Andy Woodman arrived at Broadhall Way in summer 2004; the veteran stopper taking over as number one at Boro’ going into the 2004-5 campaign. By the end of the January 2005, however, he was out. It’s thought that Woody’s deal was up for review after 25 games. That came right after a mistake against Barnet cost us a point. And it looks like it cost him his place at Boro’ at the same time.
Andy Woodman: Before Boro’
A veteran in the proper sense of the word, Woody started out at Crystal Palace in the late 1980s. And it was here that he became pals with Gareth Southgate; the defender going on to become England manager and godfather to Woodman’s son Freddie. With no first-team appearances to his name at Palace, however, he left in 1994 for Exeter City; somewhere it didn’t quite work out. Who knew two red cards in as many games wouldn’t go down well?
So, on he moved again; this time to Northampton Town in 1995. And it’s with the Cobblers that Woody’s career took off. He spent four years at Sixfields and clocked up a fair amount of time between the sticks. But all things must pass and he’d go on to turn out at Brentford and Colchester United among others. In 2002, he joined Oxford United; spending a couple of years there before making Broadhall Way his next destination.
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