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Reds sign Norwich midfielder on month's loan

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Barnsley have completed the signing of Norwich City’s young midfielder Korey Smith on a month’s loan. He becomes Keith Hill’s second loan signing of the week, after the capture of Stoke City star Michael Tonge, who will remain at Oakwell until the end of the season. Both players will be pressing for a debut start… Read more »


Shaw Lane Seconds sunk by local rivals

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Barnsley Seconds relinquished their grip on the South Yorkshire Merit League after being pipped 15-10 by local rivals Doncaster Amateurs. It was a contest spoiled by the blustery conditions – and the Shaw Lane outfit certainly did not come close to the standards they have recently set, despite almost stealing the points late on. The… Read more »


Simon shines for Harriers in Half Marathon

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Six Barnsley Harriers competed in the annual running of the Brass Monkey Half Marathon at York on Sunday morning. Despite the gale-force wind, excellent times were recorded, with the first three Harriers just missing out on new personal bests. Simon Newton (M) finished a very creditable 12th overall, out of 1,683 finishers, in a splendid… Read more »


Royston sides in Charles Rice League action

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The various age groups that make up the successful Royston Dynamos Junior Football Club were in action in the Charles Rice League on what proved to be a wet and windy weekend. The under eights were beaten by Moorthorpe, but there was good news for the under nines, who romped to a 7-1 home victory… Read more »


Tonge ties up Oakwell deal

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Barnsley have completed the loan signing of Michael Tonge from Stoke City. The 28-year-old creative midfielder will stay at Oakwell until the end of the season. He will train with the rest of his new team-mates this week and could be in line for his Oakwell debut next Tuesday night, against a Derby County side… Read more »


Reds cannot agree terms for Orient skipper

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The Reds were keen to sign Leyton Orient skipper Stephen Dawson but have been unable to strike a deal. Personal terms are understood to be the major stumbling block for the 26-year-old Irish midfielder, who has made over 60 appearances for the O’s but is out of contract at the end of this season. Whether… Read more »


Keith Lodge reflects on BFC's memorable moments

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By Keith Lodge, who for many years travelled the length and breadth of the country reporting on the fortunes of Barnsley Football Club: All true Barnsley supporters will be aware that 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the one and only time that the Reds carried off the famous FA Cup. Not so many will… Read more »


All hail and rain for the Griffins!

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Barnsley rugby union third XV made at least 10 changes from the side that won the previous week, but they still proved too strong for hosts Stocksbridge, rattling up an impressive 46-0 success. It was a young and very capable team on show for the Shaw Laners, and they soon got to grips with the… Read more »


Panthers sink South Hiendley

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Barugh Panthers under eights enjoyed a good win at a windy South Hiendley in the Charles Rice League. Goals came from Harry Hart, Eliot Hawarth and Edan Wilson. The parents’ man of the match was Joe Wintersgill, while the coaches’ man of the match award was shared between goalscorers Hart and Hawarth.


Barnsley AC duo in Brass Monkey event

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Two members of Barnsley Athletic Club ran well in the Brass Monkeys Half Marathon in York on Sunday. Keith Littlewood clocked 82-30 to finish 66th, while Mel Wallace posted a personal best of 83-02 to come 75th. Meanwhile, Spenborough and District Athletic Club are staging the Ivan Stringer Memorial meeting on April 1, at the… Read more »