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Where did the time go? 30 years since that first trophy win, great day, great times, the 2 legs against colne were just as memorable as the final for me, didn't go to yeovil but did the rest of them that year, anyone on here go to all the trophy games that year?
Yes, it certainly is difficult to believe that 30 years have gone by. It seems vivid, it feels very recent. In fact, it somehow feels more recent in my mind than the final of 10 years ago. This begs deep philosophical questions such as "what is time?" and "is time an illusion?" and "is perception of time more real than time itself?" . . . . . and then I looked in the mirror and I thought "no, time is real sure enough . . . "
Must also be about 30 years since that lad, Martin Wingfield, wrote that book about Barrow. Think it revolved around the Trophy run. Was a good book (more of a large magazine) but it later came out he was some sort of National Front fruitcake. Anyone remember this or have the book - my copy is around here somewhere.
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I've never heard of that publication, sounds intriguing. Pre-internet days of course so was it like a Xerox type format?
We'll keep the blue flag flying here...
Think of a old fashioned travel brochure - like that but with a slightly stiffer cover and pics in black and white. Think it was around 80-90 pages. Very professionally produced.
Here are the front and back covers of the above-mentioned magazine. The "end" relates to going out of the FL in 1972 and the "new beginning" is suggested as a consequence of winning the FA Trophy 30 years ago today. I remember there was political controversy attached to the writer, Martin Wingfield, but I have no idea who he is/was even though within his publication he suggests he had followed Barrow AFC from afar since 1964.
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Only went to the home Colne 2nd leg and the final itself, so a bit part-time of me really, but all of that was just Heaven on Earth. Will never forget either day.
"Walter, I'm sure there's a reason you brought your dirty undies..."