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NEWS: Soccer Legend George Best Dies.

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posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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George Best, Soccer legend, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 22nd May 1946 has died. Yesterday his doctor released a bleak prognosis nothing that his condition was critical and that he is suffering from internal bleeding which is affecting his lungs and other major organs. Best was said to be unconscious and unable to breathe without the aid of a ventilator. It has been said that Best was unlikely to survive another 24 hours.
 



abcnews.go.com
"I am afraid that he could die at any time over the next 24 hours," Williams said. "I would be very surprised if he survived another 24 hours."

"I have to tell you that his hours are numbered now," Prof. Roger Williams told reporters outside Cromwell Hospital. "It is just not possible to recover."

The 59-year-old former Manchester United star, who needed a liver transplant three years ago after decades of alcohol abuse, has been in critical condition in intensive care for a week.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


It seems the death of this great footballer will bring sadness to many of his fan’s hearts. George Best was once an amazing soccer player, dominating soccer from 1964 and 1974. In 2002 Best underwent a liver transplant following many years of alcohol abuse, and was heavily criticized in 2003 for openly drinking white wine spitzers, despite the transplant. Going through many illnesses since the transplant, Best is now facing his worst condition and has been diagnosed with a severe lung infection.

My prayers go out to you over these hours.


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[edit on 25-11-2005 by John bull 1]




posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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Do you think that a soccer player is relevant for a forum like this?
I dont think so. Leave the soccer outside, there is already to much waste of time on that subject elsewhere don't bring it here

Soccer is a tool of mass manipulation. Wake up.

Peace
Crustas



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:30 AM
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I voted no...although Sad, It's not really conspiracy related is it.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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I too must vote no as i do not find it appropriate for ATS...sorry!

But it would fit in fine here...
SportzTawk


And as for this...

Do you think that a soccer player is relevant for a forum like this?
I dont think so. Leave the soccer outside, there is already to much waste of time on that subject elsewhere don't bring it here

Soccer is a tool of mass manipulation. Wake up.

Peace
Crustas


Dont critisise something just because you dont like it!


I personally dislike American Football but i dont go round calling it!


Mic



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:42 AM
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i voted yes, its not about football, its about the dangers of drink and the illness of alcoholism and how it can destory your life.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:42 AM
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OUCH-

Soccer mass manipulation? Pardon?!



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 12:05 PM
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How can anyone miss the conspiracy of the alcohol industry to foist not only their poison on the masses, but the associated debauched lifestyle that is exemplified in the annual spring break Bacchanalias that occur throughout the west.

I don't know George Best, or even care very much, but his plight is shared by millions worldwide who become hooked on alcohol and whose lives are damaged and cut short by its abuse. The effect reverberates throughout society, damaging families and innocent children in the process.

If the lesson of George Best gives young people just a moment's reflection on how a single decision in life can have profound consequences, then his life has not been a complete waste.

I vote yes.

[edit on 2005/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 12:16 PM
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I've posted my opinion on this matter on other forums, and in my local, and I have been shot down in flames. It's probably for the best that I don't comment here, but I bet you can guess what I'm thinking.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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I wish he would hurry up and kick his last goal.
He's been trying to kill himself since the 60's with alcohol.

[edit on 24-11-2005 by Netchicken]



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 01:09 PM
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He was a great player even pele said he was the greatest player he had ever seen.

Coming from Belfast myself to me this is a newsworthy story and I'm also sure all Man United fans or General football fans it is as well.

It's a sad day he could never break his addiction despite many attempt's.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 01:14 PM
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I wish he would hurry up and kick his last goal.
He's been trying to kill himself since the 60's with alcohol.

[edit on 24-11-2005 by Netchicken]


VERY VERY Harsh!!!!!



Best may have abused his body for decades, but nobody deserves to die...not even if they brought it on themselves!


Mic



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 01:34 PM
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I agree that this is not the appropriate forum for this discussion, although I do consider him a sad loss to the world, as he brought much joy to many with his sublime sporting prowess.

There are many who view him as a demon for his alcohol abuse, but what these people fail to realise is that alcoholism is an illness for which there is no cure. The chap is to be pitied as he knew full well he was killing himself, but, as it was an addiction, there was absolutely nothing he could do to prevent this.

I suppose I could go in search of all kinds of relevant links in support of my comment, but what's the point? As far as I am concerned, George will be remembered for bringing happiness to millions. What greater epitaph could a man possibly have?



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 02:16 PM
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...as it was an addiction, there was absolutely nothing he could do to prevent this.


I would agree with everything you said but this. There are treatments for alcoholism, but you're correct that there is no cure, only a state of recovery.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 03:32 PM
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For MickeyDee

quote:"Dont critisise something just because you dont like it!
I personally dislike American Football but i dont go round calling it!"



Hello

I also don't like american football.

I am not criticizing, i am presenting a fact.

And yes i don't like soccer, as far as i know it blinds people, mentally speaking.

Soccer, for me, its not a sport, its a disease(sorry for those who love it), and above all its $$$$$.


Peace
Crustas



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 03:38 PM
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And yes i don't like soccer, as far as i know it blinds people, mentally speaking.

Soccer, for me, its not a sport, its a disease(sorry for those who love it), and above all its $$$$$.


That sounds conspiratorial to me.

[edit on 2005/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 04:03 PM
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This isn't appropriate but stories about US train crashes, or US this or US that are?

Thats the problem with this voting thing. If its not US related the story stands less of a chance to get through, or people claim it not worthy of ATSNN, but no matter what news it is coming out of the US it gets posted here, like the following

Silly Ballon knocks over lampost
Nike Execs in plane scare...so what?
California Atheist Sues Over "In God We Trust"...who cares?
Town Changes Name to Dish, Gets Free Satellite TV......And?

So...If you can have all these unimportant news stories about stuff that goes on in your neck of the woods, then give people some slack when we post news from our side of the pond.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 04:54 PM
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Here's a UK story for you, stumason. I agree that there seems to be a problem with some people's perception of what is appropriate for ATSNN. I tend to take a more liberal view since we do have a variety of news topics and there is the element of conspiracy in so much these days. I think this story is a good example.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 2005/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 05:02 PM
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I've posted US and UK stories here, and have gotten exactly one vote for them, and it was a no vote for being inapropriate. The only comment I got was from the mod that moved one of them from here to other current events. I don't think it's a matter of "it's a US story so it's appropriate." I think it's a matter of more happening here, or there being more US members, so more US news gets posted.



posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 05:11 PM
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Cheers Grady


Again, is 24 hr drinking an ATSNN appropriate story? Some may think so, others not. Depends on the slant I suppose. Good story though


I think the "admin" may need to clear this up. What is appropriate? Is ATSNN a news portal for a wide variety of news, or are we focusing on conspiracy/terrorism/science news, as are the topics you get too choose from.

There is a current events topic, which would fit most other news catergories, but then wether it gets voted up or down does seem to favour domestic US stories rather than those from elsewhere.

I dont have a problem where the news comes from, really. But I feel I must pick at the whole "not appropriate" thing seeing as it does appear to be heavily biased in favour of US stories.

Demographics I suppose!



posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 07:38 AM
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George has passed...

www.cnn.com...

Rest in peace.



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