Friday, November 25, 2005
It's a sad day for the football world, it's a sad day for me.
There are many things that have been, and will be, said about
the boy from Belfast who took the football world by the scruff
of its neck and launched it into the world of entertainment, whilst
rightfully earning the title of 'the world's first footballing superstar'.
I could write about the many exploits of the world's greatest ever
player, but if you don't already know the stories you can, or
probably already have, read them in the numerous news articles
printed online and in traditional print. So I'll skip that.
Back in November 1996 I spent an amazing 3 days with a Legend
I had always dreamt of meeting. It was whilst I was running Kuala
Lumpur's first sports bar and I had brought George over from the
UK to do some publicity work for us.
Despite all of his well publicised shortcomings, this great footballer
is one of the gentlest, kindest, warmest, charitable and totally genuine
human beings I have ever met in all of my 45 yrs (20+ of which have
been spent traveling and meeting hundreds of thousands of people
both in and out of the entertainment world).
George made a profound impact on my life and I retain extremely
fond and vivid memories and I regret not having met up with him
again since. Especially as there were a couple of times during my
travels where our paths almost crossed.
I sit here with tears in my eyes, yet with warm feelings and joy that
I experienced from not only spending quality time with him, but also
from the sheer excitement of watching a true magician with a football.
George you will be missed and as you quite rightly said :
“They won’t remember who I dated, the fights, the car crashes or whatever.
They won’t remember any of that because it’s not important. They will
remember the football”.
NO one who saw him play will ever forget George Best.
I won’t forget him for the person that he actually was.
God Bless you George.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
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Saturday, October 08, 2005
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Thursday, June 23, 2005
The English domestic football season starts in August and runs through to May of the following year. The curtain-raiser will be the FA Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday 7th August 2005 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The following weekend sees the start of the Premier League, where England's top 20 professional football teams will compete in this 380-game competition. Click here to see who your team are playing, where and when.
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Friday, June 17, 2005
The Reds were to play 2 games in Japan, against Shimuzu S-Pulse on the 27th July and Kashima Antlers on 30th July. Unfortunately, due to their defence of the Champions League Trophy, these dates clash with the first leg of the 2nd qualifying round of the CL which is to be played on 26 or 27 July against yet unknown opponents.
However, all is not lost as Liverpool are to compete in the FIFA Club World Championships - the Toyota Cup Japan 2005 - in Yokohama on the 15th & 18th December 2005, as the holders of the European Champions League Trophy.
Other teams involved in this FIFA competition will be the winners of AFC Champions League, CAF Champions League, CONCACAF Champions Cup, OFC Club Championship and CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores.
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Friday, June 03, 2005
6 English Premier League clubs will be visiting various Asian destinations in July.
Bolton, Everton & Manchester City will be competing for the FAPL Asia Trophy in Thailand from 20-23 July along with the Thai National side at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium. Match Packages Available
Manchester United’s Asian Tour 2005 kicks off on the 23 July where they will compete against a Hong Kong XI, for the ING Manchester United Cup, at the Hong Kong Stadium as part of the HKFA’s 90th Anniversary celebrations. Match Packages Available. Subsequent games see them playing in Beijing against Beijing Hyundai on the 26th with 2 games in Japan against Kashima Antlers in Tokyo on the 28th & and Urawa Reds in Saitama on the 30th.
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Tottenham Hotspur are participating in the 2005 Peace Cup taking place in Seoul, South Korea where there will be 13 games in 10 days between 15-24 July. Other teams taking part in this biennial event are Lyon (France), PSV Eindhovan (Holland), Real Sociedad (Spain), Once Caldas (Columbia), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Mamelodi Sundowns (S Africa) and Seognam Ilwha (S Korea).
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
The 3 teams from the North West of England, who finished 6th, 4th and 8th respectively in last seasons Premier League, will compete for the FA Premier League Asia Trophy, along with the Thai national side in a quadrangular tournament in Bangkok, Thailand from 20 to 23 July 2005.
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