So after a series of pretty well-received feature articles (Ex-Handsworth Parramore Manager James Colliver, Ex-Parkgate Manager Billy Fox and Referee Danny Guest) over the last few days, it’s back to the bread and butter of clickbait and unprovoked attacks on match officials as the Bootiful Game gears up for another weekend of Toolstation NCEL action-and thank goodness, our Dandy Highwayman and Head of Media Operations at Bottesford Town, Howard Pirie, is back to add his own inimitable insight as his fifth-placed Poachers head to the home of Mother Shipton’s Cave and a tough-looking assignment at Knaresborough Town, second in the Premier Division. Ahead of the match-up at Manse Lane, Howard has already planned an extensive excursion to the North Yorkshire market town, writes Colin Muncie.
Mrs Pirie’s birthday celebrations are officially at an end, as Howard is quick to confirm ahead of the journey north. He told TBG “I’m back into the fold this weekend. It’s a long trip to a Knaresborough side riding high in the table. We seem to get the better results against the higher position clubs – so hopefully this will be no exception.”
Howard has been busy on Trip Advisor on behalf of his BBA colleagues ahead of the away day on the River Nidd-and he’s hoping that a sixteenth-century seer has her money on the Poachers . “Me, Bernard and Deightsy will make a full day of it; tea and a cream scone, paddle on the river and a visit to some old bird’s cave”. Howard predicted “Let’s hope her prediction is an away win. Up the Botty.”
Botty Assistant Manager Leigh Herrick seems to be less adventerous and concentrated on only the game ahead, “We’ll go there and like every single game we play we’ll treat our opponents with the upmost respect but we’ll be going to try win the game.
“Knaresborough is always a tough place to go, they’ve carried their momentum from last season in to this and have made a great start in this league.
“But every game in this league is tough and if you’re not prepared right you’ll come unstuck so come Saturday at 3pm we’ll be ready to go to work.”