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
Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage Hertfordshire SG2 8RH
743322 or 01438 223223
Colours Red and White
Paul Sheringham MBE is the current manager at Broadhall Way. A Striker
capped 51 times as a full International for England he started his
career at Millwall and also played at Nottm Forest, Spurs, Manchester
Utd, Portsmouth, West Ham and Colchester before retiring in 2008 aged
42. He joined Stevenage in May 2015 and this is is first taste of
He won a Champions League medal while at United
and was voted PFA Player of the Year in 2001.
to the Ground
North to junction 7 Novotel Roundabout. Turn right towards Stevenage
South (A602). Go straight over the first roundabout. Follow the A602
and Broadhall Way is then straight ahead. On your right is the
is a very large free car park on the left hand side of the road
directly opposite the ground. (Careful crossing the road everybody!).
by Train The
nearest station to the ground is Stevenage which is about one mile
away from the ground. The Arriva No 5 from the nearby Bus Station
takes ten minutes.
and Drinking Locally
Standard Bearer the local Wetherspoons outlet can be found in the Bus
Station. Our Mutual Friend is easily the best pub in the area and can
be found on Broadwater Crescent, a 10-15 minute walk from the ground
– decent Ruby Murray bar meal if you get there early enough to
order as it gets busy. The Roebuck on London Road is another good
option and is also about a 10-15 walk away. Both served decent sales
and food. The local Retail park offers a Harvester, Pizza Hut and
numerous of those awful ghastly take away franchises.
main stand runs the full length of the west touchline. The majority
of Stevenage fans prefer to congregate on the East Terrace opposite.
It also runs the full length of the pitch and is covered at the back.
Barnet fans will be given the covered all seating area behind the
goal the South Stand which has room for around 1,400. The turnstiles
can be found adjacent to the Broadhall Suite social club. To the left
of the main stand is the partially covered North Terrace which is the
only area of the ground which is under developed at present. Capacity
is a shade over 7,000.
South Stand Away Seating
£22.00 Concession £19.00 Under 16's £10.00
Meetings and Memories
last visit was in the Herts Senior Cup a couple of seasons ago when
we lost 0-5 but the last League visit was in January 2011 when nearly
4,00 witnessed a 4-2 win for Stevenage, Izale McLeod and Mark
Marshall were on target for the Bees.
splendid photograph that sat on the wall of the Durham Suite at
Underhill basically explained Saturday September 9th 2003. With the
team 1-0 down injured and substituted Capt. Marvel Ian Hendon was
dispatched by Martin Allen to join the Bees army behind the goal who
were instantly lifted. It led to Peter Beadles’ lethal finish and a
Grazioli winner and the scenes were something to behold. My first
visit was in 1975 in the Southern League Division 1 North but that
was in Black and White!
Watch and Other Info
were originally known as Stevenage Town and then Athletic and when
that club went bankrupt in 1976 the new club was formed. They were
promoted to the Conference by winning the old Isthmian/Diadora
Premier League in 1993/94 pipping Enfailed to the title - well done!
. They became Stevenage Borough before reinventing themselves. A
stunning piece of trivia is that Stevenage can be reached via two
junctions of the A1 - 7 or 8. I have three cousins and an Uncle
living in Stevenage who have become life long Stevenage fans but only
when they play Barnet!
Wilde the singing sensation of the late 1950’s and early 60’s was
born in Stevenage. His daughter Kim (We’re The Kids In America)
probably wasn’t born in Stevenage - but she was less of a singer
and more of a sensation!
Kim Wilde Yeah
If you decide to travel to Broadhall way
via the country route, i.e. the B197 via Knebworth, then I advise you
to leave your precious valuables at home. In the 1730’s the stretch
of road between Woolmer Green and Knebworth was a haunt of Dick
Turpin the infamous highway robber. Many a London bound coach was
told to stand and deliver. I must confess I always thought Dick was a
Geordie as he was (a in a Geordie accent) “Ha Way Man”.
Dick Turpin probably - Stand and Deliver - these are loaded!
0/10 - Under no circumstances do you stay in Stevenage unless
a) you are visiting on business from over 200 miles away and the
journey home is not feasible due to bad weather, illness, more
business or your car has been stolen or b) you live there.