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Young Reds shoot down Owls

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Barnsley’s under 18 side breezed to a superb 3-0 home victory over local rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Premier Academy League on Saturday morning. Rhys Oates led the way with a couple of goals. The young Reds were dominant throughout and could have doubled their final goal tally. Midfielder Brad Abbott opened the scoring… Read more »


Vaz Te set for Hammers, Dawson coming in

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Barnsley look set to tackle Derby County at Oakwell tonight without their top scorer Ricardo Vaz Te. The Portuguese player is having a medical at Championship leaders West Ham United this morning and is close to signing for an undisclosed fee. He could even feature in West Ham’s game with Ipswich tonight. Vaz Te and… Read more »


Reds close in on Dawson deal

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Barnsley are expected to sign Leyton Orient skipper Stephen Dawson on Tuesday, for an undisclosed six-figure fee. The 26-year-old Irish midfielder is expected at Oakwell tomorrow for a medical and to thrash out personal terms, after the two clubs apparently agreed a deal. Dawson has made over 60 appearances for Orient but is out of… Read more »


Reds braced for Hammer blow

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Barnsley are bracing themselves for a transfer deadline day Hammer blow – which could see top scorer Ricardo Vaz Te departing Oakwell. Championship leaders West Ham United have already had one bid rejected for the Portuguese star, and are being tipped to return with a bigger offer. Reds boss Keith Hill would like to hold… Read more »


Reds sign Exeter left-back

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Barnsley have signed Exeter City left-back Scott Golbourne for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old was at Oakwell this afternoon and successfully underwent a medical before agreeing personal terms over a two-and-a-half year contract. Golbourne, a former England youth international, began his career at Bristol City, before joining Reading. He played only six times for the… Read more »


Loan pair set for Oakwell bow but O'Brien remains a doubt

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New loan signings Michael Tonge and Korey Smith are in line for their Barnsley debuts against Derby County at Oakwell tomorrow – but fellow midfielder Jim O’Brien remains a big doubt due to injury. Tonge, 28, and 20-year-old Smith have trained very well over the last few days according to manager Keith Hill – and… Read more »




Kandrots in the points but Leaders are pipped by Fliers

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Point guard Martynas Kandrots hit a record personal best of 33 points, including seven three-pointers, but Barnsley Leaders’ under 12s basketball team still finished three points behind Hatfield Fliers under 12s at Darfield on Saturday afternoon. High View Primary’s Jake Barton, operating in the post role, scored seven points as the Fliers took a 10-9… Read more »


Sport – an entitlement or a privilege?

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By Bert Beaumont, Chair of the Governing Body Darfield Foulstone School of Creative Arts and Secretary/Head coach Barnsley Schools’ Basketball Club. In this year of the London Olympics I write to express my concern at the decline in team and individual sports opportunities for the majority of our school students. I do so, on the… Read more »