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Barnsley’s terminally ill owner produces poignant programme notes

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Terminally ill Barnsley FC owner Patrick Cryne¬†produced some poignant programme notes ahead of Barnsl;ey’s thrilling 3-2 win over Derby County at Oakwell on Tuesday night – a result which booked the Reds’ another visit to Wembley. Cryne, 66, has terminal cancer, and admits he is ‘living on borrowed time’. He admits he may not even… Read more »


Heckingbottom pleased with first away point of season

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Preston North End 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) Barnsley ended a five-match losing league sequence on the road as a Brad Potts goal earned them their first away point of the season at Deepdale on Saturday. Based upon a solid rearguard, where Adam Jackson turned in a terrific display alongside Liam Lindsay at centre-half, the… Read more »


Football League reject Reds’ McBurnie loan deal

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Barnsley Football Club has received final notification from the English Football League that the loan signing of Oli McBurnie from Swansea City has been rejected. The season-long loan deal, which had been mooted nearly all summer, was finally announced by both Barnsley and Swansea on transfer deadline day. However, the administration process of the transfer… Read more »


Reds sign Swansea striker on season-long loan

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Barnsley have completed the signing of 21-year-old Swansea City striker Oliver McBurnie on a season-long loan. McBurnie (pictured) who started his career with Bradford City, made his Premiership debut with the Swans last year, and has been a substitute in all three of their fixtures so far this season. He will continue on duty with… Read more »


Take-over speculation mounts as Oakwell chairman resigns

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Barnsley chairman Maurice Watkins has announced that he is to leave the club, fuelling speculation of an imminent take-over by a Chinese consortium. The former Manchester United director and lawyer, who was appointed in May, 2013, has issued a statement saying: “It is just over four years ago that the owner, Patrick Cryne, asked me… Read more »


Reds sign Villa midfielder on season-long loan

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Barnsley have beaten the transfer deadline with the significant signing of Aston Villa’s 25-year-old midfield player Gary Gardner on a season-long loan. Gardner (pictured) has made more than 100 Championship appearances, including 42 for Villa last season and others on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest. He scored his first… Read more »


Rampant Reds put woeful Sunderland to the sword

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Barnsley 3, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet Championship) For 20 minutes or so home fans were wondering whether to be excited by Barnsley’s attacking verve or worried by their defensive indecisiveness. But then two goals in the space of four minutes dispelled all fears and sent confidence flowing through the veins of both those who were roaring… Read more »



Oakwell Club in take-over talks with Chinese billionaire

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It has been confirmed that Barnsley Football Club is involved in take-over talks with Nice’s Chinese billionaire majority shareholder Chien Lee, whose consortium includes US businessman Paul Conway. Sources in France suggest that the Oakwell Club is seen as a bid to expand the consortium’s portfolio. It is thought that Lee, who made his fortune… Read more »


A Sharp reminder for sleepy Reds

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Sheffield United 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) The only disappointment for Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was that his side did not put their South Yorkshire rivals to bed. The reaction of Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom (pictured) suggested that he thought his side were already there! Said Wilder: “We played well. After the last… Read more »