Leeds made "Jasper" the most expensive fullback in the country when
he was signed in 1979 - and then used him in midfield most of the
time. Opinion on him is a bit divided - either you see him as a 100%
bloke who gave everything to the cause, or you see him as a clumsy
plodder who had somehow stumbled into the dressing room one day and
found himself in the team. I'm in the former camp, but he did manage
several famous cock-ups that cost Leeds goals but on balance he proved
a good buy for the club and we could have done with hanging on to him
for his experience rather than letting him go back over the Pennines
Craig Wilson says: Jasper was great! Often he'd play crap for 89
minutes than score a brilliant goal. He scored the first Leeds goal I
ever saw (v Conventry in the cup) and also the one that meant most to
be (at the time) - the winner against Brighton, which I thought would
save us from relegation. Of course it didn't.
ian edmondson says: i went to lord st school in colne with kevin in
the 1960's i thought he was born in 1954
Stephen Chew says: I played with the man at a club called Kelbrook
fc. he is probably the most geniune men i have ever met. He is still
playing ther now and he still scores some lassy goals. He once scored
from the half way line for a team called Barnoldswick United the thing
was he didnt just do it once either. He is also a nutmeg king.
Marcus Hird says: My Grandad was Kevin Hird's cousin and my dad
played with him at Barlick Utd for 3 seasons. Kevin was right-back and
my dad was left-back,and he nutmeged more people than kevin did.My dad
says "i can't believe he is still playing as he was 62 when he camt to
play for Barlick Utd". If you read this Kev please get in touch.
Mark Hindle says: I think the problem with Kevin Hird was that the
management didn't quite know where to play him - he had a decent shot,
could dribble a bit, but didn't seem to be able to tackle with any
consistency, and for me his best position was on the right of
midfield. Although he made inconsistency an art form, he could always
be relied upon to give 100% effort. Apart from the goal against
Brighton in May '82, I will remember him as the only player on the
pitch who cared enough to try to make a game of that woeful 0-0 draw
with Coventry in January of that year.
Rachael Baldwin says: This is my friend Jessicca Hird's Father and
we love Kevin Hird!!
Matt Smith says: your daughter Jess is well fit, she lights up my
Jessica Hird says: Hi Dad its jess! If U R reading this it means we
got tha internet 4 my birthday. Im at college at the mo! Ne way cu
when I get home Luv From Jess! P.S Whoever Marcus Hird is, he seems to
think your 62?
Simone C says: This is my mate Jess' dad we luv ya!!!
Jessica Hird says: On behalf ov ma dad thanks for tha comments. I
told him about you all. Unfortunatly we dont have the internet at home
so I will say thankyou for him.
Marus Hird says: Hey Jess its Marcus eya ask your dad if he knows
anyone called albert hird he should do any way my dad was having a
laugh with your dad as they were mates.
Anon says: Hi Marcus Who are you are we related or summat? Oh R8 I
wondered Y you thought he was 62! Ill ask him 2nite and get bak 2 you.
marcus says: hey again i dnt know if were related but do you have
msn if you do ill give you my adress its email@example.com
Stephen Tattersall says: hi kevin this is steve, i went to school
with your son, sam, my name is stephen tattersall, it would be great
if u could get him to contact me, CHEERS
Marcus says: Hey Anon I said he was 62 because it was sum kind a
joke they shared between them but im not to sure get in touch asap
Dave says: Dear Kevin, Your son Sam told me you used to play for
Chelsea and then moved to Leeds. I think you should spend some more
quality time with him...
Matty Hebditch says: Jasper once scored a rasper at home to
Cambridge in '83. His last goal for the club. Absolute screamer! Must
admit, as I only started watching Leeds that season, I remember him
being a bit useless. It was sometimes like watching an old rickety
bloke huff and puff down the wing but I'm assured he was a very
reliable campaigner. I have mates from Burnley who hold him in very
high regard despite him being an ex-Blackburn player. Most expensive
full-back in the country at the time? Jeez! Decent penalty taker, I'm
led to believe... By the way- I dont think he looks anything like
Jasper Carrot. Kev's far uglier.
j ideson says: i followed kevin hirds band for a short time i think
they were called visage. he played guitar.
kevin hird says: my namesake, loved it at elland road when
everybody sang my name. good luck kev,,
Dan says: I have played against Kevin heard. He is playing for a
side called Kelbrook. We beat Kelbrook but he was a class
player. Nutmegged me at least 3 times! He did have a shot from the
half way line but didnt score.
kathryn says: Hi ya jess auntie kath ere hope ur ok & college
is goin well maybe see u at xmas lol