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Search for Memorabilia of George Best in Minehead Kit

Published: 28th February 2011 08:42

Minehead FC Chairman, Brian Walder has been approached by Paul Collier, who worked with George Best on the best-selling books "George Best - Blessed" and "Scoring at Half Time", regarding a match in August 1992 when possibly the greatest footballer who ever lived played in a Minehead shirt in a testimonial/fund raiser at The Recreation Ground.

Brian says: "Paul is currently putting the finishing touches to a third book, based on the less publicised games that George played in, and has contacted me after uncovering the fact that a George Best XI played at Minehead in May 1983.
"Though I have been able to supply him with a great deal of newspaper cuttings from this game, George didn't actually turn up for the game!"

However, 9 years later at the second attempt he did make a memorable appearance on the hallowed Irnham Road turf in a Celebrity XI against a Minehead XI.

1992 - 8 Allstars XI

George BestBrian remembers the ground being full, and George being substituted and requesting 2 pints of lager as soon as he got to the dressing room, but has very little in the way of any memorabilia from the game.

If any Man United or George Best fan has kept any press reports, photos, or the programme produced on the day Brian would be most grateful if they would let him have copies on Paul Collier's behalf as its exactly the sort of material he is looking for to complete his new book.

If you can help please contact:
Brian Walder, 13 Glenmore Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BQ.


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