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Martin saves spot-kick in Academy stalemate

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Barnsley Academy goalkeeper Joe Martin turned in a man-of-the-match showing to help the under 18s secure a battling point against visitors Derby County in the first game after the winter break. The highlight of Martin’s terrific display was a late penalty save that ensured a goalless draw. Martin had stepped up into the team due… Read more »


Reds: 'No approach and Flitcroft stays'

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Barnsley say they have not had an approach from Rochdale for permission to speak to assistant manager David Flitctoft – and are adamant that they would rebuff any such move. There has been strong speculation that Flitcroft is at the top of Rochdale’s shortlist to replace sacked manager David Eyre. However, the Spotland club are… Read more »


Ricardo shoots to top of charts

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He may well need to keep ‘battling the demons within him’, but Ricardo Vaz Te is certainly hitting the target for Barnsley this season. His manager Keith Hill keeps warning him about his defensive responsibilites to the Barnsley team, and he was at fault for Swansea’s fourth goal on Saturday, but at the other end… Read more »



Rochdale keen on recruiting Flitcroft

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Barnsley’s assistant manager David Flitcroft is understood to be on the shortlist for the vacant manager’s job at his old club Rochdale. And Sky Sports have claimed today that the Spotland side, currently struggling at the lower end of League One, have made an approach to the Reds for permission to speak to Keith Hill’s… Read more »


Vaz Te at the double but Swans sail through

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Barnsley 2, Swansea City 4 (FA Cup, third round) By Andrew Lodge Portuguese forward Ricardo Vaz Te maintained his tremendous goalscoring run by bagging both Barnsley goals, but it was impressive Premier League new boys Swansea City who sailed serenely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Reds huffed and puffed in… Read more »


Hill: 'Mistakes are really hindering us'

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Barnsley boss Keith Hill admitted that mistakes are costing his team, after the Reds were dumped out of the FA Cup by impressive Premier League new boys Swansea City. Two goals from star striker Danny Graham and strikes by the elusive Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel swept the Swans into the fourth round on the… Read more »


Reds v Swans: head-to-head

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Barnsley and Swansea have met only once before in the FA Cup, way back in January 1927. That came in the fourth round, at Oakwell, and it was the Welsh club who emerged 3-1 winners. Both clubs were in the old Second Division at the time. They have had 70 competitive meetings in all, with… Read more »


Vaz Te pipped to Player of Month award

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Barnsley forward Ricardo Vaz Te has been pipped to the December Player of the Month accolade by a defender. Reading’s Alex Pearce got the nod after helping the Royals register four clean sheets and rise up the Championship table during the last month of 2011. Vaz Te had rounded off a productive month for himself… Read more »


Ricardo nominated for player award

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In-form Barnsley forward Ricardo Vaz Te has been nominated for December’s Championship Player of the Month award. The 26-year-old Portuguese star is the Reds’ top marksmen so far this season with 10 goals. Eight have come in his last eight outings, including the memorable hat-trick against Leeds on New Year’s Eve. The winner of the… Read more »