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« on: November 25, 2005, 06:36:28 AM »

A VERY SAD DAY.
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO MEET THE MAN A FEW YEARS AGO, AND I'LL ALWAYS TREASURE THE AUTOGRAPH HE KINDLY SIGNED FOR ME. I KNOW THAT ALL THE PATHS HE WALKED MAY NOT HAVE NECESSARILY BEEN CORRECT, BUT NO ONE CAN DISPUTE HIS SPORTING GENIUS, WHICH HOPEFULLY IS WHAT HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR.

GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 08:32:20 AM »

sad day for soccer, he was a great footballer.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 09:12:55 AM »

I'll always remember him as a soccer hero to me when I was a kid.

I'll be raising a glass to Georgie tonight.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2005, 11:12:18 AM »

I'll be raising a glass to Georgie tonight.

careful  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2005, 11:14:29 AM »

I'll always remember him as a soccer hero to me when I was a kid.

I'll be raising a glass to Georgie tonight.

Me too. I think he'd have liked that.>:D

Btw, there's a touching tribute to Bestie in todays Times;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,27-1890069,00.html

RIP George.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2005, 12:17:18 PM »

I had the privilege of watching him play for Hibernian at the end of his career - he had lost a yard or two in speed but his skill was always a joy to watch. It is very sad to watch a great man succumb to a devestating addiction.

I'll try and remember him as the incredibly cool and talented George of his Man Utd days.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005, 12:31:31 PM »

Who said .."There are no second acts in footballers lives.. ;)"

It's been amazing watching all the clips of him playing that have been shown in tribute.. and thats how best to remember him. Lots of people with genius talent have their share of problems..But on the ball Georgie was untouchable.

Nice to see the minutes silence observed around the country today.

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2005, 04:00:00 PM »

Who said .."There are no second acts in footballers lives.. ;)"

It's been amazing watching all the clips of him playing that have been shown in tribute.. and thats how best to remember him. Lots of people with genius talent have their share of problems..But on the ball Georgie was untouchable.

Nice to see the minutes silence observed around the country today.


well most of them , very dissapointed in the dozen or so liverpool scumbag fans who disrupted it, they're not football fans at all and bring shame on our club.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2005, 06:54:32 AM »

It was a sad day, he was a great player.
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005, 10:04:14 AM »


It's been amazing watching all the clips of him playing that have been shown in tribute.. and thats how best to remember him. Lots of people with genius talent have their share of problems..But on the ball Georgie was untouchable.



you know what really impressed me, his football didn't look as artsy as some of the guys now, but in at least half of the clips the ball (thanks to the "pitch" they played on back then) went under his feet, but it wasn't a problem to bestie, he simply dragged it back out or managed to control it,
you see the superstars now, like zidane beckham ronaldo etc, they get the bal;l under their feet and they fall over, and on prestine pitches, and the commentators say "ah well it went under his feet" and yet bestie coming from a time that football wasn't as suppsosedly developed as it is today and playing  pitches that look like the bloody somme never had any bother with it, he took it all in his stride. class
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