Tony K stayed with the club "for the love of the club"

Last updated : 14 December 2004 By Bm91

Bees chairman Tony Kleanthous has a simple explanation as to why he has spent 10 years with the club and 3 millions pounds of his own money devoted to the survival of the bees 'for the love of the club" he told the Daily Telegraph today. The Bees are currently top of the table by 13 points of nearest rivals Carlisle United an advantage that Chelsea can get within a mile of.
Relegation from the football league in 2001, expensive court cases battling against a un helpful Barnet council, a play off defeat last season on going stadium issues and failed stadium applications have contrived to turn or 38 year old chairs man grey and pretty curly!

But Tony told the Telegraph "As soon as we went top of the league in September," he explained, "I vowed not to have a haircut while we remained in first place. If I look like Ozzie Osbourne in May I'll be a very happy man 'On Saturdays performance he said "I've seen players at Barnet over the years who thought they were men," Kleanthous said after the game, "but these boys are truly men." Former Tottenham and Orient defender Ian Hendon, 32, captains a squad of which nine players are under 21, including midfielder Dean Sinclair who started his career at Norwich City. And on what Freddie Shepherd said about teams below the premiership "I think Freddie wants to take his ball away so we can't play with it". Tell that to the Barnet supporters.