Archive for November, 2007

Why does it still hurt?

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Barrow boys and girls on tour

Almost a week after Barrows oh so near brush with the FA cup 2nd round proper, I find myself pondering what could have been. I can still see that extra extra time goal sailing in, I can hear the Bournemouth end erupting and i still feel my heart sinking in disbelief.

I’m not gonna do a full match report as A) it’s been done and B) my memory is a little “clouded” after enjoying a few pints of a local beer called Ringwood.

To be honest, we can’t fault the lads, they played out of their skins and more than matched the full time league one side for large portions of the game. Jason Walkers goal will be one that sticks in my mind for a long time to come, gracefully sailing over the head of the keeper who was powerless to do anything about it. Lest we forget that Jason Walkers a local lad (but thats another debate).

Other memories that will stay with me is the immense support that the 216 traveling fans (pictured) offered the team, singing from kick off till well after the crushing final whistle was blown. It was an honour to be a part of it. As well as that, during the game I got a text from a mate back home which simply said “would you mind keeping the noise down, I’m trying to listen to the commentary!”.

As we set off for the long trip home, the full range of emotions passed through the mind of this corrospondant, including one you don’t get to experience too often as a Barrow fan - Pride. Proud of the team and proud of the 216 souls who made the tortuous journey to support their home town club.

Back at work on Thursday, I braced myself for the usual piss taking from the “Premier League” lot, only to be met with what I can only describe as sincere condolences. Even today, whilst trying to coax a colleague into doing something to assist me, someone shouted across the office “Give the guy a break, He’s had a rough week”.

Barrow is back on the football map, and this year, it’s for all the right reasons.

Coastguard scrambled in search for missing 150 Telford fans

Sunday, November 18th, 2007


Barrow 4 Telford 0

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

After a successful trial at Barrow on Saturday, AFC Telford take great pleasure in unveiling a new addition to the AFC Telford shop.

From the Telford shop…

Did we mention Barrow 4 Telford 0? Just checking.


Sunday, November 18th, 2007

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