Vanarama’s Fanarama! The supporters have their say on 2019 – and what lies ahead in the New Year
By Matty Paddock - 18/12/2019
Posted 7 months ago
Harriers supporter Kieran Wright gives league sponsors Vanarama the lowdown on the year, hopes for 2020 and why the club means so much to him
The halfway stage is upon us – what is your take on the season so far?
It hasn’t been the season anyone at the club wanted but we are where we are. We have had a few positives, so we need to build on them going forward.
What are you expecting from new boss Jimmy Shan?
I expect him to steady the ship and make us a team that is hard to beat again. Hopefully he can use his reputation to bring some players in, maybe a few from West Brom that can give us some fresh legs and get us playing some nice football again.
Who is your tip for the National League North title – and why?
York City. They’ve got a lot of quality and experience. They have lost one game in the league so far; I expect them to win the league considering how much they have spent.
And who is getting promotion?
The play-offs are a lottery, I think any teams in the mix can go up. But my pick would be Chester. Very good managers in Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson and they have got some real quality in their team including ex-Harriers players Akwasi Asante and Elton Ngwatala.
Who has been your stand-out man so far?
Cliff Moyo has been consistently good. He gives his all for the club and looks proud to wear the shirt. A player we have been begging for and we have him for another two years!
What has been your high point, on the pitch or otherwise?
Signing Brandon Diau – who wouldn’t want a 6’8 striker/defender? He gets the crowd going and has an amazing attitude.
Away days: what one sticks out and why?
Kettering away, the worst and best I’ve seen us play. It was scorching weather and a 5-3 win. The youngsters came on and made an impact. A very nice bank holiday away day.
Why did you first start supporting Kidderminster Harriers?
I first knew of Harriers when we played Sunderland away in the FA Cup but coming from a family that doesn’t really like football, I was never given a chance to go watch them. In 2016 I was invited by a friend to go watch us play West Brom at home, we lost 2-1. The feeling when there is a big crowd, the feeling you get when you score and everyone is cheering is something different, something you don’t get watching football on television. I got hooked and bought the shirt and got myself a season ticket and haven’t looked back since.
I took my level of support to another level this by doing some volunteering, just trying to help the club as much as I can. I highly recommend to any fans that don’t go to games, go watch your local team, you won’t regret it.
What makes Kidderminster Harriers so unique and so special?
To me I would say the food and the brand of football we play. We are known to have the best food in football with our well-known pies, most away fans normally come to have a pie and enjoy the day out at Aggborough. We play a brand of football that if performed well, cannot be stopped. If you look back at the John Eustace era, the football we played was magical at times. It’s a joy to watch when we play well.
The National League’s leasing partner Vanarama have this season launched the Club Reward scheme to help fans back their club’s budget. Every time a fan takes out a brand new van lease with Vanarama or a brand new car lease with Motorama their club will earn £100 and you will receive £30 cashback!
For the latest van leasing deals head to Vanarama.
For the latest car leasing deals head to Motorama.
The above is circulated at the request of Vanarama.
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