George Best is considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him.
To mark the 50th anniversary of his debut for Manchester United, Duncan Hamilton examines Best's crowded life and premature death. But most importantly, Hamilton presents Best at his glorious peak - the precocious goals, the labyrinthine runs, the poise and balletic balance and the body swerves. This is George Best: footballing immortal.
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Would recommend to any football fan.
Having enjoyed Duncan Hamilton’s brilliant biography of Brian Clough “Provided you don’t kiss me! (PLEASE SOMEONE RECORD THIS FOR AUDIBLE!!!) I thought I would give this a go.
Being a child of the 1980’s all I remember of George best is that ill fated appearance on Wogan and Best being a byword for wasted talent and drunkenness so I was looking forward to learning more about this “genius” This well written and engaging book was extremely enjoyable. The narration is good and I felt like a picture was being panted throughout. With the help of You Tube I have trawled through clips of the goals and events described in the book and found these only to add to the experience.
All in all a very informative and interesting book.
There is only ONE George Best !