THE VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE - KIDDERMINSTER
By Chris Hulme
Thursday 08 Oct 2015 22:30:00
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In the first of what we at Wraggs to Riches hope will become a regular feature, our intrepid Silkmen reporter Chris Hulme interviewed Kidderminster Harriers fan Emily Liles to get an insight into what made her become a fan of the Harriers in addition to other useful snippets. Enjoy!


How old were you when you went to your first Kidderminster Harriers match, and who did you go with?


When I was eight I woke up one morning and remember looking at the pre-season friendly fixtures on Teletext. I remember seeing Kidderminster v Walsall and thinking that sounds good, a local derby. So after a little gentle persuasion, my dad and I set off for Aggborough to watch the game. To this day I haven't seen a better pre-season friendly. Kiddy won 4-3; the atmosphere was brilliant and I became hooked. The rest, as they say, is history!
 
What was it that led you to becoming a Kidderminster supporter?


They were my local (then lower League) team. I've always loved the red kit too. I quickly established an identity and forged friendships with fellow match-goers. And Murdoch's food - especially the famous pies swayed my decision too!
 
What is your memorable moment between Kidderminster and Macclesfield Town?

Callum Gittings ‘worldy' at our place in 2014 is the one for me. Funnily enough, it's even memorable for me as I missed the goal due to a train delay when I was travelling back from Stoke when I lived up there. Of course to this day, I'm slammed by my friends for missing it but I've watched it enough times since!

 
Who is your stand out player for Kidderminster this season and why?


It goes without saying it's been a REALLY tough start with no wins. But there are positives and reasons to be optimistic. Luke Maxwell has stepped up from the academy and has put in some great performances in central midfield. Gurjit Singh has adapted well to National League football and has scored four goals which is an impressive return in a struggling side. Unfortunately he's been injured for recent games and is undoubtedly a big miss. Harriers have recently signed former Motherwell man Zaine Francis-Angol who scored on his first start on Tuesday. He looks very good and could prove crucial in the coming months.
Which of the current crop of Macclesfield Town players would you sign and why?

I've always enjoyed watching Paul Turnbull for his all-action displays and commitment to the cause, but not when he scores last minute equalisers against Harriers at the Moss Rose, though!

If there is one thing you would like to change at Kidderminster, what would it be?


To be honest it has to be the ‘goings on' of the last 20 months. The financial problems at the club have been well documented since the middle of 2014. Staying in the top-flight of non-league football has to be the priority now; a far cry from just over two years ago when we nearly won the league under Steve Burr. Decisions that will be made in the next week and months will be vital moving forward for the longevity of the club. We wait and see.  

And finally what's your score prediction for the match?


Our away from actually hasn't been too bad considering the league position. We haven't been heavily beaten in any match. If Macc are on form they should take the three points but I'd like to be optimistic and say 1-1!

Many thanks Emily and good luck for the rest of the season except of course when we are the opposition!!

 



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