The last few weeks at Barnet Football Club have been dominated by off the pitch matters as well as the fixtures. On Wednesday 14th December it was announced that Barnet would be leaving Underhill Stadium at the end of this season, having failed to negotiate an extension on the lease of the land from Barnet Borough Council. The news spread and was soon trending worldwide on Twitter. The problems have arisen from Barnet FC refusing to pay £750,000 over 15 years for an extension to the lease. Barnet Council also wanted a one-off payment for the use of a service road which connects the club car park to the main road. Note, though, that this road is also used by a Scout troop and St John Ambulance who both continue to use this road free of charge. To add insult to injury, Barnet Council has in the past offered Saracens Rugby Club free use of Copthall Stadium which is also in the borough. Barnet FC are now in search of a possible ground share next season with a view to moving to a site in Harrow in the years to come. The club’s chairman has even said: “This blinkered council will never know what they had until they have finally lost it!” In other off the pitch matters it has been a busy month for Bee’s manager Lawrie Sanchez. Sanchez is most famous for his time as Northern Ireland manager where he led the side from 124th to 27th in the FIFA world rankings. Following the sacking of Nigel Worthington there was intense media speculation that Lawrie Sanchez would become Northern Ireland manager for a second time. Luckily for Barnet, Sanchez remained true to his contract and pledged his allegiance to be Bees. The very next game Sanchez was in the news again, this time for arguing with referee Simon Hooper at half time during the fixture at home to Cheltenham Town. Sanchez was sent to the stands, but then proceeded to instruct the team in the second half, stood just behind the dugout. Sanchez has been charged for these violations and is set to attend a hearing into his future conduct. On the pitch, Barnet have dragged themselves out of the relegation zone and have been on somewhat a spell of good form, losing only to Torquay with the last touch of the ball, and going down 3-0 to Dagenham and Redbridge on Boxing Day, a blip which will hopefully not last long in the memory. Highlight of the past few weeks was a 2-2 all draw with high-flying Cheltenham Town. Barnet find themselves three points above the drop zone going into the last fixture of 2011, away to top of the league Crawley Town. In the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy the Bees are one round away from a Wembley final! Standing in the way is Swindon Town, the winner being decided through two legs, the first of which is at Underhill on Tuesday January 10th. The away leg will be in early February and will be live on Sky Sports! Something for everyone connected with Barnet to look forward to. Follow Break London’s Callum Hale here: @callum_hale