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
Ferguson was appointed Manager at Doncaster in October 2015
had previous experience at Preston North End and Peterborough Utd. As
a player he played under his Father at Manchester United, the
Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sparta Rotterdam, Wrexham and Peterborough
before retiring from playing in 2008.
Directions by Road
M18 is accessible from the A1 (M) Junction 35 or the MI Junction 32. Leave
the M18 at its Junction 3 and pick up the A6182 (Doncaster) The
ground is very well signposted and only a couple of miles away from
this point. At the Lakeside Pub turn left into White Rose way. To
your right is the Lakeside Shopping Centre and the ground is directly
behind this. Turn right into the Industrial Area to find the
stadium has room for 1,000 cars if you arrive early enough, the cost
is £5.00. Beware the time delay in exiting the car parks after the
a number of firms on the nearby industrial park, offer matchday
parking at around £3.00-£4.00 per vehicle.
station is direct from Kings Cross and a mid-morning train should
take under 2 hours. The ground is best served by taxi as a 30 minute
and Drinking Locally
Cask Corner on Cleveland Street is the best bet near to the station
with a great range of beers I am told although they do not serve
food. Around the ground there is a Beefeater Outlet and a bar at the
Bowling Alley but that's about it. The Social club does allow
visiting supporters but again no food on offer until inside when the
normal football fayre of burgers, pies and chips sometimes smell
rather inviting. Best for last and worth a little detour pre match if
you can. Whitby's The
Old Fire Station, Leicester Ave, Doncaster DN2 6DR
Sit down Fish and Chips at its best, my dear departed friend Donny
Gaz's second home, he always raved about it.
Note the Mush and the Tartar is SEPARATED!!!!!
old Belle Vue ground was like watching football in the 1960's the
ground had hardly changed. Big terraces and a creaking old main
stand. This stadium with its capacity of just over 15,000 opened in
2007 and what we can call extremely efficient for watching football
without much character, but that is the way with so many stadiums in
Century. The West Stand contains the tunnel and dressing rooms
opposite is the Doncaster success Stand which has executive boxes
while both end are identical with the North end allocated to visitors
£20.00, Concessions £16.00 Young Persons (17-20) £12.00 Juniors
(12-16) £8.00 Under 11's £5.00 – Pay on the day.
Meetings and Memories
best visits to Doncaster (at the old ground) were in a Division 3
game in 1998 when Mike Basham and Scott McGleish scored in a 2-0 win
and in the conference Season 2001 we came home with 3 points in a 3-2
win, goals from Lee Flynn (2) and Wayne Purser. This is our first
visit to the Keepmoat Stadium.
list of famous residents and ex residents is as impressive and as
varied as anywhere in Britain.
War 2 flying hero Douglas Barder, who had both legs amputated yet
still made it back to the NAAFI for Egg Bacon and lashings of ginger
beer, was born in Doncaster. The groin tingling 1960’s leather clad
actress Dame Diana Rigg who could have ‘Avenged’ me anytime but
ended up a Mrs James Bond was also from these parts. The big voiced
acting beard of Brian Blessed, the syrupy singing of Lesley Garrett,
the voice of Marilion Steve ‘H’ Hogarth,