Classified as a Category C thug – the worst kind – he amassed more than twenty arrests for football-related offenses and has been deported from Belgium, Iceland and Sweden. The authorities closed down his terrace fanzine “Get Into them” and he was banned from every ground in the UK.
Andy has been banned from Everton Football Club for life, whilst for years he had to go through the almost clockwork-like routine of handing in his passport to officials when teams were playing in international waters.
Andy has now left his hooligan past behind and become a respected author and media expert on the subject of Football Hooliganism. He was a guest at Hampden Park and spoke to over 500 people alongside the Scottish Justice Minister at the introduction of the FBO’s in Scotland and has attended many informal talks and seminar’s where he openly speaks of his past in the hope that people will learn from his mistakes.
Andy also works with scores of sporting legends on the after dinner circuit where as well as speaking about his own exploits he is an established compare for well known past players.
Since he left his violent past behind Andy has raised over £50,000 for various good causes, something the press seem to be reluctant on reporting on!