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Barrow: 10 Things

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017
Posted in First Team
  1. Currently managed by Adrian Pennock, who spent most of his career playing as a central defender for Bournemouth and Gillingham.
  2. Brian Kidd, one-time assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, began his managerial career at the club. He spent one season at Holker Street in 1984/85.
  3. The club was founded 116 years ago in 1901.
  4. Holker Street has been the home of Barrow AFC since 1910 and has a capacity of 2829.
  5. The record attendance at Holker Street came in 1954 when 16,784 fans watched an FA Cup match against Swansea Town.
  6. They spent over fifty years in League between 1921 and 1972, achieving promotion to Division 3 by finishing 3rd in the Football League Fourth Division in the 1966–67 season. This is the highest tier of league football that the club has reached.
  7. Commonly known as the Bluebirds, due to the club colours being blue and white.
  8. Former Premier League forward Grant Holt currently plays for The Bluebirds and has had previous spells with the club early on in his career.
  9. Have won the FA Trophy twice. Firstly, in the 1989/90 season and more recently in the 2009/10 season.
  10. Barrow have never progressed past the third round in the FA Cup, nor the League Cup. However, they have reached the third round in the FA Cup twelve times.

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