True Genius: George Best

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True Genius: George Best

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Not only did he do it in training but he did it against Manchester United's arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Paul Collier is the author of three books: Stairway 13: The Story of the 1971 Ibrox Disaster; Remember Me for My Football: The Complete Playing Career of George Best; and Red Devils in Dark Suits. During his short time there, he was the main draw attracting thousands of spectators to the matches. Maybe his illness would have always been present but I feel for sure that the manner of the way he left escalated his issues in the short term.

Registered address Unit 7, Airfield Industrial Estate, Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3PE. His brilliance was simply dazzling – player after player from the New Zealand national team queued up to try to tackle him and he gave them all dancing lessons. From his days as a youth player at Manchester United’s Cliff training ground, making fools of his peers, to his ascent as the world’s greatest player, right through to the end of his career, with a much greater focus than there has ever been on the clubs he went to after his career at Old Trafford was over. Best married Angela MacDonald-Janes on 24 January 1978 at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, having met her in the United States when Best was playing for the Los Angeles Aztecs in 1976.

You could saw his legs away and he still wouldn't fall because his balance was uncanny, almost supernatural. Best's six goal performance earned him an invitation to No 10 Downing Street from UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who had also regularly written fan letters to him.

While there have been many books on George Best, this is the only biography that captures the football story so exhaustively, unearthing revealing material that will shed new light on one of the game’s most naturally gifted players. His time with the "Cottagers" is particularly remembered for a match against Hereford United on 25 September 1976 in which he jokingly tackled his own teammate, and old drinking mate, Rodney Marsh. They also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where a defeat to West Ham United cost Best the chance to break a record; in the final Preston North End's Howard Kendall became the youngest ever player in a FA Cup Final – he shared the same birth date as Best.Best outpaced Banks and headed the ball into the empty goal, but the goal was disallowed by referee Alistair Mackenzie. There have been many books written about George, but here, Michael Parkinson combines his professional and personal knowledge of George with his classic and much loved writing style to produce a new, and interesting biography of a football and cultural icon. The 1966–67 season was again successful, as Manchester United claimed the league title by four points. The Irish Football Association described him as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland".

He failed to turn up for training three days later and was dropped by Docherty, though he claimed Docherty was deceitful with him. The book weaves together recollections of when the 'the fifth Beatle' ensured it was Manchester, not London or Liverpool, which made the Sixties swing; of Best enjoying a carefree kickabout with the Parkinsons' children in the family garden; and selected transcripts from their endlessly fascinating interviews.On 15 May 1971, Best scored possibly the most famous "goal" of his career at Windsor Park in Belfast against England.

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