My memory isn't so good these days, for what ever reason, but something is saying to me that I had a bit of a do with him. Hopefully, this is what happened:
Geoff had a lot of difficulty travelling to his first home match. I cant fully remember, but I think he was so late turning up, that he missed the kick-off. His excuse was that he had not realised how long it was going to take him to travel from his home to Wincham Park. If my memory is correct, the Chairman offered Geoff a few days loan of his own personal car,, until Geoff could buy his own car. 4 weeks later, i was making up the players wages in the counting house, from the gatemoney after the game had ended. The chairman came to see me, and instructed me not to give Geoff his wage packet, as he still had not had his car returned. I then went down to the social club, and started to hand out the wage packets to the players. When I had finished, Geoff came upto me and screamed that he wanted his wage packet. He grabbed hold of my jacket lapels, and smashed my head against the social club wall, screaming "give me my wages you bastard". Thankfully, the other players joined in by pulling Geoff off me, and telling him not to show his anger at the messenger, but to go and see the Chairman. Twenty minutes later, the Chairman came to see me and asked me to give Geoff his wages, which I did. The chairman got his car back the following Tuesday.
That's close but it was Warrender who wanted him sacked (for numerous issues) not the Chairman (Doug Lloyd). I also think it was Ray Ranson the manager who did not want to sack him! Hence the fall-out and our major backer Terry Warrender, who left the club and withdrew his considerable financial support and forced us into administration eventually. It was a pity the club didn't sack Ranson and Horsfield and keep Terry Warrender. UTA