Bobby Barnes

Born 17th December 1962 in Kingston Upon Thames.

Bobby began his career as an apprentice with West Ham Utd where he won an FA Youth Cup winners medal and gained England youth international caps.

Bobby scored on his League debut for West Ham against Watford in September 1980 and had an extended run in the first-team in the 1983/84 season. However he was transferred to Aldershot in March 1986 for a fee of £15,000.

In February 1992, a financial crisis at Northampton enabled the Posh to sign both Bobby and Tony Adcock to the Posh in a £65,000 joint deal (£35,000 being the cost of Bobby).

Bobby played 49 times in the league for Peterborough (plus was an unused substitute on 4 occasions), scoring nine goals and winning promotion to the First Division when Posh beat Stockport in the 1991/92 Wembley play-off final.

Did you know: Bobby’s real name is David Oswald Barnes and in 2006 was appointed Assistant Chief Executive of the PFA.