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BPL scoop top award for second successive year

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BARNSLEY Premier Leisure received the award for Swim England Facility Operator of the Year – up to ten wet sites – at the ceremony held at the University of Birmingham. BPL Bassetlaw’s contracts manager Glyn Davies said: “We were more hopeful than optimistic of winning for a second year running, particularly given the strong competition… Read more »


Triathlon Club members join Wheelers for weekly club run

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers were joined by members of Team Manvers Triathlon Club for the weekly club run. Wheelers Chris Jenkins, Robert Parkes, Dave Hudson, Philip Stewart Adams , Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Roger Holmes, Paul Mynett, Austin D Watson, Roger Bacon and Tina Oates were  accompanied by Diane Baron, Sally Salter, Helen Thoday, Lee Thoday, Gary… Read more »


Former Reds’ boss dies aged 82

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Barnsley Football Club have announced the death of former manager Jim Iley at the age of 82. The West Yorkshireman played for Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United, leading the Magpies to promotion from the First Division as captain in 1965. His first spell as a manager was at Peterborough United and after a successful… Read more »


Reds’ stars visit Hospice ahead of derby day fund-raising

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Barnsley FC stars Kieffer Moore and Zeki Fryers joined the club’s manager Daniel Stendel on a visit to Barnsley Hospice. The group visited the charity ahead of their fund-raising ‘takeover’ during Saturday’s match against Doncaster Rovers to see for themselves how donations make a difference. They met patients and staff and were given a tour… Read more »


Mayne and Peasegood major winners at Wheelers’ awards night

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Birdwell Wheelers Annual Prize Dinner was held at The Edmunds Arms Worsbrough last Saturday, when the club welcomed back ex-member Dan Taylor to present the prizes. The two major prize winners were Trevor Mayne and Marc Peasegood. Mayne won three of the major trophies – the Derrick Ogden Cup, Roadman of the Year Cup and… Read more »


Barnsley’s ‘big threes’ puts the skids under Accrington

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Accrington Stanley 0, Barnsley 2 (SkyBet League One) Despite playing for the last 26 minutes with only ten men Barnsley became only the second team to bring all three points away from Accrington in the whole of 2018. As well as the three points, the game provided the Reds with their third successive League win;… Read more »


Moncur double in ding-dong trophy triumph

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Barnsley 2, Bradford City 1 (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) Ringing a veritable carillon of changes it was still ding-dong merrily on high for Barnsley at Oakwell. There was not one player left in the starting line-up from the team which kicked off against Notts County in League One on Saturday, but the Reds still… Read more »


Reds back to their best in four-goal second half cup blitz

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Barnsley 4, Notts County 0 (FA Cup, first round) (By Keith Lodge) The style and confidence which appeared to have deserted Barnsley in recent matches came flooding back with a flurry of second half goals against eventually outclassed League Two opposition. Struggling to link passes together in a frustrating first half – and showing alarming… Read more »



Reds spot on in penalty shoot-out

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Barnsley 1, Everton Under 21s 1 (Checkatrade Trophy) (Barnsley win 4-2 on penalties) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley’s penalty shoot-out success ensured that some sort of justice was quite clearly done at Oakwell. For 45 minutes it looked as though only one team had eyes on winning the game – and it certainly wasn’t Everton. With… Read more »