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[Albion] RIP Gerry Ryan


Oct 3, 2006
Burgess Hill
Very sad news. Gerry very often left comp tickets for us at away games, thanks to his friendship with a close friend of mine. Was only talking about him earlier today at a lunch and got this news just after getting back. Many a happy, drunken time spent in the Witch on Friday nights and particular xmas and new year's eve.


Bright-eyed. Bushy-tailed. GSOH.
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Jan 19, 2010
Rest in Peace, Gerry.

Condolences to the Ryan family.


Well-known member
Dec 21, 2011
My overriding Gerry memory is his solo goal at the Goldstone in front of the North Stand in December 1979, thankfully in front of the big match cameras, well actually it’s not, I later got to know him and had the privilege of him being a guest at a couple of Gulls Eye Dinners, and he was a true Gent and very much one of us.

RIP old boy, the Albion will never forget you ❤️
My first game. That goal was incredible. Sad sad news.

Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
Thanks for posting @Lenny Rider

I just about remember Gerry playing. I was a young boy but even to me he stood out.

However, I very much remember him as landlord of The Witch in Lindfield. We’d drop in after cricket matches in the area and I would anyway if I was nearby. A lovely man.

RIP and sincere condolences to his family and friends


Habitual User
Oct 18, 2006
I’ve never heard a bad word said against the man and he was great in one of our best ever teams.
Condolences to his friends and family.

Jul 7, 2003
A player from my childhood. Lots of people remembering his goals but also not forgetting his role as emergency right back in the 1983 cup final.

Met him at The Witch and also used to see him at Plumpton races.

RIP Gerry


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Jun 20, 2021
I am deeply saddened by this news. I too watched him in my youth, and also spent time in his pub. The Witch sponsored the Sunday team I played in for a time. A really lovely man and definitely an all-time Albion legend.
I hope and trust the club will do something to mark his passing at the Ajax match.


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Jul 6, 2003
Ah, that's very sad.

One of the first players I saw - and met.

Blessed to have witnessed Gerry and that era of Albion players.


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