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#George Best

# george-best - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was 13 or 14. I was growing up seeing all these people taking heroin and dying from it'

Ireland legend Olivia O’Toole reflects on her career and discusses the future of football in the country.

# george-best - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Photos: George Best statue unveiled in Belfast Legend

Photos: George Best statue unveiled in Belfast

Hundreds turned out for the unveiling of the statue for the Man Utd and Northern Ireland legend yesterday.

# george-best - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman

How Bill Irwin from the Ards Peninsula in County Down ended up playing with and against football’s biggest stars.

# george-best - Saturday 21 October, 2017

George Best's chaos, his Cork boss and a club in crisis: when United last faced Huddersfield

The sides meet this weekend for the first time since March 1972.

# george-best - Friday 7 July, 2017

Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma

Tommy Martin on Brexit, the Irish Open and how sport in Ireland is best served by the softest of borders.

# george-best - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'

Inside ‘George Best: All By Himself,’ an extraordinary, sobering look at the life and times of George Best.

# george-best - Friday 3 February, 2017

Trailer released for new George Best film set for Irish premiere this month The Belfast Boy This post contains videos

Trailer released for new George Best film set for Irish premiere this month

George Best: All By Himself hits cinemas on 24 February after screenings at the Dublin and Belfast Film Festivals.

# george-best - Monday 26 December, 2016

‘It’s a shame in life when a person looks at the colour of your skin and doesn’t like you’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It’s a shame in life when a person looks at the colour of your skin and doesn’t like you’

Former West Ham star Clyde Best chats to The42 about being one of the first high-profile black footballers to play in the English top flight.

# george-best - Sunday 6 November, 2016

‘You start thinking about Best in a different way because you’re forced to look at him’

A lost film about the Manchester legend is showing in the IFI in Dublin tonight.

# george-best - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Tyrone's answer to George Best and the world's best gambler: the week's best sportswriting

Get yourself a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable, we’ve got some cracking articles just a click away.

# george-best - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

George Best's first TV interview: 'I've saved up about £700 and I'm hoping to get a car soon' Anniversary This post contains videos

George Best's first TV interview: 'I've saved up about £700 and I'm hoping to get a car soon'

In 1964, the teenager had just made his debut for Manchester United and was on the cusp of super-stardom.

17 of the most memorable George Best quotes

It’s 10 years today since the United legend’s death.

'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''

Former Irish underage international Ken Fogarty played alongside and against George Best during the glory days of the NASL.

# george-best - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Man United 'fan' of 30 years appears on Soccer AM and has no idea who George Best is

But he instantly recognised Karel Poborsky.

'Messi is probably the most similar psychologically to Best in how he reads the game'

Matthew Nolan says only one player could star in a movie similar to the ‘lost’ George Best one.

# george-best - Sunday 15 November, 2015

This George Best-esque Wrexham AFC goal from the lower leagues has just made our Sunday Filthy This post contains videos

This George Best-esque Wrexham AFC goal from the lower leagues has just made our Sunday

Dom Vose slalomed his way past half of the Gateshead team before firing to the net.

# george-best - Friday 13 November, 2015

A long lost George Best art film is being revived later this month

A new Irish score is set to be performed for the first time at the event.

# george-best - Friday 18 September, 2015

There's no room for 2 Irish legends in Juan Mata's all-time Man United XI

Eric Cantona, Bobby Charlton and Peter Schmeichel make the cut, however.

# george-best - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

13 past big-name footballers who once played in the League of Ireland

Following Damien Duff’s move to Shamrock Rovers this week, we recall other big-name players who have played in the LOI.

# george-best - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

It's 50 years since a teenage George Best and Man United took English football by storm

The late Northern Irishman’s 10 goals in 41 league appearances helped inspire the club’s title triumph.

# george-best - Friday 12 September, 2014

Quiz: How big a Manchester United fan are you?

Do you know the club inside-out like Alex Ferguson or are you as clueless as Robinho?

# george-best - Sunday 24 August, 2014

George Best's time in Cork and the Louis Van Gaal dossier; the week's best sportswriting

Also, how Ferguson’s high school American football team are coping amidst the chaos.

# george-best - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on

Featuring Jonny Sexton, George Best, Owen Mulligan and much more…

# george-best - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute East Belfast

UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute

Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.

# george-best - Sunday 14 July, 2013

22 signs that you’re an Antrim sports fan

Now with added AP McCoy and Willie John McBride.

# george-best - Friday 17 May, 2013

Opinion: David Beckham may have been a limited footballer, but he was still a credit to his sport Conjecture This post contains videos

Opinion: David Beckham may have been a limited footballer, but he was still a credit to his sport

After the former Manchester United star announced his decision to retire yesterday, we assess his legacy.

# george-best - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Want to stay in George Best's childhood home? George Best

Want to stay in George Best's childhood home?

The house that George Best grew up in is after being turned into a holiday home in Belfast.

# george-best - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning…here’s nine things to know today.

# george-best - Thursday 12 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves… Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

# george-best - Sunday 27 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Calls for all Ireland soccer team at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Calls for all Ireland soccer team at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

As the Republic of Ireland head for Euro 2012, there was plenty of support for the merging of Trap’s men with Northern Ireland at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Kerry yesterday.

# george-best - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Going it alone: 10 of the best ever solo goals Golazos This post contains videos

Going it alone: 10 of the best ever solo goals

There’s no ‘i’ in ‘team’, but there are plenty in ‘individual brilliance’.

# george-best - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Joe DiMaggio, Dan Wheldon, the beauty of football and a real-life answer to The Wrestler: it’s an extra-special, double edition of our weekly round-up.

# george-best - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Wayne Rooney is the white Pele, says Fergie

The United striker is just like the Brazilian legend. And not in a men’s personal health kind of way.

# george-best - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge George Best musical kicks off in Dublin George Best

George Best musical kicks off in Dublin

Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story tells of the colourful life of the flamboyant winger who died of organ failure aged 59 in 2005.

# george-best - Sunday 29 May, 2011

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Get the kettle on and put your feet up.

# george-best - Friday 17 December, 2010

The Magnificent Seven: overlooked sports personalities And The Winner Is.. This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: overlooked sports personalities

On the weekend that the BBC pick their sports personality of the year, Niall Kelly reflects on the ones that got away.