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Thursday, 02 July 2015


VERY few non-league footballers can claim to have played at both the old and new Wembley. Phil Bolland can.
Even fewer can make the unfortunate claim of having lost at both national stadiums. Phil Bolland can.

Trophy wasn’t stolen ... it was under my dining table

Bob Herbert I STILL can’t believe it. In 1990 I had been a Barrow soccer follower for over 40 years yet I missed the FA Trophy Final at Wembley.

A day nobody will ever forget

Wayne Curtis WAYNE Curtis would love to be among the huge army of flag-waving Barrow fans heading down Wembley Way on Saturday. But instead of cheering on his home town club as they tackle hot-shot favourites Stevenage, he will have other things on his mind.

We can repeat heroics of 1990

ABarrow AFC THE Twin Towers have been replaced by an arch; the pitch has been re-laid too often to keep count and the corporate boxes hold more than Holker Street. Much has changed in the 20 years since Barrow AFC’s glory day of 1990.

The highlight of my career

A0045924 TWENTY years on, the man voted Barrow AFC’s all-time greatest player, Colin Cowperthwaite, still struggles to put into words what it meant to play at Wembley.

Make the most of it

A0045923 “MAKE the most of it.” That’s the advice to the current players from the man who lifted the trophy when Barrow were successful in 1990.

Heaven set

Neil Doherty IF there is a heaven, Barrow’s greatest ever manager, Ray Wilkie, will be watching down from it on Saturday.

Nights out, pizza, pasta, cars films and best mates - all at Barrow AFC

AN inight into the lives and minds of Barrow AFC

The wanted man

AA0097534 FOR all the joyous tears shed when Barrow AFC won the FA Trophy at Wembley 20 years ago, it was the crying of losing finalists Leek Town’s players that Steve Higgins remembers.

Shear delight

A0478663 ALAN Shearer – one of England’s greatest ever players to grace Wembley – knows all about Barrow’s famous day under the old Twin Towers in 1990.

My proudest day in football

Peter McDonnell PETER McDonnell may have won the European Cup with Liverpool, but the only medal he has on display at his Kendal home is the FA Trophy one he won with Barrow AFC.

Wembley memories

KEVIN Proctor has such great memories of Barrow’s 1990 FA Trophy triumph that he doesn’t really want the 2010 Bluebirds to repeat the success!

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