Barry Lloyd

Barry Lloyd

Last date in charge: 20/01/1981

Number of games in charge: 151

Number of seasons in charge: 3

Barry Lloyd xx/xx/1978 - 20/01/1981

Played 151, Won 64, Drew 40, Lost 47, Win Rate 42.38%

With the prospect of a new National League looming, Barry Lloyd would be facing challenges previously not encountered by his predecessors. When given the job in 1978, the 29 year old had some rebuilding to do having replaced the sometimes abrasive Harland. Not only the squad needed strengthening, but relations with the board and the increasingly important media were in need of improvement. The most important priority was to finish high enough up the league to become a founder member of what became the Conference, which was achieved.

 Lloyd was born in Feb 1949 in Hillingdon, West London and spent 8 years at Fulham whom he joined in 1969, making over 250 appearances. He had short playing spells at Hereford United and Brentford, before becoming player-manager at Yeovil, his first venture into management.

The extra travelling was always going to become a financial burden in the new league, and this was obvious on day 1 when Yeovil travelled to Barrow. The attendances needed to increase to cover these extra costs, and it soon became evident that this would not be so. He was sacked in January 1981 after a poor run of results, including an away draw at Frome Town in the FA Trophy.

He later managed Brighton for a seven year spell, and was also chief scout there later in his career.