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George Best in action for Manchester United in 1969. Photograph: Camera Press/SK Fraser

Some 16 years on from his death on November 25th 2005, a simple black headstone still marks his grave. The last piece of commentary on how George Best(...)

 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

George Best in action at Old Trafford during a Division One game against Everton in 1968. Photograph:  Allsport

He could have been 75 on Saturday; he should have been 75 on Saturday. It would have been a big deal, the red and green memories; his ears would have (...)

Sir Matt Busby in 1991: ‘I was in awe of him. Amazingly intelligent and cunning. Very hard and charming.’ Photograph: Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images

Eamon Dunphy answers the phone mid-conversation. Things to sort, things to do. Two podcasts to record tomorrow, one in the morning, one in the afterno(...)

Nobby Stiles’ family say they have been told his brain was severely damaged by repeated heading of the ball. Photograph: PA

Nobby Stiles’ family say they have been told his brain was severely damaged by repeated heading of the ball. The former Manchester United and England(...)

George Best leaves the pitch in Windsor Park in 1970 having been sent off against Scotland.

He was never anything but Georgie. To Patricia Hughes, who worked in our newsagent’s shop and practised social work, marriage counselling, first aid (...)

Everton’s Richarlison scoring with an   overhead kick against Manchester United at  Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

For those with long memories the irony inherent in Richarlison’s marvellous opening goal for Everton against Manchester United was the way his overhea(...)

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

The Liam Miller tribute match, due to take place on Tuesday looks destined to comfortably exceed the existing record for the biggest ever attendance a(...)

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

City 1 United 1, Division One, May 1963 In a season that finished with Everton winning the title, both Manchester clubs were mired in relegation trou(...)

Supporters of Manchester United cheer prior to the UEFA Europa League final  match against Ajax   in Stockholm. Photograph: Soren Andersson/ AFP Photo

In the heart of Manchester, they were singing again. About 20 minutes before kick-off, in the heaving Old Nag’s Head off Deansgate, Manchester United (...)

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