Category: George Best

Review of George Best – All by Himself, ESPN’s 30 For 30 soccer masterpiece

Like many soccer fans, I have been frustrated that despite the constant flow of excellent ESPN 30 for 30 films, so few have had any content related to our sport. As someone who spends very little time watching sports other than soccer, the 30 for 30 series has been enlightening and educational about topics I generally have little interest in. Therefore it goes without saying the excitement I and many other soccer fans had upon hearing the news about the latest 30 for 30 focusing on the life of the late great George Best. But hasn’t the George Best story ... Read more

George Best film opens up football’s flawed genius

London (AFP) – George Best’s prodigious rise to football superstardom and plunge into alcoholic self-destruction is laid bare in a new documentary film that focuses on the character behind the tragic tale. “George Best: All By Himself”, which has its world premiere at the London Film Festival on Friday, looks at what lay behind one of football’s greatest-ever players — a man who drove himself to the top of his game and the bottom of a bottle. “George Best is a story that we all think we know, and what interested me about doing the film was the opportunity to tell ... Read more

Lafferty takes off Best in Belfast

Belfast (AFP) – Kyle Lafferty is not normally mentioned in the same breath as Northern Irish football legend George Best but on Sunday he replaced him for one day in the title of Belfast airport. The 28-year-old striker — who scored seven goals in Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign — will lead the attack in their opening match at the finals against Poland on Sunday in Nice, France. It will be Northern Ireland’s first appearance at a major finals since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. “George Best was one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen ... Read more

Reformed Lafferty rivals George Best in Northern Ireland history

Belfast (AFP) – Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty’s approach to football was summed up when he was asked in a television interview who he wanted to play against at Euro 2016. “For me, if we get Argentina that would be unbelievable,” he joked.  Needless to say, there was of course never any danger of Lafferty facing them at the European Championship finals — a point the 28-year-old knew well enough, but what’s wrong with a bit of fun? The problem for Lafferty was that his career was in danger of becoming known for such interludes rather than on-field achievements. Scoring ... Read more

Manchester United fans honor George Best on 10th anniversary of star’s death [VIDEO]

Manchester United’s supporters paid tribute to late club great George Best as their team played PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, 10 years to the day since he died aged 59. Fans illuminated the screens on their smartphones and held them aloft during the seventh minute of the Champions League game, in a nod to the shirt number most closely associated with the richly talented Northern Irish winger. R.I.P George Best. — Man United Hub (@ManUnited_Hub) November 25, 2015 Supporters had earlier hung a new banner in the stadium bearing the legend ‘GEORGIE… SIMPLY THE BEST,’ while fans laid roses at ... Read more

All The Best

Another tribute to George Best. Except this one focuses on his days at the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Fantastic piece by soccer journalist Jeff Rusnak, and delightful quotes from former Strikers and Newcastle star Ray Hudson. Read the entire article here.

George Best: 1946-2005

“Georgie Best, there’s only one Georgie Best, one Georgie Be…st, there’s only one Georgie Best” sang the 20,182 Portsmouth and Chelsea fans at Fratton Park today. For an in-depth tribute to understand how much Bestie meant to the British hearts, click on the image to hear interviews and more from the BBC. English Premier League premiership premier league EPL