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Scargill lands another top five finish

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On Saturday Birdwell Wheeler Dave Scargill secured another top five finish in the 57 mile Clifton Road Race at Sheriff Hutton. Three riders got away from the bunch on the second lap and Scargill and one other tried in vain to chase the break down for 33 miles. Scargill won the sprint for 4th place… Read more »


Reds confirm signing of Southampton defender

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Barnsley Football have confirmed today that they have completed the signing of Southampton’s 21-years-old defender Jason McCarthy on a three-year deal. And head coach Paul Heckingbottom expressed his delight on the club’s official website. “I am really pleased to get Jason to join us,” he said. “We have been monitoring him for a while. It’s… Read more »


Reds beat Blades to signing of Premiership club defender

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It would appear that Barnsley have beaten South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United to the signing of Southampton right-back James McCarthy. Reports indicate that a £200,000 fee has been agreed between the Reds and the Saints and McCarthy is set to move once personal terms have been agreed. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at… Read more »



Parting of the ways for Barnsley RUFC and Shaw Lane AFC

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Barnsley RUFC is to focus solely on rugby following an in-depth review of its current ground-sharing strategy. The ground-sharing arrangement with Evostik Premier football team Shaw Lane AFC, has been reviewed by both parties and the conclusion has been reached that the best interests of both clubs would be served by an amicable parting of… Read more »


Watkins agrees three-year deal with Norwich

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Norwich City have agreed a deal to sign Barnsley forward Marley Watkins on a free transfer. Watkins, 26, made 42 Championship appearances for the Reds last term. He is the first signing made by Norwich’s new head coach Daniel Farke. Watkins, who netted 10 goals and delivered nine assists for the Oakwell outfit last season, has… Read more »


Wheelers shine in adverse weather conditions

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Despite some poor weather last weekend there were some strong performances by members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Sunday Dave Scargill rode in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) Vic Sutton Memorial road race at Walkington in East Yorkshire. Over six laps of a hilly seven miles circuit two riders got away on the second… Read more »


Barnsley appoint new Chief Executive

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Barnsley Football Club have recruited a Frenchman as their new Chief Executive. He is Gauthier Ganaye, who is currently Director of Marketing and International Development with Racing Club de Lens, where he is also a member of the club’s Executive Committee. He has also served as General Secretary, with responsibility for all football administration and… Read more »


‘Testing schedule’ of pre-season matches for the Reds

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Barnsley have announced a series of pre-season fixtures as they build up to a demanding second campaign in the Championship. They kick-off with two away fixtures, taking on National League opponents Guiseley Town on Tuesday, 11 July (7.30pm) and then heading to League Two side Grimsby Town four days later for a Saturday afternoon re-union… Read more »


Reds finally get their man as Mallan makes the move to Oakwell

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After a week of speculation and misunderstandings highly-rated 21-years-old St Mirren midfielder Stevie Mallan has joined Barnsley on a three-year deal. It looked at one point earlier this week that the transfer had already gone through; then it transpired that the Barnsley bid had mistakenly been e-mailed to  the Scottish club’s fans’ website; but all… Read more »