Gone with the wind…

James Kelly, the Methuselah of Irish journalism (who filed a report at Windsor Park the day Belfast Celtic players were crudely attacked, both on and off the pitch, at the end of the forties) has this to say about the Best funeral:

Back home to his native rain sodden came the body of a legend, to an amazing emotional farewell never seen before, that I can recall, in a city where by some magic the deal of the football hero, Georgie Best, has blown away the tumult of our political discontent away with the wind.

However, we at Slugger expect another veering North Easterly to arrive in Belfast first thing Monday morning.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty