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Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 Championship season preview

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Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 season preview: New signings: Christian Dibble (Bury, free), Jean-Yves M’voto (Oldham, free), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City, free), Dale Jennings (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), John Cofie (Manchester United, free), Chris O’Grady (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed). Christian Dibble: Son of Andy Dibble, the teenager has been signed as a back-up keeper, third in line behind… Read more »

A draw for the Reds – but not for me!

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In 41 years of reporting on the activities of Barnsley Football Club – and in subsequent retirement seasons – I have never frequented the pre-season friendlies, writes KEITH LODGE. I know they present an opportunity to have a sneak preview of new signings and renew acquaintance with with old favourites, but they have never held… Read more »


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  Ian Parker looks at cricket from an umpire’s viewpoint If I tell you the truth. I was glad to get the 2012 season over with. Not because I didn’t enjoy my first season umpiring; I loved every delivery. It was because of the weather – the amount of rain-affected games we had, and games… Read more »

EAST-STANDERS: A great team performance by skilful Barnsley

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How difficult it was to believe that Barnsley were the team trying to stave off relegation and that Hull were the team expecting to enjoy a promotion party, because the Reds were by far the superior team on the day, “Battling” is the adjective usually applied to Barnsley when they pull off a remarkable win,… Read more »

EAST-STANDERS: At 5-0 even we couldn’t take any more!

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Out-played, out-manoeuvred, out-run, out-thought and out-muscled by Charlton Athletic, Barnsley now look well and truly down and out after the worst display under Flitcroft’s regime. After such marvellous performances in previous home matches and two very good away points, we were starting to let ourselves believe that we would be watching Championship football again next… Read more »