After 20 years of writing about my club in Barnet matchday programmes, which sold to about 500 souls on a good day, now with this Blog Site everyone can read my ramblings, memories, interviews, experiences, features, guides to away grounds and pure love of everything Barnet Football Club. Enjoy and digest and tell your friends.
Reckless - Potters Bar March 2014.
Oh Yes, thank you to"Al" without whom.......that is all
Brian Reid is the current Manager and took over in April 2014.
Defender Reid spent the majority of his career in the lower leagues
in Scotland with Greenock Morton, Dunfermline and Q of the South but
played for Burnley and Blackpool too.
Brian Reid joins Nuneaton
Directions by Road
and then M6 to junction 3 and take the A444
towards Nuneaton.Continue towards the
town centre afterpassing
your left. On reaching a roundabout turn right at 2ndexit
onto Avenue Road A254. Continue along this road going across one
roundabout (the road becomes Eastborough Road although still the
A254) over the railway lines and then a second roundabout (with the
Crows Nest pub on your right). At the next roundabout turn left
Nuneaton RFC/Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn right
into Liberty Wayforthe
is car parking available at the ground for £2.00 but this is
limited. The Industrial estate opposite also offers the same deal.
Railway Station is about a 30 minutes walk from the ground, gotta be
a cab ride, made for sharing. The station is served by trains from
and Drinking Locally
Crows Nest on Crowhill Way is the nearest pub to the ground and is a
good 10 minute walk away. The Acorn is another safe
bet. Although the Football Club does have a Bar, it is not available to away fans. The adjacent Rugby Club has its own
Clubhouse which can be accessed from the Liberty Way car park and
welcomes away fans.
Why did the Liberty snack bars throw lots of pies away last week.
Answer: Because there was Nuneaton.
2007 Nuneaton Borough moved to this new home after spending
90 years at their former Manor Park home. The Club went into
liquidation in 2008 and were subsequently reformed as Nuneaton Town.
ground has a fairly basic lay out with a main stand that holds a
shade over 500. The remainder of the round is terracing with two
small covered areas at both ends, very similar to the Hive in fact.
The Loans 2 Go Stand will be our home and holds up to 1,000. Opposite
the main stand is a shallow uncovered terrace bringing the capacity
to around 4,500.
Loans To Go Stand
£14 Under 17's £3. Transfer to seating additional £2.00
Meetings and Memories
seasons visit in April 2014 featured a winning goal from loanee
defender Valentin Gjokaj.
have pitted our wits against the original Nuneaton Borough dozens of
times since the mid sixties, the highlights? A vital 2-0 (Tony O'Hare
and George Cleary) win away in the Southern League Premier in April
1979 which started an end of season mini run of five wins and two
draws in nine games which effectively won the club a place in the
newly formed Alliance Premier League by finishing 13th. A
fine 4-1 win at Underhill in September 1986 which featured a
brilliant Steve Mahoney hatrick and a stunning Ben Strevens scoring a
hatrick within the first 15 minutes in the 3-2 win at Borough in
Tony O Hare
George Elliot (Mary Ann Evans) lived in Nuneaton as did Larry Grayson
the camp comic. Olympic athlete Tessa Sanderson lived just a javelin
throw away from the old Manor Park ground. English social activist
Mary Whitehouse was born here while rock chick and actress Patsy
Kensit supports Nuneaton. Nuneaton town centre allegedly presented us
with the world’s first ever outdoor condom machine, so now you
know, tell your Mates!