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
Westley is the current Manager at Newport taking over from Warren
Feeney just last week – so we meet again Graham, “Destiny Will
Always Take Over” you once said! Striker Graham was a Bee signed by
Barry Fry for 3 games in 1987 and had a playing career mainly in the
Non League notably for Enfailed, Wycombe, Kingstonian and Harrow
Borough. He was only 28 when he first managed at Kingstonian, had
three spells at Stevenage as well as Enfailed, Farnborough, Rushton and Diamonds,
Peterborough and Preston NE.
Directions by Road
directions courtesy of NCFC. Exit M4 at Junction 25. Take first exit
from roundabout (Heidenheim Way). Take 1st
exit from flyover. Take 2nd
exit from next roundabout. At next roundabout turn left over River
Usk and at the traffic lights bear right into Chepstow Road. Turn
right into Corporation Road and then left into Grafton Road -Rodney
Parade will be on your left.
town centre is only a 15 minute walk away where numerous pay and
displays can be found. The local streets are restricted although
those arriving early will be able to find spaces.
Train from London Paddington will take around 2 ½ hours. Newport
Station is a short walk away from the stadium via Queensway Road and
the Bridge over the river into Rodney Parade. Getting back via this
route on the same evening will be virtually impossible however.
and Drinking Locally
consensus is the Lamb on Bridge Street to be the best bet for a good
pint and bar food. The Queens Hotel is near to the station and is a
Wetherspoon outlet. However the away bar in the Bisley away stand is
excellent and will offer all you will really need pre match.
Inside The Lamb
club moved to Rodney Parade in 2012 which is on the East bank of the
River Usk. The Bisley Stand on one side, built in 2011, seats just
over 2,500 and has a row of executive boxes. Opposite is the Hazell
Stand which has seating and a small terrace in front.
the right is the Town End which is a home fans stronghold Terrace, to
the right is the South Stand, which is a mall temporary stand of
seating. To its left is the pyramid shaped dressing rooms where the
players come onto the pitch. You can see that the ground was designed
for Rugby with large spaces behind each goal. The ground is shared
with The Newport Dragons Rugby Club.
home for the day will be section of segregated seating in the Bisley
£19, Concessions £15, Under 16's £9
Meetings and Memories
game started in September of this season was postponed at half time
due to a waterlogged pitch with the Bees leading 1-0 through John
visit in March 2016 saw the Bees win comfortably 3-0 with goals from
Andy Yiadom, Mark Randall and that man again John Akinde.
then.....This Newport is a reformed club evolving from the club that
unfortunately went out of business in 1989. We have played Newport
County three times in our history amassing 19 goals and conceding
just three. In the FA tie in November 1970 a 6-1 victory is to this
day the joint highest non league club score over a Football League
club in the competition. Ricky George scored a hatrick that afternoon
at Underhill. In the GM Conference an extremely one sided affair at
Somerton Park in September 1988 the Bees crushed their
Gary Abbott about to flick it on towards God
The return at Underhill in the
New Year finished 4-1. County's records were expunged in the February
and the Bees lost 6 points and a serious goal difference. John
Still's Maidstone United won the title by a country mile anyway, but
we won the Club Call Cup!
of my Boyhood heroes Johnny Morris was born here – he fronted the
TV show Animal Magic and narrated Tales of the River Bank.
winning actor Michael Sheen is also from these parts. “Two of our
own” Lee Harrison and Ismail Yakubu have both been associated with
Newport County. Lee lived there for a year when he was Caretaker
Manager in 2011, while Ismail made close to 150 appearances before
moving to Woking.