Ryan Giggs as national treasure is a hard bubble to prick. The eulogies rained down on Friday on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The celebration of such a landmark, uncommon for an active footballer, is no place for the dissenting voice. But what about the day after? Is this the time to reflect more critically on the career of a Manchester United great?
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Sunday 13 November 2011
When Swansea entertain Manchester United next Saturday, their manager will be meeting his old boss of more than 20 years ago. Steve Tongue meets Brendan Rodgers
Saturday 18 June 2011
It is prurience that tempts you to reach for Celia Walden's Babysitting George from the bookshelves; an itch to know how the scion of a distinguished political family – and the Daily Telegraph – could have conspired to antagonise all those women George Best left behind to the point of uniting them.
Dylan Jones: 'It's the minutiae of George Best’s behaviour which is the most fascinating thing'
Saturday 30 April 2011
By rights, your friends should never write books, principally because when they do you're a) expected to read them, and b) say exceedingly nice things about them. Which means you often have to lie. Which in the long run is no big deal, but if you know a lot of writers, that's an awful lot of lying.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Andrew Perloff, the eccentric chairman of Panther Securities, is known for his forthright opinions, which included predicting the financial meltdown. In the property group's full-year results yesterday, he vented fully in a section appropriately titled "Chairman's Ramblings". Mr Perloff aired his opinion on subjects from BP and bankers, to an anecdote about George Best, only failing to reveal how they related to his company.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Sir Alex Ferguson can see just why Ryan Giggs has been voted the greatest player in Manchester United history - even though the man himself cannot quite believe it.
Saturday 18 December 2010
December 2010 is "almost certain" to be the coldest since records began in 1910, according to the Met Office.
Thursday 21 October 2010
George Best's European Cup winner's medal sold at auction for £156,000 yesterday.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary today blamed government delays over approving a controversial runway extension for his decision to pull out of George Best Belfast City Airport.
Monday 15 February 2010
The Barclays Premier League remains Roy Hodgson's priority this season but the Fulham manager believes his side have a decent opportunity in the FA Cup.
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