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Very sad news, I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times through the exiles and was an absolute gentleman and most helpful.

Will be truly missed.

My deepest condolences to his wife and family.

RIP Andy

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So sorry to hear this. Didn't know Andy, but I always enjoyed reading his views, always sensible, interesting and level headed, someone a lot of us could learn a thing or two from. Condolences to his family and friends.

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A few years ago Andy helped out my wife with her psychology  dissertation experiment. He came into Glasgow to take part on his day off. He said to her we are a family and we help each other where possible. She has asked me to pass on her condolences. 

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I am absolutely gutted about this news, never met andy but various conversations on forum. Puts everything into perspective,  RIP

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I first came across Andy via the Exiles club probably about 20 years ago. I was living away from Scotland at the time, and in the pre-internet days I loved what he did to keep us in touch with what was going on. Had the pleasure of putting a face to the name on a couple of the European away trips. What a good guy. This is terrible news. Will raise a glass to him tonight. 

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Like a few others have already said, I only knew Andy through his input on this forum. As this is the internet, you would be within your rights to say that I didn't know him at all really. So why am I sitting here on the other side of the world feeling both sadness and a sense of loss? I think it must be because, in a world of instant communication and unfettered opinion, where trolls and howling loons seem to be the norm, he represented a different style, being unfashionably reasonable, knowledgeable and prepared to let others hold differing opinions, and all done in goood humour with a dry wit that never failed to raise a smile. This place will be the lesser for his passing, but this is just the internet so of no real account. Our loss is certainly nothing compared to that of his friends, family and loved ones, those who really knew him, and to those people I extend my sincere respect and condolences.

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Absolutely gutted to hear this very sad news. Got to know Andy and his family through the excellent Exiles Club he ran for many years. Stayed at the family home a few times and reciprocated the favour when he came down to London to watch Motherwell at Baldock Town and Southend in the early 90’s. A top top man who was first on the phone to me when I was ill recently. I’ll miss the football banter big man, RIP your daft English pal.

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This is such truly sad news.

I just want to add an example of my interactions with Andy_P, because this thread is painting a wonderful picture of what a kind and considerate gentleman he must have been.

I'd never had the pleasure of meeting Andy. However, he contacted me, a total insignificant stranger, via PM when he read one of my posts about the League Cup final. When I explained that I couldn't make the final because of my poorly grandparents, he insisted on getting my address so that he would send a program from the final to them.

Then, months later, when we reached the Scottish Cup final, he again contacted me via PM to check on their health and to see if we would like him to send a program from this final too.

God bless him.

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So sorry to hear this. Thoughts with Andy’s family.

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I don't post very often these days, but gutted to hear this; Andy was one of the very few people on here who's opinion was always respected.

Andy you will be missed. Condolences to your family and friends.

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Like many others, I didn't know him personally, only through this forum, but I always enjoyed reading his posts which without fail came across as some of the most intelligent, knowledgable, well-reasoned, fair and eloquent that I've read on any forum for any club. He also gave the impression of being a genuinely decent man. Very sad news.

RIP Andy. 

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Very sad news. That's both him and madwullie (more active on P&B than here) both gone within a few days of each other.

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Only interacted directly with Andy a few times via messaging on this site and, as others have said, he was always nothing less than pleasant and helpful.

When the worst thing you can say about a man is that he misspelled Mugabe once, you know he was a top bloke ;)

He'll certainly be missed around here.

 

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Really sad news. Thoughts with his friends and family. I didn't know him but I always looked out for his comments after every match. His writing was brilliantly engaging both on the forum and elsewhere. I'm saddened to think there won't be any more of it. 

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3 hours ago, Al B said:

Very sad news. That's both him and madwullie (more active on P&B than here) both gone within a few days of each other.

Didn’t realise that about MadWullie. Not good at all. RIP to them both. 

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34 minutes ago, siebsbarmyarmy said:

Didn’t realise that about MadWullie. Not good at all. RIP to them both. 

Madwullie?  Greame Wood i presume? Very tragic. Both gone far too young.

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RIP Andy, one of those guys who was a gent to the core, his contribution here, to the email lists and message boards over the years cannot be overstated. 

One of the good guys, gone too soon.

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As i mentioned in my previous post myself Andy P have co hosted on the MFC Podcast, last night Andy Ross and I were joined by Allan Burrows to pay tribute to Andy P

We also decided to discuss pre season and have a general chat about Motherwell as that's what Andy would have wanted, il post a link if anyone fancies listening. 

 

 

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Extremely sad news, and I can only echo the sentiments of others who have posted already. Condolences to his family and friends, he'll be sadly missed.

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only found out yesterday about andy passing away,he was a great guy and we helped each other out with things for the club over the years

i dont post much now as my wife passed away 6 weeks ago after a 5 year fight with cancer

 

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42 minutes ago, decorator said:

only found out yesterday about andy passing away,he was a great guy and we helped each other out with things for the club over the years

i dont post much now as my wife passed away 6 weeks ago after a 5 year fight with cancer

 

Sorry for your loss also decorator...hope you're ok, as well as you can be...

Dougie.

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I never met him but I had some contact with him over ideas for the match programme a while back.

Very sad news.  

Of course it pales into insignificance with regards his family and friends but he will be missed around here too.

 

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Only just got to hear about the sad passing of Andy at the weekend, known and discussed many things with him over the last 20+ years & too be honest, you never came away from the conversation thinking anything other than "good guy".

Although the common bond with most would be football (Motherwell) there was way much more to the man than that, but none the less, he will be sadly missed in many corners including in here.

Condolences to the immediate and wider Paterson family and his group of friends at this empty time.  

 

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3 hours ago, decorator said:

only found out yesterday about andy passing away,he was a great guy and we helped each other out with things for the club over the years

i dont post much now as my wife passed away 6 weeks ago after a 5 year fight with cancer

 

So sorry to hear that decorator - condolences to you and your family.

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