‘I missed my brother’s wedding’: the Barnet fan who has seen 2,020 straight games

27 January 2019 03:00
Steve Percy, who has seen every Barnet home match for over 50 years, on the highs, lows and facing Brentford in the FA CupIt was October 12, 1968 and Steve Percy was on Wood Green High Street. This wasn’t unusual in itself. North London born-and-bred, Percy would often go there with his family. The problem was with the timing. It was a Saturday afternoon and, while Percy was shopping, Barnet were playing at home.“For some reason we were in Wood Green and before we knew it, it was about half past three,” says Percy, recollecting the experience of his 13-year-old self. “I thought: ‘Oh God, I’m not going to get to Barnet now.’ I made it home round about the time the game would have finished and managed to find the result. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it was a 5-1 win against Worcester City.” Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian