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26-11-2005, 12:33 AM
Just heard on the late news that George Best has died. One of the top red devil player ever.

26-11-2005, 01:31 AM
United legend Best dies, aged 59


Yes, an illustrious 'son' of the Busby Babes had passed on at 12.55pm (GMT) this afternoon in London, due to multiple organ failures. In remembrance...

from the Liverpool bloke

26-11-2005, 12:41 PM
an excerpt from the obituary on soccernet.com

"At a time when English football was geared to power-game theory - about speed, strength and physical fitness - Best beat men twice his size with a bewildering repertoire of feints and swerves, sudden stops and demoralising spurts.

Hard men he would taunt like a bullfighter. Others he would humiliate by 'nutmegging', or flicking the ball between their legs. He would do 180-degree turns by swivelling on his ankles.

He hit the big time at once, exploding on to the scene at the same time as the Beatles went to number one.

He boosted the box office by 15,000 and became known - perhaps inevitably - as the fifth Beatle.

He had good looks, long hair, unlimited money, a white Jaguar and legions of adoring fans.

He was the first football equivalent of a pop star and a key symbol of the `Swinging Sixties'. "

Thanks for the memories GEORGE BEST. May your soul rest in peace.