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Chris

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They call him the Belfast Boy.
« on: November 22, 2005, 07:39:52 PM »
"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." - George Best.

He had a photo taken of himself in hospital in a bad way with tubes coming out him etc, allegedly as a warning to others of the demon drink. Will it work?

A sad sight nowadays, but nobody can take away the memories of Bestie in his prime years.

Chris

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2005, 12:05:33 AM »
George died Friday 25 November 2005.


carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2005, 12:34:10 PM »
I lived away from Northern Ireland for 32 years. A time I heard a lot of negative about Northern Ireland, yet when George Best was discussed it was positive. He made me proud to be from Northern Ireland.

Probably the Northern Ireland's best representive ever.

I met him in 1967 and 2001 and was amazed at his earthliness.

My Hero has gone, but his memories live on.

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005, 08:54:29 PM »
He was poetry in motion. And that's from a hardened scouse liverpool supporter.

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005, 01:07:24 PM »
He was defo a befast hero.
He will be missed, the day of his funeral was amazing.
So many people turned out to see them.

Mageeka

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2006, 10:49:44 PM »
Best was always a 5/6/ year wonder has been.  Like a lot of Irsh/belfast sport heros he could not control kis fame and hit the bottle.

Look also at so called boxing greats from Belfast, J Caldwell and Freddy Gilroy  All washed up !

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2006, 11:41:27 PM »
If you had seen him play, you would remember him for what he was. THE BEST.

We are not perfect any of us.

Mageeka

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2006, 12:16:46 AM »
I have seen him play in soccer and I have sen him in what i would not term "Playing" in Kings Rd Chelsea.  I also read how he abused and beat his wives
Now tell me .,which of the above was he BEST ? ( No-Pun Intended)

carlisle401

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006, 10:12:51 AM »
George Best was 15 years old when he went to Manchester. A small skinny Belfast boy yet two years later he was football's first super star, because of his football's skill.

Too many people were giving him advice and too many wanted to be his "Friend".  With the result he became addicted to drink. It's a sickness and most people cannot handle it.

The memory with me was his football which always put a  :) on my face. His first wife Angie forgave him and she told me that the day after the funeral when I met her at Heathrow.

There was no hatred in George Best and that is highly respected by the people of Northern Ireland.


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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2006, 04:08:58 PM »
TINA TURNER SUMMED HIM UP IN HER SONG. SIMPLY THE BEST. AND SIMPLY THE BEST HE SURE WAS. CALDWELL, GILROY,  AND THE GREAT ALEX HIGGINS. YES THEY FELL FROM GRACE, (THERE BUT). SO DID MIKE TYSON, THE GREAT JOHN L SULLIVAN. JUST TO MENTION A FEW.

Mageeka

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2006, 06:15:20 PM »
Yes he was a great footballer, as Tyson was a boxer.
Yet unlike Tyson Best did not go to prison for his crime of beating women.
 Real tough guy!
It is interesting to note that the people of N.Ireland treat Best as a hero , but shunned  and disrespected the memory  of submariner Magennis for 50 years

arkie

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2006, 11:32:32 PM »
WELL HE MIGHT HAVE SLAPPED A FEW WHILST UNDER THE INFLUENCE. BUT AT LEAST HE DIDNT COMMIT THE CRIME ,THE BIG   (R)

Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2006, 12:58:23 AM »
WELL HE MIGHT HAVE SLAPPED A FEW WHILST UNDER THE INFLUENCE

He comitted a crime namely assault which is a punishable offence.  He showed the world was a coward , just  like all wife and womwn beaters. He never seemed to pick on men, even whilst under the influence
What a National hero

Chris

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2006, 02:27:22 AM »
Personal flame comment removed.

Folks, lets keep this forum a friendly place, please.

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2006, 08:52:20 AM »
Chris,

Good to see you keep this place under control.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and for me George Best will always be remembered for being the best footballer ever.

Let everyone ask themselves, " Have I ever done anything that I have regretted or ashamed of".

What other footballer is still talked about 30 years after retiring from top football?