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Have the Reds’ survival hopes gone for a Burton?

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Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 2 (SkyBet Championship) Was this the night when Barnsley’s hopes of retaining their Championship status went for a Burton? Judging by their first half performance the answer would be a resounding yes; the result would suggest that it probably was; but the second half fight-back offered a far more hopeful response…. Read more »

Reds appoint Portuguese as new head coach

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Barnsley have appointed a 52-year-old former Champions League winner as their new head coach on an 18-month contract. Jose Morais, who has a wealth of experience within the game and has coached at the very highest level possible, has taken over from Paul Heckingbottom, who recently departed for Leeds United. A statement on the Oakwell… Read more »

“Thank you for your amazing support” – Heckingbottom

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Former Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom has issued the following statement on the Oakwell Club’s website. “The events of the last few days happened so quickly and unexpectedly that I didn’t have chance to personally thank everyone at Barnsley Football Club, players, staff and supporters. “I have managed to catch up with players and colleagues… Read more »

The story of Ventoux told on road bikes at The Civic

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We’ve seen Britain go cycle crazy with the Tour De Yorkshire returning on 3 May and now there’s even a play about the sport. A restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on Mont Ventoux  in the Tour de France 2000 is showing at The Civic this March. “Not a pedestrian… Read more »

Barnsley Ladies’ seven-up extends their lead at the top

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Barnsley 39, Southport 0 (Championship 2 North) Barnsley extended their lead at the top of the table with a seven-try victory over Southport. With three wins over the visitors already in the last couple of years, Barnsley were full of confidence, but Southport are a decent side, with a strong pack and good defence, so… Read more »

Moment of madness proves costly for ‘first-class’ Reds

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Barnsley 1, Fulham 3 (SkyBet Championship) It was overwhelmingly frustrating that such a disciplined performance by beleagured Barnsley should be ruined by one mad moment of red-mist indiscipline. As the board went up to indicate two minutes of first half stoppage time the Reds appeared to be on their way to a much-needed first home… Read more »