I was recently asked to compile my All-Time Barnet XI to the programme team (you can find my article here). This week it only seemed apt after my previous entry to focus ‘where are they now’ on the team I selected as my All-Time XI.
Lee spent most of his career with the Bees and managed to reach the feat of 300 appearances for the club in two spells; as well as receiving Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons with the club. Lee left Barnet at the end of the 2009/10 season and as well being a goalkeeping coach at Dagenham and Redbridge, he then went on to join non-league Hayes and Yeading. These days he is assistant manager at Newport County.
|Linvoy: went on to be a |
Yakubu was once the longest serving member of the squad – joining at the age of 11 and signing a professional contract at 16. He made his debut at 17 at the same time he was taking his A Levels and was integral part of the squad – falling just short of 300 appearances, despite being plagued by injuries. After being released in 2010, he joined AFC Wimbledon, coming off the bench and scoring a penalty in their play-off final against Luton Town. He now plays for Blue Square Premier outfit, Newport County.
Kingy, another long serving defender joined the club in 2003 and notched up over 150 appearances as well as winning Player of the Year in 2006/07. Unfortunately he left that season (although for a ripe sum of £200,000) and joined Gillingham where he’s currently playing – although an ankle injury kept him out for an entire season in 2009.
Albert was a much-loved member of the squad in his two years with the club. His tricks were something special and his performances were the highlight of what was, a terrible season. He always played with a smile on his face and his runs and flair were unpredictable – the majority of the time he was double marked by opponents, but he always managed to get passed them! He left the Bees in 2010, and now plays for Bristol City where he features regularly. Glad he’s been given the chance to play at a higher level, and he can only go on to bigger and better things!
Nicky was another popular player amongst fans, particularly with the partnership he had in the centre of midfield with Deano – also leaving in 2007 for a fee. He joined Southend where he lasted a season (winning the Player of the Year award) and moved to Charlton for a large sum of £750,000. He now plays for Middlesbrough.
|JP: Scored in the Premiership,|
Championship and Leagues 1+2
|Dougie: now managing|