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Mar 6, 2004
Suffolk 'em all
Dear All,

As so many of you gave so generously to the Moody Blues campaign in August (total raised was over £11,500 in the end) I thought you'd like a quick update on Alan as I've just received a card from him.

The big news is that, after a number of lessons, he has just passed his test for a specially adapted car which he's thrilled about and hopes to now shortly get one. I'll see if I can get a pic from him/his daughter Claire when that happens.

He added that he hopes to see us all again and maybe this time he might feel he can go on the pitch. It might be that an opportunity will arise re this in connection with an ex-players association idea that is currently in the embryonic stage (news on that, prob via Shrimpers Trust, will follow at a later date) there is an initial meeting to kick that off next week.

Alan again passes on his thanks to everyone for all that was done for him. I really feel that the supporters of our club did a great thing here and made a real difference for one of our own



Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
Dec 27, 2007
Good news, would love to have him back and able to confidently take the applause of supporters out on the pitch.

Cultist of Sooty

Social Distance Warrior
Apr 20, 2010
Great news, and well done for passing that test.

I would love to see him come back and get the on-field applause he deserves. As far as I'm concerned, he can do it every home game if he wants.


Lord of the Reedy River
Aug 7, 2010
Wow, fantastic! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

... and we worry about a couple of away defeats! :blush:


Dec 31, 2008
He is my all time club legend. We may have had a few, for short spells, that went on to do big things but he was a real club man, a professional and always committed. A very, very good player. I wish him well.