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Cold and windy weekend for Wheelers

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Last Sunday two groups from Birdwell Wheelers set off from Wombwell in bitterly cold and very windy weather. One, comprising Chris Jenkins, Dave Scargill, Dave Hudson and John Woodhouse, rode a 70 mile loop and met up at Birkin Fisheries café, while the other – Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Rob Parkes and Phil Adams – … Read more »



Wheelers split into two groups for training rides

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Sunday again saw two groups of Birdwell Wheelers set out from Brewers Fayre roundabout at Wombwell for winter training rides. Austin Watson, Rodger Holmes, Philip Adams and Steve Myatt rode a 60-mile loop on quiet roads to Snaith with a cafe stop at The Old Station Station House, Snaith, while Chris Jenkins, John Woodhouse, Robert Parkes, Dave Hudson… Read more »


Wimbledon wallopped as rampant Reds turn on the style

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AFC Wimbledon 1, Barnsley 4 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced a barnstorming second half performance which more than wobbled bottom-of-the-table Wimbledon as their improved away form continued in impressive style. Results on their travels were causing some concern, with four defeats in the last seven league games, but a clean sheet in  a 1-0 win at… Read more »


Relentless Reds march on in demolition derby

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Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) If anyone had any doubts about Barnsley’s promotion credentials they must surely have been blown away by the team’s derby demolition of Bradford City. The visitors may have been bottom of the league and seven points adrift of safety after 20 matches; they may… Read more »


Wheelers sextet hit Peak form for ‘Hopey New Year’ ride

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Last Saturday saw six members of Birdwell Wheelers ride their first event of the New Year. Dave Hudson, Sally Salter, Marc Peasegood, John Woodhouse, Rob Parkes and Bob Waterhouse rode the 100 km “Hopey New Year” Audax. The challenging route in the southern Peak District saw the riders leave Bradwell on a route through Bakewell… Read more »


Reds pay the penalty in VAR of the Roses at Turf Moor

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Burnley 1, Barnsley 0 (Emirates FA Cup, third round) Burnley had gone 64 games without being awarded a penalty – but then along came two against Barnsley at Turf Moor. The first was rescinded when referee Simon Hooper resorted to VAR, which revealed that Stefan Defour had been marginally offside when providing the pass which led… Read more »



Reds’ goalkeeping great dies at the age of 94

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Harry Hough, one of Barnsley Football Club’s greatest goalkeepers – if not the greatest – has died at the age of 94. Born in Chapeltown,  Harry joined the Oakwell Club in 1947  but had to be content to be number two to Irish international Pat Kelly for four years. Once he was in the first team, however, he was… Read more »