George Best help

VladeNV

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#1
I am trying to complete George Best career in pictures of every club he played for so I need some help.
I miss his pictures in Sea Bee (Hong Kong club), Detroit Express (he played there on some European tour), Scone Thisle (there is a picture of him before match where is he doing some autographs). This are clubs from which I miss pictures that are mentioned on wikipedia. Maybe he played for some other clubs which are not mentioned there. For example he played for Chelsea in Peter Osgood's benefit match.
Any kind of help si welcome and any kind pictures are helpfull. Also if you know that he played for some other club feel free to write.
 

AndyR

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#2
you may already have this buddy, but he played for Aston Villa in a charity match against WBA for the victims of the Bradford fire in 1985



He also played in a fundraiser for welling utd - George Best XI v Derek Hales XI around the same time and for Charlton v Arsenal in the Les Berry Testimonial match in 1984. A quick search didn't find any images though... only a picture of George with Derek Hales. During the quick search found he had played for Glentoran in 1982 + Reading as well although you will do well to find images from those matches. Im sure you probably know that though!

Proper legend for the generation above me. They never stop talking about him. Great collection you must have!!
 

VladeNV

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#3
Thanks mate for your help. Here is what I have:
george best.jpg
also I have him in Chelsea, Newry Twon and now A. Villa. I will now search for other clubs you mentioned above.
 

VladeNV

Active Member
#10
Thank you. Yes I did a huge work. I spend lot of time to do all of that. I also made a Croatian version (same pictures except text which is on Cro). When I was finished with English version I found two more clubs in which he played, accidentally. I am happy with all this work and proud. I started with this during summer. When he death day was near I started to give more to be finished. And last days were too long and I didn't slept enough just to be finished. Down picture from my facebook page, one of the long nights. Haha @AndyR helped me with some matches. When my book arrives I will update it. I don't know how many matches (different clubs) I miss but time by time all will be there. Hope in book I will find pictures of him in those clubs.

GB.jpg
 

AndyR

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#11
I cant find any information from the non-league club he played for online via the twitter image @VladeNV . Did you try messaging them about the date of the match if not i will happily do so.

Absolutely excellent final blog on for Britain's greatest ever player. Great work.
I only spoke to him once in the early 1990s when he was waiting for a taxi to pick him up after doing TV work in the Norwich v Manchester top of the table encounter in 1993. He was not stuck up his own arse and was really down to earth. They don't have any players with his charisma in the modern game in England now unfortunately. like your blog says... a Talent that comes once a century!
 

VladeNV

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#12
I contaced admin of facebook page George Best. And asked for help but he didn't helped me. He even blocked me. If you look at final work what I did it is amazing. And it will be even better when my book arrives. I don't know why he didn't wanted to help. But sometimes in life you have to be on your own. And becouse he didn't wanted to help I am even more proud on my work.
I also asked Crewe United for better pictures of Best but they also didn't helped me. First I will wait for book to see what is inside. Probobly I will find there everything I need. I hope.

Wow, you spoked with him. Amazing. Yes George was unique. Agree that todays footballers are much different.
 

VladeNV

Active Member
#15
Hi all, do you know anything about this match? It's a match between Panini International All Stars vs Arsenal/Spurs Selection. George Best played for Panini. I have only cover and know the result 5-6 for Arsenal/Spurs. Please help if you can and picture from G. Best from that match would be great.
Panini International Allstars vs Arsenal-Spurs Select 1989 George Best.jpg
 

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