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PostSubject: Ted Bates Staute   Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:04 pm

Not sure if poeple have seen this?

Ted Bates Southampton’s legend nicknamed Mr Southampton played with club for 16 years and managed the club from 1955 – 73. It was only fitting that a large bronze statue would be commissioned to take pride of place outside the Scummers ground.

A Ted Bates fund raising committee helped with the Clubs board raised £112,000 and found a local sculpture and life long fan Ian Brennan to do the work.

This is what he came up with;



There was such an outcry at Southampton with the body, legs and arms appearing to be out of proportion, that they removed it after a week.

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PostSubject: Re: Ted Bates Staute   Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:31 pm

You sure Brennen wasnt a Pompey fan? lol....

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