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Reds pass up chance to win by the seaside

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Blackpool 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley picked up a point by the seaside on Saturday – but it should have been three. They dominated large parts of the Bloomfield Road clash with hosts Blackpool, led through last season’s Player of the Year Conor Hourihane, but failed to get a killer second or even… Read more »



Encouraging signs at Oakwell – despite Rochdale!

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There have been three different versions of the Oakwell Reds on view during the past week. First of all there was the team which turned in a tantalising display of technical merit against Premiership side Everton in the Capital One Cup that bore more than a ‘passing’ resemblance to a side far higher up the… Read more »


Two cup trips to Iron – and two wins!

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Scunthorpe United 1, Barnsley 2 (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy) The Reds have made two trips to Glanford Park already this season – and they’ve beaten the Iron both times. Lee Johnson’s men saw off Scunthorpe, managed by ex-Reds boss Mark Robins, in a penalty shoot-out in the opening round of the Capital One Cup a few… Read more »


Lethargic Reds given runaround by Rochdale

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Rochdale 3, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley’s heroic efforts against Everton just a few days earlier took its toll¬†– as they appeared leggy and lethargic at Spotland on Saturday. As a result they were given the runaround by a Rochdale team managed by their former boss Keith Hill – and featuring three ex-Reds, Jim… Read more »




Danny Wilson – still a hero to many of us!

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I had a phone call on Thursday morning. “It’s Chris here. Have you heard?” “Heard what?” I replied. “They’ve sacked Danny Wilson!” I couldn’t believe it! That was possibly because I had worked so closely with Danny when he could no wrong in that spectacular season when he inspired the Reds to reach the top… Read more »


EAST-STANDERS: A glimmer of hope amongst the doom and gloom

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Well, here we are, after the last game of the season, and it’s goodnight and goodbye to the Championship. Having watched (or endured) another insipid display from an already relegated team, it was obvious why it will be League One next season. As the players were coming out before the kick-off, the announcer said, as… Read more »