Alan Goad

Alan was born in Hailsham, on the 8th of August 1948.
He signed for Exeter City in December 1965, as a 17 year old playing for the Grecians in the Western League, and for the Colts, leaving City two years later in 1967, he had not played for the 1st team.

He signed for Hartlepool in the Summer of 1967, he made over 400 apperances for them, scoring 11 goals before retiring. He was also a player coach at Hartlepool and a pub landlord whilst still appearing for them.

His testimonial was against Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in 1977.



Dave Robinson

I remember Alan well he used to stand behind my goal when as a 17 year old I played in goal in the then Wednesday league . 

Alan at the time played for the City Colts he suggested I could play for the Colts as they needed another keeper . Eventually I did 

play for the colts in a game we won 10-1 their goal being a deflection from Alan sending me the wrong way . I remember him being a nice lad and glad he made it in the game .

Paul Farley

Dave can you contact us via the history group e-mail


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