Posted on 4th March 2021

Me & My Team

When we were thinking up interesting stories for the Yield, we asked staff to see what they could come up with.

Brian Kershaw, a Technician here at P&B, thought of the feature, “Me & My team”.

He thought it would be good for staff members and customers to get to know about the sports teams that our staff support.

Perhaps this would be a talking point the next time a staff member was seen.

We thought it was a great idea and so we asked Brian about his team.

Read on below to find out what he said:

My team is Chelsea football club, I have followed Chelsea since 1970 when they beat Leeds United in the FA cup final.

Coming from York everyone followed Leeds so I had to be different. I was lucky enough to have a father who followed a lot of sports: rugby league football at York city & Yorkshire county cricket.

With me following Chelsea, as a boy my dad took me to places like Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United & Southampton while on holiday.

As I got older, I had a son who decided he would follow Chelsea with me.

We became members years ago and were lucky enough to see live games at Stamford Bridge & lots of other stadiums.

With the best of all being the 2007 league cup final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Who is your favourite player?

That is very difficult when you have followed a team for so long.

In the early days it was Peter Osgood, but going through the ages it would be Ray (butch) Wilkins, Kerry Dixon and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank. In the modern era it would be John Terry, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard who are all amazing players but for me, Didier Drogba would be my ultimate big-game player.

 

If you could pick a player to join Chelsea who would it be?

If I could pick a player from any other team without hesitation to join Chelsea it would be George Best.

I have been lucky enough to see many world-class players but to say I saw him play and I was amazed at the talent he had. He was a genius…

My wife Lynne loves her sport too and now accompanies me to games.

She was a huge Scunthorpe Scorpions speedway supporter when we met.

So, I went along to watch (not really interested in motorbikes) but came away hooked.

It’s an amazing sport – 70 to 80mph on a motorbike with no brakes!!! They are crazy.

We visited Stamford Bridge a couple of years ago to do a legend tour with Michael Essien.

He was a lovely guy with all the time in the world to answer questions and have photos taken.