Brian Honour brings us a brand new Blog to tell us how excited he is to make a return to the Pools coaching staff.
Hello and welcome to my Blog here on the Official Website.
I know it’s been a while since my latest Blog entry but I couldn’t let today pass without saying how delighted I am to be back involved at Hartlepool United on the coaching staff.
I’m like a kid at Christmas to be honest; I’ve been buzzing all over the weekend and not got very much sleep thinking about it over the last couple of nights. I’m just looking forward to getting a feel for the place again and being back in professional football for a spell.
I had five minutes with Sam this morning and we were talking about how all the Hartlepool public want is for you to work your socks off for the cause and have a feeling for the people who are, in effect, paying your wages. Roll your sleeves up and battle, then Pools fans will accept that win lose or draw.
I’ve watched every game doing the commentary for Pools Player in recent seasons and I thought we played really well in the Sheffield United game and obviously carried that on at Exeter. It’s two good performances, one great result and now we have to make sure we build on it this weekend.
If we can keep that bubbling away then it will be great because once you get a couple of wins things start to fall in to place, confidence will grow and we know that the fans will be right behind us.
Talking of the commentary by the way, I’ve told Mark that if we can wire across the centre circle and into the dugout then I’ll do my best even though I’ll probably be busy! Haha!
As I talk, I’ve only been on the training ground an hour but already I’m very impressed with Sam’s approach to training. He’s very professional and thorough in everything he does and his coaching is excellent so I am looking forward to doing what I can to help everyone.
At the end of the day, there are lots of people at the Club who deep down are Hartlepool fans. When I got the call about coming in to help I thought about that first because I’m a fan too. So when I was asked would I come and help out in the short term I jumped at it because I always want the best for this Club.
Hopefully the fans will enjoy seeing me in the dugout again because they know how much I care about Hartlepool United, and that's not to say that any previous managers or staff haven't of course. But if you cut me open I bleed blue and white and I want to get across to the players how much it means to be part of this special Club.
I’m a realist though and I know it will all be about results but if we’re all pushing in the same direction then I am convinced that we can get on a roll and get moving up the table.
It’s a critical time for us now; I think everyone would agree that coming up to Christmas and going in to the New Year the league table will start to take shape so if we can get a few wins and get some momentum I’m sure we can very quickly be looking at the top half of this division.
I’ve certainly been in much worse situations than the one we find ourselves in now – I mean, in 1989 we pretty much needed snookers! Then a certain Cyril Knowles arrived at the Club and really turned things around, let’s hope it’s not just a coincidence that Sam is from the same village as Cyril!
For now I would just like to ask for everyone’s support; let’s come down to The Vic in your numbers on Saturday and make as much noise as you possibly can. Let’s make it a great atmosphere and another great result.
Never say die.