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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 »


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 »


TALKING SPORT: What a week in the world of Barnsley FC!

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What a week it has been in the world of Barnsley Football Club! A remarkable rout of Birmingham City live on Sky Sports – with the in-form Craig Davies hitting four goals in one half – and the subsequent feverish speculation over a possible Oakwell buy-out. First there was an Italian consortium being mooted, then… Read more »



Dumb and Dumbuya

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Doncaster full-back Mustapha Dumbuya will have to wait for his international debut following an unfortunate mix-up with plane tickets. The 24-year-old was called up to the Sierra Leone squad for their African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sao Tome on Wednesday. However his flight tickets were sent to Crystal Palace, where Dumbuya recently enjoyed… Read more »



TALKING SPORT: Wind gets up, but diehards are set to go!

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Just what is it about Saturdays in Barnsley and the wind? Lo and behold, the weekend dawns and the breeze turns into a 20-30 mph powerhouse. Not very good for Keith Hill’s boys to try and strut their stuff on the hallowed Oakwell turf this afternoon. Those corners flags better get ready for another battering!… Read more »