As part of our new feature Fans' Friday, we caught up with Kieran who lives in Australia to talk to him about what it's like being an overseas Shaker...
Where do you support the Shakers from?
I'm from the Gold Coast, a city on the east coast of Australia.
Have you always lived in Australia?
Born and bred.
What made you support Bury?
My Dad grew up in Radcliffe and told me that as a kid he used to travel around Manchester and the surrounds watching football. He was a Manchester City supporter, but he would go watch Bury, Rochdale, Preston, Blackburn amongst others. Along the way, he collected a lot of memorabilia like programs, hat pins, and comics. When he showed me all these things, he specifically gave me an old Bury hatpin, and since that day there was nobody else for me.
Have you ever been to watch Bury?
Only once. Last week against Oxford. An afternoon I had looked forward to for a long time, and what an afternoon it was.
Which was your first game watching Bury?
First game I ever got the chance to watch was the home play-off game in 08/09 against Shrewsbury. I managed to stream it on my old computer. I still remember being devastated after the penalty shootout.
Favourite Bury player of all-time?
Ryan Lowe. Growing up, it was hard to get any news besides scores in Australia, so it was always just names, but in the new digital age with social media and iFollow it’s much easier to keep up. I still remember sitting in my bedroom listening to the Chesterfield game at 2 am and hearing Lowe's goal, it stuck with me and Lowey is a big part of that. It's clear how much passion he has for the club which is why everyone loves him. Special mention to Andy Bishop, a close 2nd.
How do you keep up to date with what’s going on?
iFollow is incredible, especially for overseas fans. To be able to watch the team every week is worth every cent I pay for the service. I do miss the commentary though.
Thoughts on the season so far?
Extremely frustrating. It's hard to be happy seeing the team at the foot of the table and relegation being a real threat but I am excited to see how the team continue under the Ryans. Both the Shrewsbury result in November and Oxford make me think we can really find a way out of this hole and I am behind them every step of the way.