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Be as memorable as George BestOn 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 himTo mark the 50th anniversary of his d. Georgie Georgie they call you the Belfast BoyAnyone who didn t see George Best play football or at least hasn t seen archive footage may wonder what all the fuss was about As far as they know Best played for Man Utd was a womaniser and an alcoholicWas Best really a petulant footballer who had too much too young too fast or is Best a victim of mental illness and addiction not recognised in an era of the British stiff upper lip and a lack of pastoral care for youngsters living far from home That s up to you to decideDuncan Hamilton takes a sympathetic look at the rise and fall of one of the world s most talented players

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Immortal the Definitve BIography of George Best

Ebut 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 swervesThis is George Best footballing immort. Having recently read Duncan Hamilton s The Footballer Who Could Fly which received a four star rating from me I had to read his biography of George BestWhat else was there to learn I had previously read Cole and Hilton s Memories of George Best as well as Bestie the autobiography I was privileged to have witnessed this genius in action through the 1960 s I lived close by his digs at Aycliffe Avenue My mod Lambretta caught him one day in 1968 crossing the road in front of me Of course I was speeding but George just switched on the after burners and made it to the pavement with ease So I witnessed the man s pace in real lifeIn a star studded United team Denis Law and George Best were my supernovasHamilton s Immortal is undoubtedly one of the finest football biographies I ve read Published in 2013 the florid writing is high with the scent of sanctity and low on the smell of liniment In fact the great bard could have aptly described Best s fleeting vintage with the same lines used in summary of this author s studyHow noble in reason how infinite in faculty In form and moving how express and admirable In action how like an angel in apprehension how like a god The beauty of the worldEnough to bring tears to an old man s eyesJust one factual error on p55 Mr Hamilton In the 1963 FA Cup Final against Leicester City a 3 1 win giving Busby his first trophy post Munich Law claimed two of the goals Incorrect Law scored one goal and David Herd scored the other two

Duncan Hamilton ´ 8 review

The two time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award on George Best considered the greatest footballer of our timeNo 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. interesting biography of the gifted George best


10 thoughts on “Immortal the Definitve BIography of George Best

  1. says:

    interesting biography of the gifted George best

  2. says:

    Brilliantly written with a lot of insight It gives a lot of clarity into the complexity of the life of a footballing genius Well narrated especially the gamesyou can actually imagine Best doing wonders with the ball Pele good Marado

  3. says:

    My review of this wonderful book is on that ever so good football blog the blog for the discerning football supporter who really doesn't like Sky Sports News The Two Unfortnates

  4. says:

    This is the best book I have come across about George BestI am ten years younger that George but feel I grew up in a different time from him in

  5. says:

    Georgie Georgie they call you the Belfast BoyAnyone who didn't see George Best play football or at least hasn't seen archive footage may wonder what all the fuss was about As far as they know Best played for Man Utd was a womaniser and an alcoholicWas Best really a petulant footballer who had too much too young too fast or is Best a victim of mental illness and addiction not recognised in an era of the British stiff upper lip and

  6. says:

    spellbinding Fascinating loved every minute of it Have read several of me Hamilton's books now All superb highly recommended read

  7. says:

    Started off great very well written but spent too much time on alcoholism

  8. says:

    Having recently read Duncan Hamilton's 'The Footballer Who Could Fly' which received a four star rating from me I had to read his biography of George BestWhat else was there to learn? I had previously read Cole and Hilton

  9. says:

    Duncan Hamilton's excellent biography of George Best points to some pivotal moments in his life and career His greatest playing moment and the height of his sporting life was Manchester United's winning of the European Cup on May 29th 1968 Best was only truly happy when he was playing scoring and receiving the adulation of his adoring fans Nothing else mattered the aftermath celebrations the rewards the copiou

  10. says:

    It inevitably takes the candid brilliance of a rare author to chronicle the life of a coruscating genius Duncan Hamilton proceeds to

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