Danny Whitlock - Big Saints Fan
I new Ted and he would of cryed if he saw that statue. He would of said give the money to the local poor people instead
Sid Crowton - Birmingham Fan
please if you dont want it we could have it in Birmingham as we dont have any statues at all- Or stick it in your defence as it would be better than what you have now
Pete smith - Saints Fan
please remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder and though it is not beatiful i look forward to seeing it at the next game
Glad it's been taken down. It bore an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Hill! What gets me is that the sculptor complained about only having photos to work from. However, the artist who did the excellent Sir Tom Finney statue at Preston also only had photos to work from and it's a superb statue. Maybe we should get that guy instead of this clown?
Ben Melrose, Oxford
I think it's a fantastic statue. The resemberlance is fautless. All the people that disagree with me can't have seen it.
Wouldnt Southampton fans prefer the £100,000 go towards a player rather than a statue (regardless of its quality) ?
Saying that though Saints have signed up statues before , the back 4 last time you were in the Premiership .
Perhaps the statue could appear in Nick Parks next film or in the Saints defence it wouldnt look out of place .On a positive note it has made a lot of people happy well those who can see the funny side anyway...
A happy Pompey fan........
I think it should stay as a reminder of how embarrassing your side really is, kind of symollic.
Ian is a fantastic sculptor ,his work is fabulous,what went wrong with the statue surely cannot be down to him
What an absolute load of rubbish this "Thing" is. The sculptor shouldn't be paid for this pile of junk, and a professional sculptor should be sought. Forget all of the excuses, I cannot believe that 18 months work could be so bad.
I THINK ITS HORRIBLE TED DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS
MB from Yorkshire
What a waste of money-couldn't he be whittled into looking like another Hants notary figure, like charles dickens, Jane austen of Gilbert White?
should be pulled down. Typical effort by a second rate championship club.
take it off the pedestal and place it at a lower level so proportions will look right.
depressed saints fan
Please remove it before the next home game. I can't stand any more humiliation.
Being a life long Saint's fan and present at the unvailing ceromany last Saturday evening it should be removed ASAP,rectified or replaced.
Once again SFC is in the spotlight not for our our achievements on the pitch unfortunately,as we are once again the laughing stock of the 92 clubs in the the football league.
I wonder what Ted Bates would have said had he been alive when this statue had been erected !!!!!
"God this is not the man I see in the mirror daily while shaving"