Despite His White Boots

Football, football, football and, if the mood takes me, more football.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Barnet 1 Chester 0

Another game, another two penalties. And a sending off. All of which makes it sound rather more exciting than it actually was, but a much-needed 3 points for the Bees. In brief, some geezer airkicked in front of an open goal for Chester after about 5 minutes, then nothing much happened until Dean Sinclair hit the deck on the half hour and tucked in the resultant penalty. In the second half, the game could have turned inside two minutes, but didn't. First of all Barnet won another penalty which, surprisingly, was taken by Nicky Bailey instead. He missed it. Chester went straight up to the other end and some geezer (possibly even the same one) headed over from 4 yards. Martinez was sent off for two innocuous yellow cards and Barnet held on fairly comfortably for a first win in 8 games. Having King and Yakubu back at centre half helped a lot.

What amused me in the second half (I was mostly finding my own entertainment by this time) was when Paul Warhurst came on as substitute for Barnet to play up front. Several fans greeted this with scorn, ridicule and "I won't believe it if Warhurst scores", as he has only played at the back for the Bees. But if these people weren't complete eggs they would know that for about half a season Warhurst was the hottest striker in the country. It was incredible, he scored something ridiculous like 18 goals in 20 games for Sheffield Wednesday, at the top level. If I remember correctly he then picked up an injury and was never able to repeat this hot streak. And he didn't score yesterday either, for what it's worth :-)


  • At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Pete said…

    Christ almighty what age is Warhurst now? A true Wednesday legend, and you're right about the goalscoring. Didn't know he was still alive.

  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    A sprightly 37 (compared to team mate Andy Hessenthaler who is 41). You might find this recent interview interesting :


  • At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Pete said…

    cheers for that, he looks fitter than 12 years ago.


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