George Best

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Six of the Best: when George ran riot for Manchester United 50 years ago
George Best got six goals at Northampton in the FA Cup on 7 February 1970 in his push to prove the ‘cranks’ wrong

Barry Glendenning

07, Feb, 2020 @2:32 PM

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From the archive: football archetypes in 1968
Arthur Hopcraft assesses footballing greats, from George Best to Matt Busby

Chris Hall

11, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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‘Worse than Ronaldo’s’: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast
Artwork joins list of footballers’ bronzes that received less than glowing reviews

Henry McDonald

23, May, 2019 @5:17 PM

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A reminder that Manchester United were not always too rich to go down | Barney Ronay
Manchester United being relegated is now unthinkable but when they went down in 1974 the club was revitalised

Barney Ronay

07, Dec, 2018 @8:00 PM

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Sir Michael Parkinson: ‘It is one of the great mysteries how my 59-year marriage has lasted’
The broadcaster on waking in the night, writing a book about his friend George Best, and how he couldn’t live without music

Roz Lewis

01, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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What is the point of super-rich football? | Letters
Letters: Just six clubs – Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris-Saint German – dominate European football, writes Will Goble


22, Jan, 2018 @5:22 PM

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The day George Best overtook me in a Lotus on the Harrogate Road
It’s 1969, and a starstruck schoolboy catches a glimpse of the absurdly talented footballer and his Danish fiancee

Paul Coman

04, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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George Best film misses the target but his genius still shines through | Richard Williams
The ante has been raised on sport documentaries in recent years – the Best film needed more footage of its dazzling subject and fewer talking heads

Richard Williams

04, Mar, 2017 @8:59 AM

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Best (George Best: All By Himself) review – recycled pub anecdotes
A documentary portrait of the Manchester United star shows us little that we haven’t seen before

Wendy Ide

26, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Best review – George Best documentary is a goalless trudge
This sentimental survey of the life of the fallen football legend retreads familiar turf, adding nothing new

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2017 @10:15 PM

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‘Everyone has a story about George Best’ – documentary-maker Dan Gordon on Belfast
From murals to museums, there’s a lot to enjoy in the city that launched a footballing superstar – and the Titanic

Dan Gordon

14, Oct, 2016 @10:17 AM

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Genius, celebrity, outsider: films show George Best and Cristiano Ronaldo share same story
New documentaries highlight two footballing greats with similar backgrounds. But their responses to the pressure of fame are a symbol of very different eras

Andrew Anthony

08, Nov, 2015 @12:05 AM

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