Date: 9th May 2007 at 8:31pm
Written by:

Simon King has been voted Player of the Season by supporters.

King has been an outstanding centre-back for the Bees this season, and Barnet looked in trouble without his prescence at the back in October, when Paul Fairclough played him with a support on his hand. He has by far been the best Bees this campaign, and his progress since signing for Barnet in 2003, has been top rate. Indeed, almost all Barnet fans are still surprised that the club’s prized asset is still applying his trade at Underhill, but they are complaining!

King won the award by an overwhelming majority ahead of third-place Nicky Bailey and surprise runner-up Liam Hatch. The comical moment in the presentations was Keith Doe‘s, ‘In second place and yes, we have doubled-checked the spelling and recounted the votes, Liam Hatch!’ It was greeted with smiles and laughter all round, including Hatchy.

King also picked up the Norweigen Player of the Year – an award voted for by Barnet’s overseas supporters.

Ismail Yakubu‘s return to regular first-team action in the Football League this season allowed him to scoop the Most Improved Player of the Season award, whilst Jason Puncheon‘s spectacular winning goal at Underhill against Colchester United in the FA Cup Third Round, to make history, was goal of the season. The other memorable goals included Puncheon’s excellent volley at Shrewsbury, and Barry Cogan‘s brilliant solo goal at Hartlepool.

The Lester Finch Award, for considerable contribution to Barnet FC, went to skipper Ian Hendon for the 150+ games he has played in a black and amber shirt.

Congratulations to all the winners of the end of season awards.