The thoughts of everyone at Wycombe Wanderers are with the friends and family of Glen Fyrth, who has passed away at the age of 38.
A resident of Marlow, Glen was a much loved Wycombe Wanderers fan and Trust member. A close friend has paid tribute:
"Many of you will have known Glen and will have seen him at matches home and away (allegedly nearly being kicked out of the wrong end at one away game, for celebrating a Wycombe equaliser!), as well as at Wembley, throughout the years.
It is impossible to do him justice in just a few paragraphs, but here goes...
Glen grew up in Marlow, and attended Sir William Borlase’s Grammar school, where he formed friendships which continued throughout his life – a testament to his positive and friendly character. Glen loved his sport, with his favourites being football, golf, rugby and cricket. As well as supporting Wycombe, he had a huge soft spot for Tottenham Hotspur and played in goal for local Sunday team Wye Rangers. For his stag weekend his friends combined these two facts to dress him as Erik the Viking for the night!
Away from sport, Glen’s big love was his music and enjoyed regular visits to festivals. Together with some team mates from Wye Rangers, ‘Element’ was formed, with Glen sharing the lead vocals for the first gig, before becoming a ‘rock God’ on bass. They played numerous gigs in pubs around Wycombe and Jersey, as well as the ‘Wales Famous’ Rustonbury Festival and a little venue called The O2!
However, all of these took a back seat when he met someone as special as he is. Sarah, who lit up his world – rarely has anyone been as obviously joyful as Glen was on their wedding day, in 2010. Every time he introduced Sarah he would burst with pride at calling her his wife. Glen helped Sarah care for his step-son Oliver and their daughter Lily, who will both grow up with no doubt in their minds as to just how amazing he was.
As one tribute on Facebook said, “I knew Glen from the age of six... he was a great person who grew into an even greater man (husband, dad, son, brother and friend).
Rest in peace mate x”
Fans of both Wycombe Wanderers and Stourbridge are asked to join in with a minute's applause for Glen in the 38th minute of Saturday's FA Cup tie at Adams Park.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth also paid tribute after hearing the news.
“Everyone at the club was saddened to hear of Glen’s death at such a young age. He was a similar age to me, with young children like I have, and my deepest condolences go to his friends and family.
“The supporters of this club have a really tight bond, much like a family, so it hurts everyone when we hear tragic news like this. We will think of him at Adams Park on Saturday in our FA Cup match and he will always remain a special part of Wycombe Wanderers.”