Derby, Leeds, Liverpool and City – anyone could have won the 1972 title race

MALCOLM ALLISON, that big, brash, iconic figure from the early 1970s, once said the period between 1967 and 1972 was a golden age for English football. Of course, during that time, Manchester City were quite successful, so naturally, Allison would … Continue reading Derby, Leeds, Liverpool and City – anyone could have won the 1972 title race

The problem with being George Best

WE ALL wanted to be George Best. In the playground, on the football pitch, in the disco(!), in the boutique. He seemed to have everything that a virile male, circa 1967-72, needed to be a success in life: looks, women and outstanding ability. But he was a flawed character, and there can be no other assessment as we now look back on his short and problematical life. The film, “Best”, offers nothing new on this tortured individual and anyone watching it leaves the cinema saddened and perhaps a little angry. It is terrible to see a life end prematurely, a … Continue reading The problem with being George Best