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Thread #86678   Message #1615399
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
28-Nov-05 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Obit: George Best (November 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: George Best (November 2005)
I'd agree Ard, Best is up there with the "elite few".

One thing I remember a few years back was a series (channel 4?) where they had some footballers "interviewed". IIRC, one was Dennis Law or at least someone Man U for whom I thought GB would be the automatic "greatest player ever". His selection was Puscas. He did say of GB that he felt we never really quite saw the absolute best of GB - quite frightening in a sense if you interpret that as meaning in some ways GB perhaps could have stepped up another level!

Re the rhyme GUEST gave, although I do remember it well as a kid, I don't remember it being directed at GB. It was always Jesus Christ. I think it stemmed from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar Do you think you're what they say you are?" - 1973.