George Best

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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 (...)

Alan  McLoughlin pictured in Malta in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Down a phone line from Toronto, Kevin Kilbane is taking it all in, all of it. The week has become a moment and Kilbane is reflecting on his Preston up(...)

FIFTY YEARS AGO IN QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY THE GAA DROPPED ITS PROHIBITION ON OTHER SPORTS AT THE FIRST ANNUAL CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN ULSTER --- Pr(...)

George Best taking the long walk  to the dressing room at Windsor Park after being sent off in the  game with Scotland in April 1970. Photograph: Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

There’s a time and place for everything. Across Ireland, people are tired and battered and a bit weepy because we’re not sure when the government is g(...)

Frank Worthington in action for Leicester City against Liam Brady’s Arsenal in 1975. Photograph: Getty Images

The former England forward Frank Worthington has died at the age of 72 after a long illness, his family have said. Worthington played for more than 2(...)

Hans Keller drools over Franz Beckenbauer strolling for Bayern Munich in the 1976 European Cup final against St Etienne. File photograph: Getty Images

Hans Keller was relieved. It was March 1938 and Adolf Hitler had just marched into Vienna. Keller, 18 and Jewish, had reasons to be concerned. But, mo(...)

Tommy Docherty is unveiled as Manchester United manager. Photograph: Getty

Tommy Docherty spent a lifetime breaching convention. From a loft – a “doocot” to Docherty – atop the main stand at Stamford Bridge, he could be found(...)

Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

Cavan fans after the 1997 Ulster final. File photograph: Inpho

Last Sunday night and Monday morning saw Cavan supporters across the land in a most curious position – replying to text messages congratulating them o(...)

United’s Bruno Fernandes  sees a shot saved by Mert Gunok of Istanbul Basaksehir during their Champions League  match  at Old Trafford on November 24th. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Bruno Fernandes’s impact on Manchester United is as great as Cristiano Ronaldo’s was during his six years at the club. F(...)

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