Last season I was asked to contribute to the programme by offering the Barnet 11 (plus five subs) I thought were the best I’d seen play. Obviously with my first game being in the 93/94 season, I missed out on previous ‘legends’; as well as being too young to remember or understand many players others will suggest.
My All-Time greatest team is as follows:
Hendon Primus Yakubu King
Adomah Bailey Sinclair Puncheon
|Harrison: over 300 appearances|
His buccaneering runs up the wing still come to mind. Also a good man to take a penalty – except when he missed! Left in somewhat sad circumstances, where he now assists Gillingham manager, Andy Hessenthaler.
Kingy was like two players in one. Focused, committed and commanding at the back – and a massive loss when he left. Now regarded as a god at League Two rivals Gillingham despite his terrible injuries.
A Barnet legend and another player who eventually got the opportunity to ply his trade in the Premiership with Portsmouth. Committed, inspirational, an all-round outstanding centre-back.
His performances were the highlight of a dreadful season! The tricks he pulled off were mesmerising, causing him to be double marked in every game – and even then, defenders got caught out! Fantastically unpredictable and always played with a smile on his face.
A wayward talent, Punch always gave the impression of being someone who could play at a much higher level – if only he could put his mind to it! He got that opportunity last season playing on loan for Blackpool – netting three times, for the relegated side.
Deano always looked like class on the ball. Weighed in with a fair few goals too and seemed to take the game in his stride. Moved on to better things at Charlton – although his short-lived return on loan in 2009/2010 was a bit of a damp squib. But he did score that famous goal at Old Trafford in 2005. What a night!
What can I say? Once voted ‘’The Greatest Barnet Player of all Time’ after just one year at the club. Dougie currently manages Crystal Palace and last season continued to big us up on Late Kick Off – even at our lowest points! Those 27 goals in his debut season at Underhill speak for themselves.
Maik – who later played in the Premier League with Southampton, Fulham and Birmingham - comes close to taking the goalie’s jersey from Harrison in my starting eleven, but Lee probably shades it for longevity. Has also had a highly successful career with the Northern Ireland national side.
|McGleish: one of |
my favourite players of all time