As soon as he could kick a ball, Andrew's Dad and school PE teacher both knew he'd never make it as a pro, so they gently suggested he might be better off writing about football than playing it. That led to a 10-year stint at the Watford Observer, where he cut his teeth under the tutorship of Oliver Phillips before eventually becoming Sports Editor.
He then went from poacher to gamekeeper, being signed by his hero Graham Taylor (well, that's how he likes to describe it) as Watford FC's Communications Manager in 1998. Winning League One at Fulham was topped by that memorable Wembley Play-Off Final victory in 1999 (he says you can see the top of his head behind the players in the group celebration picture on the pitch).
A season in the Premier League was followed by an "interesting" spell with Luca Vialli and then a season with Ray Lewington. Andrew left to take up the same role at Premier League Charlton Athletic, after which he worked in the gambling industry before joining iconic British holiday brand Butlin's as Head of PR and Communications in 2013.
A season ticket holder with his two sons in the Lower Graham Taylor Stand, Andrew shared his personal behind-the-scenes memories of that Premier League debut season in Volume 1, before helping Nigel Gibbs compile his All-Time Watford FC teammates XI in Volume II.
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