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Barrow AFC's plans for new £9million stadium

BARROW could soon be home to a £9m new football stadium, the Evening Mail can reveal.

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Mr Clark,that's exactly how I remember it as well.

Posted by Ram on 17 March 2012 at 10:58

Just one point regarding your history of Holker St stadium and the introduction of Speedway! My 65 year old memory seems to recall that speedway was introduced just prior to the club being voted out of the 4th division. In fact many of us believed that speedway was a negative factor within the club, and the impact of it on the ground, especially at the corners was the root causes of being voted out by one or two votes. That and the fact that Hereford knocked Newcastle out of the F.A cup of course!

Posted by Ian Clark on 14 March 2012 at 16:45

T Krul,

It's like trying to pick a winkle with a piece of wool talking to you. have you any business brain ?

Do you think plans like the Holker St redevelopment had not gone through the inspection of architects and bankers who know a little more than you or I about funding these types of projects ?

Posted by George on 7 March 2012 at 16:30

Merlin.. Do you spout rubbish just to antagonize the AFC lot, or is it because you cannot help it ?

Posted by George on 7 March 2012 at 16:19

..."if we had got to Wembley"......dream on Merlin......

Posted by George on 7 March 2012 at 16:15

Well blooobird,at least we Barrow Rugby supporters can spell.Barrow is a Rugby town and always has been,the soccer will always play second fiddle.If we had got to Wembley we would have taken more than 8,000.

Posted by Merlin Godwit on 5 March 2012 at 20:47

Merlin Godwit, we dont care what you think, the rugby will never compete with the likes of wigan as they are rubbish,
Let the rugby come up with there own palns to develope there dump of a ground, oh they cant can they? as theres no room or money!!!

Posted by blooobird on 5 March 2012 at 14:23

I totally disagree with Merlin Godwits post on 1st March in which he supports Peter Roes line where "people should put thier money into Barrow RLFC as opposed to Barrow AFC" so they can compete with the likes of Wigan, Bradford & Leeds.
Well Merlin Godwit if you take notice of your recent history you will see perfectly well that Barrow AFC CAN compete with premiership opposition like Middlesborough & Sunderland to name.
Not only that when a rugby team like say Millom draw Bradford Bulls in a cup competion the result is more or less predicable where as in football it isn't.
There's more chance of an upset on the cards in the FA cup as past cases have proved.
Also in answer to the question you posed Barrow AFC want a new ground because they have as much a chance as any club at getting football league status which is one of many reasons I oppose any ideology on ground sharing.
You only have to look at some of the state some pitchs are in on the Football League show where the lines are coming through!

Posted by Charlie on 4 March 2012 at 15:35

actually ram . i am of an age were in past times when afc and the rugby played on the same day ,but at different times, i was one of the few who went to both matches and still do support both codes,
but time goes by and i feel now is the time for the town and all those concerned come to realise that both grounds are of an age gone by, and supporters of both codes deserve better , even if that means sharing in a new ground .or in the years to come more cash will be thrown down the drain making good with old facilities . after all it wasnt to long ago an appeal went out to sign up for cash to update the toilets (the same ones i used 50 years ago ). so come on you hard nosed supporters move with the times and really help you clubs move into a new era before its to late

Posted by bob on 4 March 2012 at 08:37

And there goes Bob,another covert Barrow rugby supporter.

Posted by Ram on 2 March 2012 at 15:14

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