For Geoff Watson

For Geoff Watson

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[p][b]Geoff Watson [/b][/p][p]Geoff Watson has a special place in the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United as he worked for the club both part time and full time for a period of well over 20 years.[/p][p]First as a part time scout in the Midlands Geoff set up trials for the United hierarchy to attend. One of these trials in 1992 was attended by the Boss, Archie Knox his assistant at the time and Chief Scout Les Kershaw. [/p][p]The trio were so impressed that from that moment on he became integral to the clubs ever expanding youth scouting network. In 1998 when the Academy Programme started, there was only one man who could fill the ‘Head of Academy Recruitment’ role. Sir Alex offered Geoff his dream job and from then he worked tirelessly for the club in pursuit of top class youngsters from home and abroad. [/p][p]In the words of former Academy Director Les Kershaw, Geoff was “ Excellent! A Top Class Scout !“ More importantly Geoff was part of ‘ The Manchester United Family ‘ and his horse racing tips were legendary. [/p][p]Geoff’s love of food was also well known and 11.30am would see him in the staff canteen looking for his daily intake. After lunch Geoff always visited the Academy office to give Clare and Marie a menu recommendation. When scouting abroad he never missed the opportunity to visit the local Chinese restaurants.[/p][p]He had a great sense of humour and took great joy in sharing his funny stories with his Manchester United friends, scouts from other clubs and anyone who would listen![/p][p]Geoff will be sorely missed not only by his colleagues and friends at Manchester United, players and their families he helped bring to the club but also the wider football community.[/p]
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Jun 16, 2020

Beth Tonge

Lots of love for Big Jeff xx

£20.00

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Jun 15, 2020

Pauline Herbert

In loving memory for A great man

£10.00

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Jun 12, 2020

Anonymous

£15.00


Jun 11, 2020

Steve Brown

Geoff helped me many times when first joined the club 18yrs ago, a true gent and a good friend. Thoughts are with the family at this time, Rest in peace, Steve B and Family


Jun 11, 2020

Vicki

So many happy memories growing up with Kelly. Thanks for all the house parties Geoff! Funny that you always walked the dog when we piled round! RIP. Vicki and Steve xxx

£20.00

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Jun 11, 2020

Rachel Ricci

To a lovely man. Gone but not forgotten. Rachel, Ricci & Rosie. Xxx

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Jun 11, 2020

Eamon Mulvey

My glass is overflowing with memories and stories of Geoff. What a top man! He will be missed but never forgotten.

£30.00

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Jun 11, 2020

Fets

An absolute gentleman who took the term 'laid-back' to a new level. You'll be missed.

£30.00

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Jun 11, 2020

Demps

He was a top, top man, so warm with a great sense of humour. I loved working with him, talking players and teams and we also enjoyed a few good flutters on the Gee Gees together which endeared him to me even more.

£30.00


Jun 11, 2020

Clare Nicholas

Geoff was a wonderful colleague and friend. He was a true star, who made us all smile and laugh every day. He will be missed but never forgotten. Clare xx

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