Some tribute to sporting heroes

SEEING the bronze statue of war hero Job Drain outside the Broadway theatre is a fitting reminder of a Barking hero the story and photo was in the Post (November 18, 2009). But it made me think of other statues to remember Barking s high achievers in part

SEEING the bronze statue of war hero Job Drain outside the Broadway theatre is a fitting reminder of a Barking hero the story and photo was in the Post (November 18, 2009).

But it made me think of other statues to remember Barking's high achievers in particular the statues on the A13 opposite Barking Rugby Club, there are four statues, to Beverley Gull, Jason Leonard, Bobby Moore, and Sir Alf Ramsey.

To me they are cardboard cut outs, other than their names underneath the statues how would anyone know who they are? And especially the one of Alf Ramsey they have put him in a suit that has been used by Len Goodman the judge of "Strictly Come Dancing"!

It was an insult to a man whose achievement in football will never be repeated, a man who become Ipswich Town's, manager in 1955 and in five seasons won every championship of the football league from the third to the first, and then took Ipswich into European football, and finished off by making England World Champions. And a faceless statue, on the A13, in de-mobbed suit is a fitting tribute?


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