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Charlie hoping for 'better and exciting times'

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Martial arts expert Charlie Green is a busy man. Not only is he gearing up for his very first cage fight, but he has his hands full overseeing the completion of a new martial arts centre. And all this while being hit hard emotionally – and financially. Charlie, 39, has been involved in local martial… Read more »


Hill: No clue on departure date of unwanted pair

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Danny Haynes and Nathan Doyle are inching closer to the exit door – but Reds boss Keith Hill says he cannot give an exact date on when the out-of-favour pair complete their moves away from Oakwell. Striker Haynes has held talks with League One leaders Charlton Athletic, who are keen to recruit the 23-year-old on… Read more »


Miles better – but Addison doesn't expect to stay

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Miles Addison is hoping to start for the Reds in the next two matches – but admits he doesn’t think his long-term future will be at Oakwell. The Derby County man, who signed an emergency loan extension at the start of this month, is glad to be in Keith Hill’s plans for the forthcoming fixtures… Read more »


Players deserve more respect says Reds boss

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Barnsley’s players should get more respect from the general public and the press, according to manager Keith Hill. And the Reds chief also says it is wrong that out-of-favour stars such as Danny Haynes and Nathan Haynes are attracting more attention than the current Oakwell first-teamers. Hill was in forthright mood at the club’s Thursday… Read more »


Sports Bulletin

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‘An Evening with Neil Redfearn’ will be held at the Lamproom Theatre on Monday, April 2, commencing at 7pm. It is expected to be a sell-out and tickets are already going fast, so anyone interested in attending are asked to contact the Lamproom on 01226 200075 as soon as possible. ‘Redders’ will be interviewed by… Read more »


Hatton at the Metrodome

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Barnsley people will get the chance to hear from world boxing champion Ricky Hatton next month. Sports Media Promotions Ltd will be presenting ‘A Night with Ricky Hatton’ at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday, February 10 (7.30pm start). One of Great Britain’s most popular fighters, Hatton will deliver some of his great stories from a… Read more »


Georgia grabs hat-trick in Mavericks win

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A superb hat-trick from Georgia Green swept Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s to a 3-0 success against Normanton Athletic in the West Riding Girls League. After an even opening 15 minutes, Mapplewell made the breakthrough, Green latching onto Sharny Firth’s fine through ball to finish in style. Green got her second after being set up by… Read more »


Team Barnsley is the way forward

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Following the removal of direct funding for School Sports Partnerships (SSP’s), Priory and Holgate SSP’s have created a new not-for-profit social enterprise. Team Barnsley will continue the work that Partnerships had created over the last eight years. It will help build bright, healthy, fully engaged, and committed learners, from early years all the way through… Read more »


Down Dean's Oakwell memory lane

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Barnsley supporter Dean Holden kindly sent Barnsley News this picture of the Barnsley FC squad making their Christmas visit to Barnsley District General Hospital in 1982. Said Dean: “I’m actually the patient in the photograph. It doesn’t seem like 30 years ago but by goodness I’ve changed! The Barnsley players are Mick McCarthy, Derrick Parker,… Read more »


Kes and his friends keep Red flag flying high

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The Barnsley supporters who regularly take their Kes flag to matches don’t half get around! They not only watch the super Reds in action, home and away, but also travel to England matches too. ‘Kes’ flew out to Sofia to watch Fabio Capello’s men play Bulgaria – and may well be planning a trip to… Read more »