Sir Alf Ramsey honoured with stand name

SIR Alf Ramsey, the only man to bring league championship success to Ipswich Town FC, will be honoured today when a stand at Portman Road will be named after him.

Six members of Sir Alf’s 1961/62 Town side will be at Portman Road for today’s match with Barnsley as the club marks the 50th anniversary of the League Championship success.

As part of the celebrations, the South Stand - formerly known as Churchmans - will be named the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand.

The North Stand already bears the name of Town’s other legendary manager, Sir Bobby Robson.

Under the management of Sir Alf, Ipswich stunned the football world by lifting the League Championship trophy just one year after winning the Second Division title.

Andy Nelson, who skippered the side, along with Larry Carberry, John Compton, Doug Moran, Ray Crawford and Ted Phillips, will be presented to the crowd before kick-off as the club’s guests of honour.