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« on: October 27, 2017, 03:12:59 PM »

So sorry to hear of the death of Andy 'Hagar' Reid. A fully committed and uncompromising player who served Altrincham FC well during his tenure there. Not known by a few of our younger fans, he was a superb defender who took no prisoners during his years mainly as a centre back.

It may interest you all to know that my elder son takes his middle name from Andy Reid. We had decided on a first name already, but were trying to think of a middle name for him also. After trying one or two different ones, I got an Alty programme out of my bedside draw, and went through the current Alty team players at the time. That is how we picked out his name. Christopher ANDREW Pugh is now 26, and currently on holiday in the Philippines/Indonesia region.

He has the same determination as Andy Reid did, but has not yet played for Altrincham! He was at the game with me V Halesowen and said that he had never seen Altrincham play that type of football, and will be visiting the club again soon on his return from holiday. He, Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed the match. Chris particularly liked our style of play, though he himself is currently left-back for AFC Didsbury.

I am so sorry to hear of the death of Andy Reid and would be grateful if the club could pass on my condolences to his family.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 03:43:30 PM »

I was sadly given this news last Friday by an ex player and good friend of Andy and asked to say nothing until it was made public. Dreadful news. A big player and big part of my and many others formative years, so so sad.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 03:57:02 PM »

By all accounts, a player and man the likes of which us younger fans have never, and probably will never experience. My condolences to Andy's family and friends, and the fans who will have no doubt been rocked by his passing.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 04:12:38 PM »

Was my favourite player in the McKenna,Showler team and he gave me his boots at the end of the season because they weren't allowed to give their shirts out,an absolute beast of a central defender. RIP Andy,hope you are at peace.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 04:15:26 PM »

Very sad news. A more committed player you couldn't wish to see wear the red and white stripes.

RIP
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 05:09:46 PM »

Andy Reid was one of the players that sticks in my mind the second season id been following Alty, the 94-95 one, great partnership with Paul France.

RIP Andy

For a small dose of humour I hope hes retaking that well known throw in up there!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 05:27:42 PM »

Never saw him play as was living down here in Devon then,but condolences to his family
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 05:35:30 PM »

Quality players and top man,RIP Andy legend
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 05:44:38 PM »

I wasn't able to watch Alty as much as I do now due to working away but I do remember Andy playing for Alty on the times I did manage to watch them,

RIP fella, condolences to friends and family

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 06:14:02 PM »



What wretched news this is.

Probably best remembered as an uncompromising and reliable central defender (alongside some appearances either at right full back or as a central midfielder).

I was proud to sponsor his shirt during that memorable 1994/95 GM Vauxhall Conference season.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.  




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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 06:51:48 PM »

Very sad news for a player who was a fixture in the side for several seasons.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 07:19:24 PM »

The fact that he moved from us into the league, won an England semi pro cap and played in probably the best two Alty sides in the post Noel White era sums up the quality of player he was.

Terrible news, RIP.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 07:25:26 PM »

Such sad news, like MJD I was told last Thursday,  but had to keep silent.
A player who gave you everything . As a supporter, you couldn't ask for more.
He did get on the wrong side of the officials at time, but he had to show his authority.
He will be missed.
My thoughts go out to his family and close friends.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 07:34:39 PM »

He gave 100% and I had fond memories of the teams he played in. RIP an Alty legend.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 08:46:56 PM »

So sad to hear , such a great player and all round nice guy i had the honor of watching him many a time , plus he scored one of my favorite goals ever where he "alan hanson" esk did a one two out of defense bulldozed the midfield tackle and ran straight through and scores (starting at the edge of our box) even he was gobsmacked he scored it , such a sad lose my condolences to his family Sad
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