PP. There has been a short debate about Brian
Kilcline on the HTAFC list at Smartgroups and you have
been described as 'vicious' when you were playing professionally.
Is this true?
BK. Peter you will have to explain
where you get these articles. There was never ever a
bad tackle ÖÖa bit late but never bad.
And regarding the breakdown on the motor way, in the
later days of an elderly footballerís career there isnít
the luxury of five star hotelís so that you could wait
for the team bus to pick you up, no you had to risk
life and limb on British motorwayís, trying to get from
one side to the other so that you could get picked by
the bus as it flew by, still moving in some cases.
And if it was moving the pre match meal of a Little
Chef Burger or fry-up didnít sit well in the stomach.
So that day I was probably the only survivor from that
small group of footballers waiting for a bus.
PP. What have you been up to of
BK. Iíve been doing some work with
a company called ďThe Press AssociationĒ who hasve got
together with the P.F.A. and some ex professional footballers.
I am given certain matches at the beginning of the month,
which I go along to and observe.
With the help of a mobile phone, which I was given at
the beginning of the season, I contact an operator on
the other end of the line, and for the ninety minutes
of the game, I pass on the match details - dead ballís,
throw-inís, tackles, fouls and all set pieces.
The operator, who is in front of a computer screen,
is inputting all the information and data. So I get
to go and watch football and get paid for it yet again.
I am also doing some work for Huddersfield
Town Football Club Academy Under 14ís which I enjoy.
Sunday the 3rd of September was the first
Academy game in which I was involved ; we were playing
Blackburn Rovers Under 14ís.
I arrived and got everything ready for the game, kit,
ballís and the team sheet.
I am thirty eight yearís of age and now
I understand what those parents thought when I used
to get off those team coaches at the tender age of 14
with a beard and standing about 6 foot tall.
The Blackburn under 14ís were nearly as
tall as me now, they just seemed to tower over our lads,
but to be fair they didnít pay any attention and went
out and competed with them.
Didnít help though which is a horrible thing to say,
height does matter.
But to be fair with Huddersfield they are
sticking with technically gifted lads small or not,
I think they may have to change their way of thinking
if they are to compete with the big boyís.
Watching all this football again has got
the juices tingling again even though the football has
not been the best, Huddersfield and Halifax being the
So far as to say I think I could do as well