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Relentless Reds march on in demolition derby

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Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) If anyone had any doubts about Barnsley’s promotion credentials they must surely have been blown away by the team’s derby demolition of Bradford City. The visitors may have been bottom of the league and seven points adrift of safety after 20 matches; they may… Read more »


Wheelers sextet hit Peak form for ‘Hopey New Year’ ride

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Last Saturday saw six members of Birdwell Wheelers ride their first event of the New Year. Dave Hudson, Sally Salter, Marc Peasegood, John Woodhouse, Rob Parkes and Bob Waterhouse rode the 100 km “Hopey New Year” Audax. The challenging route in the southern Peak District saw the riders leave Bradwell on a route through Bakewell… Read more »


Reds pay the penalty in VAR of the Roses at Turf Moor

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Burnley 1, Barnsley 0 (Emirates FA Cup, third round) Burnley had gone 64 games without being awarded a penalty – but then along came two against Barnsley at Turf Moor. The first was rescinded when referee Simon Hooper resorted to VAR, which revealed that Stefan Defour had been marginally offside when providing the pass which led… Read more »



Reds’ goalkeeping great dies at the age of 94

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Harry Hough, one of Barnsley Football Club’s greatest goalkeepers – if not the greatest – has died at the age of 94. Born in Chapeltown,  Harry joined the Oakwell Club in 1947  but had to be content to be number two to Irish international Pat Kelly for four years. Once he was in the first team, however, he was… Read more »



Numbers add up for Reds who finish the year on cloud nine

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Barnsley 2, Charlton Athletic 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley displayed all the essential qualities of promotion hopefuls as they made it nine points out of nine in the space of eight delightful days of festive cheer to leapfrog over top-six rivals Charlton into fourth place in the table. In the first half… Read more »


Revived Reds at the double after December dip

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Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0 (SkyBet league One) Another win. Another clean sheet. Another goal for Cauley Woodrow. This was Barnsley, half-way through four critical festive fixtures against teams in the top eight, with maximum points and showing signs that the December dip is well and truly behind them. Having already pummeled Peterborough 4-0 at… Read more »


McGeehan ensures good start to crucial festive fixtures

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Blackpool 0, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) One down, three to go! Facing a crucial 10-day festive period in  which they face four games against teams in the top eight, Barnsley made a good start by ending a four-match winless December run – which brought only two points out of a possible 12 – with a… Read more »