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
born midfielder Richard Hill has been Manager at Eastleigh since
September 2012. A playing career at Northampton Town and Oxford
United was ended by a knee injury in 1989. He has been Assistant
Manager at Aston Villa under Brian Little and QPR under John Gregory.
He has also coached the Ethiopian national team.
Directions by Road
M3 and onto the M27 signposted Portsmouth and exit at Junction 5
signposted Eastleigh. Rather confusingly you will see the stadium to
your left but continue on as there is no left turn into Stoneham Lane
from this direction. When you reach a roundabout go back on your self
as if to the M27 again and when you reach the Concorde Club on your
left turn right into Stoneham Lane for the ground.
is a good sized car park at the ground which holds 500 cars, which is
by Train and Plane.
closest station to the stadium is Southampton Airport Parkway, which
about a 20 minute walk to the ground. Southampton Airport
Parkway station is served by trains from London Waterloo. South West
Trains are offering a brilliant special offer on their trains at the
moment check check here for a train from Waterloo – Eastleigh for
£15.00 return and £7.00 for kids. http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/
Eastleigh Bus Station you can catch the Blue Star No.2 service
towards Southampton City Centre, which passes near to the stadium.
Airport is very close and will accept private jets by appointment.
supporters coach will leave the Hive at 10 am with earlier pick up
points at Potters Bar Station, Barnet (3 separate places), Whetstone
and Edgware starting at 9 am. The price is £23.00 return.
and Drinking Locally
Supporters Bar at the ground is called the Spitfire and away fans are
made welcome. Another option is the Concorde ClubStoneham
Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HQjust
north of the ground. Otherwise the Cricketers on Chestnut Avenue is
the only other watering hole close by.
Eastleigh Station is the local Wetherspoons outlet called the Wagon
stadium has a capacity of around 4,500 with 2,600 seats and has had a
major facelift in the last 18 months.
Grandstand holds 370 and sits astride the half way line. Opposite is
the covered East Terrace which runs the full length of the pitch.
Behind the North Goal is another area of covered terracing which is
the home fans strong hold while our home for the afternoon will be
the quietly impressive South or Silverlake Stand which is all seated.
Concessions £7.50 Under 16's £4
Meetings and Memories
have only ever played Eastleigh once and that was earlier this season
when a on loan Sam “Bob” Hoskins goal was enough in a 1-0 win.
Bob Hoskins at Barnet
Is this your Father?
is the home of the hit record! Comedian Benny Hill lived and worked
here and his early job as a Milkman inspired his Number 1 hit record
in 1970 “Ernie”. Someone who I actually met during my days in a
Music Publisher was Heinz Burt, bass player in the group the
Tornadoes who had a Number 1 hit with “Telstar” in 1962 He also
had a top 10 hit with “Just Like Eddie” in 1963.