00

R.I.P Alan... a True legend
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25/04/2007 09:19:00

R.I.P Alan Ball gone but not forgotten
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25/04/2007 09:20:00

Terrible news R.I.P
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25/04/2007 09:26:00

Very sad news, condolences from AFC Bournemouth
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25/04/2007 09:33:00

RIP Alan. Too young to go at 61. Condolences from Stockport County FC
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25/04/2007 10:05:00

A great footballing guy and a legend for his achievements back in '66...with deepest sympathy from all at Vital Hull...
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25/04/2007 10:44:00

To a footballing legend R.I.P.From Vital Southend.
Ed Junior
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25/04/2007 12:33:00

true legend. RIP
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25/04/2007 15:27:00

Very sad news. Another great character bites the dust. RIP
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25/04/2007 15:41:00

Great person from the comments I've heard of him. Seemed to have a passion for his country, many of the current crop lack. RIP Alan Ball.
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25/04/2007 17:06:00

RIP Bally. Fond memories of the last game of the season back in 93/94 when we were away to West Ham, you saved us from relegation and the theme of the day - 'ginger wigs and sqeaky toys' in ode to you. And of course for tactics of all the managers in those times - 'Give it to Matt'. You'll be sorely missed.
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25/04/2007 19:07:00

A man that managed to bridge the blue/red divide and still be loved by supporters from both sides. R.I.P. Alan.
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25/04/2007 23:04:00

He is a loss to Colchester too, having been assistant manager. So soon after Bobby Cram, who died last week
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26/04/2007 08:27:00

condolences from all at Vital Chelsea.
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26/04/2007 19:19:00

will be missed sorely from both ends of the M27, not many have acheived that
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28/04/2007 09:05:00


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