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Looking at...Barnet

3 July 2015

Chris Gadsby takes a look at Barnet in the third instalment of our 'Looking at' series...

Barnet Football ClubFull Name:

The BeesNickname:

1888Founded:

The Hive Stadium, Canon’s Park (Capacity: 5233 of which 3500 are seated)Ground:

No previous meetingsRecord against County:

1Last season:st(English conference) – Last season’s conference champions will come into the 2015-16 League 2 campaign with one simple objective, survive. After being relegated out of the football league two seasons ago the Bees finished just outside the playoffs in their first season in the conference before beating Bristol Rovers to the title on the final day earlier this year. 

John Akinde – half way through his two year deal with Barnet he scored 32 goals in all competitions last campaign. In his career he has had loan spells at Margate, Wycombe Wanderers, Brentford, Bristol Rovers and Dagenham and Redbridge, as well as brief spells with Portsmouth and Alfreton before moving to the Bees.Key Player:

26Fixtures:thDecember (A) 6thFebruary (H)

Prediction:The focus for Barnet, as with Bristol Rovers, is to survive their first season back in the football league. However with the total goals scored for the Bees last season reaching into the nineties, they have the potential to score a lot of points this season if their strikers are accurate. I believe that Barnet have the potential to remain in League 2 but will probably remain in the bottom third.



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