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Pike’s Return

17 October 2012

Midfielder back at the Lane for big Lifeline night...

Former Notts County captain Geoff Pike was back at Meadow Lane for the annual Lifeline Gala on Tuesday night.

Pike joined a number of current and ex-players, directors, coaching staff and, of course, supporters for the event, which saw Lifeline pump £25,000 into the club, as well as give away a host of prizes. 

The midfielder, now 56, spent two years at Meadow Lane, between 1987 and 1989 and had fond memories of his time as a Magpie.  

He told event host Colin Slater: “Coming up to Nottingham at that time was a big change for my family. 

“I was delighted to join as club captain under manager John Barnwell and sadly we just missed out on promotion on the first year.

“John gave me a great license in my role, I can remember scoring a hat-trick against Southend, against the now Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele.

“I do miss Nottingham, I had a great time living here with my family and I still have friends here.”

The former West Ham man now works for the Football Association in football development, which sees him teaching coaches up to the highest level. 

To find out more about the Lifeline event, click here

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