8/5/01...Tommy going home, Hinton might be on his way...
This is getting depressing !!
What is going on at Aggborough?
4/5/01...York to be invaded by Vikings again, Jan counts although he's Danish.
We can accept that players will leave at the end of a season, and by the start of the new season there will be new faces to replace them.
But to see players of the calibre of Thomas Skovbjerg and, maybe, Craig Hinton leave is nothing short of depressing.
Today the shock announcement came from the club that Toms contract has been cancelled and that he has gone back home to Denmark.
This is what Thomas said in a recent matchday programme (Vs Shrewsbury 31st March);
Steve Thomas: And what does the future hold for Thomas?
"Lotte and I have sat down and discussed our options.
Do we move on to another country, go home to Denmark or stay in England?
We have now decided we would like to stay in this country for a few more years yet, hopefully in Kidderminster.
Yes we miss Denmark and our families but we are fairly settled here.
Hopefully I can sit down with the club soon to discuss a new contract.
We'll see what happens."
So what has happened Jan?
Was he genuinely homesick, was his injury a factor or was it something else.
This man was a true Harriers player who gave 101% for this club, even when he was injured.
And in return the fans gave him 101% support as you can tell from the cheers he got when he came on against Lincoln.
And when his name was read out for the team news it always got the biggest cheer.
Whenever he was substituted the fans always applauded him for his efforts because they knew he had given 101% effort.
We could see it Jan, that next season he would have gone on to get even better and he would have ripped most Div 3 defences apart.
Now we shall never know.
All this follows the news that Harriers player of the year, Craig Hinton, may also be on his way.
Premiership hopefuls Birmingham City and Div 1 side Nottingham Forest are looking at him with a view to buying him in the close season.
Now I can accept this. After all we have got to sell our promising players to survive in the modern game.
Craig is possibly the only player we have on our books who is worth anything at the moment.
I think 500K is about the right figure but can you see Blues paying that?
The Viking hordes of Kidderminster are off to York tomorrow for the final game of our debut season in the Football League.
2/5/01...Don't forget the KHISA bash
And its a fancy dress day out with green shorts and Viking hats.
It will also be a time to say farewell to some of the players who will be leaving for pastures new, John Durnin and Tim Clarke may be playing their last game in Harriers colours and there may be others to follow in the next few days.
With ours and Yorks league placings secure tomorrow looks like being a time for the younger players to show what they can do.
Expected to play are both Ben Davies and Andrew Corbett, both have just signed new contracts for one year and two year deals respectively.
Daire Doyle, Thomas Skovbjerg and Neil Mackenzie will all sign their deals during the coming week to add to Peter Faulds from Northampton who has already signed a one year deal.
Also leaving the club is Steve Pope who has not made an appearance so far this year.
As for injuries, apart from Ian Foster, there is nothing to report.
Jan thinks that Corbett and Davies have both done well in their first season;
"The more experience they can get the better.
They have both done okay and they have done everything we have asked of them.
They haven't played a lot in the first team which was never the idea anyway, so there's no complaints.
We'll be experimenting a little bit with the line-up and so will York probably.
It's the last game and both teams are safe.
It would be nice to win tomorrow. Three away league wins all season is a poor return.
It would be good to pick up another one because I think it is obviously pretty clear that we need to improve our away form.
We have 17 away points this season and we'll need ten, 12 or 13 more next season to have a real chance.
We proved at Cheltenham recently that in the right frame of mind there's nothing that's fazing us.
York are behind us in the league and at one stage they looked absolute certainties for relegation but their manager Terry Dolan has turned it around and they are safe now."
Clarke, Stamps, Hinton, Smith, Bennett, Skovbjerg, Medou-Otye, Ducros, Hadley, Mackenzie, Doyle, Durnin, Broughton, Corbett, Davies, Brock, Webb, Shail, Clarkson.
York City will also be experimenting with their line-up tomorrow.
Under fire manager Terry Dolan is expected to try some young players out too.
Teenage midfielder Leigh Wood has been recalled to the squad as the York boss plans for the future.
Wood has made five senior appearances this season but has not made the first team since February.
Definitely out is Lee Bullock who twisted his ankle at Shrewsbury during the week so ex Blackburn, Leicester and Sunderland man Steve Agnew will come into contention for his place.
The only other doubt was goalkeeper Alan Fettis who had a dead-leg in the same game but he should be fit for tomorrow.
Fettis, Edmondson, Basham, Bower, Brass, Cooper, Richardson, Agnew, Potter, Alcide, Nogan, Howarth, Stamp, Hocking, Wood, McNiven, Emmerson.
And finally the referee will be Mr K Hill from Hertfordshire.
Just a gentle reminder to all of you that either haven't joined KHISA yet or bought your tickets for the Disco on May 12th (FA Cup day) that there is still time to do so.
2/5/01...Jan is VERY interested in Scot.
And if you can't be bothered to get tickets then you can pay on the door, although we would prefer it if you bought tickets.
For the low, low price of £5 you can join KHISA and then for the even lower price of £3 you can party all night. Well up till 11.30 at least.
There's food to be consumed and music to do your thing to.
Players to meet and if Jan gets back from commenting at Cardiff he will be there too.
Our chairman, Mr Newton, will be there to present some special KHISA type awards to players and there will be a mini auction.
No, not a car, but of something even more fantastic.
So don't just stay at home slumped in front of the TV or propping up the bar in some run down backstreet pub. Get yourself to Aggborough and join in the fun.
Just come dressed smartly please, no jeans and trainers.
If you want to sign up for KHISA now then click here.
Jan Molby has already started to get some idea of who he wants playing for the Harriers next season.
2/5/01...John Durnin leaves club.
One who is high on his list is Paul Sheerin, a goalscoring midfielder who is available on a free transfer from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Sheerin, who was once on Southamptons books, has scored 12 goals in the Scottish First Division this term.
Others that he has shown an interest in this season are;
Crewe defender Chris Lightfoot, Chris Smith and Alex Haddow both from Reading.
Jan tried to set up a loan deal with Reading for Smith before the transfer deadline but Reading wanted to sell him not loan him out.
Alex Russell from Cambridge, Villa winger Steve Evans, Manchester City full back Tony Fenton and Italian striker Luigi Pasquale.
Julian Luntala-Williams and Peter Faulds from Northampton, Rory Prendergast from Rochdale and Leicester defenders Tim McCann and Tommy Goodwin.
He has also shown an interest in two Manchester Utd players, Gareth Strange and Ashley Dodd.
Dodd has since joined Port Vale.
It will be interesting to see if any of these join the club in the close season or if Jan has any other players that he may want to bring in.
Harriers leading scorer, John Durnin, has left the club by mutual consent.
Jan Molby said that he wanted to build for the future and the future is youth.
"John was always going to be a short term option for the club and he has done very well for us since he joined.
We are looking to bring in younger players for the future though John's age wasn't the major factor in my decision.
If a 33yr old goalscorer becomes available that can do a job for us I wouldn't hesitate in going in for him.
Whatever happens John Durnin will finish the season as our top goalscorer this season and we wish him well for the future."
John joined the Harriers last October from Tranmere. He has also played for Liverpool, WBA, Oxford, Portsmouth, Blackpool and Carlisle.
Durnin was the Harriers leading scorer with 9 goals including two in a memorable game at Darlington when he grabbed both the Harriers goals in a 2-1 win and also received a cut lip in a fight in the tunnel with Darlingtons Martin Gray at the end of the match.
Durnin shouldn't be long finding a new club. Already he has been watched by Burton Albion and Southport and surprisingly Darlington are also interested in his signature.