Author Topic: They call him the Belfast Boy.  (Read 12150 times)

Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2006, 12:58:22 AM »
"What other footballer is still talked about 30 years after retiring from top football?  ?
 
 Hey my man there is another footballing icon still talked about after 40 years.

His name is O. J. Simpson

Any copycat  bells ringing ?

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2006, 09:18:14 AM »
I think you have spent too long in the States, maybe I should have wrote "what other soccer star!!

I don't think OJ's home town will erect a statue of him in his home town.


Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2006, 08:01:55 PM »
No I dont think  O J, the wife abuser will have a statue erected , unlike Best
However don't you think it is ironic that it took 50 years for Meginnis ( A true Hero of Belfast) to be recognized, but Bests statue is in the planning stage
Why do you think this is so?

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2006, 08:48:06 PM »
Because George Best was so well liked by all the people of Northern Ireland.


Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2006, 09:07:16 PM »
So by that logic it could be inferred that Meginnis , wasn't well liked
LOL

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2006, 09:11:38 PM »
I will say that Meginnis was very badly treated by both sides.

I for one look up to Mr Megennis VC.

Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2006, 09:14:57 PM »
Glad to hear that C .
He was my hero

Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2006, 09:19:28 PM »
In all honesty I think it is hard for some folks in our country to accept and deal maturely with fame.  Whether it is self esteem or lack of self control I will never know.

arkie

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2006, 11:03:41 PM »
CARLISLE,  MAGEEKA.  YOU TWO WOULD MAKE A GOOD DUO   THE NEW GINGER ROGERS , AND FRED ASTAIRE. (LETS FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE)

Mageeka

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2006, 03:06:48 AM »
Yes carlisle
I have like others done many things wromg
Who am I to judge
Peace Brother :(

craigyroo

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2006, 10:08:28 AM »
The city airport will be named after Best as of the 22nd May personally  I think it should be the new football stadiuim.

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2006, 01:31:56 AM »
The city airport will be named after Best as of the 22nd May personally  I think it should be the new football stadiuim.

Quite right. The stadium would be natural and sensible choice. I know which one George would have prefered.

belfastbeauty

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2006, 04:58:45 PM »
HAPPY 60TH TO THE BELFAST BOY

Twocoats

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2006, 03:37:42 AM »
There but for the grace of God go I. I too was brought on the Cregagh estate in the fifties. George was a shy boy but was the best even at an early age. Leave him alone and let us remember him the way we as individuals want to. To compare him to a loser like OJ Simpson is cruel but our George would probably have something nice to say even about Simpson

carlisle401

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Re: They call him the Belfast Boy.
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2006, 05:01:30 AM »
Yes, I'll never forget my Mum's 80th Birthday, my Mum and I met him in Newtownards and he give her a kiss on the cheek and wished her a happy 80th Birthday.

It made her day, 1st May 2001. She still talks about it.

Regards

Jim Carlisle