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'It was a privilege to see George hold his nerve to make Kerr's kids Euro champions'

Beating the Germans Larnaca, Cyprus, July 28, 1998 Germany U-18 1 Ireland U-18 1 (Ireland win 4-3 on penalties)

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King George: Liam George with then Ireland U-18s manager Brian Kerr (right) and assistant coach Noel O’Reilly (centre) celebrate after being crowned European U-18 Champions in 1998. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile.

King George: Liam George with then Ireland U-18s manager Brian Kerr (right) and assistant coach Noel O’Reilly (centre) celebrate after being crowned European U-18 Champions in 1998. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile.

King George: Liam George with then Ireland U-18s manager Brian Kerr (right) and assistant coach Noel O’Reilly (centre) celebrate after being crowned European U-18 Champions in 1998. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile.

Liam George doesn't want or need pity and sympathy for the fact that 'The Big Time,' whatever that really means, never came to his door.

The striker did have achievements in his playing career. He played in the top flight in Ireland and in England's second tier. He also played for Ireland, which gratefully adopted this English-born player through the bloodline of his Dublin mother, at various levels.

Retirement from playing didn't mean misery as the Luton man enjoys a very successful career as a physio. His tale is not one of woe.