Monday, April 05, 2021

A Final At Wembley - It's Just Fantastic Said Burr


Steve Burr was featured on 'The Sunday Social' yesterday. Here's a little bit of what he said.

"First and foremost It's nice that we are managing to still train and play some football," said the Hereford assistant manager.

"For us to keep our season going with a good run in the FA Trophy has been great.

"We are very priveleged in the fact that we have managed to carry on and we've been enjoying every single minute of it.

"Every supporters across the country looks forward to every Tuesday and Saturday to follow their team and obviously that has not been able to happen.

"We've been streaming games so that can watch games. Now a final at Wembley, it's just been fanastic not just for ourselves but for the fans who has watched the games on the streams.

"We were disappointed that the season has finished because we were in a good spot and we had a few games in hand.

"We felt with the squad we've got this season there was a chance we could do something. I think from the beginning of the season it was just a question of trying to turn the club around and head it in the right direction, that was the main thing for us.

"Those things started in fall in place, it was good. There were some really good signs of us, potentially, having the chance to achieve things and we've got the chance to achieve something with the Trophy final."

As regards going to Wembley both Burr and manager Josh Gowling have been before. And Hereford played there five years ago in the FA Vase final when they took close to 20,000 supporters.

"Going back there again will be fanastic. I'm pleased for the younger boys in the side as well. Young lads dream about it and it's great for them.

"I think any manager/coach will tell you if your team is doing well the spirit is always better than when you're not doing so well.

"I think the one thing we missed was when we went down to Aldershot. There would have been a full house there with Aldershot fans and Hereford fans. 

"The way we managed to win the game in the end (penalty shoot-out) the scenes would have been incredible. Likewise when they played Woking at home. Hereford would have been full and you just know what that would have been like with the fans there.

"That was disappointing that the players could not enjoy that with the fans. We celebrated as good as we could in the dressing room. We made the most of that.

"The connection with the fans is still there. But it's not the same as when they come to the games. And the one thing about non-league, after games it's an opportunity for supporters to mix with the players. You don't get that higher up.

"I think in football the good times when they come around you have to enjoy them because you just don't know in football what's going to happen." 

Full interview: