Season preview 1927/28 – Barrow F.C. (The Athletic News)


Monday, August 1 – 1927
Barrow are optimistic in face of the difficulties which have continually beset them, and are hoping to thrive. There are no funds available for big transfer fees, and the club has again had to bear the handicap which must necessarily fall upon any club which has to await re-election, and consequently can do little in team building before June.

Newcomers include A. Cochrane, goalkeeper, from Ayr United, and P. Dubber, a custodian who was with Barrow Wireworks, F. Roebuck (Mansfield Town) and W.T. Elliott, a local, are full backs, while A. McGuire, Dundee; Patrick McCool, Barrow St. Mary’s; and J. Parton, Grantham, are new half-backs. The club is still searching for another centre half. The forwards include A. Agar, from Dundee; H. Walker, Edinburgh St. Bernard’s; A. Bishop, Southampton; W. Smith, Halifax Town; with David Brown, the old Newcastle United and Darlington centre, Jock Maconnachie, the former Edinburgh Hibernian, Everton, and Swindon back, will be trainer-coach. He had wide continental experience.

Andrew Cochrane,
Belfast,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 9½in., 11st. 8lb.;

P. Dubber,
Barrow,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 10½in., 11st.;

Fred Roebuck,
Sheffield,
Right back,
5ft. 9½in., 11st. 12lb.;

Thomas Hatch,
Barrow,
Right back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

Mark Purcell,
Barnsley,
Left back,
5ft. 11½in., 12st.;

W.T. Elliott,
Barrow,
Left back,
5ft. 10½in., 11st.;

Archie McGuire,
Dundee,
Right half-back,
5ft. 10in., 11st.;

Thomas Gore,
Hindley,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 11in., 12st. 3lb.;

Patrick McCool,
Barrow,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 10½in., 10st. 12lb.;

William Miller,
Cowdenbeath,
Left half-back,
5ft. 11in., 12st.;

James Parton,
Barrow,
Left half-back,
5ft. 11½in., 11st. 2lb.;

Alf Agar,
Esh Winning,
Outside right,
5ft. 8in., 10st. 10lb.;

Percy Rawlinson,
Barrow,
Outside right,
5ft. 9in., 10st. 7lb.;

Hugh Walker,
Edinburgh,
Inside right,
5ft. 9in., 10st. 12lb.;

Alf Bishop,
Birmingham,
Inside right,
5ft. 11in., 11st. 2lb.;

Davie Brown,
Dundee,
Centre forward,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 7lb.;

Robert Mortimer,
Bolton,
Centre forward,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 2lb.;

Billy Smith,
Sheffield,
Inside left,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 2lb.;

Elias Macdonald,
Sheffield,
Outside left,
5ft. 8½in., 10st. 10lb.;

W.H. McVeigh,
Barrow,
Outside left,
5ft. 9in., 10st. 8lb.
(The Athletic News, 01-08-1927)

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