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George Best

Postby Plavt » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 9:25 pm

News at 13.24 GMT Friday 25 November.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4380332.stm


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Postby Bubbles » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 9:30 pm

And another great British character bites the dust. Have a drink for me in heaven Georgie.
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Postby Saint » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 10:23 pm

"I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted,"

George Best RIP

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Postby JayV » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 10:31 pm

Rest well George and thanks for the memories.

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Postby KT » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 6:14 pm

As Best used to quip: 'They say I slept with seven Miss Worlds. I didn't - it was only four - I didn't turn up for the other three.'

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Postby stefania » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 10:11 pm

You won't be forgotten.......RIP George.

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Postby dot dot dot » Sun, 27 Nov 2005 12:28 pm

Guess George is enjoying himself in the good company of a few angels now.

Party on over there George... :-|

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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 27 Nov 2005 12:35 pm

Would it be out of line to draw the following comparison:


George Best - - - - - - Paul Gascoigne - - - - - - Wayne Rooney.

All three excellent players with the capacity for self-destruction, therefore not being able to show their best for a long time - hopefully Rooney will wisen up and not reach the depths that the otehr two had.


Shame I don't remmber him playing in '74 against Germany, would have been great to see.
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Postby Baron Greenback » Mon, 28 Nov 2005 10:43 am

slightly ironic that soon after they introduce 24 hour drinking Best dies.

I did hear something about he was actually quite shy & at one point he was made to live in a see through house, he started drinking to make it more bearable. But only hearsay, can't seem to find any evidence on Google.

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Postby Dunk » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 1:04 pm

He was certainly one of the best footballers of his time but the majority of his life a sad old drunk. He had a second chance when he had his liver transplant and then carried on boozing. Selfish loser.

May be a bit harsh as he's popped his clogs but I dont know why alot of Brits hero worship people like this? The death of Reggie Kray, a notorious gangster, had a huge turnout at his funeral. Why? He killed and maimed people. Odd.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 1:51 pm

Dunk wrote:He was certainly one of the best footballers of his time but the majority of his life a sad old drunk. He had a second chance when he had his liver transplant and then carried on boozing. Selfish loser.

May be a bit harsh as he's popped his clogs but I dont know why alot of Brits hero worship people like this? The death of Reggie Kray, a notorious gangster, had a huge turnout at his funeral. Why? He killed and maimed people. Odd.



To cross over to another thread - worhsip a drug trafficker . . . makes no sense.
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Postby ringo100 » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 8:27 pm

I don't think anyone was worshiping a drug trafficker in the other thread, but many do the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hendrix (almost ever rock/pop icon ever) would have probably face the death penalty if they had been caught in Singapore.

But back to the thread above; I agree great footballer, but so what. I think he wasted his talent as much as we wasted our money paying for his new liver.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 11:06 pm

ringo100 wrote:I don't think anyone was worshiping a drug trafficker in the other thread, but many do the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hendrix (almost ever rock/pop icon ever) would have probably face the death penalty if they had been caught in Singapore.

But back to the thread above; I agree great footballer, but so what. I think he wasted his talent as much as we wasted our money paying for his new liver.


NHS patient was he?

nah, wasn't as much a case of worshipping, meant more that all of the sudden people are sooooooooooo concerned.
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Postby riversandlakes » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 5:30 am

Ronaldinho... :oops: sorry
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