• Short Summary

    ENGLAND'S INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM'S NEW MANAGER IS ALF RAMSEY, WHO IN SEVEN YEARS HAS LED IPSWICH TOWN FROM THE THIRD DIVISION TO LAST YEAR'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Description

    ENGLAND'S INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM'S NEW MANAGER IS ALF RAMSEY, WHO IN SEVEN YEARS HAS LED IPSWICH TOWN FROM THE THIRD DIVISION TO LAST YEAR'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.

    ON HIS APPOINTMENT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BY THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, RAMSEY AT 41, NOW HAS A SALARY OF GBP5,000 A YEAR - ALMOST GBP1,500 MORE THAN RETIRING MANAGER WATER WINTERBOTTOM.

    ONE OF THE GREATEST FULL BACKS TO PLAY FOR ENGLAND, HE WON THE FIRST OF HIS THIRTY-TWO INTERNATIONAL CAPS AS A SOUTHAMPTON PLAYER IN 1949 AND WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF HIS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT HE WAS SIGNED BY TOTTENHAM FOR GBP21,000.

    TWENTY-TWO OF HIS CAPS WERE WON AGAINST OVERSEAS OPPOSITION INCLUDING THE WORLD CUP TIES OF 1950 IN RIO DE JANEIRO. TO A YOUNGER GENERATION, RAMSEY THE PLAYER SET AN EXAMPLE OF CRAFT AND CHIVALRY. TO MANY HE WAS "GENTLEMAN ALF".

    THE LAST TIME HE WORE AN ENGLISH SHIRT WAS AT WEMBLEY IN NOVEMBER 1953 AND IRONICALLY ENGLAND FIRST LOST ON ENGLISH SOIL; A HISTORIC DAY WHEN HUNGARY LOWERED THE NATIONAL COLOURS BY AN OVERWHELMING 6-3 VICTORY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6MEWCVL23IJUNALJKMEEFLRW4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MEWCVL23IJUNALJKMEEFLRW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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