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
Danny Cowley is a former Hornchurch and Brentwood Town player.
Directions by Road:
the M25 junction 30 take the A13 signposted Southend. At the junction
with the A130 pick up signs for Canvey Island. This becomes the
Canvey Road and then Long Road. When you spy the old King Canute Pub - now being redeveloped into a Gym or something - look
out for Thorney Bay Road (4th
on the right) then third right into Thames Road for the ground and
car park on the left.
is plenty of parking at the ground adjacent to the ground.
nearest station to the ground is Benfleet and frankly the easiest
route to ground is taxi or a goodly 40 minute walk.
The supporters coach will
leave the Hive at 11.30am with earlier pick up points at Potters Bar
Station. Barnet (3 separate places), Whetstone and Edgware starting
at 10.30am. The price is £20.00 return.
For further information call the ticket office 020 8381 3800 and select option 2.
and Drinking Locally:
ground is pretty much in the middle of nowhere and very little is on
Village Fish Bar has been recommended by my spies as the best in the
district. You will find it at 348
Long Rd, Canvey Island SS8 0JU
clubhouse at the ground will welcome us with open arms and good old
play in the Vanarama Conference South Division and the stadium more
than copes with the demand at this level with a small main stand and
plenty of sturdy terracing.
The ground is fairly tucked away and
Canvey Island FC is literally on the door step of Rangers so do not
be fooled into asking simply for the football ground from the locals
as you will inevitably arrive at CIFC!
was a regular holiday haunt of North London families when I was a kid
and a mid 1960’s Mod and Rocker filled August Bank Holiday weekend
for the Reckless family (I was about 5) was a treat when my dad hired
a caravan close to the beach. My Granddad Tom took me to Hospital in
his Austin Westminster as I nearly chopped my big toe off with my
beach spade - oh you mean football memories? Oh well- the Bees beat
Rangers 3-0 in the only previous meeting in October 2013 in an FA Cup
4th Qualifying Round tie at the Hive. Danny Lopez with two and Keanu
Marsh-Brown grabbed the goals in front of 1,373
Milky Bar Kid number 2 was born in Canvey although I always thought
that Jeff Searle played all 3 of them.
Alison Moyet supports
Southend but was born raand the corner and daarn the road a bit from
the graand. Legendary rock band Dr Feelgood originate from here too.