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« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2018, 05:10:36 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10046258/Michael-Parkinson-on-interviewing-George-Best-in-1975.html

"Michael Parkinson on interviewing George Best in 1975"

"Michael Parkinson remembers striking up an unlikely friendship with the Manchester United player George Best"


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« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2018, 05:49:39 PM »
1990 TV interview

https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=LRAq-J22pl8

https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=ksCwQWmRPak

A followup TV interview in which he discusses the response to that previous interview.
That interview is followed by another interview later in his life, after his hospital stay, in which some fantastic clips of him playing are included, and Michael Parkinson also appears as a guest and speaks about George. George's father also appears in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu9uSsTGeFo

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George Best Video Autobiography 1990
https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=OWuHEVs9K6o

George Best 1972 Swedish Televison interview about football filmed in the Old Trafford Stadium.
https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=nnbAPR6GUl4

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George Best 1996 BBC Northern Ireland TV interview.

"George Best bares his soul about his personal life"
https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=N2OWF7P84PY

"George Best talks candidly to Roisin McAuley about his Northern Irish roots, the effect his fame has had on his loved ones, and - inevitably - his alcoholism. He speaks affectionately about Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby and is scornful about journalists who call him a 'has-been'. This was, after all, the man who did it all when he was still young."
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"Did You Know ?"
George Best died on 25 November 2005. Though the plan had been that a minute's silence would be observed before all Premiership games the following weekend, many crowds chose instead to hold a minute of applause."
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He was always very obviously a far more thoughtful and introspective and serious man than his public persona ever gave the impression of his having been.


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http://addictionni.com/

http://www.alcoholandyouni.com/

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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 08:21:34 AM »
George.... a drunk, woman beater and foul mouthed with it.
Because he was good at kicking a bit off leather around, all else is forgiven ?? lol
Call a spade a spade....a woman beater...I say, he carried out violence against women. Shouting loud so it sinks in. ABUSED/BEAT women.
If it was my daughter he was kicking around, I'd be kicking him around. How hurtful and shameful, to name an airport after a domestic abuser. So wrong....Giving encouragement to violence against women in the home...😠

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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 11:07:16 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10046258/Michael-Parkinson-on-interviewing-George-Best-in-1975.html

"Michael Parkinson on interviewing George Best in 1975"

"Michael Parkinson remembers striking up an unlikely friendship with the Manchester United player George Best"


through it all he was a great player.

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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2018, 04:54:37 PM »
George.... a drunk, woman beater and foul mouthed with it.
Because he was good at kicking a bit off leather around, all else is forgiven ?? lol
Call a spade a spade....a woman beater...I say, he carried out violence against women. Shouting loud so it sinks in. ABUSED/BEAT women.
If it was my daughter he was kicking around, I'd be kicking him around. How hurtful and shameful, to name an airport after a domestic abuser. So wrong....Giving encouragement to violence against women in the home...😠
tours, no-one is denying his faults and failures in life. I have to admit i never heard of him as a woman beater.  No-one is encouraging domestic abuse, that's just madness.

What-ever he did right or wrong he's met his maker.

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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2018, 07:57:09 PM »
Tours,do you ever use the George best city airport?

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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2018, 08:51:01 PM »
I never once remember hearing  about him as a woman beater no recorded evidence ??  yes he drank....  a wife   beater.. I don't thinks so ?    a great football player yes  a man with a problem yes.... hands up all who have never  done anything wrong! ( my hands are by my side ..)  take him for what he was a great sports man with an addiction  yes he hurt people close to him but most of all he hurt himself.  all very sad but many people make mistakes or have problems are they to be judged only  on this ??? or should we take in to consideration the complete life of a person...not one of us has led the perfect life .  we are only human  with all the frailties  that come with life .. I rest my case!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2018, 11:51:20 PM »
I went to Windsor Pk with a cousin of Geordie when he went on a 1 man demloition  of Scotland And after the match we went up to his house were he should us a telegram from Lulu ( he was having a relationship with  her ) Wink wink say no more Saying he was good but would never beat Scotland Before he said another word Malcom Brody arrived to have an interview with him

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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2018, 07:11:27 AM »
Tours,do you ever use the George best city airport?
Why?

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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2018, 07:14:42 AM »
through it all he was a great player.
What does this mean ? Thanks in advance.
Do you mean, that because he was a good footballer he should be allowed to get away with whatever he wanted ???
A dangerous precedent.....Half the problem these beasts get away with things, because their put on a pedestal. Untouchable.

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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2018, 07:25:10 AM »
I never once remember hearing  about him as a woman beater no recorded evidence ??  yes he drank....  a wife   beater.. I don't thinks so ?    a great football player yes  a man with a problem yes.... hands up all who have never  done anything wrong! ( my hands are by my side ..)  take him for what he was a great sports man with an addiction  yes he hurt people close to him but most of all he hurt himself.  all very sad but many people make mistakes or have problems are they to be judged only  on this ??? or should we take in to consideration the complete life of a person...not one of us has led the perfect life .  we are only human  with all the frailties  that come with life .. I rest my case!!!!!!!!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1387807/George-Bests-wife-Alexs-fury-physical-abuse-sex-slurs.html&ved=2ahUKEwjgspWU98PdAhVLn-AKHceOCDgQFjABegQIAxAB&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw16T6PvWajp3yP6tuQnS3Ya

She has told how, throughout their eight-year marriage, Best subjected her to violence.[/size]
He beat her up and broke her arm and cut off much of her hair while drunk. An assault on Boxing Day 2003 left her with a black eye and a bruised lip.[/size]
Her father Adrian Pursey called her ‘foolish’ for not pressing charges against Best, who was arrested but released without charge.[/size]

The Indrpendant... 2007

It is not only novel-writing that gets you off the hook: if you can kick a ball, we don't seem to mind if you kick a woman. George Best first beat his wife Alex on her 25th birthday, when he punched her to the floor and kicked her six times in the chest and face. Then, on Christmas Day 2003, he gave her a bruised lip and swollen face. "So what if she's in hospital? It's the best place for her," he snapped at the press the next day.[/font][/size]

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623939/The-truth-about-George.html&ved=2ahUKEwjm5dfp-cPdAhXBSsAKHRHOAF4QFjALegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw0IeTK6Lb6g0jTg9xtp5G79

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.newstatesman.com/node/163369%3Famp&ved=2ahUKEwjKwO2U-8PdAhWMIsAKHSihDR04ChAWMAZ6BAgDEAE&usg=AOvVaw1qfWpIFatBlQulI4qKPzci

Hope this keeps you going for a while, misssmyth. 😕
We all have faults. Yet turning a blind eye to abuse by people in the public eye is wrong.
It encourages it (abuse).
Just look at the Catholic Church atm, Jimmy Saville or Gary Glitter.
George Best Airport is a total disgrace. The naming taking place without public consultation.
What does it say to the outside World about us...? A serial violent foul mouthed wife beater, the gateway (City Airport) to the North. Cringeworthy. 😨😣

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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2018, 04:50:40 PM »
It’s a straight forward question,do you ever use the George best city airport.?

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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2018, 05:01:02 PM »
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1387807/George-Bests-wife-Alexs-fury-physical-abuse-sex-slurs.html&ved=2ahUKEwjgspWU98PdAhVLn-AKHceOCDgQFjABegQIAxAB&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw16T6PvWajp3yP6tuQnS3Ya

She has told how, throughout their eight-year marriage, Best subjected her to violence.[/size]
He beat her up and broke her arm and cut off much of her hair while drunk. An assault on Boxing Day 2003 left her with a black eye and a bruised lip.[/size]
Her father Adrian Pursey called her ‘foolish’ for not pressing charges against Best, who was arrested but released without charge.[/size]

The Indrpendant... 2007

It is not only novel-writing that gets you off the hook: if you can kick a ball, we don't seem to mind if you kick a woman. George Best first beat his wife Alex on her 25th birthday, when he punched her to the floor and kicked her six times in the chest and face. Then, on Christmas Day 2003, he gave her a bruised lip and swollen face. "So what if she's in hospital? It's the best place for her," he snapped at the press the next day.[/font][/size]

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623939/The-truth-about-George.html&ved=2ahUKEwjm5dfp-cPdAhXBSsAKHRHOAF4QFjALegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw0IeTK6Lb6g0jTg9xtp5G79

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.newstatesman.com/node/163369%3Famp&ved=2ahUKEwjKwO2U-8PdAhWMIsAKHSihDR04ChAWMAZ6BAgDEAE&usg=AOvVaw1qfWpIFatBlQulI4qKPzci

Hope this keeps you going for a while, misssmyth. 😕
We all have faults. Yet turning a blind eye to abuse by people in the public eye is wrong.
It encourages it (abuse).
Just look at the Catholic Church atm, Jimmy Saville or Gary Glitter.
George Best Airport is a total disgrace. The naming taking place without public consultation.
What does it say to the outside World about us...? A serial violent foul mouthed wife beater, the gateway (City Airport) to the North. Cringeworthy. 😨😣
tours, I'll say it again! Why are you dragging all his faults up?  No one is condoning or turning a blind eye to abuse of any sort i don't get why this is all your focusing on.  ???
You should also remember that he has met his maker and he has been judged.

While not an excuse remember he was a very sick man. God have mercy on his soul.

I for one hope he's found the peace he was looking for in life.
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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2018, 08:43:08 AM »
What does this mean ? Thanks in advance.
Do you mean, that because he was a good footballer he should be allowed to get away with whatever he wanted ???
A dangerous precedent.....Half the problem these beasts get away with things, because their put on a pedestal. Untouchable.
what are you talking about I never said anythink about thanks in advance.

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Re: The great George - one of his greatest TV interviews
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2018, 08:57:15 AM »
tours, I'll say it again! Why are you dragging all his faults up?  No one is condoning or turning a blind eye to abuse of any sort i don't get why this is all your focusing on.  ???
You should also remember that he has met his maker and he has been judged.

While not an excuse remember he was a very sick man. God have mercy on his soul.

I for one hope he's found the peace he was looking for in life.
False mercy is worse than no mercy at all.
The airport name is a disgrace.
Jimmy savile was good on tv, but a paedo sex abuser.
Weinstein a good tv producee, but an abuser.
Best was every bit as much an abuser.
Check out what his own son callum has to say.
My main gripe is, that the airport should never have been named after a violent domestic abuser.
The naming, another cynical ploy in keeping the notion of plc NI (our wee country) going.
This NI notion taking preminence over him knocing his son or wives about, or his foul mouth rants or squandering a new liver.
Again..."punched her to the floor and kicked her 6 times in the face and chest".
Again, "broke her arm and cut much of her hair off".
What a particular nasty piece of work.
Im glad it wasn't my sister, a new liver would have been the last of his worries.😕
FALSE mercy, is no mercy.
Belle, I dont see why your just focussing on george the footballer ? I dont understand.
He was obviously a sick man, given his violence. He has met his maker for sure, and I hope God judged him easily.
Yet to hide away uncomfortable truths is a lie unto itself. Revisionism is scandelous in it self, even George Best.
Its like the notion that the 6 counties is a country. Propogated by using household names such as George Best, where violent foul mouth pasts or quickly forgot about.
We're not Brazil we're Northern Ireland  :o
The Cookstown sizzler's name, at the gateway (airport) to our capital. Dear God.