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Barnet F.C - Underhill to 'King of The Hill'

Started on 19 May 2012 by PerryH90
Latest Reply on 22 May 2012 by PerryH90
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Wow.. This is really goood so far.. and i'm really enjoying., you adding personas to the people at the club and story value to this game! Keep it up.. Top man
#52496 Tom_BcFC : When I managed Barnet I found Darren Dennehy to be my most prized asset in Leagues 1 & 2, he was just your average goalscoring centre back, didn't miss a header from a corner for me! Also an absolute brick wall at the back too...

I found so far that Dennehy, Kamdjo, Marshall, Kabba, McLeod and Brill are my stars so far... I'm not too knowledgeable in these leagues but they are doing the jobs for me.

Anyone else I should note?

#52500 NickSFC : Wow.. This is really goood so far.. and i'm really enjoying., you adding personas to the people at the club and story value to this game! Keep it up.. Top man

Thanks, I've been reading some stories over the past months and wondered how I could differ and hopefully add an extra dimension to the game.

As a reader is there anything more you would like to see from a story?

Thank you both for your input, more to come shortly!

Barnet Through to Quarter Final of JPT!


As I sat in what was ‘my part’ of the changing room I couldn’t help but feel almost vindicated by the non-reaction I got after my outburst to the Chairman. I won that round, but there would be many more to follow.
I looked around the changing room and there was a buzz about the place, everyone was laughing and joking, the atmosphere was great but we had a job at hand. I took the centre of the room and commanded the attention of everyone.

“Lads, we have a tough task tonight. In 30 minutes we go out against them [Gillingham], they’re not gonna roll over for us! If we are going through to the next round we have to play like we deserve to be here, like we have been already! You are all capable of it, no-one thinks we can do it, the media, the other teams… But we do! Better yet, we know! I know! The fans know! And each and everyone one of you know we can win tonight! I have faith in each and every one of you…”

With that I left for the touchline, my watch read 19:37 when the lads emerged from the tunnel. Each and every face looked focused; they knew what they had to do.

19:45 – Kick-Off (1st Half)

The first half was ours, we controlled most of the possession and had a few opportunities, none of them clear-cut but we were all over them. They had one or two chances but nothing to complain or shout about.

Just like that the first half was over.

20:33 – Half-Time

“Brilliant, that was a great half, for us! Keep believing and playing as you are and the result will come!”

And with that I was on the touchline again and left them to collect their thoughts.

20:45 – Kick-Off (2nd Half)

I felt slightly tense, not much was happening. The best chance was McLeod running at the ‘keeper but took a heavy touch and their ‘keeper collected easily. Then it happened, Gillinghams Jack Payne was injured, he’d been their rock in the centre of the pitch, and in unfortunate circumstances he was gone.

21:22 (82mins)

Holmes held the ball in midfield, played it to Byrne then in a second played a defence splitting past, McLeod was one on one, he jinked left and GOAL!

“YES! GET IN!” I screamed, McLeod put us in the lead, we deserved it!

21:28 (89mins)

My heart sank, they just levelled thanks to a volley by Ford, when I saw the saving grace, the red & yellow chequered flag waved high by the linesman, we were safe, for now…

I checked my watch, 21:32, the final whistle blew, we proved all the pundits wrong!

My boys deserved it!

October Round-Up

October’s over and Barnet find themselves 3rd in the Npower League 2 table, picking up 8 points out of a possible 15 after their JPT heroics against Gillingham and have earned a Quarter Final tie at home to Bristol Rovers.

The Bees felt hard done by after a valiant effort sees Northampton steal the 3 points with a last minute goal, despite claims of offside.

Their next game saw them win 2-1 thanks to goals from Kamdjo and McLeod in a dominating performance over Plymouth.

Aldershot looked set to take the 3 points against Barnet but a Mark Marshall brace, rounded off in fantastic style in the dying moments of the game sees The Bees claw a point back despite being outplayed most of the game.

Crawley must be mad at themselves for letting Barnet take their chances as everyone tipped Crawley to crush The Bees, but a brilliant display left Barnet buzzing.

Paolo Di Canio and his Swindon team will still be reeling after letting their lead slip into yet another goal-glut involving Barnet, but Hales will be delighted will his teams comeback.

Barnet take on Macclesfield at home in their next game before their Quarter Final tie with Bristol Rovers, with everyone around the club excited for what surprises Hales can pull up next.

Board Meeting

After last month’s events I was sitting there in anticipation, the room smelling less like his nasty aftershave and more of a sensual perfume that stroked my nostrils. Then she arrived…

“Mr. Hales?” his PA asked, she stood there holding a letter.

I looked up, trying to hold my mouth in place, she was beautiful, her blonde curls resting on her shoulders, her top shirt button undone ever so slightly revealing her cleavage. Her hips curved out with the skirt which ended just above her knees, her slender legs stroking their way into her black heels. This wasn’t Kleanthous’ PA, I thought to myself. She looked more like an advert for an Armani perfume, and she sure as hell smelled like one.

“Mr. Kleanthous left this for you, he had to cancel the meeting” She stretched the letter out to me.

“Thanks…” I said as I took the letter from her, and as I turned to leave she stroked down my forearm and placed something in my hand.

“And this is from me…” and with that she gave a soft wink and turned away back to her desk.

I walked away, unsure as to what just happened.

Was that the sarcastic bitch from last month!? I looked into my hand, she gave me her number. The paper was ripped off a letter as part of the Barnet crest was at the top.

I cleared my head, I had business to attend. Why didn’t Kleanthous show? I opened the letter and there was only two lines of text.

Third in the league and lost £40K
Fix this or else!


Dennehy Inspires Barnet Win

Darren Dennehy provided the goods to secure a win for Barnet with a great all round performance.

The Barnet centre-back looked great in defence and certainly up front as he nodded in from close range to double Barnets lead. Ricky Holmes was the man to set off the scoring by turning in Marshalls cross, Marshall then got a second assist when he crossed in for Mark Byrne to slot in four minutes from time to earn Barnet a valuable three points and send them to 2nd spot!

Their next game sees them host Bristol Rovers in the JPT Quarter Final, the previous encounter between the two ended goal-less but the next one will see goals even if only form the spot!

Barnet Reach JPT Semi-Final!

Barnet secure a spot in the JPT semi-finals after a brilliant comeback to beat Bristol Rovers 2 – 1.

Sam Deering put the hosts in the lead with a towering header but was judged to have pushed Bristol full-back Woodards in the process, replays later show he took a dive! After costing Barnet a goal Woodards went on to set up Eliot Richards to put Bristol Rovers ahead on the brink of half-time.

Apparently, Barnet manager Hales’ outrage was heard from the touchline, but whatever was said hit the spot as the unthinkable followed.

Mark Marshall broke away from the defensive line to smash one past the Rovers ‘keeper and level the score.
Barnet then pilled on more pressure until at the death, with 94 minutes on the clock Barnet goal scorer Marshall turned provider with a pinpoint cross to Sam Deering to make up for the goal that eluded him earlier and sent Barnet through.

Barnet now face League 1 side Yeovil in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Busy Bees Buzz Past Yeovil

In what can only be described as a superb performance Barnet shock everyone and knock out Yeovil 3 – 0 and advance to the Second Round of the FA Cup.

Barnet were off to a flyer when Holmes crossed for Kabba to slot home from close range. They then had to withstand heavy Yeovil pressure but with Kamdjo playing the way he did that wasn’t a problem.

Kamdjo started the 2nd goal with a headed clearance to Kabba who broke into the Yeovil box and switched for Deering, until Byrne smashed in from close range to finish the rout.

The Bees Come Unstuck

Barnet lose after a run of good form after Port Vale snatch a win thanks to a poor defensive display.

Michael Richardson capitalized on a poor clearance for the visitors and slotted in two yards out to put Port Vale in the lead, soon after Marshall smashed an equaliser for Barnet. Unfortunately for Barnet it wasn’t enough when another lapse in concentration by the defence saw Marc Richards slot a second in for Port Vale and win the game.

Barnet Scrape Draw

In one of the few games Barnet have actually been favourites to win, they fail to take the spoils and were fortunate to grab one point.

After a stalemate of a first half Oxford took the lead with a well struck effort from Philliskirk cannoning off the post before Jordan Obita rounded the ‘keeper to salvage a point for the Bees.

Despite the recent results Barnet still find themselves 2nd in the league.

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