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Barry Bridges

Barry Bridges

Clubs played for: Chelsea, Birmingham City, QPR, Millwall, Brighton & Hove Albion, Highlands Park, St Patrick's Athletic, Sligo Rovers (1956-1978)

Born: 1941

Birthplace: Horsford, Norfolk

Position: Forward

Biography: A schools' sprint champion who was the complete striker and a key player for the club during the Docherty era. Dropped to allow a young Peter Osgood to play regularly but was reinstated following a fans' petition. His Stamford Bridge career came to end a year later however when he was sent home from the airport prior to the first leg of a Fairs Cup tie with Barcelona. After hanging up his boots, Barry ran a hotel on the Sussex coast before taking over the running of his grandfather's farm and starting a milk round in his native Norfolk. He sold both businesses to buy a paper shop in West Earlham. Now semi retired, living in Taverham providing respite care for children with special needs.

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Bridges, Barry I spent my 21st birthday at Barry Bridges Hotel in Eastbourne with my father Otto Goldenberg and my youngest sister Maria in October 1970. Wonderful weekend with the Bridges family.(NEW WILMINGTON HOTEL)
18-08-21Linda Baker

Bridges, Barry I met Barry many years ago when we were both on holiday in Crete. When we were chatting I said to him that he only had played for teams in England that played in blue. He laughed and said he hadn’t thought of that. He was a really nice bloke and very humble.
27-03-21Jeff Stott-Everett

Bridges, Barry cup replay against arsenal, I was standing on the Tilton road terrace when we broke down the left wing and the ball was crossed in by Geoff Vowden (i think )i just remember bb with his back to goal executing a perfect overhead scissor kick, the ball hit the crossbar and into the net,cue pandemonium and the roof coming off the stands,we were still shouting and applauding 10 minutes later.
09-09-20Robert hogan

Bridges, Barry He also is famous in Birmingham for scoring an overhead scissor kick against Arsenal in the 5th round of the FA cup in 1968


Bridges, Barry I seem to remember Barry scoring for Blues at The Villa after about 7 seconds and it was The Villa who kicked off - a cracking player

28-08-20Keith Griffiths

Paul Ellis I remember having a kick about on Horsford rec in the 50 s and Barry joined in
20-08-20Paul Ellis

Bridges, Barry Barry was a expert with overhead scissor kick goals i saw quite a few one game was away at Aston Villa,B,ham won 4-2.

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