Death of a legend

November 28, 2005
By Derek Rae
While driving through the snowy backroads of Breda in southern Holland on Friday afternoon, I heard news to match the grim wintry picture being painted around me. The host on Netherlands Radio 1 confirmed that George Best had passed away. We all knew it was only a matter of time, but still I couldn't help feeling overwhelming sadness; and not because the snow was turning into a particularly menacing form of ice.

Let me make it clear that I've never met George Best: not once have I been ...

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