Barrow AFC, the return of the Cumbria Bluebirds!

To see the name of Barrow AFC again in one of the four top divisions is a thrill as they are part of a long EFL history. Looking into details you will find a number of great key points and that might be a great reason for their return.

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Two straight promotions under Ian Evatt’s leadership, is just fantastic, but to see him leave might be sad, but with their new manager, David Dunn, previously mostly known from his playing days at Blackburn Rovers, things may move forward anyway.

The ground “Holker Street” has been the home of the club since 1910. A capacity of 5000 and of course bringing the “old” and “unfashion” thrill to visit. The most famous game played at this ground goes back to 1959, when then league winners Wolverhampton Wanderes played Barrow in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Nicknamed The Bluebirds and a home kit in blue and white. Going back you have a number of great players attached to the area and the club. Peter Withe, who we all know from Aston Villa had a spell at the club in the early 70’s, while former Liverpool captain Emlyn Hughes was born in here.

The name Scott Quigley is one to notice. A big fellow of 1.94m, with a great goalscoring talent, climbing the leagues with this club. The 27 year old former Blackpool talent is now a key player in the Barrow team.

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Experienced midfielder Mike Jones is one of the new signings together with Luke James, and they will hopefully add more quality to the team. Former Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers defender Sam Hird is also important and around these players hopefully the stay in League Two will continue also after the 2020/21 season.

The return of Barrow AFC is giving the area of Cumbria well worth recognition, and nice to see the team that left this party back in in 1972, after losing their place to Hereford United, back in the league, this time on merit trough promotion.


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