Chris Andrews (1964-2009)

Chris at Elm Park

My brother, Chris Andrews, took his own life on 17th December 2009. So much of my experience of Reading Football Club is tied up with Chris. We went to our first game together in 1974. We were at Elm Park together to see Robin Friday score that goal. We were at Wembley together for the Simod Cup and the Play-off Finals. We were at Cardiff together for the other Play-off Final. We were at Leicester together when we went up. We were at Derby together when we went down. We cried at Leicester, but not at Derby. The last time I saw him was in the Mad Stad car park after the Scunthorpe game the week before he died. He has left a gaping hole in my life.

The picture shows Chris at the last game at Elm Park in 1998.