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Pilley: Barrie was a legend of our club

19 May 2022

Fleetwood Town Chairman Andy Pilley has paid tribute to club Vice President Barrie McLoughlin who has sadly passed away.

Barrie offered a lifetime of service at Highbury Stadium, enjoying roles in just about every department in the club before a popular stint as kit man. 

And chairman Pilley has today paid his own tribute.

He said: “Barrie was a man who I hold in the highest regard, he was a a genuine Fleetwood Town legend."

“When I first arrived at Fleetwood as owner there were a number of hugely important volunteers who basically kept the club going - and Barrie was as important as any of them.

“One day he’d be painting the stand, cleaning up, fixing things and even had a spell as kit man - and we never paid him a penny. He was a hugely popular, decent and funny man. 

“Barrie was someone who I spoke to regularly and was always genuinely thrilled with the clubs progress and success - he couldn’t be prouder of what Fleetwood Town have become. 

“In recent years Barrie and his wife moved to the Isle of Man so wasn’t able to get to many games but I know he never lost his passion for the club.

“He’s a legend of the club and someone we’ll all miss."

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