• 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

    1.
    GV PLAY DURING MATCH ENGLAND V HUNGARY, WEMBLEY NOV. 1953.
    0.04

    2.
    STV RAMSEY (No 2) SECURES BALL - PASSES TO WINGER.
    0.10

    3.
    SV PLAY AROUND HUNGARY GOAL.
    0.19

    4.
    RAMSEY (SOF) (TURN SOUND UP)
    1.09

    5.
    GV PLAY ROUND HUNGARY GOAL WITH ENGLISH FORWARD PULLED DOWN AND PENALTY AWARDED.
    1.17

    6.
    GV CROWD
    1.19

    7.
    GV RAMSEY TAKES PENALTY AND SCORES.
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    COMMENTING ON HIS NEW JOB MR. RAMSEY SAID (SOF STARTS): "THIS POSITION IS A NEW POSITION, IT APPEARS TO ME, INASMUCH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A GO AT IT, AND I FEEL CERTAIN THAT IF I COULD GET THE SAME COOPERATION THAT I'VE HAD FROM MY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE PLAYERS, AND THE STAFF, THERE IS NO REASON AT ALL WHY WE SHOULDN'T DO WELL."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GET THIS MEASURE OF COOPERATION?" /txt



    RAMSEY: "I AM CERTAIN I WILL. I AM CERTAIN THAT I WILL GET THE BACKING OF THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AND I AM CONVINCED THAT I SHALL ALSO RECEIVE THE BACKING OF THE MANAGERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. I THINK IF THOSE TWO THINGS CAN BE ESTABLISHED THEN THE THIRD IMPORTANT THING WITH REGARD TO THE PLAYERS BACKING ME WILL COME AUTOMATICALLY."




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    Background: 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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