Terrible terrible shame. Andy was a true gent, very natural, somebody who cared about others. A man who could only see the good in his fellow man.
I would meet him in the bar before a match, buy him a pint, I think he still owes me three! We would chat about photography, camera settings, kit, anything and everything to do with photography and life with its ups and downs.
We also had long chats about MND, as my father in law was diagnosed with the disease about the same time as Andy. He sadly died twelve months ago to the day that Andy died, 21st March.
It is a horrible illness, the last time we had a beer together he had to use a straw and he couldn't even use his hands to grip the straw, just had to hover his mouth over the straw and get it with his lips. I found that so bloody difficult to watch. You know what though, he still chuckled and we talked.
Andy, I will miss you at Tatnum, I will miss you pitchside, I will miss you on Facebook, I will miss you.
God rest your sole, rest in peace and hopefully I will get my beer off you in the big photographer's bar up above. XX
It would be amazing if we as a club could have something to remember Andy by as a way of a memorial. It would also be a nice touch to hold a minutes applause before the start of a game in the new season (whenever that will be?!) too... Just some thoughts...