Burton Albion Football Club

Billy Kee Questions

Here are the 5 questions I handpicked for Billy to answer. A lot of your question were much the same and there was a few rude ones as well which I simply had to filtered out.

Billy for me is one of the best centre-forwards I have had the pleasure of playing alongside. He is your typical strong ” I will head anything” player. He never shirks a challenge and has consistently scored in the double figures over the last 4 years. 

I hope you like his responses to your questions and it was great to see so many people get involved from all his previous clubs too.

Enjoy!!!

 Q1– I think Billy is contributing so much more to the game this season but would he be happier getting the goals?

Billy Kee– ‘I’m happy anyway, I have scored 14 goals this season and still got top goal scorer for the club so I’m all round happy with how many I have got this season’.

Q2– Does Billy relish the adoration and hugs of the more mature female fans?

Billy Kee– ‘Got to be nice to everybody, everybody needs love’.

Q3– Why he does not shoot in the goal area instead of passing it to another player. I used to like it when he used to turn and shoot when near the goal. Don’t get me wrong I think he is still a really good player?

Billy Kee– ‘My mum would say the same thing but I have not really had that many opportunities to turn and shoot this season’.

Q4– Your considered a bit of a joker, What’s the maddest craziest thing you’ve done while at a club?

Billy Kee– ‘I couldn’t tell you that one. What happens in the changing room stays in the changing room’.

Q5– Would you come back to Torquay, We could do with your goals?

Billy Kee– ‘Sorry but I would have to give that a miss now. I couldn’t move away from my family again’.

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Coming Soon!!!!

Coming Soon!!!!

To give further insight into the life of a footballer I will be adding a new feature to my blog! This will be Player and Manager Interviews!

I want to ask players and managers the questions that you want answering… You the fans, the loyal supporters, the football followers and you who just wants to know that little bit more!

My first player interview will be with Burton Albion FC star striker Billy Kee!!

To ask Billy your question simply sign up to follow my blog via email and then add your question to the comment box below this post.

I will select the best 10 questions. Good Luck!

Loyalty in Sport

Being loyal is often considered a rarity in sports today especially in the sport that I work in in, football. Players leave their respective clubs for an extra bit of money, where one day they kiss the club badge on the shirt to the next day demanding a transfer unless their astronomical pay rise demands are met.

But I am talking about the minority their, after all there is 92 football league teams and a lot more clubs plying their trade in the conference levels. The minority I refer to are the greedy and money hungry players of the Premier League. They pledge loyalty to a club and its fans but a year or so down the line the offer of an extra 50K is deemed too lucrative to turn down and their off on their travels once again to go and bleed another club dry and no doubt kiss yet another badge.

I have not got a problem with anyone earning as much as they can but my problem comes when a player already earning 100K a week has the balls to kick up a fuss and demand 150K a week??? That to me is ridiculous plain and simple. Imagine a nurse, a teacher or a single parent struggling to cope on basic wages and it draws into light the sheer greed of the current day Premier League player.

Now I am not labelling all football players with the same stereotype. I am after all one of them but the difference between the top league and the lower divisions is huge. The money just doesn’t filter down the footballing pyramid like people think. But in my opinion that’s what makes the lower leagues so special and it is definitely what makes the lower league supporters so special.

I spent 6 years at Burton Albion and could have moved for a lot more money during the course of my time there. Why didn’t I go? Plain and simple, I was happy. I played the best football of my career at Burton and I would like to think that every supporter who watched me play would say I always gave 100% in a brewers shirt. I did this because I was happy, I loved coming in to train and I loved playing for that club. A beautiful ground, great pitch and a great manager were all key to me staying so long but I am a loyal person and the reason I enjoyed my time at Burton so much was because I was surrounded by likeminded individuals. Darren Stride, Aaron Webster and Andrew Corbett are legends who I had the pleasure of playing with and all had testimonials at the club. Stridey, aka ‘Mr Burton Albion’ was a big man, a leader and a winner and an inspiration to all around him.

Players like these would not have moved for any amount of money. They were loyal, maybe to a fault, but they were loyal. Any parent now who has a child in the football system and has ambitions of them playing professional football I would urge them to look at their lower league club for inspiration as to what a true footballer is made of.

As with everything there is exceptions to every rule and I know there are players such as Scholes, Giggs and Gerrard in the Premier League today but unfortunately those legends are few and far between. I look at those three named players and see old school morals coursing through their veins not the modern day flimsy see through footballer who graces our TVs on a weekly basis.