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Hatters Worldwide-6 Andy Goodliffe @andygoodliffe ( Singapore )

     Hatters Worldwide- 6 Andy Goodliffe ( Singapore) @andygoodliffe For number 6 in the current series we have the story of a real globe trotter. Andy Goodliffe has travelled a bit , but retains an unshakeable  affinity to County. This is Andy`s story, told by him  in his own words....    Growing up in Marple surrounded by City and United kits, I thank my dad, who wasn’t really a County fan at the time (neither was ‘my grandfather before’…), for starting this love affair and taking me to my first ever County match in 1992. I’d been to both Old Trafford and Maine Road before that, but nothing compared with the County matchday experience for a young fan. We sat really close to the tunnel the first few games and I joined many other young kids standing trying to grab ‘high fives’ and watching what felt like giants walk past me, in Preece and Francis. The game was a 3-3 thriller, enough to make me hooked for life - helped by a Wembley trip the same season vs Peterborough. One of my favou

Hatters Worldwide- 5 Matthew Bird ( USA)

     Matt + Ewan- image M Bird     Hatters Worldwide -5 Matthew Bird ( USA )     Matt, our fifth subject in this series, is a long time County fan who moved to the USA in 2000. Once again hedgegrower is going to largely leave it to the exile to tell his story with the minimum of editing.   “So, here we go. Whilst I'll try not to give you my entire life story it just might turn out like that...... I am 44, married to Erica with three kids. all boys. Ewan is 8 and Stephen and Wesley are 2 year old twins. I was born in Wythenshawe and raised in Sale. My mum`s side of the family are all United fans. My dad moved to Gatley from Nottingham with my grandparents and my dad is a Forest fan.   Growing up I would go to watch United or Forest depending on what was going on.   When I was around 15 or so I started going to watch United with my friend and stood in the Stretford end for a few years. Then around 1992 with the Taylor report being implemented they knocked it d