Linvoy was perhaps the finest centre back to wear Amber and Black over the last 20 years We were fortunate to witness his early development as a player before he successfully made the step up to Premiership level with Portsmouth in 2000.
Chairman Stan Flashman allegedly sacked him 19 times, he cleared the pitch of frost on Christmas morning and paid the players wages from the fruit machines in the social club. The simple fact is that Barry made a few contributions towards our club’s history.....oh yeah and he got us promoted to the Football League.
Sadly there are going to be some players in these features, including some that literally dug the foundations of Barnet Football Club, who are not with us anymore but next in the spotlight are two gentlemen from days long past whose names are synonymous with the great history of our club
The next in the spotlight is a player who put back bone into the team and who played in almost every position during his twelve years at the club. He also proved the myth that you can have blood the colour of your club.
The next in the spotlight is a richly talented midfielder, oozing class with a great touch and vision – “What was he doing at Underhill on a pitch resembling Hackney Marshes then?” - BFC Captain Edwin Stein.
In the spotlight is a very special gentleman who was “The Guvner” throughout the 1950's at Underhill. A legend in the amateur game and perhaps the best centre half in England never to turn Professional. He is one of the players that are the foundation stones for our football club.
In the spotlight is someone who scored goals at Underhill in the 1960's and 70's with nonchalant ease and is the main reason for me changing my allegiance from Finchley FC to Barnet FC as wee lad and I am very proud to say that over the last ten years we have become firm friends. Therefore I make no apologies for this article being ornamented with personal admiration for a certain Leslie Eason.
In the spotlight is a goalkeeper who I can state without fear of contradiction is the favourite Barnet player of all time of literately hundreds of Bees supporters and a gentleman who I am privileged to call a close friend”.
SOUTHPORT v BARNET
Skrill Premier League
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Kick Off 7.45 pm
Stadium: Merseyrail Community Stadium Haig Avenue Southport PR8 6JZ
Telephone: 01704 533422
Club Colours: Yellow and Black
Nickname: The Sandgrounders
Official Website: www.southportfc.net
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v BARNET
Skrill Premier League
Saturday 29th March 2014
Kick Off 3.00pm
Stadium: The Abbey Stadium Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8LN
Telephone: (01223) 566 500
Club Colours: Amber and Black
Nickname: The U’s