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Numbers add up for Reds who finish the year on cloud nine

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Barnsley 2, Charlton Athletic 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley displayed all the essential qualities of promotion hopefuls as they made it nine points out of nine in the space of eight delightful days of festive cheer to leapfrog over top-six rivals Charlton into fourth place in the table. In the first half… Read more »


Revived Reds at the double after December dip

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Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0 (SkyBet league One) Another win. Another clean sheet. Another goal for Cauley Woodrow. This was Barnsley, half-way through four critical festive fixtures against teams in the top eight, with maximum points and showing signs that the December dip is well and truly behind them. Having already pummeled Peterborough 4-0 at… Read more »


McGeehan ensures good start to crucial festive fixtures

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Blackpool 0, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) One down, three to go! Facing a crucial 10-day festive period in  which they face four games against teams in the top eight, Barnsley made a good start by ending a four-match winless December run – which brought only two points out of a possible 12 – with a… Read more »



Reds disappoint on a record-breaking day for Wycombe

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Wycombe Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) The support for Barnsley at Adams Park was outstanding, just short of a thousand fans making the trip to cheer on their side. It was so disappointing that it was not matched by the performance by the players on the pitch. The Reds were way below the… Read more »


Wheelers out on winter training rides

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers two winter training rides set off from Brewers Fayre, Wombwell. The A group of Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins, Rob Parkes and Marc Peasgood completed a 70 mile loop to Retford stopping at the Café Roubaix. The B group of Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Paul Mynett and Philip Stewart Adams went on… Read more »


Reds pay double penalty as City slickers end Trophy run

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Barnsley 3, Manchester City Under 21s 3 (City win 5-3 on penalties) (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) It looked for most of the first half as though Barnsley’s collective experience was going to triumph over the extreme youth of City’s Under 21 team, but in the end it was the clinical finishing of the visitors… Read more »


Reds corner the plaudits in six-goal cup-tie thriller

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Southend United 2, Barnsley 4 (Emirates FA Cup, second round) Barnsley produced an FA Cup performance at Roots Hall which bodes well for success in their primary aim of securing promotion from League One at the first attempt The played some admirable football,with good movement, slick passing and neat link-up play, and there were further encouraging signs… Read more »



Off-colour Reds at sixes and sevens but escape with a point

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Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) A first-touch equaliser by substitute Cauley Woodrow and a superb stoppage time save by goalkeeper Adam Davies prevented Barnsley from suffering their first home defeat since March and at the same time enabled them to stretch their unbeaten league run to seven matches. However, they… Read more »