Barnet Prepare To Leave Underhill

After one hundred and four years, the end now seems to be nigh for Underhill, the home of Barnet Football Club. An official statement on the clubs website this afternoon confirmed that “The stark reality is that as a consequence of unresolved ground differences with the council, Barnet FC face the prospect of a reduced footprint next season and an end to their 100 plus years residence of their spiritual home”, bringing to an end any reasonable doubt over the fact that wherever the club does end up playing in either its short or long term future, it won’t be at the place that it has called home since 1907. Yet the club’s statement on the matter is perhaps as curious for what it doesn’t include as for what it does, because when it comes to specific details on the subject of where the club actually will be playing next season, Barnet Football Club remains a little coy, and this is with a year before they would have to move into somewhere else. We covered the latest instalment in Barnet Football Club’s fractious relationship with its local council at the beginning of last month, but the timing of the resurfacing of this issue and the question of if or why the council is behaving with such hostility towards the club means that it is a question that should probably...

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