Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Alan Ball

I was saddened to hear the news this morning that World Cup legend Alan Ball had died suddenly of a heart attack. Only last week I remember reading up his entry on Wikipedia and his history as a footballer and subsequently as a manager. Although not the most famous of the 11 who won the World Cup back in 66, he was a tenacious footballer who made a considerable contribution to England's success that year. In more recent years he seemed to crop up with regularity on TV screen with his views on the game.

He'll be sorely missed.


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