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  • The problem for Best was the trappings of the footballers lifestyle

    • by JustHonest

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      When it comes to footballers with wasted talent, then George Best perhaps comes close to the top of the lists of many. The difference with George was that whilst with Manchester United he showed an unreal ability to beat a team and score goals almost single handedly in away that many had not seen in this country before.

      The problem for Best was the trappings of the footballers lifestyle. He was the

      first pin up boy, he was essentially a pop star, yet he was on the football pitch. This lifestyle introduced him to large amounts of alcohol and the joys of women, lots of women.

      Back then, footballers still earned a lot compared with other professions but they also only worked in the morning and on match days which allowed plenty of time to enjoy drink and women.

      He remained an outstanding footballer though ...

      • and until Ryan Giggs came through at Manchester United they club had not seen a player like George Best since. He was quick, he wasn’t knocked off the ball easily and some really tried to!

        Not only this but when presented with the goal infront of him he knew not onlt how to score but how to make the goalkeeper look stupid. His lifestyle took its toll though and a fall out

        with the then manager of Manchester united and injuries cut his career short at the age of only 28.

        Yes he was an awesome player but loved the lifestyle just as much as the football and for a man that should have achieved so much in the game, he achieved a lot but a drink addiction that essentially killed him was also the story of what ended his career far too early as well.

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