Brian Honour can’t wait to get back behind the microphone this weekend as he joins us for our re-launched matchday commentary service here on the Official Website.
We’ve replaced Pools PlayerHD with Pools TV for 2019/20 and as part of the revamp we’re going to be offering fans all over the world to chance to listen to live commentary of every game for FREE!
And we’re delighted to confirm that Pools legend Honour will once again form part of our commentary team for home games, sitting alongside Mark Simpson for full live online coverage.
“I have really enjoyed doing the commentary and getting involved in the media side of things,” said Honour, who has been our regular summariser since 2012.
“I love mixing with everyone at the game and chatting about Pools with the likes of Eddie Kyle, the PA Announcer Greig Darby, Roy Kelly, Nick Loughlin and the rest of my press box colleagues.
“I always try to be as honest as possible without being too blunt but Mark and I have our own unique way of relaying the action because we really care about what’s happening on the pitch.
“I still get a load of people who want to talk to me about the Exeter game when we stayed up because of the passion in that commentary – that’s because we love the Club.
“Maybe sometimes we get too upset when we lose or too excited when we win but we both wear our hearts on our sleeves and I don’t feel ashamed about it – in fact I hope it makes for good listening.
“The fact it’s going to be free for the fans this season too is great news so hopefully those who aren’t lucky enough to be at the game can join us for a bit of craic on a Saturday and really get connected with the Club.”
Honour has been at The Vic for a couple of the pre-season friendlies to cast his eye over the Pools’ class of 2019/20 and he is looking forward to what he hopes will be positive campaign.
He is enthused by the quality of player brought in by boss Craig Hignett since the end of last term and is certain Pools will prove a bigger threat than they have done in the previous two seasons.
“I’m feeling really positive – I think we’ve signed some cracking players,” admitted Honour, who scored 36 goals in 384 appearances for the Club between 1985 and 1994.
“I know I’m always ‘Mr Optimistic’ in pre-season and every year I think we’ll win the play-offs and get to Round Three of the FA Cup but I do think things just feel right at the Club right now.
“I always think that the team on the pitch reflects the team off the pitch and it really looks as though we’re heading in the right direction off the field and becoming a really professionally run business again.
“Craig has done a great job over the summer and I think we have a good blend in the squad now because he’s certainly added a bit more physicality and pace in the right areas.
“In the past perhaps we’ve been guilty of being too neat and tidy with not enough of the physical side but this squad looks set up to do both and there are so many permutations with selection.
“I’m not putting any pressure on Craig at all but hopefully we’re about to set off on what can be a really memorable season.”