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Bluebird Spotlight: Barry Cullen

28 June 2021


Bluebird Spotlight: Barry Cullen

28 June 2021

During the summer, we’ve been putting Barrow fans centre-stage to find out more about where their support for the Club started and what their best memories have been so far.

Next up, is Barry Cullen, a diversity and inclusion lead at a global professional body, who has been following The Bluebirds for over 40 years and comes along to games with his partner.

Who did we play in your first Barrow game and what are your memories of the day?
I was only six, so I can't remember the game itself, but I do know that I went with my Dad and Grandad.

Which Barrow match that you’ve seen stands out more than most and why?
My greatest footballing experience was the quarter-final replay of the FA Trophy replay against Altrincham in 1988. Stood on the Holker Street End at 15 with all your mates in a packed crowd watching a fantastic game that took us into the semi-final - it still stands out as my best footballing experience - better than Wembley, honest!

Who has been your favourite all-time Barrow player and why?
Kenny Lowe. Elegant, hard edged, looked the business, classy player.

Who is your favourite current Barrow player and why?
In the past season, Patrick Brough. A superb player; a grafter but amazing feet. His goal against Carlisle is my goal of the season, the shift from one foot to the other and then the shot, superb!

Who do you think has been the most underrated Barrow player during your time watching and why?
So many over the years, but I think Jason Taylor is currently occupying that position. Means a lot to the fans, another grafter, flies under the radar but, once he came back into the team, the energy and dedication levels increased massively.

Which has been your favourite Barrow goal that you’ve seen live and why?
Has to be Jason Walker at Wembley. It was seen from the posh seats but it was no less exciting!

What is the favourite away ground you have visited and why?
Crawley... it's 10 minutes from where I live now!

What are your hopes for Barrow in the 2021/22 season?
Mid-table, pushing for play-offs.

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