If you like a "under-dog" you may take an interest in us. Here is a snapshot of our little team. Well if you the think that the Conf Prem is the "Big Time" BARROW-IN-FURNESS is an isolated insular small town based in the North West of England. We are one of those misunderstood towns, you know the ones that are the butts of everybodies jokes, like where,s yer Banjo,s are you intimate with yer mother/sister/brother etc You could say we have had our cross to bear, but Barrovians are a proud n friendly bunch with a sunny dispossition, usually. We were an established Football league club for 52 years until unjustly thrown out by the FA the letters stand for Football Association, not to be confused with the FA, fookin wankers We have struggled in the wilderness ever since, I discovered my team only when they were already non-league (TYPICAL, I was aged around 10 or 11 ish) and have followed them ever since, sometimes saying things to myself like " I can cope with us being shite but its the hope, I carnt stand" We were founded at the same time as Barcalona fc , but I think they have faired a little better than us alas. Well we are now just one Division away from the FL but are up against big full-time clubs with squads of 26+ players, while we are to remain part-time with a squad of around 18 Players if you count the 2 managers who have registered to play (Darren Sheriden is touching 41) We are always Skint even having our ground Stolen from us, We dont even train in the town (we have to train 80 miles away, OR players wont play for us, as there are all out of town players) We used to not even trian together just play on the day as we could not afford to pay the players to do both We were in the Conf Prem 9 yrs ago but (again, got thrown out..) That season halfway through we lost our whole team except F O U R loyal players (thanks guys) the management also left at the same time. Yet we through together a ramshakle bunch of local Saturday/Sunday league lads who managed to win more points/games together in less games than the money mad mercenaries who hail from the Liverpool/Manchester areas who had played for us that season. We had to go to that seasons Champions (Kiddiminster Harriers) home ground and WIN on the last day of the season to avoid relegation GULP. We took around 700/800 fans revelling in an escape plot H Houdini would be pround of !!! The game ended with scenes a mixture of unbridled joy and not believing that we had actually done it, we surived against all odds. 5 days later the FA turfed us out of the league for mismanagement but thats another story, if you have an interest , ill fill you in. It involves Britains biggest ever drug dealer,Liverpool gansters and the Tax man. Anyhow WE ARE BACK and to coin an American well known companies slogan IM LOVIN IT. Sorry to bore you with our story (dont think anyone will bother or care enough to even read it) but..........I just felt it needed saying, phew I feel 10 pounds lighter now with that of my back. PS, We got beat at home yesterday 1-3 against the leagues bottom side , remember its the hope we can not stand. We will win on Tuesday, I can feel it in my bones. Cheers Mike.