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Tired Reds undone by Rovers

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Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 0 (Championship) By Andrew Lodge Having a small squad when you are playing two matches in three days is not usually regarded as a recipe for success. Especially when that squad is also right down to the bare bones because of injuries. And so it proved for a below-par and bone-tired… Read more »



After sinking Leeds, Reds look for Donny double

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Having thrashing Leeds United in such memorable fashion on New Year’s Eve, Barnsley go looking for more local bragging rights when they tackle Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow. But Reds boss Keith Hill has a lot to ponder, with injuries to key personnel leaving him short of numbers, particularly in midfield. Skipper Jacob… Read more »


Red-letter day for Ricardo

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It was a red-letter day for Ricardo Vaz Te – as his sprang from the substitutes’ bench to slam a hat-trick against Leeds. But it appears that the Portuguese star may already have decided that a one-season stay at Oakwell is enough for him. There is speculation that Vaz Te has snubbed a new contract… Read more »


Grayson hits out at 'shambolic' Leeds

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Leeds United manager Simon Grayson pulled no punches in a withering attack on his team, after they slumped to a 4-1 defeat at Oakwell. Barnsley were better in all departments, and Grayson blasted: “It was embarrassing, shambolic. There are too many bad words to describe that display. “We had no passion, no desire. It was… Read more »


Steele laughs off man-of-match accolade

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Goalkeeper Luke Steele says he was ‘a bit embarrassed’ when the Oakwell pa system announced him as the sponsors’ man of the match against Leeds. Steele played well, and pulled off some very good saves, but says that the likes of hat-trick hero Ricardo Vaz Te and midfielder Miles Addison were more deserving of the… Read more »


Studying not drinking for Hill on New Year's Eve

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‘Studying rather than drinking’. That’s what Barnsley manager Keith Hill says he will be doing tonight, while thousands of Barnsley supporters see in the new year basking in the glory of a 4-1 thumping of Leeds United. Hill has already turned his thoughts to Monday’s local derby clash at Doncaster Rovers, knowing he will be… Read more »


Super Reds rout sorry Leeds

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Barnsley 4, Leeds United 1 (Championship) By Andrew Lodge Barnsley finished off 2011 with one of their most memorable wins in many a year! They went into the New Year’s Eve clash with local rivals Leeds United on the back of three straight defeats – and suffered the blow of seeing skipper Jacob Butterfield limp… Read more »


Hill making plans for transfer window

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Jacob Butterfield is widely expected to leave Barnsley in the January transfer window – and that could lead to Reds boss Keith Hill making a flurry of signings in order to bolster his squad. Butterfield, 21, has been one of Barnsley’s best players this season, and the England under 21 international has had Premier League… Read more »


Young guns in Barnsley squad for Leeds clash

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Academy aces Jon Stones and Paul Digby have been drafted into the Barnsley squad for tomorrow’s mouth-watering local derby clash with Leeds United at Oakwell. Barnsley boss Keith Hill says he is ‘back down to the bare bones’ following injuries to key personnel. Loan men Nile Ranger and Danny Drinkwater are definitely out, as is… Read more »