Steve Maguire – a true fan – R.I.P

Steve Maguire a Wanderers’ fan for well over 40 years, sadly passed away last Thursday. He had been present at the last home game with Bristol Rovers  and met with friends that evening who remember him fondly.

Many fans will recognise Steve from this picture (right) even if they didn’t know him personally. It is clear from a number of tributes left to Steve on the Chairboys Gasroom, that he had a “huge love for Wycombe Wanderers which played such a significant part in his life”. Others have described Steve as a “thoroughly decent bloke”, “a pleasure to chat to”, “arguably the club’s most passionate supporter and a thoroughly decent gentleman” and “one of the finest and most loyal Wycombe supporters”.

Those who sat with Steve either in the Frank Adams stand or at away matches will know that he always made detailed notes of happenings during each game and many others were able to benefit from his knowledge of the history of WWFC. It is thought he had a complete playing record way before the internet was thought of! At the historical talk given by Alan Hutchinson last October, Steve was able to date more of the WWFC shirts to the correct period than anyone else. Steve travelled the country to support the team and was well known on the coach trips as well as in the Woodlands lounge at Adams Park.

On behalf of all Wycombe Wanderers’ supporters our thoughts and condolences go out to Steve’s mum, his sister and two nephews. Steve was a member of the WW Trust .

Steve Maguire’s funeral will be at Amersham Crematorium on Monday 17 September 2012 at 2.45pm.

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