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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 »


Brinsworth blown away by Hoyland aces

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Brinsworth Whitehill were completely blown away by a fired-up Hoyland Town Girls under 14s, who got to grips with Saturday morning’s gale-force wind to run out worthy 9-1 winners. Town were determined to register a league double over their rivals and swept into a fifth minute lead, Emma Ashurst providing the cool, clinical finish to… 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 »


West Green in cup clash

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West Green WMC will be bidding to reach the latter stages of the Sheffield Junior Challenge Cup when they host South Kirkby Colliery on Sunday, kick-off 11am. Woolley are also in action, taking on Chaucer Social Club at home. Two Barnsley-based sides who have already booked their place in the next round are Locke Park… 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 »