Saturday, 2 January 2010

Roll out the Barrow

Good luck to Blue Square Premier heroes Barrow, who take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup today. My namesakes have had a great season so far. I caught them on a good day out at Crawley Town earlier in the season, where this picture was snapped. One of their most redoubtable cheerleaders is a guy from Aberdeen who now lives in Barrow and splits his loyalty with the Dons.

When the Bluebirds came up from the Conference North the year before last the big question was whether they could survive. Last term was tricky but ultimately successful on that front. This time they are looking stronger, though getting into the top half of the table and eventually competing for promotion back to the League will be a big challenge. Another year of stability, augmented by a good cup run, would be a solid achievement for the boys from Holker Street -- which is a dire ground to get to by public transport when you live where I do. But I hope to make it again one day.


Anonymous said...

Hello Barrow fan here i remember meeting you at Crawley. Just a couple of friendly points i would like a raise is we are Barrow AFC not AFC Barrow and its Holker street not park :) look forward to meeting you again in the future.

Simon Barrow said...

Yes indeed... don't quite know how my brain got mashed on those. Corrected. Yep, hope to make it to another game soon. Good luck for the rest of the season.