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Name:
Mark
Dateline:11-01-02
Age: 23
Where do you live?: Connecticut, USA.
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: I started to support Kiddy in 1984, when I was 6.
My elder brother dragged me there to watch them and we sat in the old wooden stand next to a guy that stunk of urine, but on that day, I fell in love.

Not with the old guy that smelt of urine, but with 'The Harriers'.
First game?: I can't recall who we were playing.
All I remember from the first game was a blur of Red and White and drinking/eating some stodgy, thick brown soup/stew/Sunday dinner.
Most memorable game?: Beating Birmingham City at St.Andrews 2-1.
With Jon "The Wizard' Purdie scoring a cracker from outside of the box.

I also enjoyed Andy Saville missing that penalty too :)
Least memorable game?: Being beat at Dover City a few years back.
That drive home sucked, BIG TIME !!
Favourite present player?: Tony Bird has got to be at the top of my list, and it isn't because my family knows his family.
Honest...do I look biased...haha :)
Favourite past player?: Lee Hughes is the man...What a striker!!
Least favourite present player?: I don't have one...YET !! :)
Least favourite past player?: Graham Mackenzie...he stunk.
Where do you sit/stand?: I used to sit in the old stand but now, when I am in England, I stand in the North Stand.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: As much as I hate him, I would probably sign David Beckham.
The amount of goals he would set-up and score for us from free kicks and corners would take us straight up.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To finish in the play-offs and hopefully get promoted.
In the long run I would love to manage the Harriers myself.. :)
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Name:
Roy Davies
Dateline:28-01-02
Age: 42
Where do you live?: Kidderminster
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Like your parents, family and looks, you're stuck with certain circumstances when you are born.
As far as footie it was always Harriers, while school mates followed Liverpool, etc I was always the one who got the funny looks cos I didn't support a 'real' team.
First game?: Cinderford Town 1969-ish
Most memorable game?: Welsh Cup Final, Racecourse Ground 1986 - when the voices of several thousand Harriers fans first gave a glimpse of what we could become.
Least memorable game?: The ones I can't remember.
Favourite present player?: Dean Bennett.
Favourite past player?: Phil Mullen, Kim Casey.
Least favourite present player?: Drewe Broughton - a journeyman personified.
Least favourite past player?: Mark Whitehouse - one of the very worst disruptive, obnoxious characters.
Where do you sit/stand?: Cowshed (but not for much longer, apparently!)
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Captain Crazy, who was far better than the prat we have now!
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To simply sustain their league position, entertain and build a reputation for skillful football true to the best traditions of the game.
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Name:
Dave W
Dateline:08-03-02
Age: 16
Where do you live?: Kidderminster
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: They're my local team and its good to support your local team!
First game?: Can't remember, but it was about 9 years ago, I absolutely hated it, was way too noisy for me little ears, but I went back, and now you can't get me away!
Most memorable game?: It has to be beating Birmingham City at St Andrews! great game, and a superb goal from Jon Purdie.
Least memorable game?: Umm, thats a tough one, I suppose a hammering somewhere.
Favourite present player?: Richie Appleby / Bo Henriksen.
Favourite past player?: Jon Purdie / Thomas Skovbjerg / Richard Forsyth.
Least favourite present player?: Andy Ducros, dunno why!
Least favourite past player?: Barry Horne.
Where do you sit/stand?: I stand in the Home end.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Realistically, Colin Larkin, he's a great prospect for the future and has settled in.
Otherwise Rivaldo, he's a class act and can play in various positions, he would also bring the crowds in.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To get to the playoffs this year or next and to be able to hold their own in division 2.
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Name:
I>B>A>S
Dateline:09-03-02
Age: 36
Where do you live?: Highley
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Because they're a local side with a good family atmosphere.
First game?: Sometime in 1983, can't remember who we played but a game against Stourbridge springs to mind, one of my mates played for Stourbridge.
Most memorable game?: Hull at home this season, I don't think we have ever played better.
Doncaster away during the championship year comes a close second.

Turned the whole season round.
Least memorable game?: Carlisle away this season.
Gutless, clueless and believe it or not it was almost the same team that played Hull.
Favourite present player?: Tony Bird, what has he ever done wrong?
Favourite past player?: Ian Bogie or Mike Marsh.
If Bogie had been given a chance without 'The Crab' he'd have stayed permanently.
Least favourite present player?: Andy Ducros, but don't tell Rob Beardsmore I said it.
Least favourite past player?: Barry 'The Crab' Horne.
In the words of the great Dane, "how did he ever make it at the top level?"
Where do you sit/stand?: I sit in the Cowshed!
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Richard Branson, so we could go to away games in our own private train/plane.
We'd also get a supporters bar in the main stand.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To bring back the thousands who saw us win the Conference and to persuade the club to employ some friendly members of staff!
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Name:
Truro
Dateline:16-05-02
Age: 44
Where do you live?: Truro
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Because that's my home town and it's where I lived for just over 20 years.
First game?: Can't remember exactly, but it would have been a home game in the West Midlands League in the mid 60's.
Probably still got the programme in a box in the loft somewhere.
Most memorable game?: Seen a few over the years.
Millwall in the FA Cup was a hell of a performance; the Southern League Cup final (2 legs) with Dartford; the first outing to Wembley against Burton Albion; the win over Rushden & Diamonds to secure promotion to League 2.

Head and shoulders above all the rest was Jan 8th 1994 and the 2-1 win over Blues at St Andrews.
So memorable, I even remember the crowd - 19666! What a game!
Least memorable game?: Least memorable or most disappointing?
There have been many 0-0 draws which are best forgotten (Cheltenham at home this year for example).
The Trophy defeats at Wembley were disappointing, as was the home defeat by Blackburn in the FA Cup some years ago.
Favourite present player?: I don't see so many games these days, but Craig Hinton generally impresses me.
Favourite past player?: Loads to consider over a period of 35 years or more.
Top of the pile would probably have to be Kim Casey - goalscorer extraordinaire!
Least favourite present player?: Nobody in particular.
I don't like anyone who doesn't give it 100%.
Least favourite past player?: Ditto present player.
Where do you sit/stand?: Usually right behind the goal at the town end.
Goodness knows why - the crossbar and the goal net obstruct the view something awful!
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Joe Cole.  Plenty of years left in him.
Hugely talented and has that extra bit of skill and vision which sets him apart from the pack.

His occasional errors wouldn't be too costly in League 2 either!
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: I've watched them rise steadily from a hell of a long way down the non-league pyramid.
There has been a continual improvement over the years and I would like to see this continue for as long as possible.

If we rise as far in the next 30 years as we have in the last 30, then Europe is there for the taking.
Also, it would be nice to see the crowds increase a bit. The 2001/02 season's attendances were very disappointing: the team deserves better than that.
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Name:
Mark 2
Dateline:16-09-02
Age: 38
Where do you live?: Stourport
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Good footballing side, nice friendly atmosphere
First game?: V Hereford United, January 2000.
Ian Foster equalised after former Harrier Leroy May put the Bulls ahead.
Dean Bennett nearly scored after a fantastic run in which he beat 4 or 5 defenders.
Most memorable game?: 8th April 2000 V Rushden.
Ian Foster scored a penalty, Andy Brownrigg sealed the win in front of 6250.
Least memorable game?: V Scunthorpe at home in the 2000-2001 season.
A typical boring 0-0.
Favourite present player?: Dean Bennett - pacy, skillful, can excite the crowd, beat defenders.
Favourite past player?: Mike Marsh, he was really influential.
I wish he was still with us now.
Least favourite present player?: Sean Flynn, he has been really crap, why is he captain?
Least favourite past player?: Steve Taylor. Never did anything, a donkey.
Stewart Hadley was the same.
Where do you sit/stand?: I stand in the North Stand.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Thierry Henry, we need a striker who can score loads of goals.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: The missing 3000 who saw us win the Conference to come back and support us, a bigger away following.
Promotion to the Second Division and hold our own in there for the time being.
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Name:
Matt Wall
Dateline:04-10-02
Age: 16
Where do you live?: Kidderminster
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Basically, because they're a people's team.
You can support your Manchester United's and your £30 Million transfers all you like, this is the kind of club where the fans matter.. where the players aren't bigger than than the team - what else could you want?
First game?: Not sure exactly.
Around 95 or 96.. Hednesford Town in the Conference, a 2-1 win I think but the memory's a blur!
Most memorable game?: Probably 3-0 against Rushden and 3-0 against Hull last Christmas.
Two teams near the top of the division coming here looking for an easy game and went back home on the end of an absolute hiding..
Least memorable game?: Probably losing 1-0 to Leyton Orient in the final game of last season.
With Jan Molby having left and the play-off's out of our reach it would've been nice to sign of with a performance to remember.
Either that, or the Frazer Stretton circus show in Bristol last season, I don't think I need elaborate on that any further.
Favourite present player?: Hmm.. Ian Foster.. perhaps.
It's difficult to tell because I don't actually dislike any of them to an extent, but Fozzie is always gonna' be there or there abouts.
Favourite past player?: Lee Hughes, mainly because of how far he's come.
Least favourite present player?: Like I said before, I don't dislike any of the lads - though Drewe Broughton is giving me far too many headaches lately..
Least favourite past player?: Richie Appleby.
He's Jan Molby all over again.  Glory hunter.
Where do you sit/stand?: The Main stand behind the Harriers goal.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: A good 3,000 home fans every week guaranteed.
Either that or Ruud Van Nistelrooy.  Goals, Goals, Goals.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Basically just to continue the good run that we're on now.
In this form there isn't a team that could stop us.
That along with a consistent goalscorer and we'd be made!
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Name:
Montague
Dateline:08-11-02
Age: 40+
Where do you live?: Kiddy
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: I love soccer and have followed the Harriers since moving to Kiddy back in 1979.
First game?: Kiddy v Oswestry Town in the old (now defunct) Border Counties Floodlit League.
Most memorable game?: Probably the match against Birmingham City in the FA Cup - what a match!  What a day!
Least memorable game?: When we lost at home to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychll
wyndrobertllantysilliogogogoch!
in the Welsh Cup - oh! what shame.
Favourite present player?: Craig Hinton.
Favourite past player?: Kim Casey.
Least favourite present player?: A certain Irish mid-field guy who is apparently on a longish contract - a pity!
Least favourite past player?: Darren Steadman.
Where do you sit/stand?: Cow Shed.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Bring back Case.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To have a great run in the FA Cup - a giant killing act - losing eventually to Man United away - following a replay!!
In the league - a healthy position - providing both long term stability then growth for the club.
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Name:
BBA
Dateline:03-01-03
Age: 14
Where do you live?: Kidderminster
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: It's simple.  They are the local team and I would watch these any day than the Swifts! ;-)
First game?: 1994.  A cold Tuesday night and we played Bath and thrashed them 6-0 I think...I was only 6!
Most memorable game?: Beating Rushden in the Conference, I was lucky enough to be in the second half of the away end!
Loved every second of that game.
Least memorable game?: Well...Luton last season.  Nice cold, wet evening and we got hammered completely.
I think Stuart Brock left his hands in the changing room that evening.
Favourite present player?: Craig (consistency) Hinton.  Look at his middle name!
Favourite past player?: Paul Jones, my Dad supports Saints so...
Least favourite present player?: Andy Ducros without a doubt.  Doesn't care, waste of money.
Least favourite past player?: Mark Yates, need I say more?
Where do you sit/stand?: Behind the goal.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Erm, James Beattie maybe...hehe
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Better crowds every week.  Getting at least to play-offs this season, getting rid of the players that hold the team back and getting new promising players.
And the big one BUY JJ Melligan, get the crowds in and bump up the money!!! Lol!
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Name:
Kay Jay
Dateline:05-01-03
Age: 31
Where do you live?: Kidderminster
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Cos they were up the road when I were a lad and it were cheaper than the cinema.
First game?: Bedworth.  FA Trophy Jan 1981.
Most memorable game?: Too many, FA Trophy finals and replay, Welsh Cup runs, "the" FA Cup run, winning the Conference (twice) and beating Worcester City in the 80's.
All brilliant!
Least memorable game?: I almost forgot, this year, Boston!
Favourite present player?: Mmm.  Danny Williams or Bo Henriksen, well I don't mind.
Favourite past player?: Kim Casey, Martin Weir, both legends.
Least favourite present player?: I'm not that cruel, most of em seem to try.
Least favourite past player?: Mark Yates, not cos he's at Nam but cos he's arrogant.
Where do you sit/stand?: Varies
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Robert Plant or some other millionaire for the boardroom.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Be successful, and hope to be like Crewe and Walsall, but ultimately, survive really!



Name:
Owen G
Dateline:05-01-03
Age: 20
Where do you live?: Wolverley/Surrey/Germany
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Why not, who else would I want to support.
I happened to be guided there by a couple of mates (Guardian Angels) whilst trying to determine my future team at the tender age of 13.
First game?: I think it was against Macclesfield (they were in blue anyway).
We gave them a good hiding, I never looked back.
Most memorable game?: I would like to say the Rushden victory that won us promotion, but it's such a blur!
Woking away, when we won it for certain.
Least memorable game?: I have deleted most of them from my memory.
Exeter away last year, lost 2-1, no atmosphere, very cold, need I go on!
Favourite present player?: Bo Henriksen I believe is the most talented, but my favourite...Dean Bennett.
Favourite past player?: Neil Doherty - real skill and vision.
Least favourite present player?: Andy Ducros, frustrating!!
Least favourite past player?: Steve Lilwall - ha.
Where do you sit/stand?: North Stand.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Wayne Rooney, good player + he would sell for millions.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Premiership...no joke.
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Name:
Peregrine Trousers
Dateline:08-01-03
Age: 42
Where do you live?: Bewdley
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: As a youngster none of the local league teams appealed - I followed Leeds.
Always watched Harriers though because I could get there.
First game?: I think they played Preston North End in a friendly about 1969?
I'd love someone to be able to confirm this.
Most memorable game?: Of course the famous FA Cup and Trophy victories, but..also the Forest Green game (last match of the season we were promoted)
I became a bit emotional leaving the ground.
And in a different way the first League game at home to Torquay.
Least memorable game?: I can't remember.
Favourite present player?: Craig Hinton, Scott Stamps and Danny Williams.
Favourite past player?: Kim Casey - what a player, what ability, what a waste.
Least favourite present player?: Abdou Sall for taking the piss out of the club & its fans.
Least favourite past player?: Anyone who hasn't given their all to the Harriers.
Where do you sit/stand?: I choose to stand in the Cowshed.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Wayne Rooney - the competition for places might might make Bo Henriksen put a bit more effort in!
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: 1.  That we remain solvent.
2.  In next years FA Cup a 6th round game against Man U at Aggborough.
3.  A day out in Cardiff in the spring.
4.  2nd Division football next year.
5.  A new, progressive, stand combining seating and standing in place of the Cowshed.
6.  An experienced central defender.
7.  More consistent Aggborough soup.
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Name:
Stopcarryon
Dateline:21-02-03
Age: 22
Where do you live?: Kiddy
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Why not!
A friend of mine went when we were kids and his Mom worked there, so I went along and loved it and met all the players as well!
First game?: First one I can remember was Harriers 5 Runcorn 2 aet 1990 FA Trophy round ?
I dragged my Dad to the game who wasn't a fan of football then, but that soon changed after this game, he is hooked now.
Most memorable game?: Probably between Blues away in the FA Cup and Rushden at home in the Conference.
Least memorable game?: Shrewsbury away last season.
Favourite present player?: Bo Henriksen.
Favourite past player?: Delwyn Humphreys.
Least favourite present player?: Kenny Coleman. Nothing against him at all, just couldn't think of anyone else who I don't like.
Least favourite past player?: Barry Horne.
Where do you sit/stand?: North Stand
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Thierry Henry, no need to say why, he is class.
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Possible 2nd Division next season, but most importantly that the clubs financial status remains secure.
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Name:
Joe Stalin
Dateline:07-05-03
Age: 31
Where do you live?: Worcester
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Lived in Kiddy most of my life, and my Dad took me to see a game after the 1978 World Cup, when I first discovered footy.
First game?: Against, I think, Milton Keynes in the old Southern League Midland Division, August 1978. I think it was a draw, but I'm just guessing now.
Most memorable game?: It's got to be at the Blues, Jan 1994.   Runners-up include Rushden at home, April 2000;  Fareham away 1987;  first Wembley trip 87;  West Ham 94 and Torquay in the first ever league game.
Still getting used to us being a "proper" side, you know.
Least memorable game?: I remember a wonderfully bad 1-1 draw with Malvern Town in the Worcestershire Senior Cup in 88, and we STILL went to the replay... (won 1-0, if you were wondering.  Ahem)
Favourite present player?: Probably Danny Williams - also like Adie Smith, a great servant to the club.
Scott Stamps is hardly ever poor too.
Favourite past player?: Can't pick just one:  Kim Casey, Mick Tuohy, Sir Clive Boxall, Paul Sugrue and Neil Cartwright all were excellent.
Oh, and Super Delwyn Humphreys.
Least favourite present player?: Drewe Broughton gets me down, Sean Flynn is too inconsistent, Kenny Coleman is simply naff.
Least favourite past player?: Easy choice:  Barry Horne.  Special mentions for Neil Mackenzie and Colin Gordon.
Where do you sit/stand?: Top of the North Terrace, just off towards the Cowshed (RIP)
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: A young Kim Casey - 73 goals in 68 games, respect!
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: To establish ourselves at the top end of Div 3, occasional forays into Div 2, financial stability and some good cup runs.
Oh, and to win the WSC every year!
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Name:
Papa Lazarou
Dateline:16-05-03
Age: 34
Where do you live?: Bewdley
Why Kidderminster Harriers?: Seemed a good idea once I had grown out of supporting Man Utd.
First game?: The Blackburn FA Cup game approx 1979 though I stand to be corrected (probably by Joe Stalin)
Most memorable game?: Apart from the obvious ones - I have great memories of beating Fareham at the Dell to reach Wembley for the first time.
Least memorable game?: Any game that we have lost!  Most Worcs Senior cup games always seem to be a bad idea as well but I still usually go.
Favourite present player?: Danny Williams (if he still is a present player)
Favourite past player?: Any good ones - at a push either Mike Marsh or Chris Brindley.
Least favourite present player?: Sean Flynn (although hopefully he is no longer a present player)
Least favourite past player?: You can't look any further than Barry Horne can you?
Where do you sit/stand?: North Bank - near the ghetto blaster.
If you could sign anyone for the Harriers, who would it be and why?: Any old fashioned stopper centre half - Is Chris Brindley too old now?
What are your hopes for the Harriers?: Hopes are to maintain a league club with an end to apathy from the town of Kidderminster - maybe too much to hope for ?
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