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.
If you would like to leave a message of condolence for Alan's family and friends, please leave a message below and we will pass it on to the football club.
RIP Alan, from all at Vital Saints
It's easy to join Vital Saints
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.
Koeman - Next Two Are Vital For Southampton (Thursday February 26 2015)
Justice For Jeff Astle (Thursday February 26 2015)
Clyne & Alderweireld To Manchester (Thursday February 26 2015)
Schneiderlin - We Tried Against Liverpool (Monday February 23 2015)
Koeman - Disappointing Result But Not Performance (Sunday February 22 2015)
Djuricic Disappointed On Full Liverpool Debut (Sunday February 22 2015)
Mane Dropped For Late Stadium Arrival (Sunday February 22 2015)
Tottenham Game Selected For TV (Sunday February 22 2015)
Audio - Koeman Bemoans Liverpool Penalty Decision (Sunday February 22 2015)
Stats: Southampton v Liverpool (Sunday February 22 2015)
|2. Man City||26||16||7||3||31||55|
|4. Man Utd||26||13||8||5||18||47|
|8. West Ham||26||10||9||7||8||39|
» Everton : 26/02/2015 22:07:00
|Pulis - Safety First Then We'll Take Stock
» WBA : 26/02/2015 20:27:00
|Allardyce Looks Ahead to Palace Game
» West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:42:00
|Noble Pens New Contract
» West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:27:00
|Audio - Allardyce on 2022 World Cup Scheduling
» West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:19:00