As a striker at Birmingham, and then as a defender with Forest's
European Cup-winning side, Kenny Burns was a well-known player before
he arrived at Leeds. Despite his enthusiasm and drive, he couldn't
motivate the players around him to make the effort necessary to keep
Leeds in Division 1, and after 18 months of games for a Leeds side
struggling to escape from Division 2, he moved on to Derby after a
loan spell. He dropped down to non-league football in 1986, playing
for a variety of Midlands sides, before taking the standard exit route
of footballers into pub management towards the end of the 1980s.
Richard Walker says: In the season when we went down Kenny Burns
used to take the most amazing free kicks - straight into touch, as if
he was almost kicking for touch. He was always betrayed as a hard man
and the crowd loved him but I think he'd had it by the time he got to
daniel sutton says: I forest god and was sold to cheaply.
mac says: kenny was one of the best players to play at st
andrews. As good at the back as he was up front. A rougher tougher
version of chris sutton. he was part of a decent bunch of players at
st andrews at that time
Anon says: Forest legend
dallas miller says: kenny is a real nice guy and good stepfather.He
is the best stepfather ever. I really appreciate him.
mattt says: I once saw him score a hat trick for Birmingham City on
Match of the Day. It was the days of snow bound pitches and orange
fotballs. I think he won a car for his feats. Then he became part of
that fantastic forest team. God knows who switched him to central
defence but it woked. He's been a bit of a hero of mine for ages.
Partly due to his inability to grow that moustache that rather
patheticaly adorned his upper lip.
Vicky says: I think Kenny's great. He's a fantastic footballer,
golfer and comedian. I like him very much.
roy says: i saw kenny head but trevor francis in training at bham
not a pretty site great player though