On that day

On that day: A fitting tribute?

November 28, 2008
By John Brewin
"His head is too big, his arms too big, his legs too small."

When a football club mourns its greatest servant there is often public call to build a statue to their fallen hero. So it proved at Southampton when club legend Ted Bates passed away five years ago on November 28.

Edrich Thornton Bates was a former Saints player, manager, director and president earning him the sobriquet Mr Southampton. As a manager he had led Saints to the First Division for the first time in their ...

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