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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 »


Reds swoop for striker Dagnall

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Barnsley boss Keith Hill has made his first swoop into the January transfer market, signing Scunthorpe striker Chris Dagnall for an undisclosed fee. Dagnall, 25, played for Hill at Rochdale and has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year Oakwell deal. However, he cannot make his debut for the Reds against Swansea City on… Read more »


Jay thrilled by gaffer's faith

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Barnsley left-back Jay McEveley has paid tribute to ‘gaffer’ Keith Hill for not slamming the door on his Oakwell career. McEveley was made available for loan earlier in the season, after losing his place in the team to Jimmy McNulty. But an injury to Rob Edwards saw McNulty switched inside to centre-half, and McEveley found… Read more »


'Fans may have to be patient'

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Reds boss Keith Hill reckons that supporters might have to show a little patience in Saturday’s cup clash wth Premier League new boys Swansea City. The Swans, having swept into the top flight in such style, have maintained their eye-catching brand of pass-and-move football this term. Said Hill: “In the possession stats I believe they… Read more »


Drinkwater back training with Reds

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Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater was today back training with the Reds at Oakwell – and manager Keith Hill has said he could yet feature in Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash with Swansea City. Drinkwater’s loan from Old Trafford had been cut short because of a torn thigh muscle sustained in the home defeat… Read more »