Premier League presenter Michael Kurn, who you have most likely seen presenting studio phone in show called the Fanzone, whilst also being on your TV screen before matches, for Match Day Live.
He has meanwhile done work for other sports too, including Cricket and hosting events for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Michael has supported Southampton all his life, however he has a soft spot for non league fooball, in particular Eastleigh FC.
He previews tomorrow’s fascinating game between Eastleigh FC and Lincoln City, a game which is massive for both teams.
With Lincoln looking to become champions at the end of the season and achieving so much in a short period of time, how hard do you think it will be for Eastleigh to gain a valuable three points?
I think it will be a huge match, Lincoln have done phenomenally well this season of course with the FA Cup run and the league position, so it will be a tough game but its the Conference, and every games a tough game and I think its one of those things where you cant go into a game and think its an easy three points, if you look at the league table everyone has a got a result against someone, but it will be a tough one, but you never know Eastleigh might be able to do it.
Eastleigh now have several experienced Football League players since Martin Allens departure, do you think that could be a key factor if they’re to pick up any points?
Yes I think so, they have a settled squad now after a turbulent start, but with Richard Hill in charge, some of the older faces are there, some new ones too but like you said there’s an experienced team there and there are players who have league experience, in football it’s good to have those sorts of players who have been there done that, so I think they will know what a tough challenge it will be and they won’t act complacent.
Richard Hill has been reappointed Eastleigh manager after Martin Allens unsuccessfull spell, was you happy to see him back in charge?
Yes Richard did a phenomenal job last time, it was a shame to see him go but it’s been a turbulent season this year and if you look back on hein sight, wth Ronnie Moore and Martin Allen it could of been a completely different story. Stuart the chairman appointed them he appointed them hoping it was going to go well and it was going to materialise and they would get some results and do well in the league so I think getting Richard back in stabilises the ship a little bit and allows the team to rebuild for next. The biggest thing missing this season was team spirit which is staring to come back.
Last time Richard Hill was in charge, Eastleigh narrowly lost in the play offs to Grimsby Town, do you think Hill could replicate what he did in his first spell for the Club?
I think football is ever moving and a fast moving sport, we’ve got a transfer window to come, the clubs developing really well and we have a new stand, so I think it’s a club that shall attract players, obviously the future of where chairman Stuart (Donald) wants to take the club. I think it’s that’s the aim and we want to be pushing for play offs and promotion. Richard Hill is signed on temporarily as manager until the end of the season, so I’m sure the board will make a decision as to wether that becomes permanent or they appoint someone new, he’s the director of football so I think massively next year Eastleigh should go for the play offs. This is a tough league and there’s no right to go up, there’s teams that come down from the football league so there’s no right to be in the play offs but I think Eastleigh will certainly push and be much more competitive next season.
Next year could see big spenders from the National League North such as AFC Fylde and Salford promoted who will be also looking to be up there with Eastleigh, will it be harder to mount for a play off position?
No I think Eastleigh also have a good structure and funds in place as well like these other clubs so they will be on an even kiln, if not with an advantage because Stuart it is very positive and wants to push the team on, so they should be fine.
Finally, with both teams needing a win tomorrow for different reason, what is your prediction ahead of tomorrow’s clash?
Tough one, I’m going 3-2 Eastleigh, definitely going to be some goals!