“Our plan was to be cautious, but somebody must have stuffed cotton wool in George’s ears,” Busby said. George Best got into the Manchester United dressing room at the age of seventeen – and into the Northern Ireland side simultaneously. Gradually, this teenager from Belfast started to hit the headlines, making a name for himself. Bob Bishop turned-up at George’s doorstep – and explained to Dickie Best and Anne Best about, Manchester United’s desire to acquire George Best. His intuitions and actions were straightforward. George was playing football down 16 Burrey Way with his friends – his parents called him home, explained to him the opportunity – agreeing, he ran back down the street, and with unmitigated astonishment he explained to his friends about it. Though, initially, circumstances were unpleasant for both the parties. George raced back to his home at 16 Burrey Way in Cregagh Estate, Belfast after a mere twenty-four hours at Old Trafford; the magnitude of the […]

The Premier League leaders go into Wednesday’s game against Tottenham looking to make it 21 games without defeat in all competitions this season. Comparisons are already being made with the Arsenal side of 2003/4 that finished with 26 wins and 12 draws from their 38 league games, but Mourinho reckons Chelsea will come unstuck chasing victories as the season goes on. José Mourinho said, “We are not playing for that. If against Spurs we have a 0-0 with 20 minutes to go, we are not going to play for the 0-0 to be undefeated after 21 matches. No way.” The Chelsea boss added, “If you get 10 draws, you get 10 points. If you win five and lose five, you make 15 points. We are going to play matches to win. And, sometimes, we will lose. I’d prefer 15 points and lost matches than 10 points and being undefeated.” Chelsea’s comfortable position at the top of the Premier League doesn’t […]