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George Best: What they said about the great man

October 30th, 2012

George Best will go down as one of the most gifted and talented players ever to grace the beautiful game. His time for Manchester United in particular captured the imagination, as the Northern Irish attacker showcased extraordinary individual skill and played his part in European and domestic triumph for the Old Trafford outfit.

However, Best was also loved off the pitch, with the winger’s personality and wit almost as legendary as his considerable abilities. Here are what some of the great player’s colleagues, opponents and the game’s experts thought of him:

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George Best Will Not Be Playing Today

November 7th, 2011

Book signings Manchester

I am delighted to announce that I will be in Manchester over the weekend 25th-28th November to mark the 6th anniversary of George’s death. It will be a very poignant and proud time to be able to go to his adopted city to major retail outlets to promote and sign this beautiful book.

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George Best Will Not Be Playing Today

October 9th, 2011

‘BEST’ fans comments flowing in

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George Best Will Not Be Playing Today

October 7th, 2011

'BEST' memories retold in 'labour of love' book

He may have been a sporting icon loved by millions around the globe, but yesterday his tearful sister remembered George Best as a much-missed member of her still-grieving family.

Barbara McNarry paid her moving tribute to the Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend at the launch of a new book in Belfast yesterday.

George Best Will Not Be Playing Today has been compiled using previously unpublished tributes from the many books of condolence opened after his death in 2005, as well as messages of support sent to the Best family by leading international figures.

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George Best Will Not Be Playing Today – ORDER NOW

October 7th, 2011

George Best was and remains one of the most charismatic and iconic heroes in the history of international sport.

The football scout who discovered him called him a genius. Sir Alex Ferguson said he was fantastic.

For Johnny Giles he was ‘The most naturally gifted player I have ever seen.’; Pele called him, simply, ‘the greatest’.

Following his death in November 2005, many fans, famous and not so famous from around the world, came out in overwhelming numbers to put pen to paper to express the love and respect they had for him.

Many of those sentiments are the core of this publication.

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Merchandising Sale Now On!

August 27th, 2011

All Items Reduced for Limited Time

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George Best World First For Carryduff Colts

August 26th, 2011

The George Best Foundation sponsors its first football strip!

The George Best Foundation was delighted to sponsor the football strip for the Carryduff Colts under 15 football team when they headed off to Spain earlier this year.

Not only were they taking part in the internationally renowned Cost Dorada Cup, but were the first team from Northern Ireland to do so.

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Best Way Forward 2011

August 25th, 2011

The George Best Foundation encouraging Health through Sport at the fourth annual Best Way Forward event at Eddie Irvine Sports Centre in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Marking what would have been George’s 65th birthday earlier this year, the George Best Foundation launched its fourth annual Best Way Forward event at Eddie Irvine Sports Centre in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

This amazing sports festival, apart from providing lots of fun filled activities, encourages young people to lead a healthy lifestyle through sport.

It gives many of these young people the chance to enjoy sports and activities, regardless of background or ability.

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Best Artwork For Windyhall

August 25th, 2011

25 August 2011

Artwork designed by artist Ross Wilson and created by local youth unveiled in Windyhall

The residents of Windyhall in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, came out to support the launch of a new piece of community artwork reflecting their admiration of Northern Ireland football legend George Best.

The artwork, which was designed by artist Ross Wilson and created by local youth, was unveiled by Barbara McNarry, George’s sister and her husband Norman, both representing the George Best Foundation.

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George Best Memorial Trophy

August 22nd, 2011

Manchester United Foundation 4-4 George Best Foundation

For the second year running, the George Best Memorial Trophy sponsored by the George Best Foundation, welcomed teenagers from Manchester and Belfast to compete for a beautiful, Tyrone Crystal trophy.

Last year it was the Manchester lads who proudly took the trophy back to Old Trafford where it has been displayed in the museum.

This year once again, it was a hard fought first leg, ending in a 4-4 draw, so it is all to play for in the return leg in the ‘Belfast Boy’s’ home city on Thursday 22nd September.

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