Barnet Football Club is a professional football club based in Edgware, North London. The team compete in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. The club was founded in Chipping Barnet, then part of Hertfordshire, in 1888. They played their home matches at Underhill Stadium from 1907 until 2013, when they moved to the new Hive Stadium in Edgware, which is named based on the club’s nickname of “the Bees”. The women’s team, the London Bees, compete in the FA Women’s National League.
Barnet became founder members of the North London League in 1892 và had success at a local màn chơi before ceasing Khủng exist in 1902. Two other clubs, Barnet Avenue và Alston Works, merged và entered the Athenian League as Barnet và Alston in 1912, becoming simply Barnet F.C. seven years later. Barnet spent 53 years in the Athenian League, winning seven league titles & one FA Amateur Cup tiêu đề, before turning semi-professional as they entered the Southern League in 1965. Crowned Division One champions in 1965 – 66, they went on béo thắng the Southern League Cup in 1972 và the Division One South tiêu đề in 1976 – 77. Barnet became founder members of the Alliance Premier League in 1979 và initially struggled, though finished as runners-up after the league was renamed the Conference in 1986 – 87 .Barnet were first promoted Khủng the Football League in 1991 after manager Barry Fry led them lớn the Conference tiêu đề in 1990 – 91. Promoted out of the Third Division in 1992 – 93, they spent just one season in the third tier before being relegated. They were relegated back phệ the Conference in 2001, but returned béo the Football League four years later after winning the 2004 – 05 Conference ae.888
title. They then spent the next eight seasons in League Two before being relegated béo the Conference once again in 2013. In năm ngoái, they returned phệ the Football League for a third phút giây, after winning the năm trước – 15 Conference Premier title. However, they survived for just three seasons in League Two before suffering another relegation in 2018 .
For a complete list of seasons, see List of Barnet F.C. seasons
Early years ( 1888 – 1901 )
Barnet FC were formed in 1888, having formerly been known as New Barnet FC ( 1885 – 88 ) và Woodville FC ( 1882 – 85 ). The club’s origins are from ex-scholars of Cowley College và Lyonsdown Collegiate School. They were known as ” The Hillmen ” và played in New Barnet before moving bự Ravenscroft Park in Queens Road in 1889. Initially they played friendly games before becoming inaugural members of the North London League in 1892 – 93. They went on béo have success in the North Middlesex League Division II ( 1894 – 95 runners-up ), Division I ( 1895 – 96 runners-up ) và the Premier Division ( 1896 – 97 champions ). Promoted béo the London League Division II, Barnet became champions in 1897 – 98 và spent the following seasons in London League Division I before ceasing phệ exist in the 1901 – 02 season. [ tam ]
Barnet Avenue & Barnet Alston ( 1901 – 1919 )
Two local clubs, Barnet Avenue FC ( formed 1890 ) & Alston Works AFC ( formed 1901 ) continued Khủng attract tư vấn. Barnet Avenue renamed themselves Barnet FC in 1904 và as staunch believers in the amateur game they shunned the London Football Association in favour of the Amateur Football Association, which they joined in 1907 after winning the Chiswick League. Avenue played their trang chủ games initially at Hadley Green before moving bự Queens Road .Alston Works AFC, later Barnet Alston FC, were formed in 1901, và became champions of the London League in 1906 – 07. Formed from workers at Alston Works, a dental manufacturers, they were known as ” The Dentals “. Their club strip of amber & đen is the basis of the current Barnet đội strip. In 1907 they moved phệ the club’s current ground at Underhill, Barnet Lane. Their first match was a một – 0 chiến hạ kết thúc Crystal Palace on 14 September 1907. After merging with the Avenue đội in 1912 they spearheaded the mới nhất Athenian League as Barnet & Alston FC. After the First World War in 1919 they became the third instance of Barnet FC. This đội continues today. [ tam ]
Athenian League years ( 1912 – 1965 )
For kết thúc 50 years Barnet FC competed in the Athenian League. They were inaugural members in 1912 – 13 they were league champions no fewer than seven times between 1919 & 1965 before turning fully professional in 1965 .During the 1920 s Barnet consolidated their amateur status in the Athenian League under nhóm secretary Tom Goss. He arranged for junior players from Tottenham Hotspur béo play for the club including Taffy O’Callaghan, Willie Evans & Bill Whatley, all of whom eventually became internationals, between them gaining 17 Welsh caps .The 1930 – 31 season saw Barnet gain their first Athenian League Championship phệ be repeated again the following season. Included in the nhóm at that thời gian were George Hughes & Fred Garrett, đầy đủ backs ; Reg Wright ( England ), centre-half ; và Arthur Morris, Jack Richardson và a Barnet and England legend Lester Finch in the forward line .In the two seasons after World War II, Barnet won the FA Amateur Cup ( beating Bishop Auckland ba – 2 ), the Athenian League Championship twice, & the London Senior Cup. The side included five internationals in Ted Bunker, George Wheeler, Dennis Kelleher, Ron Phipps and Lester Finch. In the 1958 – 59 season, their young đội coached by George Wheeler, reached the FA Amateur Cup final for the third giây phút, but were beaten 3 – 2 by Crook Town .In October 1946, the first live televised football match was broadcast by the Đài truyền hình BBC from Underhill. Twenty minutes of the game against Wealdstone were televised in the first half & thirty five minutes of the second half before it became too dark. In 1947, Barnet FC played Sing Tao Sports Club, winners of the Hong Kong Football League at Underhill. They were the first Chinese club lớn ever play in the United Kingdom. Barnet won 5 – ba. [ ba ]
Non-League years ( 1965 – 1991 )
Barnet reached the third màn proper of the FA Cup for the first thời gian on 9 January 1965, meeting the previous season’s runner-up Preston North End at Underhill. 2 – 0 lao dốc inside the first 10 minutes, the second half saw Barnet, urged on by 10,500 spectators, cấp độ the score at 2 – 2, before a last minute own goal sent them out .In 1965 – 66 Barnet turned semi-professional. Before the season commenced, manager Dexter Adams made two astute signings. He persuaded Les Eason, then trăng tròn years of age, mập join from Finchley & then acquired amateur international Barry King from Hitchin, who became the first player lớn sign professional forms for the club. The first game finished in Barnet’s favour, a 10 – một thắng kết thúc Hinckley Athletic. Les Eason went on Khủng score 31 goals in his first season as the club became champions of the Southern League Division I .Promoted lớn the Southern League Premier for 1966 – 67 the club ended up 5 th but had reached the Southern League Cup final only bự thua mập Guildford City end two legs. In 1969 – 70 the FA Trophy was introduced và Barnet reached the semi-final before losing bự Macclesfield Town 0 – một at Stoke City’s Victoria Ground. The club reached the third ván of the FA Cup the following season, but lost một – 0 mập Colchester United, who went on bự knock out Leeds United in the fifth màn. That year’s cup run included a 6 – một first ván chiến hạ end then Fourth Division Newport County, equalling the competition’s all-time record for a thắng by a non-league side end league opponents .The 1971 – 72 season proved one of the most successful. Using just 15 players for 80 competitive matches Barnet reached Wembley in the FA Trophy, losing 3 – 0 Khủng Stafford Rangers, & reached the final of the Southern League Cup, drawing 2 – 2 with Hereford on aggregate. The trả lời, played the next season, was a 2 – 2 draw but Barnet went on béo thắng 7 – 6 on penalties. In 1972 – 73, Barnet put up a tremendous fight against Queens Park Rangers in the third ván of the FA Cup. The match at Loftus Road ended 0 – 0 và the trả lời at Underhill drew in excess of 11,000 spectators. Rangers eventually won 3 – 0 .In 1975, Barnet were relegated back lớn the Southern League Division One North, after one season they switched mập the Southern League Division One South which they won at the first attempt & returned béo the Southern League Premier. It was during this period that many famous names played for the club including Jimmy Greaves, Marvin Hinton, Bob McNab, Terry Mancini & John Fairbrother. Jimmy Greaves, although playing in midfield, still ended the season as leading goal scorer with 27 goals .By virtue of their Premier Division positions in seasons 1977 – 78 and 1978 – 79, Barnet were given a place in the newly formed Alliance Premier League. In the first three Alliance seasons, Barnet just avoided relegation, but in 1982 – ba they finished 15 th và a year later 9 th. Then in 1984 – 85, when it looked lượt thích Barnet would face relegation, manager Barry Fry left bự take charge at Maidstone United. The season was resurrected under the guidance of ex-player Roger Thompson, with the đội losing only one of their remaining thirteen league games. They also managed béo beat Wealdstone – fierce rivals at the giây phút và about Khủng chiến thắng the non-league double – by seven goals béo nil, thanks lớn a haul from Nicky Evans & a hat trick by Steve Mahoney. [ bốn ] [ 5 ]In season 1985 – 86 they finished 14 th but reached the final of the Bob Lord Challenge Trophy only béo thua thảm lớn old friends Stafford Rangers. Dom MacAllister replaced Roger Thompson và then in July 1986, Barry Fry returned, much béo the delight of the supporters. He led Barnet Khủng their best league position for many years finishing runners-up in the renamed Football Conference scoring 86 goals .Despite turbulent times off the field, during season 1986 – 87 ( the first season of automatic promotion lớn the Football League for Conference champions ) [ 6 ] the club maintained their scoring, again finishing runners-up, Scarborough taking the automatic position into the Fourth Division. Lincoln City came lao dốc but in 1987 – 88 they returned ahead of Barnet in the championship. 1988 – 89 was another indifferent season ; at one phút giây looking lượt thích relegation prospects, the đội secured tám th place, in the process using no fewer than 47 players. They did however chiến thắng the Clubcall Cup ( League Cup ), the final being played at Telford United ‘ s Bucks Head Ground, by beating Hyde United on penalties after a 3 – 3 draw. 1989 – 90 saw Barnet yet again finish runners-up in the Conference. This giây phút it was Darlington that took the top spot .A good run in the 1990 – 91 FA Cup culminated in a trang chủ defeat by Portsmouth in the tam rd màn. A win in the last game of the season against Fisher Athletic finally saw Barnet promoted béo the Fourth Division of the Football League. [ tam ]
Barnet F.C. joined the Fourth Division of the Football League on winning the Football Conference championship in 1991. Their early reputation was of playing fast, attacking football, a reputation only enhanced by their first ever league match (which they lost 4–7 to Crewe Alexandra), and a 5–5 draw to Brentford in the League Cup in their next match. In their first season of league football the club reached the promotion playoffs but lost to Blackpool in the semi finals.
The 1992 – 93 season saw controversy at Underhill as Barnet chairman Stan Flashman regarding club accounts và players ‘ wages, resulting in some nationwide back page headlines. Flashman also brought his son, Mark, Khủng the club as a reserve goalkeeper. In spite of the financial problems, Barnet finished third in the mới nhất Division Three và secured the final automatic promotion spot. Manager Barry Fry, however, left Barnet with a handful of games remaining và was replaced by his assistant Edwin Stein, who himself then left Khủng join Fry in the summer at Southend United. Goalkeeper Gary Phillips took kết thúc as manager during a difficult summer in which Barnet marginally survived a vote of expulsion by a Football League EGM, và lost the vast majority of their promotion winning side in a tribunal which nullified the players ‘ contracts. Phillips cobbled together a squad from the few remaining players & không lấy phí transfers. In January 1994 Phillips was assisted by former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence, but were still relegated from Division Two. In August 1994 Ray Clemence became sole manager for two seasons, finishing 11 th & then ninth in Division Three. Then at the start of the 1996 – 97 season Ray Clemence left béo become England goalkeeping coach, leaving Terry Bullivant in charge .The following season saw Barnet slump béo 15 th place, their lowest Football League finish until that point, though Bullivant was still approached mập take kết thúc as manager of Reading that summer ; he accepted the job, & John Still replaced him as manager. The following four seasons saw the club yo-yo in khung, as they finished 7 th và reached the play-offs in 1997 – 98, cơn sốt a mới ra low of 16 th place in 1998 – 99, và then finished sixth & qualified for the play-offs once more in 1999 – 2 ngàn. 2 ngàn – 01 initially looked mập be another solid chiến dịch, with Barnet among the leading pack from early on ; in early November however, Still was ” kicked upstairs ” mập become the club’s director of football & was succeeded by Tony Cottee, an ambitious high-profile appointment which aimed bự take the club forward. Despite a 7 – 0 victory in his first match in charge vs Blackpool, the club ultimately won only five more games for the remainder of the season & finished in bottom place after failing phệ beat second-bottom Torquay United, returning phệ the Conference after exactly a decade. Still was reinstated as manager in the final stages of the season, but was ultimately unable bự rescue the club .
Life in the Conference ( 2001 – 2005 )
Still remained in charge for the club’s return bự the Conference, & with a good first half of the season it looked as if their stay would be a short one. However, a terrible run of size after Christmas 2001 saw the side crash lớn mid-table & led lớn Still’s final departure from the club. He was replaced by Peter Shreeves, who only months before had been in charge of Division One side Sheffield Wednesday, & quickly turned Barnet’s size around. With only the Conference champions going up in this season the prospect of promotion was already long-gone by the phút giây Shreeves was appointed, but the fifth-place finish that they ultimately managed would be good enough for the play-offs introduced for the following season. Unfortunately Barnet did not maintain their momentum into 2002 – 03, and Shreeves was sacked late in that season, with Barnet in very much the same mid-table position he had found them in. Martin Allen took end as manager & brought a turn-around in results, though it was again too late mập mount a promotion challenge & they finished a distinctly underwhelming 11 th. 2003 – 04 proved Khủng be a much better chiến dịch, & the club were challenging near the top of the table throughout the season, but Allen left béo take kết thúc at fellow London club Brentford with only a couple of months of the chiến dịch left .Former Stevenage Borough manager Paul Fairclough replaced Allen for the remainder of the 2003 – 04 season. The club’s khung stuttered, falling out of contention for automatic promotion & very nearly even the play-offs as well, but this thời gian the club were able béo rebound & secure a fourth-place finish, setting up a play-off semi final with the side directly above them, Shrewsbury Town. This was taken bự penalties after a 2 – 2 aggregate score ( Barnet won 2 – một at Underhill, Shrewsbury won 1 – 0 at Gay Meadow ), with Shrewsbury winning 5 – ba on penalties. The following season, 2004 – 05, with Fairclough at the helm, the Bees went one better than the previous season & were crowned Champions of the Conference Premier và regained their football league status, after amassing an impressive 86 points in the season, và scoring 90 goals with it. Barnet also finished 12 points ahead of their nearest rival, Hereford United. Giuliano Grazioli finished with 29 goals, & was also top scorer in the League .
Barnet ( in striped shirts ) playing away lớn Gillingham in December 2012. Player-manager Edgar Davids is challenging the Gillingham player on the ball .The 2005 – 06 season started with Barnet leading League Two after four games, but this size did not continue và the club finished the season five places & 5 points above the relegation zone, yet only 12 points out of the playoffs, with only một thắng in the first 12 games of 2006. In the League Cup the Bees drew a lucrative away tie against Manchester United in October 2005. 5,000 fans made the trip lớn Old Trafford Khủng see Barnet lose bốn – 1, goalkeeper Ross Flitney being sent-off in the second minute. The 2006 – 07 season started poorly for Barnet, but a mid-season rally saw them finish the season in 14 th place. A good run in the FA Cup also saw them reach the fourth màn of that competition for the first thời gian in their history, beating Championship side Colchester United 2 – một in the third ván & Northampton Town bốn – một in the second trận before losing 2 – 0 Khủng Plymouth Argyle at trang chủ. 2007 – 08 saw another mid-table finish for Barnet ; 12 th with 60 points, và a second run bự the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, where they lost một – 0 béo Bristol Rovers, with Jason Puncheon missing a penalty for the Bees. [ 7 ]The 2008 – 09 season started poorly, & by late September only the three teams that had been docked points prior béo the start of the season had lower league positions. After a run of thirteen games without a chiến thắng in any competition Paul Fairclough announced his resignation mập take up a role as director & leaving the first nhóm duties bự his assistant Ian Hendon. Fairclough would take kết thúc one last game which resulted in a 2 – 0 chiến thắng against another relegation threatened side AFC Bournemouth. Results improved, và before the kết thúc of the season Hendon was made permanent trùm with a two-year contract. The Bees stayed in Football League Two for the following 2009 – 10 season, which started with four wins from their first six games. A poor run of khung would follow, including a 13 – game winless streak, & after five consecutive defeats left the Bees close bự the relegation zone, Ian Hendon was sacked in April with two games of the season remaining. Paul Fairclough returned as caretaker manager for the last two games và guided the Bees lớn safety with a một – 0 chiến hạ at home page bự Rochdale on the last day of the season .On một June 2010, Mark Stimson was appointed as the hot nhất manager và after a poor start mập the season was sacked on một January 2011. He was succeeded by the ever-present Paul Fairclough ; however, he stepped lao dốc after only being able Khủng secure three wins in 17 games. He was then succeeded by Martin Allen, who was asked lớn manage Barnet on a non-contract basis until the over of the season ; however, after just ba matches, he was offered a contract from Notts County và subsequently left for them. With just 5 games left of the season, assistant manager Giuliano Grazioli took kết thúc, having been appointed as Assistant manager by Martin Allen earlier. Grazioli was also able lớn bring in Lawrie Sanchez as an adviser. Grazioli took Barnet Khủng the last day of the season 2 points behind Lincoln City in the relegation zone. Barnet were up against Port Vale in their final match on 7 May 2011 at Underhill & were able mập chiến thắng một – 0 following a penalty scored by Izale McLeod. Aldershot Town’s ba – 0 victory end Lincoln City meant Barnet finished a point above Lincoln City và the relegation zone. Pitch invasions followed as the club survived on the last day of the season again, as the day was regarded as the ” great escape “. Following the over of the season, Lawrie Sanchez was appointed as manager .In the 2011 – 12 season, Lawrie Sanchez steered the side Khủng ba rd from bottom with ba games Khủng go. He was replaced on 16 April by Martin Allen, who managed mập keep Barnet up on the last day of the season following a 2 – một thắng kết thúc Burton Albion leaving Barnet two points above Hereford United & the relegation zone. This was the third year in a row that Barnet had managed Khủng secure their Football League survival on the last day .Barnet’s 2012 – 13 season started disappointingly, without a single thắng in August or September. On 11 October 2012, Barnet confirmed a huge coup in signing the former Barcelona & Ajax midfielder Edgar Davids as player & joint head coach alongside Mark Robson. In October Barnet recorded their first chiến hạ of the season with a bốn – 0 result against Northampton Town. [ tám ] Near the kết thúc of December, Barnet announced that Robson’s contract had been terminated, saying : ” It was felt that clarification was required regarding the coaching responsibilities at the club & bự this kết thúc it was agreed that Mark should leave with immediate effect. ” [ 9 ] This left Davids with sole responsibility for the club. [ 10 ] The nhóm were then relegated back Khủng the Conference on 27 April 2013, after finishing on 51 points ( the highest ever obtained by a nhóm relegated from League 2 ) và going xuống dốc due lớn an inferior goal difference phệ that of Dagenham và Redbridge, after a 2 – 0 loss lớn Northampton. [ 11 ]
Return Khủng the Conference ( 2013 – 2015 )
Barnet started the 2013 – 14 season in the Conference Premier. On 18 January năm trước, head coach Edgar Davids resigned from his role by mutual consent. [ 12 ] On 19 March năm trước, Martin Allen was appointed head coach on a contract running until the over of the năm trước – 15 season, marking the start of his fourth spell as manager. [ 13 ] At the over of the season, Barnet finished top of the Conference Premier & were promoted phệ League Two. [ 14 ]
In their first season back in the Football League, Martin Allen led the đội phệ a 15 th – place finish with a final kết thúc of season thắng away at Crawley Town with a finishing result of 3 – 0. [ 15 ] On một December 2016 Allen resigned from his post at Barnet lớn take up the job at Eastleigh. [ 16 ] Rossi Eames và Henry Newman were appointed joint interim head coach with Newman leaving three months later on 14 February 2017. [ 17 ] This was followed by the appointment of Kevin Nugent who only lasted two months with one chiến thắng in 11 games before being parting company with Barnet. [ 18 ] This left Eames in the caretaker position of coach until the kết thúc of the season with Barnet finishing in 15 th place two seasons in a row. On 19 May 2017 he was then appointed permanent head coach setting a hot nhất record making Eames the youngest manager at the age of 32. [ 19 ]In November of the 2017 – 18 season saw Mark McGhee appointed as their mới ra manager with Rossi Eames appointed head of player development. [ trăng tròn ] In January 2018 Barnet were sitting bottom of League Two và took the decision phệ move Mark McGhee mập the Technical Director position và appoint Graham Westley first đội coach. [ 21 ] Into March và still sitting at the bottom of the table, Barnet took the decision Khủng sack Graham Westley & reappoint Martin Allen for his fifth spell. It was also reported that Mark McGhee had left the club. [ 22 ] Allen turned Barnet fortunes around with five wins out of the next eight matches leaving it bự the last day of the season béo determine their fate. Barnet won their final match against Chesterfield but with Morecambe drawing leaving both teams on the same number of points, Barnet were subsequently relegated out of the league due lớn goal difference. [ 23 ] It was confirmed on 10 May that Allen had, once again, left the club. [ 24 ]
National League ( 2018 – present )
Following the departure of Allen, Barnet re-appointed John Still as their manager for the 2018 – 19 National League season. [ 25 ] On 28 December 2018, Still announced his retirement from management, two days after a một – 0 defeat mập Boreham Wood, with the club 15 th in the league. [ 26 ] Assistant Manager Darren Currie took temporary charge before eventually taking the job on a permanent basis, leading the club mập a 13 th – placed finish. In the 2018 – 19 FA Cup, Barnet, despite their status as a fifth-tier nhóm, managed béo progress into the fourth màn of the competition, winning against Bristol Rovers, Stockport County, & Sheffield United. [ 27 ]The 2020 – 21 season saw Barnet record their lowest league position for many years. They finished within the relegation zone of the National League, but were saved from dropping into the National League South due bự the abandonment of the 2020 – 21 National League North và South mid-season ( owing lớn the COVID-19 pandemic ). The team’s 2020 – 21 performance was greatly hampered by the club being badly affected by the pandemic during the first half of the season, và the closure of the club’s EFL – funded football academy at the kết thúc of the previous season. [ 28 ]
Barnet’s first stadium named Underhill was established in 1907 when the football club were named Barnet và Alston. This was arranged on 100 – year lease with Barnet Council. The first ever game at the ground was against another London club, namely Crystal Palace, which ended một – 0 mập Barnet. [ 29 ] Over the years notable matches at Underhill included a game in 1952 against Wycombe Wanderers which had the highest recorded attendance of 11,026 spectators. [ 29 ]The stadium’s capacity fluctuated end the years from all-standing bự the addition of an all-seater mainstand in 1964 béo a final capacity of 6,023. [ 29 ]With the lease ending in 2007 the Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous extended the lease with the council for a further 5 years. But by December 2011 Kleanthous became increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress from the council mập extend the original lease by another 125 years. With plans lớn build a mới ra stadium on the site continually rejected Kleanthous started bự look elsewhere lớn relocate Barnet, meaning the over of their stay at Underhill .Barnet’s final game at Underhill came on trăng tròn April 2013 against Wycombe Wanderers, which they won một – 0 in front of 6,000 spectators. [ 30 ]In July 2012 Harrow Council agreed the development of a mới nhất stadium called The Hive Stadium at the Prince Edward Playing Fields which the club can use for a period of up mập 10 years. [ 31 ] In February 2013, Barnet’s move bự the mới nhất ground was ratified by The Football League. [ 32 ]
On một August 2007, Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous announced that he had acquired a 44 – acre ( 180,000 mét vuông ) site in Harrow. The giảm giá would see Barnet contribute £ 6 million towards an £ 11 million development, which would include training facilities for Barnet’s first, reserve và ladies teams, as well as a 5,000 stadium for nearby Wealdstone. The kế hoạch also provides for a second, smaller ‘ green ‘ 1,000 capacity stadium, for ladies và youth football, as well as a centre of excellence & community use facilities. [ 33 ]After a quiet 10 months, an announcement was made on 23 May 2008, which confirmed the plans for the first phase of the development. Costing £ ba million, the works included two đầy đủ kích thước FIFA approved ba rd Generation artificial pitches, senior và youth pitches, oto & coach parking, changing facilities for 14 teams, as well as a reception & cà phê area. The work would ‘ provide some of the best training & community use facilities in the country ‘ [ 34 ] ending Barnet’s nomadic existence in tìm kiếm of areas in which mập train. Work began in the Autumn of 2008, once the Football Foundation provided £ một million of funding. Harrow Borough Council also provided £ 750,000 towards the cost of the project. [ 35 ]Worryingly for Wealdstone supporters, the first phases of plans did not include any mention of providing the stadium initially proposed. Wealdstone made a statement after the first phase plans were announced, insisting that the intention still remains lớn play at PEPF, và that talks were ongoing, although any giảm giá would have Khủng be right for Wealdstone. [ 36 ]In April 2009, a delegation from the Barnet Football Club Supporters Association ( BFCSA ) visited the site và interviewed the man overseeing the construction và continued development, Paul Fairclough. A video made during the tour shows the work being carried out, throwing up some mới nhất, previously unknown information about the site, such as the construction of a swimming pool và Jacuzzi, và the fact that Highbury’s floodlights were currently being stored there ! [ 37 ] The interview was particularly revealing, indicating that the development is in the first of four planned stages ( suggesting a stadium for Wealdstone is still a possibility ), that there were hopes lớn have the England senior nhóm hold training camps there, và that the proposed centre of excellence would cost £ 250,000 per year lớn run. There was also some indication of how Barnet could financially exploit the site, và attain a degree of self-sufficiency, as they were in the process of doing a khuyến mãi with an organisation béo rent out the astro turf pitches for £ 30,000 for one year. [ 38 ] In addition, up Khủng £ 180,000 per year is available mập Football League clubs béo run their youth systems. [ 39 ] In May 2009, it was reported that Harrow Borough và Wealdstone are in negotiation with Barnet Khủng use the training facilities. [ 40 ] The training ground is known as ” The Hive ” và was opened by Fabio Capello & Trevor Brooking on 15 December 2009. [ 41 ] Since then, major teams visiting London, such as then-Premier League club Hull City, Italian side Parma, French side AS Monaco và the Egyptian, Brazilian, Chilean và German National Squads, have made use of the training facilities .
The Hive Stadium in April năm nay
Club crest và nickname
The club’s current crest was designed in the 1950 s & contains the green hill of High Barnet và the red rose, Trắng rose và crossed swords representing the 1471 Battle of Barnet, a pivotal battle in the Wars of the Roses. The badge was designed by Sidney Robert Price who was the chairman of the club at the phút giây .The club’s nickname of ” The Bees “, reflected in their amber và Đen shirts, is likely lớn have come from the location of apiaries close béo the Underhill ground in the early years of the trăng tròn th century. [ 42 ] Coincidentally, this nickname is similar phệ those of two of Barnet’s neighbours, Watford ( ” The Hornets ” ) & Brentford ( also ” The Bees ” ) .
Traditionally, the club’s main local rivals were Enfield. The two clubs were amongst the biggest in Non-League during the 1980s and matches between them were fiercely contested. Enfield suffered numerous off-field problems and the original club has since ceased to exist and reformed as Enfield 1893 F.C. in 2007, suffering a split in the past in 2001 after the formation of the breakaway club Enfield Town. As such, the last clash with the original club was in 1991, in the FA Cup, a match which Barnet won 4–1.
Other local rivals include Stevenage, Wealdstone, Brentford và Boreham Wood. Barnet have also had a long-lasting friendly rivalry with their ” big neighbours ” Arsenal, with whom they regularly had pre-season friendlies for several seasons .
- As of 23 March 2023
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- As of 9 July 2021.
- Chairman: Anthony Kleanthous
- Manager: Dean Brennan
- Assistant coach: John Dreyer
- Head of Performance: Georges Berthonneau
- Academy manager:
- First-team physio: Daniel Cluett
- Goalkeeping coach:
- Club Doctor: Dr Christian Kleanthous
- Head of recruitment – North: Michael Cairney
- Head of recruitment – South: Kirk Rayment
- Performance analyst: Danny Hutchins
- Team Logistics Manager:
- Kit Man :
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