Mills and Robson nominated

By Derek DavisChief Football WriterMICK Mills and Sir Bobby Robson are among the nominees to join football's illustrious Hall of Fame.England and Ipswich Town captain Mills, whose career spanned 23 years, is joined by Sir Alf Ramsey and Jackie Milburn to be included in the players' section, while Robson's name has been put forward in the managers' category.

By Derek Davis

Chief Football Writer

MICK Mills and Sir Bobby Robson are among the nominees to join football's illustrious Hall of Fame.

England and Ipswich Town captain Mills, whose career spanned 23 years, is joined by Sir Alf Ramsey and Jackie Milburn to be included in the players' section, while Robson's name has been put forward in the managers' category.

Not surprisingly Sir Alf Ramsey, who won the league with Ipswich and the World Cup with England, was among the inaugural Hall of Famers.

Nearly 50 players and 13 managers are up for selection and those to be introduced into the Hall of Fame will be decided by a panel of footballing legends.

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Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Armfield, Jimmy Greaves, John Charles, Nat Lofthouse, Viv Anderson, Gordon Banks, Peter Shilton, Sir Alex Ferguson, Jimmy Hill, Johnny Haynes, Sir Tom Finney and Mark Lawrenson will make their decision which will be announced at a charity dinner on Sunday, November 30 - tickets are available at £250 per head.

Mills, who was awarded an MBE for services to football, played for England between 1972 and 1982, and won 42 caps.

The 54-year-old, who still lives in Suffolk, lifted the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981. He was brought to Portman Road from Portsmouth and made Town skipper by Sir Bobby who turned the club into a top English side.

Robson went on to manage England, taking them to the 1990 World Cup semi-final and then enjoyed a successful career in Europe managing Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven, before returning to England to manage Newcastle United in the Premiership even though he enjoyed his 70th birthday last February.

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