Huddersfield will be playing in the Premier League next season
And as the Terriers begin living the impossible dream and prepare for life in the £200 million big time, Kindon has to pinch himself, too.
“Never in my lifetime did I ever think for a second that Burnley and Huddersfield would play together in the Premier League,” he said, still struggling to take it all in.
“It’s truly unbelievable. Absolutely a dream come true. Absolutely phenomenal.”
Kindon, who finished his career with Huddersfield, applauds the leadership qualities of boss David Wagner in pulling off one of the greatest successes in the game.
He tracks the play-off promotion back to the German’s team-bonding exercise pre-season when he packed his unsuspecting troops off to rough it in Sweden.
Steve Kindon ended his career at Huddersfield
Kindon said: “That was some trip. The players had to change tent partners every night and for drinking water they had to pull it out of the lake and boil it.
“There was no electricity. They had to make fires. A real old-fashioned camping expedition and it bonded them into a real team. They play for one another and have a fabulous spirit. David’s a hero. He’s a god.
“And I’m delighted he’s at one of my old clubs where about three years ago they had a vote among Huddersfield supporters to name the top 10 living legends going back to the Fifties.
“I got into that top 10 with legends Ray Wilson and Denis Law one and two. The only problem now with this incredible promotion to the Premier League is I would struggle to get into the top 20.
“I’m so proud to have played for Huddersfield where the last four years of my career were the best. I had two great spells at Burnley where I made my league debut at 17.
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“When I went back to Burnley, from what I remember it was November 1977, we had just five points. We were bottom and Blackpool were the next team with 10.
“Brian Hall signed from Liverpool on the same day and I think we finished seventh.
“The local paper issued a league table from when Kindo came back and Brian joined the club.
“We ‘won’ the division, according to them with that late run of results. Great times.
“To entice me back to Burnley, the chairman Bob Lord had been in charge of the financial negotiations and he was a big fan of mine.
“He paid me a fortune but two years later he became ill and basically left the club. The new chairman came in and I was told they had to sell me – I was earning too much.
“But I still have loving memories of my times at both Burnley and Huddersfield.
“And don’t forget my third love, Wolves. Clubs with true football supporters. Not always great in numbers but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I always remember Kevin Keegan saying back in the day that Newcastle were the people’s second club. It seems to me a lot of people now have a soft spot for Burnley and Huddersfield.
“From what they both have achieved last season with Burnley beating the odds to stay in the Premier League, everyone in football will be happy that they retain their league status next season.”