Alex Godwin came to know George when his mum Jane was his hairdresser. The legend took a keen interest in Alex's junior football career.
And George helped out Jane when she ran a Breakthrough Breast Cancer fund-raiser.
Karl Rothwell met George at a sportsman's evening in Swinton, Manchester in 1984.
Eric Shaiman was equipment manager when George played for Fort Lauderdale in 1979. He remembers a pat on the back from George after scoring in a practice match.