A luverly jubberly cockney cavalcade for your autograph books! Jonathan Woss, Graham Gooch, Fanny Craddock, Alfred Hitchcock, David Bailey and Angela Landsbury all are associated with the area. Comedian Bob Mills and musician Andrew Lloyd Webber are regular visitors to the ground as is one my best customers Nick Sonenfeld and his family.
An overnight stay in London E10?. You are having a laugh!
Overnight Stay Factor
Our last visit was way back in February 2006 when nearly 5,000 witnessed a 0-0 draw. On the brighter side of life two Division 3 away games stand out – firstly a fantastic 3-3 draw in 1996, the Bees goals coming from Sean Devine 2 and Lee Hodges and secondly the following year when a very rare Linvoy Primus goal won it for Barnet in front of over 4,000 spectators. However the best is left to last as is customary. A majestic two goal Dougie Freedman performance and two quality finishes by Mark Cooper doesn’t even get close to telling the whole story of the 1994 1st round 1st leg Coca Cola Cup tie at Underhill, it ranks as one of the greatest ever performances by a Barnet team in my opinion.
Our Last Meeting & Memories
Normal matchday prices are – Adults seating £25.00 Concessions £16.00. There will almost certainly be special rates for this game but I have no info as yet – sorry!
West Ham Utd are the nearest club to Brisbane Road but Brighton and Southend also get the temperatures racing.
The ground has had a major facelift in the last decade and since our first visit in the League in September 1993 the only part still basically unaltered is the main East Stand. It was allegedly purchased from Mitcham Greyhound Stadium, was erected in 1956 and holds around 3,500. Notice the splendid centre roof gable which allegedly once held the dog track photo finish equipment. To its left is the Tommy Johnson South Stand which seats around 1,400 and this replaced the original open away terrace. Opposite the main stand is obviously the latest edition to the Matchroom Stadium, the West Stand. It replaced the original stand which originally was a popular covered terrace and which was made all-seated in the 1990’s. The new structure started life in September 2004 and was completed in July 2005. It is as it appears, an office block with a skirt of seating for 2,800 offers fantastic corporate facilities but is a perfect example of us saying goodbye to football ground character and welcome efficiency with commerce. The Baskin and Robbins Family stand completes the picture and resembles the South Stand (West Bank) at Underhill. Visiting supporters will be located in the south wing of the East Stand.
The Ground Description
The Coach & Horses is the closest pub to the ground on the corner of The High Road and Balmoral Road. Away fans are welcome as they are in the Oliver Twist, my personal favourite which is a very small pub in Oliver Road. The social club allows visiting fans in reasonable numbers and a charge of £1 is made on entry. It can be found behind the new West Stand on Oliver Road.
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