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The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford

A vintage performance

Sir John Mortimer is 76, blind in one eye and walks with a limp, but he's still delightfully naughty and very funny. After all, there's no need to whinge. There's still time to write a truly great play - and have another glass of champagne

Football: Big following for the game's Little Leagues

IF EVER I had a bad day at the office at the Football Association, which was surprisingly infrequently given the clanging egos that sometimes resounded around Lancaster Gate, I would go home and watch the wonderful clip of Mr Sugden's games lesson from the Sixties film Kes.

Football: Wembley plan tribute to Sir Alf

THE INSTALLATION of a permanent memorial to Sir Alf Ramsey, the World Cup-winning England manager, at the new National Stadium is to be discussed by the Football Association, it was announced yesterday.

Obituary: Sir Alf Ramsey, 1922-1999: Man whose magic touch put - Man of remarkable composure

We all had great respect for him... We were a very tight-knit group and he was our leader

Football: Aloof, astute, composed, loyal

SIR ALF RAMSEY, 1920-1999: We all had great respect for him... We were a very tight-knit group and Alf was our leader

Football: `Alf Ramsey gave England its greatest moment'

SIR ALF RAMSEY was hailed as "the greatest manager England ever had" last night by the men who played under him during English football's finest two hours, the World Cup final of 1966.

Sports letter: Celebration has its place

Sir: The Independent contained a report (20 April) by Glenn Moore about England's bid to host the World Cup in 2006 in which he calls Sir Bobby Charlton's remark about wanting to run on the pitch after the Manchester United-Arsenal cup replay a faux pas.

Football: No shame as tears flow for United

Action Replay: Wednesday 15 MAY 1968

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Football: Sir Bobby mourns `pal' Viollet

SIR BOBBY CHARLTON yesterday said he had lost a "good pal" following the death of Dennis Viollet, a fellow Busby Babe. Viollet, who was 65, had been ill for some time.

Hague's hair has attitude

BOBBY CHARLTON eat your heart out. Making a virtue out of tonsorial necessity, William Hague yesterday showed the firm leadership for which he has become famous and banned the comb-over from his makeover.

You ask the questions: (Such as: Bobby Charlton, why did you hang on to the drag-a-strand-over hairstyle for so long?)

Sir Bobby Charlton, 61, played for Manchester United Football Club between 1954 and 1973. He was in the England squad that won the World Cup in 1966, along with his brother Jackie. He was knighted in 1994. He is now director of Manchester United, and leads England's bid to host the World Cup in 2006.
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