Here's a picture taken in 1977 at the New York Comos Stadium, prior to playing against New York Cosmos, they had Pele, Chinaglia etc etc.
It was a packed out stadium with 53,000 people all wanting to watch Pele v George Best.
In the picture was myself, George Best, Bobby McAlinden (Georges good friend) and kneeling was Charlie Cooke, who had played for Chelsea and Scotland.
As it was taken in 1977 and it now being 2017, it's a 40 year old picture that someone sent me.
On the day, NYC won 5-2 and Pele got a hat-trick.
“I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the FGC in June this year and your organisation and preparation were first class and exceptional. The girls and yourself made me feel very welcome from the first night until the last and helped me to relax and take part in such a wonderful occasion and event. It was everything that Russell had talked about and his very high praise of the tournament was not unfounded. ”
“As usual you have put on a real show and delivered a cracking event. As you know we bring along four of our most important customers and two of them, unprompted, said that this was the best they’ve ever attended (trust me, that’s high praise!).
I guess, having done it for twenty years, you have a tried and tested system for getting everything in place to work as seamlessly as it does. However I also know that every year will bring a host of unplanned challenges and issues which you, Nicky and Terry manage superbly to ensure that your guests only see the polished result.
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