Friday, 24 December 2010
236 Paul Lyons
Position : Winger (also played at left back)
Played : 1995-96 to 1996-97 (didn't appear in latter season)
Appearances : 3
Goals : 0
Paul made his debut in the Barnet debacle filling in at left back. He was the only one of this quartet of youngsters to feature in a game that didnt end in defeat coming on as sub in a 1-1 draw at home to Scunthorpe. He had been on Manchester United's YTS scheme but was rejected for being too small. You could see why as Paul was only 5'6 and skinny to boot. However he did show the odd bit of skill and the Supporters' Club objected when Docherty released him. The Board diplomatically arranged a compromise whereby Paul would be kept on for at least three months into the next season. Graham Barrow paid lip service to the arrangement then quietly let him go when no one was looking.
Paul moved on to Radcliffe Borough.
That concludes the 1995-96 season and the Sutton/Docherty era. Now for the Barrow years !