The Mavericks

Mickey Thomas: Counterfeit Best

May 10, 2012
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
"People should remember me, the amount of trouble I caused" - Mickey Thomas, 2002

A skilful and pacy winger in his early days at Wrexham, Mickey Thomas later played for some of the biggest clubs in England, but rarely did he stay for long. Upon his arrival at Manchester United, he was dubbed the 'Welsh George Best' although, as the Northern Irish Best said, the manner in which he lived up to his name owed mostly to a "pattern of drinking, missing training and overseas jaunts".

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