Barrow manager Michael Jolley

Losing Evatt’s identity has cost Barrow | Adam Virgo

IN EIGHT years of covering the National League, the best footballing side I’ve seen are Macclesfield Town, who won the title under John Askey in 2018.
But they had fewer resources and a far weaker squad than Tranmere Rovers, who came up through play-offs. In the end, that was reflected in their differing fortunes following promotion.
What happened was that Tranmere performed in line with expectations in the National League whilst Macclesfield overachieved.
For the Silkmen to win promotion lots of things had to happen. Good fortune with signings, injuries and suspensions. A group of player...

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