Over 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
manager at the Den is Lions legend Neil Harris. He is the club's all
time record goalscorer. He had spells at Nottingham Forest,
Gillingham and Southend Utd. After a period as coachHarris
took the caretaker reins following the dismissal ofIan
March 2015 and was confirmed as permanent Manager on 29 April 2015.
Directions by Road
The Den is perhaps one of the easiest grounds in the country to get
to by car but finding parking is a different proposition. The most
straightforward way is M25 junction 2 and follow the A2 into London,
The road basically passes the ground if you stay on it! When you
reach New Cross station stay right towards Westminster.
above. Street parking is available in the estates opposite the ground
but they come at a premium.
Bermondsey Railway Station is only a few minutes walk from the
ground. There is a direct walkway specifically built for away fans
which takes you directly to the away end and back to the station
are also two London Underground stations in the area, Surrey Quays &
New Cross Gate, which are both on the East London Line. They are
about 15-20 minutes walk away from the ground.
and Drinking Locally
close to the ground are home fan strong holds however the bar behind
the away section serves alcohol and a good range of hot food.
pubs in the are to be found at London Bridge and Borough. The
Shipwright Arms on Tooley Street, the Barrow Boy and Banker on
Borough High Street and the Reckless Recommendation the Market Porter on Stoney Street – doesn't get much better for and old
Club moved the relatively short distance to then was called the New
Den after leaving their original Den ground which was their home for
83 years. This was first new major football ground to be constructed
in London since before the Second World War. The stadium is made up
of four separate two-tiered stands. The Barry Kitchener Stand is the
main stand and opposite sits the Dockers Stand which is slightly
different having a row of executive boxes running across its middle.
fans are located at one end of the ground in the North Stand (usually
in the upper tier only). Around 4,000 away fans can be accommodated
in this end – should be enough!
Stand: Adults £26, Over 60's £17, Under 16's £13, Under 12's
Meetings and Memories
have met only once before and that was in the Johnstone Paint Trophy
in September 2009 at Underhill. Goals from Ismail Yakubu and Jake
Hyde were the features of a 2-0 win in front of just over 1,600.
books can be filled with such illustrious names as, singer Steve
Harley (of Cockney Rebel), Wrestler Mick McManus, Hollywood actor
Gary Oldman and “bouncing bomb” inventor Sir Barnes Wallis are
all associated with the surrounding area and probably had season
tickets at the old Den.