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George Best by Spursfan on 25 November 2005 2:34pm
Just heard the sad news of Georgie's demise.

As a teenager, he was the only non-Spurs player on my bedroom wall and I saw him play a few times.

He was not only a genius on the pitch he was also gorgeous! Wish he'd played for Spurs as I felt guilty fancying him!!

RIP George, we'll miss you - thank you for delighting us on the pitch and entertaining us off it. Your battle is now over.


Re: George Best by tucsonmike on 26 November 2005 2:52am
Sorry to hear that. This Yank knows who George Best is. I had to stop and think for a minute, because we have a Toastmasters district officer here named George Best.

Re: George Best by George on 26 November 2005 6:59am
I can't say I knew much about him, except that he lived life "on the edge" and before that, he was a brilliant player. However, I do know the pain of losing sports legends of your own generation, which makes it very personal. It's makes you feel old, but only for a little while.
Re: George Best by Spursfan on 26 November 2005 11:47am
Yes Mike, I guess you read the title and wondered what someone was doing with a subject on your pal?!!

I can remember when my absolute idol Jim Morrison died I went into work (I was about 17) very upset and when I mentioned Jim Morrison had died, someone said no he hasn't, I just saw him in his office! Turned out someone who worked for the Council was called Jim Morrison and I didn't know! I think it shocked this person to think he'd seen him and now a few minutes later he'd gone!

But I still miss THE Jim Morrison!!

By the way George palyed for a few US soccer teams towards the end of his career, including the LA something-or-others.

Re: George Best by bruey on 26 November 2005 7:23pm
Just wanted to add my condolences to the family and friends of George Best. Sadly I'm not old enough to have seen George play. That I would love to have seen. From what I have seen of him, he was a decent and kind man who had time for everyone. Rest in Peace George, you're safe now.
Re: George Best by George on 26 November 2005 7:52pm
Yea, along the same lines as Jim Morrison, wasn't the original drummer for the Beatles named George Best?
There was a picture of Best in today's paper dribbling the ball against Pele. Both were playing for American teams. I know Pele was in his late 30's when he came over here, but I don't know about Best. It was a kind of "victory lap" for Pele, an easy payday after a long glorious career. I would like to think it was the same for Best.
Re: George Best by sighthound on 26 November 2005 10:41pm
The drummer was Pete Best.
Re: George Best by George on 27 November 2005 6:04am
Thank You, Sighthound! Pete Best! How can I forget? This was before the Beatles ever appeared in America, but it's still important. And, for whatever it's worth, Ringo Starr's real name is Richard Starkey, but I'm sure you knew that.
Re: George Best by tucsonmike on 27 November 2005 4:24pm
Links to News Stories.


Reuters U.K.

And finally ESPN

Re: George Best by bruey on 3 December 2005 11:04pm
Have just watched some of the coverage online as I working today and couldn't watch it live. George got the send off he deserved. It was truly amazing and yes it made me cry. As I have said before, Rest in Peace George, you're safe now.

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