If they ever do make a biopic of the England 1966 World Cup winning team, then surely Rhys Ifans is a shoe in for the role of Alan Ball?
Granted, he'll have to master the squeaky voice; they'll have to dye his hair ginger - or maybe Rhys is hiding a secret, and will just let his natural hair colour shine through?; and they'll have to amputate a few inches from his legs to ensure he fits the part but if you're method actor, then there's no half measures if you want to be nominated for Best Actor in the end of year Nuts magazine movie poll.
*This post has been brought to you whilst listening to Selecter's 'Three Minute Hero', so I don't have time to cast the rest of the England team but surely Shia LaBeouf would be a shoe-in for Argentina's Antonio Rattin?*