Following from Norway...
Tor Mollatt Eriksen
How many miles/kilometres is it for you to get from your home to a Barnet game?
According to Google Maps it's 1118 km from Moss to the Hive (direct through the air).
Tell us how you travel from your home to a Barnet game. (Means of transport, time it takes, costs etc.)
To get to a typical Barnet-match I usually get someone to drive me, or drive to my local airport Rygge (10 minutes). Then I catch a Ryanair-flight to Stansted (Usually a return-trip is between £40 and £100. 2 hours). Then the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street (£20 for return-ticket and 45 minutes travel time). Then Underground from Liverpool Street to Canons Park (Metropolitan to Wembley Park, and then Jubilee Line to Canons Park. 47 minutes according to "London Underground App". I use a Oyster Card, so I don't know about the cost). And then the reverse. If I'm only there for one match I spend the night at Radisson Blu on Stansted. That's usually between £40 and £70 per person.
What was the most difficult trip you had to a Barnet game?
I think that it has to be Exeter away on January 1st 1997. The match got abandoned when we got there due to a frozen pitch. Other than that I can't think of any trips that has caused me problems, other than some slight delays on planes or trains.
How do you keep up with news on Barnet?
www.barnetfc.com, onlybarnet-forum or Twitter. In the old days the parcels from Village with paper-clippings and match programmes was the main supplier. Internet makes this a lot easier.
Are you able to follow games live? If so how do you do so? (tell us what your match day is like when you are following a game from afar)
I've been using Barnet Player as long as it's existed. I've tuned in for almost every match. My girlfriend (and most other friends and family) knows that they shouldn't plan anything with me involved on 16:00 local time on a saturday. We usually do our weekly shopping-trip before the match starts on Saturdays, or sometimes after the match has finished. I usually tune in around 30 minutes before kickoff, and try to get the line-up, which I then put up on www.barnetfc.com. In the old days I had to give Village a call for this (and I still have to do that for friendlies). So for the next two hours I usually listen to the match commentaries, and have a PL or CC match without sound in the background. Then at half-time I update the article with the score/scorers/subs, and wait for the second half to start. After the end of the match I update with all available stats, and then fill in stats for the programme and send them, if it's a home-fixture next.
How difficult is it to keep up with Barnet games and events where you are?
In the later years it hasn't been too difficult. Internet has made it much easier, and Barnet Player has been a great service. But in the old days I had to wait for Match or Shoot to get the line-ups, and often the only source of info was parcels with paper-clippings from Village. These days, it 's often I that update Village with news about Barnet. But I lost my best source for Barnet-gossip when Dennis Signy died. He was a good source on information every time he called to have something updated on www.barnetfc.com.
What is the hardest thing about supporting Barnet from afar?
Not getting to see more than highlights from the football I want to watch every week.
Who are your top three favourite players and why?
Gary "Sumo" Phillips: What can I say about Sumo? What a character! This man is a Barnet-legend in the word's proper meaning. Brilliant goalkeeper. Natural funny-man, and proper gentleman. What he did for the club in 93/94 was amazing. We went to visit him at Aylesbury after he left Barnet. When we got there we were treated as kings, and he tried to convince everybody that we were the official "Gary Phillips Fan Club - Norwegian Branch" (I wore my Sumo-testimonial T-shirt). Still he always takes time for a chat when we meet him.
Lee Harrison: Being an old goalie myself, I've always paid the GKs special attention, but as Sumo, Lee has always been special. Both on his first time with the club and afterwards he has taken time to chat with us, and even when he wasn't a Barnet-players he treated us as old friends. How many professionals can you say that about these days? I hope to have time to visit Lee at Wycombe this season.
For the last one I have more problems, not that there hasn't been any others, but who to choose. It's between Graz, Warren Goodhind and Ricky Millard. They all have something of the same as Lee and Sumo has, and spends time to chat with the fans. I first interviewed Warren when he was a fresh youngster in the YTS-team, and then met him again for an interview in a pub after he had broken his leg. I always enjoys these chats. Ricky also one that always has times for us overseas-supporters, and was sad when he left the club. Graz is a special guy for what he has done both on and off the pitch for the club, and he is also one of those who always has time for a chat.
What have been your best memories of supporting Barnet?
There has been many highlights true the years, but I think that the last home match in the Conference is the best one. Graz scoring an overhead kick to draw 1-1 with Carlisle, and the trophy being presented to Ian Hendon. But these last home matches the last four seasons have all been speical, in their own special way. Especially Stack's penalty-save this season and the euphoria afterwards. The Old Trafford-trip was also very special, meeting all of those Barnet-fans in Walkabout in Manchester. Too bad the match was destroyed by a referee with a need to show off after just 90 seconds.
What's your dream or ambition for Barnet?
My dream or ambition for Barnet is to see them becoming a steady League 1 team, challenging for the play-off to the Championship with a team which contains lots of home-grown talent. I want the club to be known again for their attacking style of football, and for producing players that we get to see in the PL.
Any other comments or thoughts you'd like to share
I think the TK is the best thing that has happened to Barnet FC, and the he is what the club needed after the Flashman-mess. I wouldn't like my club to start any season with minus 10 points or more, and with the financial stability that TK has provided us, I think that we're not going to see that happening to us either. Too many clubs go bust because of poor judgement from their chairmen. I still hope to see Barnet playing in Barnet again, hopefully on South Underhill, but only time will tell. In TK and ED we trust!