As Mick Fealty eloquently puts it, today is a sad day for followers of Manchester United, Irish soccer or indeed sport in general. George is on the brink and it is only a matter of time untill the inevitable happens and George passes on. Many will miss the man but I suppose for most of us the memories are of the footballer. I never saw George play live but there's no doubt having seen the footage that he was quite simply the most gifted footballer this island ever produced, the best player ever to play for Manchester United and one of the greatest the world has ever seen. George had his demons and his flaws, but don't we all? It is his talent which will be the abiding memory.
Update - George Best died this afternoon. May he rest in peace.