George Best Dies
It has just been announced that George Best, the greatest Man United player and arguably the greatest player of all time (for me Best and Maradona have no one else to rival them), has died. Best was a part of United's 'Holy Trinity' (with Law and Charlton) in the 1960s. He was also the first playboy of football but also had serious drink problems which effectively led to a long decline in health and his death. For US readers, he even played for the LA Aztecs (I think) in the 1970s scoring one of the greatest goals recorded I recall. In one sense (unless you're Northern Irish) it is a pity that he played international football for Northern Ireland because if he had played for a better international team he could have done some special things at the World Cup. Here are a few pictures. I always liked the cover of the Wedding Present album (a pretty impressive album it was too) as it is for me one the great images of football.