Scottish winger who proved to be equally good on either side of
the park. Signed from Hamilton at the age of 18, he spent a season
at Leeds before moving to Walsall on loan for the duration of his
National Service. Was a fairly peripheral figure when Leeds won
promotion back to Division 1, but was a fixture in the side over
the next couple of seasons. After a season at Leicester he returned
to Walsall before dropping down to non-league football in the
Neil Thompson says: We played against the Leeds United old boys
in 1996, and the main topic of conversation was the miniature
bandy-legged 59 year-old who played out wide for the old boys. This
was Georgie Meek, who was then a postman in the Walsall area. He
was marked that night by a very fit 6 ft 2 inch 21 year old
policeman, who still has nightmares about the little jock fella.
Everybody turned up wanting to see Peter Lorimer and his crew,
everybody went away talking about Georgie Meek. Amazingly, at least
30,000 people in the pub that night claimed to have seen him play
"in his hey day". Now that's football.
Nigel Richards says: my father david richards played football
with george in the army between 1953 & 1955 they were based in
Bordon Aldershot he'd love to get in touch with george,if there is
some way of getting his address or phone number he would be very
grateful.others playing at the time were jim clugstone(portsmouth
fc)+Gordon evans(blackpool fc)
ian lee says: good morning - George was my late Father's best
friend; he and his wife Pauline still live in Walsall. If anyone
wants his contact details please phone me on 01132-****** (jabba
says - phone number removed for obvious reasons - available on
request via me).
Phil Evans says: Unless anybody knows he lives in Rushall and
although I know the name of the street he lives in I will not
divulge it here. I did see George about a month ago (May 2004) when
he was pointed out to me by a chap I was visiting.
Simmy M says: I also played against George Meek when he turned
out for LUFC Old Boys in the early 90's. They used to use our pitch
at Yorkshire Copper Works (RIP) and we played them a couple of
times. I was about 24 years old and fit but he gave me a right old
lesson. Nutmegged me a few times too, the old goat. Good on you
George, I learned to respect decent full backs after that.
Mike says: I remember going to watch Stourbridge Town FC many
years ago ( I think towards the end part of the 60's) and Georgie
Meek played there for a short time. If I'm correct he played
alongside Chic Bates. Robin Whetnall.Clive Watson.Reg Everton. The
one thing I do remember was his utter professionalism. His skill
set him apart from the "week-end" players, and his ability to hit a
ball so hard I had only ever seen before from Bobby Charlton. What
an incredible player in such a small package !!!