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Reds disappoint on a record-breaking day for Wycombe

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Wycombe Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) The support for Barnsley at Adams Park was outstanding, just short of a thousand fans making the trip to cheer on their side. It was so disappointing that it was not matched by the performance by the players on the pitch. The Reds were way below the… Read more »


Wheelers out on winter training rides

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers two winter training rides set off from Brewers Fayre, Wombwell. The A group of Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins, Rob Parkes and Marc Peasgood completed a 70 mile loop to Retford stopping at the Café Roubaix. The B group of Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Paul Mynett and Philip Stewart Adams went on… Read more »


Reds pay double penalty as City slickers end Trophy run

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Barnsley 3, Manchester City Under 21s 3 (City win 5-3 on penalties) (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) It looked for most of the first half as though Barnsley’s collective experience was going to triumph over the extreme youth of City’s Under 21 team, but in the end it was the clinical finishing of the visitors… Read more »


Reds corner the plaudits in six-goal cup-tie thriller

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Southend United 2, Barnsley 4 (Emirates FA Cup, second round) Barnsley produced an FA Cup performance at Roots Hall which bodes well for success in their primary aim of securing promotion from League One at the first attempt The played some admirable football,with good movement, slick passing and neat link-up play, and there were further encouraging signs… Read more »



Off-colour Reds at sixes and sevens but escape with a point

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Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) A first-touch equaliser by substitute Cauley Woodrow and a superb stoppage time save by goalkeeper Adam Davies prevented Barnsley from suffering their first home defeat since March and at the same time enabled them to stretch their unbeaten league run to seven matches. However, they… Read more »


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 »