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by Optimism
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archives
Topic: Barrow v Gateshead
Replies: 112
Views: 10548

Re: Barrow v Gateshead

A dominant first 25 minutes, 70% of the ball, deservedly ahead. Intricate in possession - at times overly so - and full of harrassment, we seem motivated and technically good. As others have rightly identified, we lack an alternative route to goal if we cannot pass precisely through. While our ball-...
by Optimism
Fri May 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Club statement
Replies: 177
Views: 13018

Re: Club statement

October 2016. A 4-0 televised home dismantling of Eastleigh. Playing wise, everything was right, quality allied to attitudinal excellence. I recall Liam Hughes chasing down an opposition defender at 3-0 up with 10 minutes left as if the title was on the line. It typified morale was evidently high. W...
by Optimism
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Barrow v Dagenham match thread
Replies: 127
Views: 5900

Re: Barrow v Dagenham match thread

For such brief reports they really pack in the mistakes!

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39240297
by Optimism
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: BARROW V Tranmere match thread
Replies: 122
Views: 5172

Re: BARROW V Tranmere match thread

We hung on in there, second best but effortful, Diarra towering and Beeley brave, to then be inspired by the freshness and physicality from the bench. Inih Effiong has power and pace, with a neat touch also shown. He applied some serious heat to the usually calm McNulty, who'd earlier inevitably see...
by Optimism
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Barrow v sutton match thread
Replies: 116
Views: 5365

Re: Barrow v sutton match thread

Dreadful. Tedious, predictable, flat. Still trying to bulldoze through but lacking the required tempo. We're fading rapidly.
by Optimism
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Tranmere v Barrow match thread
Replies: 116
Views: 7213

Re: Tranmere v Barrow match thread

There's no implosion, no self-destruction just wear and tear and tiredness - perhaps the one area where legitimate questions could be asked of those in charge. From another excellent, thoughtful post, Suffolk Blue, I've highlighted a particularly relevant line. Our small squad looks drained after i...
by Optimism
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Aldershot v Barrow match thread
Replies: 149
Views: 9235

Re: Aldershot v Barrow match thread

Callum Reynolds, involved in the incident, "doesn't know" why Beeley was sent off: (from 4:15
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2BlypyfVZEw
by Optimism
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Aldershot v Barrow match thread
Replies: 149
Views: 9235

Re: Aldershot v Barrow match thread

Fabulous report, Suffolk Blue. Very evocative, feel like I was there! A huge point against the odds to drag back a playoff rival. Ross Hannah, what a hit!
by Optimism
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Martin Coy
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Martin Coy

Prior to Saturday, I rated Martin Coy as one of the better National League referees. I've specifically mentioned him in positive terms for his unfussy control of games: calm with the cards, and able to play appropriate advantages. Disappointing then that he was so naively controlled by Forest Green'...
by Optimism
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Possible Nick Anderton/Jordan Williams bids?
Replies: 79
Views: 7969

Re: Nick Anderton bid?

Bradford's head of recruitment, former Carlisle manager Greg Abbott, was in attendance at Holker St on Saturday.
by Optimism
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Barrow v Southport match thread
Replies: 116
Views: 6694

Re: Barrow v Southport match thread

We look tired, in body and mind. The boundless enthusiasm we've applauded all season has waned. Second to the loose balls, we seem much more lethargic. This is worrying. Why is this? I suspect a combination of factors: a) physical fatigue through an over-burdened small core squad that has scarcely b...
by Optimism
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: BAFC V Rochdale.
Replies: 171
Views: 10648

Re: BAFC V Rochdale.

Thoroughly outclassed, no shame in that. Rochdale were excellent: bold, mobile, cohesive. They had too much quality all over. Their surges through midfield fed an athletic forward line that pushed and pulled us out of shape. Generally sharper, they had a litany of chances and could've won much more ...
by Optimism
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: Harrogate Replay Match Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 5850

Re: Harrogate Replay Match Thread

A bruising, highly competitive and entertaining contest. We deserved to edge it, roared on to a late equaliser from a surprisingly loud 800-odd, and backed by our fierce determination not to let our proud unbeaten record end. Our superior fitness, best shown with the spaces afforded in extra time as...
by Optimism
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: FA Cup 3rd Round Draw (Home to Rochdale)
Replies: 246
Views: 14125

Re: FA Cup 3rd Round Draw (Home to Rochdale)

At home, in our confident form, I make us favourites for this. Rochdale scored in the last moments to salvage a draw at Maidstone in round 1.
by Optimism
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Barrow AFC
Topic: BBC TV
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: BBC TV

If a news organisation struggles to even get our name correct, consider the huge misinformation broadcast on more complex matters, accidentally or otherwise.

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