Very sad news, never spoke to anyone more knowledgeable about Westcountry football at all levels. You only have to see the warm tributes from so many of our ex academy lads to see how passionate and supportive he was about bringing through own grown talent whilst trying to keep them rooted.
A true Gentleman, used to love our conversations with Gordon.
He will be truly missed by many players, football fans and those of us lucky enough to have known Gordon. A remarkable man, with a wealth of knowledge. RIP Gordon.
Really sorry to hear this. For a number of years we were a host family for Argyle apprentices and got to know Gordon as a result. I will always remember his sardonic smile and parting farewell 'onward and upward.' An absolute gent but struck me as quite a lonely character. A real one off. RIP Gordon.
Gordon was a traditionalist, a romantic, who longed for football to be something, it had long since ceased to be. Sad to have at least one more voice arguing against the tide in that battle. It is testament to his character that he held such sway and influence well into the new millennium.
A really, really nice man, and I still remember the video of the Argyle staff on the Home Park pitch during admin. He fronted it and spoke beautifully of how proud he and the staff were to work for the club despite not being paid.
Thank you Gordon for the late nights chats travelling hone from so many Argyle youth matches.
All my condolences to Darren Way, Christian Walton and so many more you had so much influence on their life and careers.
I got to know Gordon through his programme fairs...he travelled the country tirelessly and was a the driving force behind a number of successful fairs...I have stood at Swindon and Wimbledon and the attendance never knew how hard he worked (and at no profit to himself I suspect) to make them happen.
The link is to a the tributes from collectors on the Football programme forum which speaks volumes to how highly he was respected.
I regret not having spoken to him since the last Wimbledon fair.
Very sad news.
When I was lucky enough to win the "money can't buy" trip to the 2010 Northern Ireland Milk Cup with the Argyle Youth Squad, Gordon made me very welcome and drove us around to all the matches in the van with all of Argyles kit etc. We had some great conversations, his football knowledge was vast.
Whenever I've seen him over the last 10 years at various matches he's always made the time for a quick chat. Absolute gentleman.
Behind his quiet and unassuming demeanour was a true football man. Obviously, Bristol Rovers was his first love and his long standing association with Ian Holloway brought him to Argyle to work with the youth set up. Holloway's Twitter tribute to him sums it all up.
He always had time to chat and would always acknowledge. His football wisdom and knowledge was unparalleled. As others have said in 2011 he stood tall against the Administrators on behalf of the Argyle staff. I think they underestimated him not realising he had a strong administrative background as Chief Executive of not only Rovers but also Norwich City.
Many players past and present will be mourning his passing. Sad news.