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Gordon Neate (Reading)


Whiskey Coates
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Gordon "Fred" Neate, former Reading player and groundsman has died aged 78.

John Treleven
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NEATE, Gordon "Fred"

Born 14th March 1941 Reading, Berkshire
Died Friday 10th May 2019, aged 78

19561959 Reading Youth
19591966 Reading 99/2

Neate joined Reading at 15, turning professional in March 1958, and making his first team debut in April 1959.

He was nicknamed "Fred" by teammate Maurice Evans.

He retired in 1966, at 25,due to injury

Neate then worked for the club as the groundsman until he retired in 2009, aged 68, after 53 years with the club.

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